Hibermate

The Hibermate sleep mask is a super-comfortable, luxury eye mask with removable ear muffs especially designed for sleep.

Hibermate Sleep Mask Review

Feedback - Hibermate Sleep Mask reviews


We've added this page because we just can't fit any more of our sleep mask reviews on the front page! Seriously though, thanks to all of you who've contributed, in every single case you've sat down and taken the time to write to me personally and for that I'm very grateful...

Honestly, these email messages are all real. You just can't make this many up! (as some rather strange people seem to think I have!). We've been featured in Qantas Magazine, various newspapers, Sade and Katie Noonan use a Hibermate when on tour etc. 

Now remember, we offer a 30 Day refund policy (give or take a few months - we're pretty flexible - really) - so if the Hibermate isn't for you, no hard feelings, let me know and I'll organise a refund.

The other thing I'd like to mention is that the usual reason for people sending back the mask or asking for a return is due to the sound blocking capabilities of the Hibermate. They do block some sound, but not as much as some people would like. We're still working and will always continue to work on this aspect of the Hibermate.

Lastly, we're no longer placing email addresses (to confirm the veracity of the messages) on this page - the email harvesting "robots" have been out in force and regrettably many of my customers have received a ton of spam since kindlyposting here.

There are more to come, I tend to do them in batches so this page may be slightly out of date.

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26 Feb 2014

Chris,

 

I wanted to let you know that we got the hibermate and are delighted with it! Thank you for your great accommodations!

 

Sincerely,

Tiffany & Nate 
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01 Feb 2014

Hi Chris!

 

I rarely get over-excited about products and give feedback, but...

 

The new Hibermate is just awesome. I bought one some years ago, and somehow I recently browsed into your site again and could tell from the pictures that the Hibermate had been improved. It looked more solid and more comfortable. I've been using my old one up until I received the new one. It's hands down the best sleep mask I've tried (I've tried many!!!), but what attracted me to it in the first place was the ear pads - unfortunately I had to remove mine as I sleep on the side and they were uncomfortable, but still the best mask without the ear pads.

 

The new model however is super comfortable when sleeping on the side and I think I've had the best sleep since a very, very long time. I slept 11 hours straight. I've had health issues the last years and sleeping issues. I am also very sensitive to sound and light when sleeping which I've always been, but it's much worse now as my sleep quality is horrible. Sleeping pills help sleep but ruins the next day, so I can't use them. Anyway, just wanted to say how happy I am about this mask. I'll probably buy one or so more to have in my travel bag, etc. Can't see how I can ever manage without one in the future.

 

Best regards,

Hans

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23 Jan 2014

Hi Chris,

My husband and I love them so much I've just ordered one for his mum who will be visiting us on Friday. I've listed my work address this time, that way I should hope to receive it earlier.

Thank you so much again!

From a happy customer,

Phung Wright

Sent from my iPad

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15 Jan 2014
Hi Chris,
 
Just to let you know I just received my sleep mask, super quick delivery, hoping it will be effective against some noisy neighbours who seem to watch tv at high volume throughout the night, plus it should come in very useful for my upcoming flight to Thailand!
 
Thanks a lot.
Nick
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10th January 2014
 
Hi Chris, I received my Hibernate mask in only 5 days, all the way from Australia to the UK!
 
It has taken me a little while to get used to it, but I have to say that generally I am sleeping a lot better using this mask, combined with the earplugs. My husband is a confirmed snorer and I have used wax earplugs in the past, but have often tried folding my pillow across my ears to try and block out his loud snoring. The little pads are ideal as they do the same job as a pillow, but need no effort to keep them in place across each ear.
 
I'm so glad I took the chance to send for your eye mask, despite it having to come from so far round the other side of the world.
 
Sincerely,
 
Kate Vause
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4th January 2014
All I can say is thank you and I will be writing a review on your website on how wonderful your company and customer service is. 
 
Thanks again
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15th February 2013
Hi Chris,
I received notification today from PayPal of the refund for the mask. I wanted to thank you for your prompt and courteous service - outstanding. Generally I find it's easy for organisations when making a sale, but not so easy when organising a refund.  Not so in this case.  I really appreciate that you made this experience painless and proven your business is all about customer service.  I highly recommend anyone wanting to give your product a go.  They REALLY do not have anything to lose and may be exactly what they need.  Thanks again Chris.
Wishing you all the best
Sylvia
(PS happy for you to use this comment in your reviews)
 
Thanks Sylvia and I also found you kindly wrote this on productreview.com! - CT
 
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22nd January 2013
Hey Chris,
 
I meant to reply days ago but forgot!
 
