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good night sleep maskIn the eternal quest for better sleep on planes, here’s a unique product to try: the Good Night Sleep Mask from Magellan’s. Unlike most eye masks, this one is specially molded so that it doesn’t press right against your eyelids, allowing for rapid eye movement (REM) and therefore more refreshing sleep, according to Magellan’s.

I was eager to give the Good Night Sleep Mask a try; I use eye masks often, not only on planes but also on weekends at home when I want to block the morning sun out and sleep in for a few extra hours. Unfortunately, I didn’t find it particularly comfy to wear, especially at first. The nose piece felt too tight and hampered my breathing a bit, so I had to wear the mask slightly higher than it seemed to be designed for. That left the bottom edges of the mask digging uncomfortably into the sensitive skin under my eyes.

I persevered, though, and found the mask less bothersome the second and third times I tried it. As for the sleep itself, the mask was dark enough to block out the light and allow me to doze off, and I woke up feeling rested. It’s hard to say whether I felt any more refreshed than I had wearing other eye masks, but I’m going to keep this one around just in case.

How to Sleep Better on Planes

The mask sells for $14.50 plus shipping on Magellans.com, and is available in four colors: black, cocoa, pewter and ocean blue.

Want to try it yourself? We’re giving away an ocean blue Good Night Sleep Mask to one lucky winner. To enter, leave a comment below by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 27, 2014. We’ll pick one winner at random. This giveaway is open only to residents of the Lower 48 United States and the District of Columbia. To read the full contest rules, click here.

– written by Sarah Schlichter

27 Responses to “ZZZZZ: Win a Good Night Sleep Mask”

  1. Dorinda says:

    well rested = good travels

  2. James says:

    Would love to try out the mask…sounds interesting.

  3. Melody Kim says:

    I’m a huge fan of sleeping masks and I’ve been looking for one with molded cups!!! Would love to try this out.

  4. Sue says:

    I love using sleeping masks on long plane trips. Would like to try this one!

  5. Brian says:

    Looks great, would love to try it out

  6. Wendy says:

    I have never tried a sleep mask but keep thinking I will. This one looks like a good one to try.

  7. Jan Davidson says:

    Long trip coming up, this would be great!

  8. Laurie says:

    This sleep mask looks like it will be comfortable to use. Thank you for making this offer!

  9. Dave says:

    ZZZZZzzzzzz…
    :-)

  10. Nadia says:

    This would be great to have on international flights. Thank you.

  11. Kelly Malleck says:

    I love using a sleep mask, even at home! This one looks great!

  12. Val says:

    Wondering about the space it will take in my bag that always seems so overstuffed.

  13. Toby says:

    never remember to take one on a plane. this could do it for me.

  14. Patricia says:

    My wonderful husband is suffering right now with Shingles related eye affliction and really needs a sleep mask. This one looks especially perfect — he would really love it.

  15. Jean Maffia says:

    My trip to Europe is coming up soon in June and I am very concerned about my being able to sleep on the plane. I am a senior and hope this mask will help me.

  16. John H says:

    might be good for the wife, cause I sleep at the drop of a hat

  17. Hope says:

    I am very worried about sleeping on the plane on my first trans-atlantic flight . . . I would love to win this!

  18. Candace says:

    I NEED this! I can Never sleep on planes! Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. Karl P says:

    I would love to win this for my wife since she has such trouble sleeping on planes. Thanks.

  20. Elisse says:

    This would be great on business flights…

  21. burt says:

    blue night everyone!

  22. chris s says:

    always looking for a new way to sleep comfortably on a plane

  23. Tracey says:

    would love to win this, my husband uses a sleep mask every night!

  24. Sure would like to be the one lucky person, sounds perfect!

  25. the Good Night Sleep Mask looks soft and comfortable, with the contoured eye shape this mask should fit well over the eyes. Hoping to make this mask a travel necessity.

  26. Kristy says:

    This Good Night Sleep Mask would be perfect for simulating the darkness of night when trying to camp in Norway this summer. 24 hours of daylight is great for the traveler in me, but it’s bad if I want to catch some Zzzzzs.

  27. Sabrina says:

    I would appreciate a new sleep mask. I hope i win and thanks for the opportunity!

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