Studies have shown that getting a good night’s sleep is difficult for many adults in the UK. It is even more difficult for adults trying to get to sleep in the hospital. If you suffer from a chronic illness and need to spend a lot of time in hospital, sleeping masks can really help.
Bright, or even dim lights in wards make it very challenging for patients to get the rest they need for recovery. In this post I will cover some of the best sleeping masks in the market so you don’t need to do the research.
Sleep Master Eye Mask
This sleeping mask has a satin finish which makes it very soft on the skin. It was voted number 1 in the USA in 2016 and continues to delight customers ever since. It can be tricky to get hold of in the UK but there are some available on Amazon.
Its hand washable, which might put some people off as you can’t just chuck it in the washing machine.
The best thing about this mask is the coverage, it is very wide so it really does block out the light. It also has a velcro strap which makes it fully adjustable and comfy even for the biggest of heads.
Downsides are the price, it is quite expensive for an eye mask, however, if you are going to get a lot of use out of it, the price might be justified.
Solitude Pocket Eye Mask
The second mask I want to bring your attention to is this aromatherapy mask. This probably isn’t the best mask to go for if you are looking for a general use mask. However, I wanted to include it for its holistic health benefits. Whilst essential oils are still being researched and studied so that mainstream medicine catches up, many, many people find huge benefit using them.
Lavender is very soothing and calming. In fact this study has shown that it was a help for a group of dental patients, the scent of lavender was shown to reduce the anxiety these patients felt before their appointment.
The mask comes with a french lavender aromatherapy sachet which can be placed inside the pocket of the mask to release this soothing scent. It could be a great backup to have if you need an extra bit of soothing during your hospital stay.
The downsides of this mask is that it is quite a bit smaller than other masks on the market. So, for everyday use & blocking out the light it might not be the best buy.
Sleeping Frida Eye Mask/ Frida Kahlo Eye Pillow
The final mask we have to share with you is just adorable! This is a handmade mask which has been crafted from cotton & recycled wool. For the art lover who can’t stand to leave his or her cultural items behind at home, this can go a long way in cheering them up.
The screen printed design is an original design by the markers, a studio in Texas, Hi Cacti called “El Sueno de Frida” which translates as Sleeping Friday. It has been created in collaboration with a Brighton Illustrator, Maya Doyle. This is truly a labour of love!
It’s important to note, the filling is made from wool so if you or the person that will be wearing it has an allergy, it is best to steer clear of this mask. Might be worth checking first.
However, I am sure this mask will brighten the day of its wearer and help aid a restful, happy sleep.
I hope this has helped you find a sleep mask that is right for you or the person you are gifting it too. A restful sleep is heading your way.
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