Drifting off to sleep is one of the most essential processes our bodies need to complete every single day – but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. According to reports, 22 per cent of adults in the UK say they struggle to fall asleep each night, while 14 per cent report problems sleeping at least once a week.
But if it’s light sound interference that’s causing you issues – especially during these long and often infuriatingly bright summer nights – thousands of Amazon reviewers say there’s a clever bit of kit that could make all the difference. Meet the Gritin sleep mask, which retails for £5.59 and has been dubbed a ‘life changer’ by those who’ve already tried and loved it.
The Gritin is a simple black eye mask that at first glance won’t look much different to any you’ve tried before, but there are a number of subtle upgrades that make using it a standout pleasure.
For instance, its composition is a blend of pure cotton and mulberry silk fabrics, making it as lightweight as it is comfortable, and it has an adjustable strap that adapts to fit your shape, without snagging or tugging at your hair.
It’s £5.59 price tag is particularly impressive when you consider that it comes with two bonus sets of earplugs to prevent sound from disturbing your sluber too – in fact, it’s no surprise that it’s currently the top-selling sleep mask on the whole of Amazon.
‘From the first night of using it my sleep has improved dramatically. I fall asleep within minutes of putting the mask on and sleep mostly undisturbed through the full night,’ says one 5-star reviewer.
Another agrees: ‘I’m very impressed by the quality of this sleep mask. I’d used a number of different sleep masks before and this is the best I’ve tried. It is comfortable and isn’t so loose it slips off or too tight that it digs in. The adjustable elastic strap on the back makes it perfect for adjusting the size as well. I also really like that it covers most of my face meaning no light is let in at all. It’s also very lightweight and you forget you’re wearing it when going to sleep.’
In fact, whether you pick it up for hotel stays or want to incorporate it into your everyday sleep routine, more than 25,000 five-star reviewers say it’s well worth the investment…