Hibermate Mask prototypes in four colours
Single band sleep masks can slip either up or down at the back or come off when you’re sleeping, so we designed an innovative, dual-strap sleep mask which helps the mask comfortably stay in place all night long and ensure full adjustability.
The product is really comfortable for side sleepers, back sleepers, front sleepers and if you’re travelling or resting (i.e. sitting upright).
If noise isn’t an issue for you, take the ear cups off and wear the high quality sleep mask all by itself.
There are also plans to create a headband (non-sleep mask) version in the next few months, but you can use the current version as a headband without any problem.
You can wear the Hibermate with your ear buds, which can help with 3 things:
Q. What about side sleeping?
One perceived objection is, ‘Hey…those ear cups don’t look comfortable to sleep on if you’re a side sleeper’.
Luckily, we thought about this from the very beginning.
First of all, we have made the ear cups really soft and squishy so they gently mould to your body.
Then we designed the ear cups with rails, to slide along the straps, so if you’re a side sleeper and you experience any discomfort at all, you can move the cup you’re sleeping on out of the way (to the back) and let the pillow take care of reducing noise on that side. Slide it back into place if you roll back over… Simple.
Q. How does the Hibermate compare with ear plugs?
No bones about it, ear plugs are awesome for blocking sound. They’re probably the single most effective sound blocking device ever invented for the human ear.
Let's be totally honest here, the Hibermate does not block as much noise as a good set of ear plugs. The Hibermate does take the 'edge' of incoming noise very well and creates a feeling of serenity.
The biggest problem with ear plugs is prolonged use, and hygiene. People who use ear plugs for extended periods of time often experience soreness or worse, inner ear infections.
The reason for this is due to the fact you often need to use your fingers to squeeze and roll ear plugs down to a size where they insert easily before they expand and create the all-important sound-blocking seal.
It’s the process of squeezing and rolling the plugs, when germs and bacteria can be introduced onto the ear plugs prior to insertion that typically causes quite painful infections for many ear plug wearers.
Ear Plugs can also cause the build-up of ear wax which can plug the ear canal as they tend to prevent the natural flow of wax outwards.
Q. How does the Hibermate compare to white noise machines?
White noise machines are great for masking noise, and we would recommend using the hibermate in combination with one.
Q. What about noise cancelling head phones?
We're looking into noise cancelling technology with an eye to potentially introducing it into our silicone cups at some point in the future. Watch this space.
Q. What’s the sound blocking ability, the NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) of the cups?
We sent the new cups to the National Acoustic Laboratory – an Australian semi-Government Authority - for a preliminary sound reduction test. NAL work right next door to Cochlear Limited (the original inventors and manufacturers of Cochlear Implants).
NAL’s test takes a high sensitivity microphone and places it at one end of a tube. Just outside the other end of the tube, they place a speaker.
They play and record sound to take a ‘normal’ reading.
For our test, they placed the Hibermate sleep mask ear muff over the end of the tube and played the exact same sounds again through the speaker.
The NAL’s Hibermate’s sound reduction test has rated it an Australian SLC Class 1 Sound Reduction Device which means it is safe to use in environments up to 90dB. Please note, it does not block 90dB, it's safe to use in noisy situations up to 90dB.
Ultimately we will have the Hibermate NRR rated for the US market, but at this stage, we estimate the Hibermate has a NRR of somewhere between 12 & 15dB.
You can learn more about the SLC Rating here: http://www.hearforever.org/tools-to-learn/sound-source-understanding-ratings
Christian: 2 days ago: "Just got mine, looks awesome ;)"
Just Dave: "Just got mine in Michigan, I adjusted it and it felt great. I work a lot of overtime in the next few weeks and I will be testing it severely. Thanks. While I never expected the noise reduction to huge, it is enough for me with white noise it seems it will help."
Llama: 3 days ago: "Just got my Hibermate! It's amazing, better than any other sleeping mask I've ever seen! Very comfortable and quite soundproof, excellent job guys!"
Pen: 4 days ago: "Hibermates arrived in last night's mail - Yay! They look wonderful, fitted straight out of the box. Mask totally engulfs in blackness, ear muffs fit snugly over ear and deaden outside noise considerably. And the KS (special edition Kickstarter) green mask is just beautiful - it shimmers & glows like a jewel!"
Simon: 5 days ago: "Just got mine today, and it is plush as f___. Thank you Hibermate. I'll sleep well tonight."
Ben David: 5 days ago, "Woohoo!! Mine arrived today! Great packaging, well made and super comfy! No more battling with silicone ear plugs for me...can't wait to try them out between my night shifts this weekend!! Great work guys and well worth the wait!
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