There’s nothing quite as difficult as taking a photo of myself pretending to sleep during the day with with a Nite Hood sleep “mask” covering my face. It’s a strange thing to do… almost as strange as the amount of photos on Unfinished Man of me in bed.
What can I say? I’m a dedicated reviewer.
I’ve covered multiple types of buckwheat pillows, and today I’m reviewing something dear to my heart: a sleep mask called the Nite Hood. On my quest to sleep soundly at night, I’ve tried all kinds of sleep masks and other face coverings, trying to find the very best sleep mask.
I’ve been using a Nite Hood for the past 5 weeks, and today I’m ready to render judgement. As a person with eyes that never really close properly, sleep masks are extremely important to me. Sadly, I find most of them quite uncomfortable. In fact, I usually end up tearing them off my face in frustration after hours of being unable to fall asleep.
So what’s the deal with the Nite Hood?
The packaging below describes it as a “light-weight sleep cap and mask” which is pretty accurate. If we’re all being perfectly honest here, it’s basically a bag you put over your head to block out light.
I’m fine with that, I’m not a sleep mask elitist. But more importantly, how well does it work? As it turns out, pretty damn well.
But here’s the thing: it’s extremely light and does an excellent job at blocking light; both important qualities for any sleep mask. That’s never been enough for me, though. What usually happens is that I’ll put on a sleep mask, and because I move around a lot it starts to bunch up, form annoying pressure points, or simply not block light anymore.
The Nite Hood doesn’t do that. The Nite Hood… is my new best friend. You can order one for $25 + shipping. If you hate most sleep masks as much as I do, you’re going to love this sucker.