Catch the z's you deserve
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly is a style icon for many reasons – the chic updo, the chunky pearls, the sleeveless LBD. But one of the most searched for items of the fictional character’s wardrobe is, in fact, her sleep mask.
Yep. Women (and men) the world over are searching for the perfect sleep masks to ensure that when they rest their heads they are completely blocking out the world for a distraction-free snooze. Whether we’re suffering from conditions such as sleep deprivation or insomnia, or if we’re avoiding getting stuck in a cycle of sleeping pills, all we want is a long, solid sleep.
But where can you find a sleep mask that combines functionality with style? Right here.
Take a look at 10 of the best sleep masks on the market right now, but be warned – you’ll probably want to buy all of them…
Slip Embroidered Silk Eye Mask, £34 – Net-a-Porter
This gorgeous eye mask from Slip is made from mulberry silk and comes in a range of colours, from soft pinks to glam golds and inky blues. The mask comes with its own cute little box, and feels deliciously soft on your face. The perfect accompaniment for any disco nap or eight-hour snooze.
Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask, £25 – LookFantastic
This eye mask promises to maintain youthful-looking skin whilst you sleep thanks to its Cupron copper oxide fibres, which fight wrinkles and have been clinically proven to visibly reduce the signs of ageing. Diminishing fine lines and crows feet while you snooze? It’s a yes from us.
Cath Kidston London Streets Eye Mask and Pillow Set, £16 – Cath Kidston
If you want to travel in style, this pillow and eye mask combo is the set for you. With Cath Kidston’s signature playful design, this London-themed cotton eye mask is perfect for those journeys that require a bit of shut-eye.
Typo Easy On The Eye Sleep Masks, £3.50 – Typo
Who can resist a pug-eyed sleep mask that’s less than a fiver? Not us. Whether you’re after quirky slogans, animal peepers or tye-dye and pom-poms, the range at Typo is extensive but not expensive. One of each?
Emma J Shipley Beauty and the Beast Silk Eye Mask, £45 – Emma J Shipley
Anything influenced by Disney is a ok by us. Plus, silk means it’s kind to your face and will help you stay wrinkle-free.
Olivia von Halle Patience Eye Mask, £45 – Olivia von Halle
Luxurious sleep masks don’t get better than this number from Olivia von Halle. It’s fully reversible, ultra-glam and comes with its own drawstring pouch – because why not? Here’s the proof that you don’t have to compromise on style, even when you’re sleeping.
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Yolke Zodiac Eyemasks, £35 – Yolke
Pick your star sign and get sleeping in these gorgeous Zodiac-themed sleep masks. Each is created with your astrological sign in mind, meaning an array of stunning designs printed on 100% silk and packaged with your own sign personality card.
Anatomicals Cruisin’ For A Snoozin’ Eyemask, £7.50 – Harvey Nichols
This super cute sleep mask is hardly going to break the bank, but it will block out the light and you’ll look pretty badass in the process.
Aromatherapy Associates Relax Eye Mask, £50 – Aromatherapy Associates
Laced with lavender for calm and tranquility, the Aromatherapy Associates sleep mask teams soft velvet with sleep-inducing scents for the perfect night’s sleep. It’s on the pricier end of the scale, but as part of a therapeutic range of products we think it’s worth every penny.
Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask, £19.59 – EBay
This bestselling sleep mask is contoured to fit perfectly onto your face. The cushioned mask has silk eye bags that will ensure a completely light-free sleep without putting too much pressure on your eyes. It might feel unusual to have something so snug on your face at first, but it guarantees a completely undisturbed sleep.
Adele Eyes Sleep Mask, £34 (including postage) – Adele.com
Because if we can’t quite master liquid eyeliner in real life, we’re going to do it while we dream.