The mask ended up arriving on Monday and i've gotta say, the Mrs. loves it!
 
I'll be sure to let people know who are looking for an eye mask that the Hibermate ones are great!
 
Thanks again.
 
Nic.
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15th January 2013
Chris,
 
Please don't apologize, she had every expectation that it would work.  And it does in fact work, however not with the way she sleeps.  You do have an amazing product though and I love the story behind it.  Personally I'm a huge fan of sensory deprivation, I do tank floats several times a month, so I tried it out and was impressed with it. I'm going to recommend it to a few friends that do deep meditation work.
 
We're taking off for a brief holiday but will be back mid next week.  I'll keep mine and send hers back then.
 
Thank you again for your understanding as well as your phenomenal customer service.
 
Robert
 
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This is one of my favourites from 2012 - Paul S Denman, the bass player from Sade's band emailed me asking for 3 Hibermate in exchange for tickets to her Melbourne show...
This Is Paul S. Denman. I am Sade's Bass player We are coming to Melbourne and I will be there for a few days, I arrive Nov 28. We had hibermate masks but unfortunatly lost them at a Hotel in Europe whilst on tour. I was wondering if I could pik up 3 of the masks in Black from u instead of ordering over the internet?
Not sure yet which Hotel we are staying at, maybe when I find out you could meet me there and drop them off. If you need tkts for our show in Melbourne lemme know and I will comp you a couple. We are playin the Rod Laver Arena Dec 2
Hope to hear from u soon
Paul
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11 March 2012
Hi Chris,
 
I've received a brand new sleep mask from you. There are no problems with the ribbons. Thanks for going to those lengths to resolve the matter for me.
 
Kind regards,
Paul
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12 March 2012
Thx Chris it has turned up and is great.
Sent from my iPhone
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12 March 2012
Chris
That is so nice of you too do! I hope the second one does a better job for me. :)
Thanks
Uzra
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11 March 2012
Hi Chris
Thanks for the mask - it works very well & I'm sleeping much better.  
Ian
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02 March 2012
Hi Chris
Thank you for your great customer service. I will have a look at the new mask when it is released. Below is a copy/paste of my order number.
Thank you for honouring your returns policy and allowing me to retain the mask anyway.
Honey
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27 Feb 2012
Chris,
Wonderful way to do business.
Again, thank you for your kindness!
Erica
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21 Feb 2012
Hi Chris
 
Received the Hibermate. Tried it last night. A great product.
 
Thanks
Garry
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12 Feb 2012
> Name: Patrick
>
> Comment: I bought the Dark Blue Mask two years ago in 2010 and it is incredible. A person I met brought up they bought a sleeping mask and I told them that they should check out this site and buy this one because its simply amazing compared to others. I decided to come and visit the site and just wanted to write my own testimonial because this site and product truely deserves it. Thanks!
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09 Feb 2012
Hi received the item. Thanks for the timely delivery. Will put on it to have a good sleep tonight.
TayCC
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08 Feb 2012
Hi Chris,
 
It has arrived...thanks!
 
