Sleep is a precious commodity and a dark environment that stimulates the production of melatonin can be hard to come by. Melatonin production is vital to health. It lowers blood pressure, glucose levels, and body temperature during the night and helps keep our circadian rhythm in balance. A comfortable sleep mask is an inexpensive and convenient solution that can be used anywhere.
Jasmine Silk manufacturers a 100% silk eye mask with an elasticated strap that is designed to block out light throughout the night.
Price: £6.99 – £11
Included: Eye mask and set of earplugs in a clear plastic envelope.
About Jasmine Silk
“Jasmine Silk was founded in 1982, and is a world leader in finest quality silk. The parent company is based in the Hangzhou region of China, on the Yangtze River delta. Jasmine Silk is a family firm, one of the largest producers of fine silk in China and the name behind many famous designer labels. In 2008, Leon and Olivia realized that it was impossible for UK customers to buy top quality silk bed linen at reasonable prices and decided to open a new branch of Jasmine Silk over here.” *
- Target audience: Discerning female clientele who value luxury and style.
- Target age range: Adults, but with adjustable fit also suitable for children and young adults.
- Target gender: Women targeted in their advertising, but the product itself is gender neutral.
- Left or right, one or two handed use.
- Optimized for indoor use.
Environment & People
Certification: Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Low. It is comfortable to wear and quiet with no rustling sounds. It does block out all light, but only when perfectly fitted. A little light enter at the bottom if it shifts, which is fine for most, and even preferable for those who dislike total darkness, but for those after 100% darkness, not ideal.
£7 – 10 for a quality sleep mask is the going rate. An eye mask is a cheap and convenient alternative to darkening a room by replacing curtains and adding black-out blinds with the added bonus of being portable. I love my dark bedroom at home, but find a sleep mask when traveling, particularly when camping, indispensable. Jasmine Silk has made a high quality, durable product that looks like it is going to last me at least a year or two, if not more.
Size: One size with adjustable elastic strap.
Colour: Black, Mocha, Ivory
Materials: Silk filling, Charmeuse mulberry silk* outer layer, elastic strap. Dye and thread type undisclosed.
Decibels: Quiet in use, no rustling or crinkling
Energy use: None
Hand made in China
Care instructions: Hand wash or machine washable at 30°C
*The silk used is not labelled as vegan or peace silk (processed from cocoons without killing the pupae inside).
I never travel without a sleep mask and I found Jasmine’s Silk eye mask to be luxurious, soft and light. It doesn’t compress on my eyes, the strap fits comfortable after adjustment and although it shifted a little whilst I slept, all sleep masks I have worn do, it never came off. It did let in a little light when it moved, which made falling asleep without lying very still difficult for me, but once asleep it was such a small amount that it didn’t bother me during the rest of the night, including sunrise.
I haven’t found a sleep mask yet that I would wear every night, but for traveling and camping, Jasmine Silk’s eye mask gets a definite thumbs up. It is also the first eye mask my primary school age daughter loved – it fit her perfectly and she found the bit of light seepage reassuring. She borrowed it for a night and the next morning it was slipped into her overnight bag with great subtlety and much subterfuge.
Recommended for regular use by frequent travelers of all ages.