Dreamer sleep mask



About Dreamer Sleep Mask

  • Large and luxurious; soft cotton back
  • Patented wrap-style strap with added velcro
  • Choice of colors
  • 4" x 10"
  • Includes: carry pouch, ear plugs

Description (by Rebecca)

The Dreamer is a high end sleep mask, the signature mask in fact from manufacturer Dream Essentials. It is a classic sleep mask design, thickly padded, and lined with a soft cotton knit.  The pad that extends along the lower seam is quite a lot thicker and perhaps an inch and a half longer than the Silhouette.

The Dreamer is our second best selling sleep mask for dry eye use. Sleep masks of course are normally used to block light in order to improve sleep, but in the dry eye world, they become a tool to block airflow over the eyes in order to reduce evaporative tear loss and improve comfort during the night, particularly when ceiling fans and heat or a/c are a concern. To the extent a sleep mask blocks light, it will also block most airflow, so it's a natural extension of the function. 

The strap on this mask is the best of any night eyewear I've come across. Those designing night eyewear have to meet two key needs which are at odds with each other: keeping the mask securely in place, and keeping it comfortable. (And not messing up our hair too much, if possible!) And of course user preferences are all over the map. While some masks have velcro and/or elastic straps and some have stretchy fabric wraps, the Dreamer has a stretchy fabric wrap - rather like the Tranquileyes wrap BUT with a velcro adjustable end, so it's comfortable but still has a way to adjust it snugly.

Suggested best uses

  • Well suited for people who have substance intolerances that prevent them from using Eye Eco products (sensitivity to the foam on Tranquileyes, allergy to the silicone in the Onyix & Quartz, and so on), because it is entirely cotton on the side that rests on the skin. A top quality sleep mask is the usual fallback when you strike out with the Eye Eco line.
  • Budget constraints: Sleep masks, even the most expensive ones, are far less expensive than dry eye shields.
  • To get more moisture mileage, line it with plastic wrap.

Limitations

  • Security. While it has an excellent strap, if you move around a lot when you sleep, it may - like most masks - be pushed out of place. 
  • Sizing: This is a wide mask. Pretty much the only complaints I have ever had about this mask have been from ladies with small or narrow faces who found it too large. 

Alternatives to consider (see links below)

  • Escape, if your priority is either security (not getting pushed out of place no matter how you sleep) or having nothing touching your lids at night.
  • Silhouette, if you want something similar in design but smaller and lighter weight.
  • Tranquileyes or EyeSeals 4.0, if you want better moisture protection.

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

The Classic Dreamer Sleep Mask with Wide Cradling Head Band

100% Light Blocking

The Dreamer Sleep Mask is a long time favorite of many Dream Essentials customers; liked for its style, comfort, and its excellent ability to block light.

The soft padded fabric that rests gently over the eye area is 100% fully breathable cotton. The luxury sleep mask is super-comfy and when fitted correctly, it will typically block 100% of light.

Sleeping Mask Main Features and Benefits

  • 100% light blocking for effective sleep and relaxation 
  • This eye cover for sleeping is ultra comfortable using natural cotton for sensitive facial skin 
  • The light blocking sleep mask secures around the head with silky sheer Comfort Snug head band  
  • Breathable cotton provides ultimate comfort to help you sleep
  • Made in United States 

Inside of Mask

The padded fabric that rests gently over the eye area and on the face is plush, fully breathable and features 100% cotton interlock padding which cushions the eyes.

Outside of Mask

The fabric on the outside of the mask does not make contact with the face; it simply defines the look and feel of the mask. You get to choose a color that you feel most comfortable wearing.

Strap Details

This light blocking sleep mask features the Comfort Snug head band, which is a wide strap that gently cradles the head in a smooth secure way.

Dimensions

Size: 4" x 10"

Weight: 1.4 oz

Usage and care

What is the Dreamer Sleep Mask used for?

In our dry eye context, the Dreamer sleep mask (designed for light blocking) is used to block drafts from fans, heating and air conditioning at night in order to protect dry eyes. It's an alternative to the dry eye shields and goggles that are available, and popular for its chambers vaulting over the eye area, firm structure and soft comfortable fabrics. 

Cleaning and care

  • Hand wash in cool water.
  • Lay flat to dry.