Lisa
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06 Feb 2012
Chris
That is terrific! Thanks so much!
My son and I are looking forward to our new sleep aids!
Kathleen
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05 Feb 2012
Hi Chris, I'd thought I'd send you a short message and let you know how much I'm enjoying the Hibermate mask I purchased from you folks.  I've been having some pretty bad sleep issues and my doctor recommended a sleep mask.  After much procrastination and wondering about the best option for a sleepmask, I settled on your product after looking at a number of options online and have been wearing it for about a month now.  My sleep has improved ten-fold and I love this mask.  I'm going to order another black one, when you get more in stock.  Shipping to Canada was not an issue at all and the mask arrived within three weeks from the date of order.
One of the things I was concerned about was whether there was an eye-cavity, to prevent pressure on the eye.  You're doesn't have one, but my experience is that the material conforms to the eye and there is no pressure.  Although originally concerned, this became a non-issue.  Anyways, just thought I'd give you some feedback on your product and have no hesitation to recommending it to anyone.  Thanks again!  Feel free to use this review on your site if you'd like!
Regards,
James Floyd
Calgary, Canada
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01 Feb 2012
Hi Chris,
I got the package. :)
Thanks!
Larry
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01 Feb 2012
Comment: Hi!
I got my hibermate few months ago and I am loving it so far.
I also noticed the earplugs coming with the mask are FANTASTICS!
Do you know where it could be possible to order exactly these ones?
Thanks a lot!
Pascale
Montr?al, Canada
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31 Jan 2012
Hi Chris
You've created a good product, it just needs some minor tweaks.
Thanks
Anthony
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28 Jan 2012
Hi Chris. I'm traveling long haul on Saturday. Is there any chance that the mask will arrive before then?  I lost my last one and it's by far the best mask available in the market. Cheers. Al
Al
Sent from my iPad
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28 Jan 2012
Hi Chris !
 
The mask has arrived safely today. Thanks for the quick and pleasant transaction and have a nice day.
 
Regards,
Falk Bierwagen / Germany
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25 Jan 2012
Chris,
Thank you for the wonderful customer service. I really appreciate it.
-Trevor Hart
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16 Jan 2012
Chris
I bought a Hibermate mask last year and love it. We have windows with half round glass at the top, with no window covering over it. When we re-arranged our bedroom, the light from the moon shone into my face from the half-round. The mask did the trick. I just learned that my niece only sleeps well in total dark and has trouble sleeping when traveling. Just ordered one for her birthday and an extra for me to keep in my suitcase for travel. This is a great product. Thank you for making it.  (I am also a nurse and will have to tell my friends about this).  Teri Perry, Augusta, Georgia, USA=
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16 Jan 2012
Hi Chris,
Just wanted to let you know that my husband rec'd his earmuffs in Afghanistan today:-)  Thanks again for your great customer service!!
Nicole
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29 Dec 2011
We are good it came yesterday. Thanks she loves it
Jon-Paul
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28 Dec 2011
Hi Chris
I Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service I received the Hibernate mask just before going overseas and it worked brilliantly in helping me get a good night’s sleep, the best sleeping mask I’ve ever used.
Thanks again.
Julia H
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28 Dec 2011
Chris,
 
I have received the item yesterday. It is in good condition, and everyone at home has liked it .
 
Thanks.
 
Sandhya A.
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27 Dec 2011
Thanks so much for letting us know, Chris.
Thanks, too, for the outstanding service. Yes, the masks didn't suit us but, without hesitation, I would certainly recommend your product to others.  I work with many shift workers and will do so.
I sincerely hope you have a terrific New Year and that your business goes from strength to strength.
With thanks and kind regards
Helen
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14 Dec 2011
I just wanted to thank you for all of you help,and cant wait to reccieve
the sleep mask
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Lori
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10 Dec 2011
Chris,
The mask arrived yesterday, thanks so much for your prompt response.
Grant
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07 Dec 2011
Hello Chris,
I was just about to answer your email and the doorbell rang, It was the postman with the parcel. Looks great and can’t wait to try it tonight.
Thanks again for the quick response.
Andre
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07 Dec 2011
I received it yesterday! Thanks so much for following through! I am sure my boyfriend who is deploying overseas is going to love this! thanks again!
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22 Nov 2011
Hi Chris,
It has arrived, and it is a good product.
Thank you,
Jim McMullin
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18 Nov 2011
Hi,
Sorry we just recieved the order today and my girlfriend loves it. Thanks very much
Sent from my iPhone=
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18 Nov 2011
Thanks chris  wasn't aware of the exchange. Love the mask as do me wife and brother best mark
Sent from my iPod
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15 Nov 2011
I rarely take the time to give feedback on a product I bought, especially at 1:21 in the morning when I have a thesis due in a couple days. But this product is too damn good not to give a shout out, I will be shouting out in the night that everyone needs to get one of these - Friends any family are all getting one of these for Christmas - the damn thing is so good I almost want to keep it a secret and not tell anyone.
May you get rich soon off this (if you haven't already)
sincerely,
     Shaun W
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10 Nov 2011
Comment: Chris,
I have purchased many masks from you for myself, family & friends and think they are the best sleep masks available.
I have recently set up a business here in the UK, take a look at my website, www.refreshtowels.co.uk - they are 100% pre- moistened cotton towels.
Would it be possible to put a link to my site on your web pages and I do the same for you ?
Regards
Mike
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09 Nov 2011
Hi Chris
Thanks for your prompt reply. There is no need to apologise your product is great as is your customer service, which i praise you on as it is not always the case.
The multiple sclorosis that she has does cause alot of problems and i think under normal curcumstances it would have been great and highly suitable.
It is not a fault with your product just with the workings of my friends body.
Thank you so much again for your help and patience, it was worth a try.
Helen
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29 Oct 2011
Woops had trouble with  the order form…just wanted I [one] burgundy mask..Please delete one of the two orders thanks…great product my 3rd
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26 Oct 2011
Hello Chris,
Just wanted to say thanks so much for sending me a replacement mask. As I said I love your masks and have recommended them to many people. It's arrival is very timely, as I am off overseas next week and will use it on the plane.
Thanking you,
Jo Stevens
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21 Oct 2011
Comment: Chris,
I am a devoted fan of your sleep masks! And thank you for delivering the first parcel of three so speedily. I am now busy "selling" them to all my buddies. I have to go to Canberra on Friday of this coming week and have promised another insomniac of a pal a gift of one. Would it be possible to get this new order processed and delivered by Thursday?
Apologies for the rush,
best,
Louise.
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04 Oct 2011
Hi Chris,
Please disregard the earlier email I sent. I've just received the mask. Excited to try it out tonight. Thanks!
Sarah
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02 Oct 2011
Hi Chris,
Wanted to pass on some feedback (sadly no action shots as yet)
Hibermate worked so well on my recent overnight flight from Singapore I missed the hot towel service and only realised it was day time when I could smell freshly brewed coffee, such an awesome product!
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28 Sept 2011
Thx for the good customer service.
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16 Sept 2011
Dear Chris:
 
