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We sing lullabies, perform thermal massages, and use state-of-the-art NASA technology.

Most of us wear eye masks to block out light while we sleep, but what if your mask could sing you lullabies, give you a massage, or harness the latest NASA technology? How about that?

Enter a new wave of high-tech eye tech that promises just that. These “smart” masks claim to help you nod by using the support of your other senses (touch, heat, sound) to create a relaxing sleep environment.

With 60% of people reporting increased sleep problems after the pandemic, it’s no wonder we’re looking to futuristic options.

Technavio’s market research shows that the global eye mask market grew by £8.2m to £1.7bn last year, with almost a third of the growth expected to come from the technology sector over the next three years.

The Smart Sleep Mask claims to help you sleep by calling on your other senses for support. 60% of people report increased sleep disturbances after the pandemic. Musicozy mask plays songs through speakers hidden in soft fleece

Are gadgets really the answer to a good night’s sleep? “Experiment with technology options, but don’t lose sight of other factors like your bedtime routine, diet, and screen time that can affect the quality and quantity of sleep. ”

I put the latest in the snooze test…

start simple

Manta Sleep Mask (£30, mantasleep.uk)

The Manta Sleep Mask is made with breathable materials that provide a light and sound-blocking fit without catching your hair or putting pressure on your eyes.

The Manta Sleep Mask is made with breathable materials that provide a light and sound-blocking fit without catching hair or putting pressure on your eyes.

This one might seem low-tech, but it uses breathable materials to provide the lightest, sound-eliminating fit without catching your hair or squeezing your eyeballs. Motor (REM) sleep. Earplugs are included, but cold and hot eye patches must be ordered separately.

verdict: Beautiful and comfortable, perfect blackout with no eye pressure, but too expensive to justify the lack of smart features. 2/5

lullaby baby

Musicozy Sleep Headphones (£20.99, amazon.co.uk)

Sing until you fall asleep on a snugly concealed speaker connected to your playlist via Bluetooth. The ultra-soft and washable fleece gently hugs your head instead of squeezing your eye sockets and ears.

verdict: What it lacks in massage functionality, it makes up for in snuggling power, and the ability to set it to listen to snoozy tunes or podcasts really helps with sleep. . Easy volume control on the forehead eliminates fumbling for your phone in the dark. 4/5

hot contender

Renpho True View Eye Massager (£54.99, uk.renpho.com)

Renpho's new model brings a Blade Runner feel to the mask game with its wraparound mirror visor and newly introduced vision window.

Renpho’s new model brings a Blade Runner feel to the mask game with its wraparound mirror visor and newly introduced vision window.

Renpho’s new model brings the feel of Bladerunner to the mask game with its wraparound mirror visor and newly introduced vision window. The heat massage option supposedly removes bags under the eyes with acupoint massage.

verdict: Simple controls on the side and soothing voice prompts for selecting options make the Renpho mask superior. Includes a selection of music tracks. Alternatively, you can use your own Bluetooth. It also folds in half for easy storage in its soft carrying case. However, the vision window seems a bit plastic and is too bulky for anything other than taking a nap on your back. 4/5

Dawn Toreader

Sound Oasis Illumi (£129, relax-uk.com)

The gold standard for circadian light eye masks reflected in the price. It uses his NASA technology developed on the International Space Station to set an astronaut’s biological clock by mimicking his day on Earth using colors of light. .

After installing the app and setting an alarm, the sun will slowly darken and you can rest your mind and body. In the morning, the mask naturally brightens and mimics the action of the sun.

verdict: Breakthrough technology aside, this is disappointing for its cheapness and the need to tinker with the app. 4/5

space age stupidity

Breo iDream5S Eye and Neck Massage Helmet (£199.99, amazon.co.uk)

The BREO iDream5S Eye and Neck Massage Helmet integrates thermal compression and

The BREO iDream5S Eye and Neck Massage Helmet integrates thermal compression and “intelligent air pressure” to apply a deep massage to the eyes, upper neck and scalp areas.

They say this is the future — the ultimate multifunctional automatic massage mask: iDream 5S’s 150 acupressure points apply a deep massage to the eyes, upper neck and scalp areas, combining heat compression and “intelligent air pressure” to Integrate and set you up. For a more restful sleep.

verdict: Not for the faint of heart: The head massage felt like witch claws scraping down to my hairline, while the vise-like grip of the helmet began to feel soothing, and the neck massage actually Don’t go there. What works is the eye socket and temple pulsations that make you feel like a million bucks, but the bulk and price make this too expensive to be practical. 1/5

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