Gotta Have It
Finding it hard to sleep when it's light at 4am? Banish insomnia in style with these chic eyemasks. Zzzzzz.
We love balmy, endless summer days as much as the next person but the downside is that it’s hard to sleep when the dawn chorus arrives so crazily early.
The answer, we’ve discovered this summer, is a light-blocking sleep mask (important tip: they also work on children too, my son swears by his ‘Pug’ version). They’ve changed my life or rather, my sleep.
They’re also brilliant for camping trips (has anyone throughout history ever slept well in a tent?), long haul flights and ignoring small whiny children. Here are five of the best. And relaaax.
Jessica Russell Flint
We’re a little bit in love with this British illustrator/designer with a keen eye for kitsch and colour. As well as these vibrant silk alphabet masks, she also does silk pillowcases – beauty editors swear by them for keeping skin and hair hydrated while you sleep.
£35. Buy now
SMUG at ASOS
Eyelash extensions? Fear not, this palm-print steal is cleverly moulded to leave space around the eyes, so it doesn’t flatten your lashes. Clever! £8. Buy now
Vinnie & Brigitte
Handmade in Surrey and sold via Etsy, this one comes in a variety of vintage William Morris prints.
£10.50. Buy now
Olivia von Halle
We can’t stretch to this cult PJ designer’s £400 sleepwear but we’re eyeing up this chic eye mask in the Net-a-Porter summer sale.
£45 down from £75. Buy now
Desmond and Dempsey
The coolest new sleepwear brand on the block makes masks from its fabric offcuts, so you can do matchy matchy with their PJs.
£15. Buy now