Over the last couple of years, I’ve been on a journey to optimize my sleep. I’ve gone from practical insomniac to sleeping an average of eight hours. My sleep journey has been punctuated by new additions to my sleep-enhancing arsenal, the most prominent of which was an eye mask.
Taking a break from the mask itself, the strap is a much more important consideration than one might expect. Too tight? Uncomfortable. Too loose? Doesn’t adequately block out light, or falls down altogether. Most non-adjustable masks have nice stretchy elastic, but that will eventually stretch out and become too loose—as evidenced by my first ever sleep mask, RIP. Adjustability is arguably the little red riding hood perfect fit, but means of adjustability is crucial too.