We understand the frustrations you can encounter whilst traveling on a plane, train or coach. Such as having someone near you using their reading light, playing on their iPad or even using their laptop. All of these emit bright lights, which will no doubt frustrate and distract you.
This is why we have carefully selected the best travel eye masks, which will not only block out all distractions, but fit comfortably around your face allowing you to gently drift off.
Another great reason many travellers opt for using a travel mask, is because they’re proven to help holiday makers, travellers and frequent flyers adjust to different time zones. The reason this happens is because when the brain senses darkness it begins naturally increasing melationin production, which is the hormone responsible for helping you fall asleep.
By falling asleep you can reduce the effects of jet lag (otherwise known as flight fatigue or desynchronosis). This is because your body clock will align with that of your desired time zone, if used correctly.
The Best Travel Eye Masks We Recommend Are
Our first recommendation is the Contoured Sleep Mask by Cynthia. This travel eye mask truly provides a 100% blackout, which is crucial for any holiday makers, travellers and frequent flyers. It delivers total darkness through its unique concaved memory foam design and contoured design around the nose. This stops light from breaking through the bottom of the travel mask and disrupting your sleep.
This eye mask not only gently moulds to your face, but is exceptionally lightweight and breathable. This allows you to enjoy a quality sleep without sweat and moisture building up within the mask.
Our second recommendation is the Silk Eye Mask by Alaska Bear. This travel mask is proven to work for frequent flyers, as it features a high quality adjustable strap. This ensures that the eye mask stays in place regardless of turbulence and distracting lights.
Furthermore, it is uses 19 momme natural silk on both sides, which means this travel eye mask is delicately soft and hypoallergenic. The Alaska Bear eye mask comes in a variety of styles and designs, meaning there’s one for every occasion.
Our third recommendation would be the Silk Eye Mask by Gritin. This eye mask is absolutely perfect for travelling as it comes with free ear plugs, meaning (light and sound) the two biggest sleep distractions will be minimalised.
This travel eye mask is made using mulberry silk filled with cotton, which is soft to touch and delicately rests on your face. The Gritin travel mask boasts a 99% light shading design, which ensures you are immersed in total darkness, allowing you to gently drift off.
The Gritin eye mask comes with an adjustable strap, which unlike many cheaper alternatives doesn’t tangle or stick to hair, which can cause discomfort during sleep. This makes it ideal for travellers with longer hair.