You will be happy to know that I have ordered another Sleep Mask .... I am passing the word around here in Victoria to all my friends.
 
Thanks again for the quick service.
 
Cheers
 
Delma H
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31 Aug 2011
Thank you Chris,
 
We are very impressed by the product & your customer service. We intend to purchase more for our friends & family.
 
Regards,
 
Mary :-)
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24 Aug 2011
Hi Chris
It has, finally, arrived!  So now we know it take about twice the said time to get here, if not more, do your math please ?.
I liked it. It does stay put and it does block light, except for a minor piece above my nose, but quite minor, compared to the “holes” I used to have in the other masks.
As for the ear pillows when on my back they felt like no difference, but when on a side, at least the ear in contact with the pillow felt more ‘deaf’.
All in all, I’m content, of the products I’ve tried, this is the best so far.  Looking forwards to future updates too
Kind regards
Irina
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11 Jul 2011
Chris:
 
I received the sleep mask yesterday and love it! It stopped me from crunching my right ear and I finally had a very restful night's sleep. Thank you and Lib for being there for me and my silly problem. My very best to you both and thank you for being so fast in mailing. Much luck with your business. You must be doing very well indeed and I will make sure to pass your site on to others in our community who are having probs sleeping      Meg
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09 Jul 2011
Hi Chris
 
Thank you I can see it is being processed in Paypal I think but I would like to leave you positive feedback as your customer service is amazing and I appreciate that working in an area where that is of great importance.  Everyday I look for great customer service and appreciate it and also go as far as I can to give it.  I am saddened the product didn't work out for me but glad i have come across an amazing person who I can truly admire.  My best wishes.
 
