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Do Women Need More Sleep Than Men?

Posted by Michael Bennett on January 18, 2021. 0 Comments


Do women need more sleep than men, or is this an area where both sexes have the same needs?

It's important to know how much sleep you should be getting daily. If your gender affects this, you need to know before you set up your sleep schedule.

There are many ways science has shown that the bodies of men and women have different needs.

For example, men tend to need more calories and different nutrients when they are going through puberty than women do.

On the other hand, women need a different set of nutrients to handle their reproductive cycles most effectively.

Today, you'll learn more about why sleep matters, who needs to get the most sleep, ways to ensure you are getting enough sleep every night.


How Much Sleep Does a Man and Woman Need?

How much...

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Is It Better to Sleep Without a Pillow: The Benefits

Posted by Michael Bennett on January 11, 2021. 0 Comments

Is It Better to Sleep Without a Pillow: The Benefits


Is it better to sleep without a pillow, or can you keep using a pillow to sleep comfortably?


Many have heard similar ideas when it comes to sleeping with pillows.

They have heard that pillows can cause back pain and long-term issues, but most people cannot imagine sleeping without pillows.

They wonder about the same thing: Should I sleep without a pillow to improve my health?

There are pros and cons when you sleep without a pillow, and there really isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to the best sleeping arrangement.

You also need and combine it with other solutions such as a sleep mask.

Let’s learn more about why and how pillows can be detrimental, what you can do about it,...

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The One New Year's Resolution You Will Actually Stick To? Getting Better Sleep!

Posted by Michael Bennett on January 01, 2021. 0 Comments

Failed New Year's Resoultion



Getting Better Sleep Is Our New Year's Resolution: Here's How


A new year brings new hope and this year that rings truer than it has in quite a while. Everyone wants to lose that extra weight they put on, or start reading those books that are collecting dust, but how many of us really stick to those resolutions past a few weeks? We all know that answer is "slim to none".

Sleep, however, is a great resolution that is surprisingly very easy to stick with. Improved sleep impacts much more than just how you feel in the morning. Getting better sleep has been linked to weight loss, reduced stress, healthier skin and hair, and even an increased life expectancy. There's no getting around it- sleep is...

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Wow! The 2018 Hibermate Generation 5.5 Sleep Mask is Imminent

Posted by Chris Thomas on September 27, 2017. 6 Comments

We're still beavering away here at Hibermate Central working on each new model we create.

Of course, all the feedback from our incredible customers keeps feeding the 'innovation engine' and with each new edition we hope to make the mask a little better. 

Small steps.

Last year we released a major upgrade to the Gen 4 2016 model with a wide single band - but it actually proved to be a bit of a flop for many customers so we reverted back this year to a new Gen 5 model with 2 straps and an ehook to help attach the straps to the mask.

Well, the e-hook hasn't been holding up so great for some people, so we've found a new hook system which cannot come undone and we'll be introducing this upgrade in coming weeks. 

We've also made the mask narrower as some folks said it was too wide and the...

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Did you sleep ok?

Posted by Chris Thomas on July 04, 2017. 0 Comments

Did you sleep ok?

It’s a pretty common question.

One of the best apps for tracking your sleep (and also waking you up gently) is sleepcycle.com. I seriously love this app and have been using it for a few years now.

I’ve tried just about all the apps on the market – this is the best.

Apart from tracking your sleep, it also wakes you up at exactly the right time with its smart alarm.

And it really does work! I always wake up feeling amazing.

The way it works is quite straightforward.

You set the time that you want the alarm to wake you in the morning, say 7.00am.

However, between 6.30am and 7.00am the app monitors your movements and seems to know just when you’re starting to waken.

It’ll then gently initiate the alarm (you can choose the sounds) so that it tends to almost always wake...

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2017 Generation 5 Hibermate is about to arrive...

Posted by Chris Thomas on April 21, 2017. 15 Comments

I know it's been ages since I last posted an update. It was a very busy end to 2016 and an intense start to 2017 behind the scenes here at Hibermate HQ.

Frankly, the 2016 Gen 4 Hibermate I released late last year wasn't well received by customers at all.

Look, some customers thought it was a great improvement but a good proportion were a bit 'iffy' about the new direction using a wide band with single slot ear cups.

Our return-rates leaped and our reviews suffered a bit on Amazon and Facebook.

We've taken a bath on revenue and reputation!

The wide single band that I thought would be a great step forward, turned out to be a step in the wrong direction.

All drama aside...

The last 3 months I've been working with the team to bring back the Generation 3 model with 2 straps - but with minor...

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New Release! Hibermate Headband is here!

Posted by Chris Thomas on December 09, 2016. 0 Comments

It's been a while since I last blogged, but I've been saving it up to announce the launch of a new product, the all-new Hibermate Headband with ear muffs for sleep.


We've had so many emails over the years from people asking, "Hey, love the concept, but don't need the sleep mask..." .

The issue with the 2015 model was that it used 2 elastic straps to attach the ear cups to the mask. This made it virtually impossible for me to release a headband version.

It's one of the main reasons we decided to re-engineer this year to use a wider single band.

As you may know, we also switched cup materials from silicone to PU foam - but the PU foam created issues, in that we had to make the cups quite...

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Alternatives to Ear Plugs - a guide.

Posted by Chris Thomas on November 09, 2016. 4 Comments

No doubt about it, good quality ear plugs are awesome for reducing noise!

But if ear plugs aren't the best option for you, perhaps due to infection or discomfort, then what are the best alternatives?

Clearly, external ear muffs are an alternative option which you can use instead of ear plugs. They can be worn in nearly any situation, and are widely used by most professionals in dangerously noisy situations.

Of course earmuffs are often worn for recreational use too, for example when you're using power-tools, your lawnmower or shooting.

When ear plugs are used with ear muffs the resultant reduction in noise is almost scary!

One thing to note though is that even when you wear ear plugs, or ear muffs, or both together, sound can still travel through to your ears through what's known as bone conduction.

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All Pre-orders shipped out - already out of stock on Pitch Black

Posted by Chris Thomas on September 20, 2016. 0 Comments


It's been a crazy few weeks on so many fronts.

We have fully migrated to Floship for the first time for all fulfillment world-wide. It's been a bit of a learning curve as we have dealt with almost a thousand pre-orders and regular orders travelling all over the world.

For some customers its been smooth sailing but of course, like anything new, there have been a few headaches caused by various carriers we use to ship to certain countries.

We're changing carriers weekly to try and find the best ones to use for each country. Hang in there with us...  

While all this was going on, my amazing assistant Paula had a serious health scare which saw her rushed to hospital for a week or so. I was so worried about her but she's making an excellent recovery and has been hassling me to come back to work! 


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2016 Gen 4. and Original Hibermate will (or at least should) be shipping this week.

Posted by Chris Thomas on August 15, 2016. 3 Comments

At last!

So sorry about the delays getting these products ready for shipping. A lot of you have emailed me lately asking what's going on - its definitely time for an update.

Unfortunately we have been beset by unforeseen production issues which have created delays for a few weeks at a time and causing me a lot of stress and financial headaches.

We have had quality issues for nearly all of the new components - but the main problem has been with the new 2016 masks.

We decided on a high-quality satin for each colour, but when they were being sewn together, the satin wasn't stitching properly - meaning there were threads of fabric being 'pulled' and making the final product very unattractive.

My team asked the factory to remake all the masks with a new even higher-quality 'coated satin' but they flat-out refused, saying they would lose money.


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