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Recommendations for a comfortable sleep mask?

Old Jan 26, 12, 5:29 pm
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Recommendations for a comfortable sleep mask?

I've tried several sleep masks, but I couldn't find one which was comfortable over the entire duration of a long flight. The one I have now is comfortable around the eyes, but the velcro strap just cuts into the skin to the point it's unusable.

Any recommendations for a comfortable mask?.

Has anyone tried the new EC "Sandman Eye Shade"?.

TIA,
Mike
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Old Jan 26, 12, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Mike_1 View Post
I've tried several sleep masks, but I couldn't find one which was comfortable over the entire duration of a long flight. The one I have now is comfortable around the eyes, but the velcro strap just cuts into the skin to the point it's unusable.

Any recommendations for a comfortable mask?.

Has anyone tried the new EC "Sandman Eye Shade"?.

TIA,
Mike
REI has a really nice one:
http://www.rei.com/product/729650/bu...links-eye-mask

The most important thing is that, whatever mask you do get, make sure that the eye region is convex (i.e., bulges outward from your face). That way you don't get the mask pushing on your eyelids all night.
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Old Jan 26, 12, 8:03 pm
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Thanks.

Fully agree on the convex shape.

The one I have now looks very similar to the REI one, just that the velcro band is irritating.
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Old Jan 27, 12, 10:58 am
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I use one from Tempurpedic (the bed people) and its phenomenal. Forms to your face, doesnt hit your eyelids, completely blacks out everything.
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Old Jan 27, 12, 11:05 am
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I have several sleep masks including the ones from the travel kits provided on the flights, and I use the one I bought from Rick Steves website the most often when on planes and in hotels.

http://travelstore.ricksteves.com/ca...tId=151&id=301
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Old Jan 27, 12, 11:05 am
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Ditto!

Originally Posted by Mega Boris View Post
I use one from Tempurpedic (the bed people) and its phenomenal. Forms to your face, doesnt hit your eyelids, completely blacks out everything.
However since the Sharper Image stores closed I haven't seen any for sale.

I have had reasonable use out of the ones from Magellan's that sell for around $9.
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Old Jan 29, 12, 5:49 pm
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I don't like the velcro and prefer a sleep mask that is contoured. This is the one I finally purchased and I liked it so much, I bought a second one just in case they stop making them.

http://dreamessentials.com/product-2...red-sleep-mask
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Old Nov 12, 18, 2:58 am
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Maybe you can try this one

I got this Tker sleep mask for several weeks on Amazon. It's totally blocks light and comfortable. now I take it with me to everywhere. Hope it can help you
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Old Nov 12, 18, 9:02 am
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This is an old post, but for anyone who is looking now:
I know it may seem strange, but I have tried quite a few and by far the most comfortable is this: https://www.nitehood.com/
No straps to poke you, and the added benefit of the part around your ears is it helps keep earplugs from falling out if you move around in your sleep. Folds/balls up to almost nothing.
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