Bianca
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30 Jun 2011
I just wanted to say thanks for for our new hibermates!  It's my first one and my boyfriends second (the original one he ordered was black and kept getting lost in our black bedding).  Since we both work rotating shift work, the hibermates help us to sleep both during the day and at night.   However we did have a question that is not related to the hibermate product itself, and that is what animal serves as a logo for you product?
Thank you for your amazing sleep masks!
Alison
Sent from my iPad
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26 Jun 2011
Hi Chris,
I wanted to let you know your package arrived in Seattle, WA this week, just 7 days after this e-mail to me!  It arrived in time for my trip (I realized I had the wrong date in my order note :( ) so all is well.
Thank you for your immediate attention to processing my order.
Fran Jones
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6th February 2011 (this one's from a very nice Canadian called Rod - he sent along some photo's as well and I asked if it would be ok to post them on here... he said it was! Thanks Rod!)
Hello Chris!
You are most welcome for the photos ;-) I can't believe that you haven't received a flurry of postcards over the years. My modest scenes do not in any way compare with the paradise of phenomenal Aussie beauty- your homeland is otherworldly spectacular in every sense. It's been a dream of mine since I was a kid to visit Australia- someday it will happen! I've tagged on a few more of my pics and two recent watercolors for your enjoyment. Feel free to post them as you wish. 
I was overjoyed to receive your package yesterday. You cannot believe what a God send the Hibermate sleep mask is! The first decent rest I have had in ages thanks to you! A fabulous product- comfortable, effective, well designed and convenient. Thank you so very, very much Chris!!! 
Thank you for taking the time for the personal reply, your kindness is much appreciated ;-)
Wishing you a super weekend!
Cheers,
Rod
Side note from Chris: Rod's parcel had been delayed a few days due to the weather, here are Rod's photo's of his home town plus some others he sent through to share :)
 
Sunset   Feather stone   Rod 
    Painting 
 Storm 1 Storm 2   Runners 
 
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5th February 2011
Your Name: Christine Jarczewski
Message: Dear Chris
Have just come back from overseas and really found the Hibermate I bought off you fantastic.
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4th February 2011
JMJ
Thanks Chris
I appreciate it. 
May the Grace and Peace of God be with you!
Maria
Sent from my iPhone
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3rd February 2011
> Sent: Thursday, 3 February 2011 3:18 PM
> Subject: Re: Raymond, Hibermate parcel is on its way!
>  
> Got it, use it! It's the best - lite, cool, 100% efficient. Thanks so much.
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3rd February 2011
Hi,
I would just like to pass on my thanks for such a great product. My wife is now sleeping through the night and getting up refreshed. Without her tossing and turning all night i am also getting a better night's sleep.
Once again thank you and i hope you sell many more.
Paul.
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3rd February 2011
I got the Hibermate - mate. Used on a ten hour flight to Santiago, Chile. Worked great. Thanks ..Bill
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2nd February 2011
Hello I just received the package and I like it a lot thank you very much for all your help!!!!
Slender
Sent from my iPod=
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29th January 2011
Thank you, it arrived while I was out of town and was waiting for me when I returned!
I run a workshop that involves experiential sequences with guided imagery and was wondering if you folks might be able to make a version of your excellent eyeshade without the ear covering features, as folks need to listen to instructions and to hear music. So, can you make a version of your excellent product that I might promote for guided imagery and music sessions?
Richard Yensen, Ph.D.
Director
Orenda Institute
4324 West 15th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 3A8
Voice & FAX: (604) 222-2235
Mobile (778) 938-7629
and
P.O. Box 4
Manson's Landing, British Columbia V0P 1K0
Voice & FAX (250) 935-6338
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23rd January 2011
Sent: Sunday, 23 January 2011 8:31 PM
To: info@hibermate.com
Subject: SPAM-HIGH: Re: Your new Hibermate Sleep Mask
Just wanted to let you know my hibermate arrived quickly, and I quickly put it to use.  Although I purchased the hibermate for the sound dampening ear muffs to help me deal with some noisy neighbors, I was quickly spoiled by the eye cover and had one of my best slept nights ever, and each night that has passed the mask has become a bit more comfortable leading to an even more comfortable sleep each night.  I highly recommend and thank you for your product, it is exactly what I was searching for.
~ Bryan in New Mexico, USA~
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22nd January 2011
Hi Chris
Package arrived safely today.
Sorry to say goodbye to my old mask as it had settled into the contours of my face like a glove but looking forward to continued nights of rest.
Kind regards
Steve
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16th January 2011
Chris,
Just got the package. Wife can’t wait to try it.
Thanks!
Steve
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16th January 2011
Hi Chris,
I got it yesterday! Used it last night, works like a charm !
Have a great weekend--
Don
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15th January 2011
Chris,
THanks! I must say your customer service has been top-notch through this process.  Hopefully we can do business again in the future.
Thanks.
Ashraf 
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14th January 2011
Hi Chris
Got it today!  Thanks so much.  My husband and I love these masks.  He wore out his last one.
Karen
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12th January 2011
Dear Chris,
 
Thank you so much. Aussies are such nice people LOL!
Sincerely,
 
Karen and Reggie Peralta
Owners
Real Immortality Devices & Co.
 
