Sleeping masks are a must for people who travel often or have trouble falling sleep at night. But, if you’ve ever owned a generic sleep mask, then you’re probably already familiar with all the problems you can have with them.
It will fall of your face in the middle of the night, it’s not comfortable enough on your skin and you can’t blink without scratching it with your eyelashes. If you are finally ready to give up all of that and really sleep like a baby, then the Manta mask is a product you need in your life.
So, without further ado let's dive right in to my Manta sleep mask review...
Because you deserve to get a good night’s sleep.
The Manta sleep masks stands out from similar products because of the detail that was put into its design. For one thing, this mask guarantees 100% blackout, meaning that no light will seep in through the sides. With regular masks, some light usually gets in around the nose area, and that won’t happen with this one.
That’s because the Manta features adjustable eyepieces. These cover the area around your eyes and prevent any light from getting behind the mask. But, they also feel very comfortable on your eyes. And, since they are hollow, or rather since they are not touching your eyelids at all, you will also be able to blink normally when you have to. With other sleep masks, your eyelashes hit the mask, which can feel uncomfortable and also cause an eyelash to get stuck in your eye – a recipe for a sleepless night.
The adjustable eyepieces also mean that you can make the mask fit you perfectly, which you can’t really do with other sleep masks. And when something fits perfectly, that means that it’s going to be very comfortable for you, which is a must for falling asleep.
Materials are incredibly important, especially when talking about a product that is going to be in direct contact with your skin for hours on end. Cheap materials could cause many issues and they could irritate both your eyes and your skin.
Luckily, that won’t happen with the Manta sleep mask.
The eyepieces are made of memory foam and they are covered with 100% cotton – you can’t really get much more comfortable and organic than that. They will feel soft on your skin, and you will stay comfortable for as long as you are wearing the Manta.
The head strap is made of two materials. The inner part (the one that touches your skin) is made of 100% cotton velour, which is breathable, soft and a little bit luxurious. The outer part of the strap is made of polyester, so that it is still easy to maintain and wash.
An advantage of all those cotton fibers is that they are very breathable, so you shouldn’t sweat because of the mask. Which would happen very often with fully polyester masks.
But the eyepieces and the memory foam hold the biggest advantage – the eye mask will feel comfortable on your face regardless of the position you sleep in. You can sleep on your back, side and even on your belly with your face buried in your pillow - you won’t be able to breathe, but that foam will feel soft and keep your eyes comfortable.
How many times have you woken up only to find that your sleep mask is attempting to strangle you? Well that won’t happen with the Manta for a couple of reasons.
First, the head strap has an adjustable fit. If you adjust it properly, the mask should have some room so that it doesn’t feel too tight on your face, but it should still stay on – unless you are one crazy sleeper. Secondly, the interior part of the head strap is equipped with anti-slip gel. Its sole purpose is to keep to mask in its place and give it some grip against your head.
However, in order to make the mask highly adjustable, elastic cross straps were incorporated into its design. And, elastics generally lose some stretch over time, so the mask will get somewhat wider at one point. However, the Manta sleep mask features a triple enforced and extra wide elastic band. That means that it will hold up much better than your regular elastic bands, and that it will stay intact and as good as new longer.
Another thing to note is that this mask only features two small cross-sections that are actually made of elastics, unlike other sleep masks that have entire elastic back straps. So, even if it does lose some stretch, the other parts of the band will still allow you to get just the right fit for yourself.
I have some really good news – the Manta sleep mask is machine washable. That means that you can just throw it in the washing machine and not care about anything else, right? Wrong.
You will get a little pouch with your mask, and it doubles as a laundry net. You should put the Manta in the pouch whenever you want to wash it, because it will protect the mask and increase its lifespan. If you don’t use the pouch, you risk getting the memory foam stretched and deformed, and basically ruining your lovely little sleeping mask.
If you generally suffer from restless nights, you should. Any sleeping mask can help you fall asleep more easily, especially when you are travelling or generally having trouble falling asleep.
But the Manta sleep mask goes not just one, but several steps further than the competition. It is incredibly soft, comfortable, made of organic and high quality materials and highly adjustable. Yes, it is also somewhat pricier than other sleeping masks, but can you really put a price on a good night’s sleep? I didn’t think so.
For now, the mask is only available on the Manta official website. Click the button below to see the price of the mask, and hopefully purchase it. :>
Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!