It’s Time to Get a Sleep Mask

Get some rest on even the most stressful flight.

Having a hard time falling asleep on long flights? A sleep mask will help with that.Shutterstock

Getting some sleep on an airplane isn’t an Olympic event, but arguably it should be. And there’s nothing worse than landing for your vacation and just wanting to crawl into bed. A sleep mask will help you rest up, so you can get going when you land.

Easy on the Eyes

This option offers a comfortable fit for all head shapes and sizes.Jersey Slumber

Pick a mask that’s easy to wear. Everybody has a slightly different facial shape and head size, this mask features an adjustable strap so you can customize it to your ideal fit. It’s also important to look for a mask that you can blink comfortably in, that rests lightly on your face when you recline, and one that doesn’t cut into your head when you put it on.

Innovative Design

This sculpted design features a padded outer edge to release pressure from eyelids.MZOO

This mask from MZOO is made for those that require a completely blacked out room in order to sleep soundly. This mask is contoured to sit firmly around your eyes and is built with scooped cups to prevent the fabric from resting directly on the eyes, allowing you to blink freely without obstruction. This 3D mask is built for comfort and light blocking.

Great Value

Not so interested in silk? Try this option.Mavogel

This mask from Mavogel is great for those seeking a cotton option. The mask is designed with 5 layers of super soft and breathable materials. It also features a patented bending cartilage made of durable carbon steel for the bridge of the nose. This added feature effectively blocks any light from peeking through the nose region, often a typical drawback of traditional sleep masks.

The Basics

Look to this cotton-lined option if you're new to this bedtime accessory.Alaska Bear

Don’t think you’re limited to classic black, either. Sleep masks are available in all sorts of styles, from classic art on the front to snarky embroidery. Granted, there’s probably no measurable scientific impact on your sleep that wearing a brightly colored sleep mask offers. But if you’re going to sleep on an airplane, you should have some fun while doing it, and hey, giving your seatmate a little chuckle may make their flight a little better too.