It's a fact of life that the more you try to fall asleep, the harder it becomes. And while you can try , , and , one Amazon product is converting thousands of insomniacs into lifelong, well-rested fans.
The has more than 9,000 reviews with a whopping four-and-a-half-star rating. Better yet, it costs less than $10. The reason for all of the hype is simple: The blindfold combines smooth, breathable silk with an easy-to-adjust strap that won't tangle hair or snag pillows. The manufacturer claims it's "ideal for insomnia, migraine headaches, and dry-eye sufferers," and has plenty of testimonials to back it up.
"Even with blackout curtains, I have difficulty sleeping during bright days during my night shift," wrote. "This product has made a huge difference in the way I sleep. This mask is amazing! I didn't have high hopes, but I was willing to try anything. Now when I put the mask on, I am asleep in minutes! I also feel like I am getting much deeper sleep."
that while their old mask would lose elasticity and frequently fall off, this strap was another story. "I got this new one, shipped to me pronto, and hibernated just like a Grizzly last night," they claimed.
This isn't the only sleep mask on Amazon to attract a loyal following. The $13 blindfold with similar rave reviews. Unlike the Alaska Bear version, it features a contoured fit so there's no pressure on the eyes, a potential pro to some sleepers.
Whichever blindfold you choose, there's scientific research supporting the benefits of these tried-and-true accessories. Wearing masks and earplugs in a noisy and bright environment improved sleep quality and structure, according to a published in .
So there you have it: Wearing a sleep mask might really bring you sweet, sweet relief — and this time with a sweet price tag as well.