Please be sure to research our ingredients in Gorgeouspil and Chi Flush on the Internet.
You will thus find out more about their health and longevity-giving qualities.
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11th January 2011
Thanks Chris! 
I received it today & am so excited to use it tonight! This is the third one I've bought over the years & it seems there are little enhancements each time that make it even better.
Keep up the great work!
-Tim
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11th January 2011
Hi Chris:
Good news.....my package from you has arrived.  Thank you so much for offering alternatives if it did not.
Many thanks, and Happy New Year!
Susanne
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8th January 2011
We got the products. Thank you!
Cindy
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6th January 2011
Hi Chris
Sleep mask arrived today.   Can't wait to try it tonight.  
Thanks
Darlene.
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6th January 2011 (this was a late delivery issue, they happen on rare occasions!)
Chris...IT ARRVIVED TODAY!!  I'm going to pretend Santa forgot it and sent it from Australia on his way back to the North Pole...he asked Santa for earmuffs to wear at night so he wouldn't hear his twin brother snoring, your product was the only one I could find, so better late than never!   
Thanks for the great service we will blame customs for the delay.   Marion Haddad
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5th January 2011
Hi Chris
Just to let you know that after sending the e-mail to you yesterday I arrived home and the parcel was waiting for me so panic over!
Kind Regards
Wanda
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5th January 2011
Subject: Thanks for contacting Hibermate!
Sent: 01/04/2011 at 06:17 PM from 220.237.250.59
Your Name: ROBERT RICHARDSON
Message: HI
I RECIEVED PARCEL THIS MORNING. THANKS FOR SENDING IT SO QUICK IM VERY HAPPY WITH PRODUCT.
THANKS 
ROB
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5th January 2011
Hi Chris,
Just wanted to let you know that I received the Hibermate.   My husband is enjoying it very much.
Diane
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21st December 2010
Hi Chris, I received my sleep mask. Thanks!  I cannit wait to try it.
Merry Xmas!
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19th December 2010
Hey chris! I just recieved it. Thank you for your support and concern. I really enjoy the mask, its very comfortable, cant wait to use it! All the best!
-Jeff
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18th December 2010
Thanks for you prompt and honest answer, and if you need any "guinea pigs" for testing
the new ear muffs, then i'm your man (only, i'm a woman).  And if they block out my
husbands snoring, then, by jolly, you've got an amazing product.
Thanks for making a note of my email address to let me know when they are released,
and I will be looking forward to it.
Have a good christmas.
 
