I've not spoken about it too much. However, as well as my other medical problems I have a condition called keratoconus.
It basically means my corneas are gradually thinning.
I can no longer have my vision corrected by glasses and have to wear RPG (rigid gas permeable) contact lenses, instead.
That said I am luckily lenses do correct my vision. As at a very progressed place keratoconus can only be treated by a corneal transplant.
Having this condition means being outside at night is quite stressful. I suffer from starring and halos around lights even with my contacts in.
While having hard contacts in daily means my eyes can become painful, puff and in need of some TLC.
Time 2 Sleep Gel Eye Mask
There is no better feeling than popping our your contacts. It's a little like taking your bra off at the end of a long day.
But it doesn't stop my eyes hurting.
Quite often I end up putting a cold compress on my eyes and trying to just calm them a little from the day before bed.
So I was thrilled when Time 2 Sleep decided to send me one of their eye masks.
These masks can be used both hot and cold. To heat you just need to pop in the microwave for 30 seconds and for cold 2 hours in the freezer should be fine.
The mask uses a gel bead surface, with a cloth layer to the back to place snuggly against your eyes.
Time 2 Sleep Gel Eye Mask Benefits
The mask offers a whole host of benefits, such as:
- Sinus relief
- Headache relief,
- Elevating puffy eyes
- Calming dry eyes
- Soothing tired eyes
- Relief from the systems of allergies
- And other eye issues.
I found that it is best to try the mask both hot and cold to work out which way works best for you.
For me, I found the heat more relaxing. That said it is now winter and perhaps in the summer, cold would suit me better.
The mask retains it's heat (or cold) for up to 30 minutes and can be reused daily (for up to 300 uses)! So no more having to keep rebuy warming masks.
It can also be worn at night, so no reason to worry about it relaxing you to the point of a nap. As I know this can be an issue with some eye masks.
I am really impressed with how this mask seems to ease my sore eyes at the end of the day and considering I can reuse it up to 300 it is much more pocket-friendly / eco-friendly than one use alternatives.
What's more, the gel eye mask comes in at just £10.96 from the Time 2 Sleep website.
The lovely people over at Time 2 Sleep have offered up 3 “Good Night Sleep” Bundles which include one gel eye mask and a set of cylinder wax earplugs.
To be in with the chance of being one of the three lucky winners all you need to do is head over to the Time 2 Sleep website and let me know using 8 words or more:
Which product do you think would help you get the best nights sleep and why?