About Dreamer Sleep Mask

  • Large and luxurious; soft cotton back
  • Patented wrap-style strap with added velcro
  • Choice of colors
  • 4" x 10"
  • Includes: carry pouch, ear plugs

Description (by Rebecca)

The Dreamer is a high end sleep mask, the signature mask in fact from manufacturer Dream Essentials. It is a classic sleep mask design, thickly padded, and lined with a soft cotton knit.  The pad that extends along the lower seam is quite a lot thicker and perhaps an inch and a half longer than the Silhouette.

The Dreamer is our second best selling sleep mask for dry eye use. Sleep masks of course are normally used to block light in order to improve sleep, but in the dry eye world, they become a tool to block airflow over the eyes in order to reduce evaporative tear loss and improve comfort during the night, particularly when ceiling fans and heat or a/c are a concern. To the extent a sleep mask blocks light, it will also block most airflow, so it's a natural extension of the function. 

The strap on this mask is the best of any night eyewear I've come across. Those designing night eyewear have to meet two key needs which are at odds with each other: keeping the mask securely in place, and keeping it comfortable. (And not messing up our hair too much, if possible!) And of course user preferences are all over the map. While some masks have velcro and/or elastic straps and some have stretchy fabric wraps, the Dreamer has a stretchy fabric wrap - rather like the Tranquileyes wrap BUT with a velcro adjustable end, so it's comfortable but still has a way to adjust it snugly.

Suggested best uses

  • Well suited for people who have substance intolerances that prevent them from using Eye Eco products (sensitivity to the foam on Tranquileyes, allergy to the silicone in the Onyix & Quartz, and so on), because it is entirely cotton on the side that rests on the skin. A top quality sleep mask is the usual fallback when you strike out with the Eye Eco line.
  • Budget constraints: Sleep masks, even the most expensive ones, are far less expensive than dry eye shields.
  • To get more moisture mileage, line it with plastic wrap.

Limitations

  • Security. While it has an excellent strap, if you move around a lot when you sleep, it may - like most masks - be pushed out of place. 
  • Sizing: This is a wide mask. Pretty much the only complaints I have ever had about this mask have been from ladies with small or narrow faces who found it too large. 

Alternatives to consider (see links below)

  • Escape, if your priority is either security (not getting pushed out of place no matter how you sleep) or having nothing touching your lids at night.
  • Silhouette, if you want something similar in design but smaller and lighter weight.
  • Tranquileyes or EyeSeals 4.0, if you want better moisture protection.

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

The Classic Dreamer Sleep Mask with Wide Cradling Head Band

100% Light Blocking

The Dreamer Sleep Mask is a long time favorite of many Dream Essentials customers; liked for its style, comfort, and its excellent ability to block light.

The soft padded fabric that rests gently over the eye area is 100% fully breathable cotton. The luxury sleep mask is super-comfy and when fitted correctly, it will typically block 100% of light.

Sleeping Mask Main Features and Benefits

  • 100% light blocking for effective sleep and relaxation 
  • This eye cover for sleeping is ultra comfortable using natural cotton for sensitive facial skin 
  • The light blocking sleep mask secures around the head with silky sheer Comfort Snug head band  
  • Breathable cotton provides ultimate comfort to help you sleep
  • Made in United States 

Inside of Mask

The padded fabric that rests gently over the eye area and on the face is plush, fully breathable and features 100% cotton interlock padding which cushions the eyes.

Outside of Mask

The fabric on the outside of the mask does not make contact with the face; it simply defines the look and feel of the mask. You get to choose a color that you feel most comfortable wearing.

Strap Details

This light blocking sleep mask features the Comfort Snug head band, which is a wide strap that gently cradles the head in a smooth secure way.

Dimensions

Size: 4" x 10"

Weight: 1.4 oz

Usage and care

What is the Dreamer Sleep Mask used for?

In our dry eye context, the Dreamer sleep mask (designed for light blocking) is used to block drafts from fans, heating and air conditioning at night in order to protect dry eyes. It's an alternative to the dry eye shields and goggles that are available, and popular for its chambers vaulting over the eye area, firm structure and soft comfortable fabrics. 

Cleaning and care

  • Hand wash in cool water.
  • Lay flat to dry.