Teresa Burgess
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15th December 2010
HI CHRIS, I RECEIVED MY HIBERMATE TODAY. SO THANKYOU RHONDA VEITH 
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25th August 2010
Dear Chris,
I wanted to thank you all for creating the Hibermate eye mask. I suffer from severe migraines as well as chronic daily headaches so light sensitivity is a huge problem for me. I've tried other masks but they either don't fit properly or they are too uncomfortable on my hyper-sensitive skin. When I saw the Hibermate online, I knew right away that it would work. I am able to wear it while I'm having a migraine and it blocks every trace of light as well as being soft and soothing. I have recommended this to every migraine sufferer I know. 
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Sincerely,
Sandy L.=
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20th August 2010
Sometimes you get a question or enquiry that's really hard to answer, if anyone can help, please email me at chris@hibermate.com and I'll forward your suggestion to Zylla...
Your Name: Zylla Newnham-Cross
Message: Hello
I have one of your hibermate mask and I am very happy, but I have developed another problem i HAVE ANIOTHER ISSUE i HAVE A BAD HABIT OF SEEPING ON BACK AND OF COURSE i SUFFER FOR IT. cAN YOU HELP ME PLEASE
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15th August 2010
Hi Chris,
Yesterday it arrived.  Of course I used my Hibermate last night. It was really comfortable and I could sleep without beeing disturbed.
Many thanks! I will recommend your product to all of my friends.
Kind regards 
June
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11th August 2010
Hi Chris and Family,
I have a suggestion for you which you may have already thought of. If you look at the website www.Landsend.com, a clothing merchandiser, they have a feature on some of their lady's bathing wear tops that allows the purchaser to rotate the garment 360-degrees and enlarge it as well. This might be a good feature for your Hibermate sleep mask, allowing the potential buyer to see the back and front of the mask? 
Anyway, it might be an expensive change but it occurred to me that might help sell the mask even more. And, my advice is free, mate!!
Take care and thank you so much for sharing Steve McCormick's story story as well. I will always be indebted to the Australian people for their courage and bravery, not to mention Nicole Kidman!! 
Cheers to all, Steve Weiss in The California Desert.
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8th August 2010
Hi Chris!
I just thought I'd say a quick thank you for all your help... and I wanted to let you know that my husband ABSOLUTELY LOVES his Hibermate mask!! Although he does not use the ear muffs, he has worn his mask every time he goes to sleep, whether he has to work or not (he works nights, so I got this for him for during the daylight hours)... He says it is VERY comfortable, completely blocks the light, is breathable, very well made, and does EXACTLY what was promised on your website!! I have yet to wash it, but I'm sure it will be just fine!
A million thanks being sent your way!!! 
Sincerely,
Kerri Gaglioti
(a very happy wife because her husband gets a good "night's" sleep and isn't cranky when he gets up anymore!)
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6th August 2010
Thanks,Chris! I just received them - love them! They are great!!! Cheers to you too! Katja
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4th August 2010
Dear Chris, today I recieved the order. Very fast, and nice in time for our camping trip. The mask is really dark, soft and quiet. Thank you very much for the fast delivery. I hope my son (who is autistic and reacts furious when he hears noise while trying to sleep) and I will enjoy the masks. 
Best wishes, 
Heidi (The Netherlands)
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22nd July 2010
Hi Chris
We love our hibermates!
Cheers
Dan
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21st July 2010
Hi Chris,
thankyou for your fantastic customer service and quick delivery.
Received my hibernate today, can't wait to try it out!
Regards
Aleisha
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12th July 2010
Hiya Chris,
I've been using the sleep masks for a week now and it has been nothing short of incredulous. The world hasn't been as dark as this since they invented light bulbs.
Regards,
Jonathan
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15th June 2010
It arrived Thursday, and I used it today. I work nights & have birds in my bedroom, and hate to keep them in the dark. It really makes a difference in the quality of the sleep I got. Don't know why I didn't think of this before. Thanks
Gary
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25th May 2010
Thank you.
Hybermate has reduced the noise (people jumping down stairs, water pipes and talking). Daughter is finally getting to sleep. 
Regards
Carmen
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11th May 2010
Hello Chris,
Got my sleep mask today and I want to say thank you. As a shift worker for almost 5 years I can say this is the BEST thing ever. 
Christy :)
You will either step forward into growth or you will step backward into safety. - Abraham Maslow
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14th April 2010
Your Name: Anthony Hardy
Message: Hello Chris,
Just wanted to say i like your sleep mask. Also, i would like to know if your interested in adding more products to your site. My product is www.nitenote.com and think it would be a good fit for your site and yours for mine. Let me know if you interested.
Best Regards,
Anthony Hardy
Intelligent Products, Inc
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5th January 2010
 
Hi Chris,
Just wanted to let you know that I received the Hibermate in good order today and am very happy with it, thanx !
Kind Regards,
Nanette Wunnink
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5th January 2010
Hi Chris,
Great to know it's on its way and thank you for letting me know. Looking forward to sleeping past 5am since WA doesn't have daylight savings!! 
Cheers,
Helen
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4th January 2010
Hi Chris
The sleep mask arrived and I've been using it since September. I must be a pretty active sleeper because I'll often wake up having taken it off during the night, or it will be over my mouth (hahaha, probably my partner trying to stop my snoring!). But over the past few months I've been very grateful for the mask; it certainly makes it easier getting to sleep. Am about to go travelling with it, and actually looking forwards to it!
Thanks again (PS, I just bought two more: one for my partner and the other for my mum)
James
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3rd January 2010
Hello Chris
Thanks for the parcel. The Hibermate is great!!
Thanks
Nicole 
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3rd January 2010
Hi Chris, 
I'm looking forwards to getting the Hibermate - a friend has one and highly recommended it. Will let you know how I go!
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3rd January 2010
Thanks Chris
We have purchased several masks over the years since I first saw a segment on Alan Kohler’s Business program. As we live in northern NSW on the coast and have many windows and no curtains they are an essential item for a good nights sleep. Next year we are off to Europe and decided that I would purchase two new masks for the journey.
They are surely the best product on the market and we never go anywhere without them. We are happy to recommend them to all our friends
Kind regards
Peter
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2nd January 2010
Chris,
Happy New Year!! 
Received the 2 Hibermates I ordered. My friend, Trisha, received the notes included in the packages as well. 
If I get to marry Trisha, the Hibermates I gave her for her birthday will be one of the reasons why, she knows it was a thoughtful present on my part as she gets frequent migranes. Here you are designing Hibermates and you are a match-maker too!
Wishing you all the best for 2010! Your Hibermates are the best!
Cheers,
Xavier
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If you've made it this far, well you deserve to see some bloopers! I'll case these by saying that we're human, we make the rare mistake from time to time and are more than happy to admit, own up to and rectify with the very minimum of fuss when ever possible!
 
