This is a good way to check out whether eye masks and ear plugs will help you during travel...
May 27, 2013
Another "try it and tell me what you think" item from Davidsbeenhere.com... the Sleep Eye Mask with Ear Plugs. I consider myself an expert on ear plugs, as I just can't fall asleep without them now. The combo of items in this kit work fairly well, but they won't last forever. To maintain a level of quiet (and cleanliness), you'll end up having to replace the earplugs at some point.
The mask works better than many. The bridge of the nose is always a trouble spot, as most masks let in light since the fabric won't sit down completely on the skin and follow the curves. This mask has an extra piece of fabric there, so it's better than others. It's still not completely dark, but it works.
The ear plugs are solid and expand out well to block out noises. I always recommend (I know this sounds gross) licking your finger slightly and putting it in your ear before inserting the rolled up ear plug to expand. It helps the insertion process (yeah... that sounds really bad). I've found that after using earplugs for a couple of weeks, they start to accumulate some degree of ear wax and dirt, plus they don't have the same responsiveness in filling the ear canal. Therefore, expect that you'll be replacing the ear plugs after a dozen or so uses. Fortunately, the kit does have a nice little plastic container to put the plugs into, so that should help keep them a bit cleaner for a longer period of time.
Overall, this sleeping mask and ear plug kit does what it sets out to do. If I wanted something more ergonomically correct for covering my eyes, I might suggest looking for *just* an eye mask and then picking up ear plugs in bulk. But if you're trying out this combination for upcoming trips, this combo is a quick and easy way to check it out for not much money.
Thomas Duff, aka "Duffbert", is a long-time member of the Lotus community. He's primarily focused on the development side of the Notes/Domino environment, currently working for a large insurance … more
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