Here goes...(we've taken some of the names off to protect the innocent)
Hello,
 
I received the two masks yesterday.  Unfortunately, the green one is
defective.  It lacks the sewn in velcro (it has the stretchable nylon strap
with the velcro square, but not the long, sewn velcro strip to fasten the
mask).  It was never sewn into the mask when it was manufactured.
 
Please advise how to go about exchanging/returning this mask for another.
Please note that any color mask is acceptable if  a properly made green mask
is not available.  In addition, I would like to purchase two more black
masks.  
Happily, the mask that was properly made is the best sleep mask I
have ever used.  I would like to give them to my best friends!
Please bill the same credit card for $39.90 US (approximate), and ship to
the same address.  Thanks again,
XXXXX
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Dear Chris
Please credit my visa card number XXXX in the name of XXXXXXX with an expiration date of XX/XX. I am returning the item as it was a Christmas present for my wife who gave it back to me un-opened on Christmas day and announced she was leaving.
Many thanks
XXXX
 
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From:  
Subject: Thanks for contacting Hibermate! 
Sent: 09/27/2010 at 02:19 PM from 173.34.252.127
Your Name: Andrew
Message: I just got the mask today and tried it on. It does not block out light as promised. I am extremely disappointed in your product. I could tie an old sock around my head and achieve same results. I would like to return the product but as I live in Canada it will cost me nearly as much to return it as I would receive in a refund. I don't expect you to publish this review on your website. I should have known that with no negative reviews at all that you were being less than honest regarding the feedback about your product. Hope you enjoy my money you thief.
Please note, I have fully refunded Andrew without him having to return the mask. May I also re-emphasize that if you're not happy with the Hibermate, please get in touch with me with constructive feedback; we're real people here who genuinely care about providing a great service and our own reputation as well! They kinda work hand in hand, and helps us to continually improve the Hibermate to make it even better.
By the way, Andrew followed up shortly with a reply to me which I thought was really ace (thanks Andrew - and apology well and truly accepted):
I want to apologize for my false accusation about you being dishonest. I am grateful to you for the full refund.
I was so looking forward to receiving the mask and had high hopes that it would completely block out light from below the eyes along the nose.
I am disappointed to find your Hibermate mask does not deliver the results I was hoping for.
The search for a sleep mask that can do this continues…
Again I apologize for my unfounded comments Chris.
Humbled in Canada
Andrew  
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Please note, The following enquiry isn't a blooper, it's simply a lovely, genuine question. When I invented the Hibermate, I had no idea how many noisy situations people could find themselves in whilst trying to sleep. This is one that I hadn't considered, but could make a new marketing angle perhaps?
From: XXXXX 
Subject: Thanks for contacting Hibermate! 
Sent: 11/15/2010 at 06:01 PM from 202.45.119.14
Your Name: XXXX
Message: Hello Chris
My wife is having terrible trouble sleeping due to our neighbours frogs. (whilst the neighbour is sympathetic, I need something while he frog hunts). Do you recommend the mask or the sleep phones? How much noise do the phones stop if you don't listen to music? I note the noise reduction on the mask is 50%. I like the idea of the phones. I know you are not a frog expert but all advice gratefully accepted. I'd like to order ASAP. Grat to find your site.
Peter
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