I usually wake up between 3am-4am in the morning and I cannot go back to sleep. This makes me tired all day. The ear muffs combined with ear plugs are almost completely blocking the noise, which is great. Unfortunately this ear muffs are not comfortable enough for me to sleep in it all night. It is really uncomfortable to sleep on my side with this the ear muffs which are made from hard plastic. So I sleep with only ear plugs and when I wake up early in the morning or middle of the night I put on the Hibermate and able to fall back to sleep and sleep until 5-6 am. So it is a great product, helps a lot. It would be fantastic to make the ear muffs from a more flexible / elastic material.
Very comfortable, soft and the mask works great. However, the sound still just comes right through. Doesn't block any snoring at all. Really wanted this product to work. Also the shipping took forever.
Outer cover too hard to sleep on
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The product is great, it just took forever to arrive. I thought I was doing a good thing by going directly to Hibermate but it took so long shipping and going through customs that I missed his birthday.
The sleep mask was to be the perfect mask, but it failed th keep the light our the mask stretches across my eye lids making met eye uncomfortable, I also remember the product having padding around the eyes bot when the mask arrived there was none. Being someone who works night shift I thought I finally found the perfect mask and was willing to pay the height price for the mask. But it does about the same job as some of the cheaper masks on the market, I will say the ear muff on the mask is the best part of all it's features. I would open you find this review helpful. I wish someone would have given a review like this one ,I would have been hesitant to purchase this product knowing what I know, and for the price they should have had a a full refund if not happy with there product. Lesson learned at a high priced product.
Haven't quite used to the mask. Notice that the noise reduction of the ear muffs is not as good as I wanted it to be. I have to use mouldable silicon ear plugs with the ear muffs to block out the noise to 90%.
Purchased my Hibermate (Gen 4 2016) because I live in a share house under a flight path. I had tried ear plugs for multiple years, however had to stop due to chronic ear pain and soreness.
Overall, i'm a fan. They do what I want: block enough noise to let me sleep.
The sound reduction is good enough, but could be better. I still get woken up by some noises, such as motorbikes and kitchen usage, but most minor things no longer wake me. Not as good as ear plugs, but about as good as I was expecting given that they aren't ear plugs. I've never used an eye mask, but it blocks out light as much as I could expect.
I find the earmuff portion very comfortable even as a side sleeper, using the flat pads. I haven't woken with any ear soreness (external or internal) from a couple of weeks of use. Above all, exceeding expectations.
In terms of comfort of the eye mask, i'm not a huge fan. It's functional, but on me it can slip up/down as I move around during the night, occasionally putting pressure on my eyes and waking me up or giving me eye soreness. Using the eye mask "as a head band" isn't functional as it moves around too easily at night. I'd be keen to try to headband only version, as I didn't really need to eye mask anyway.
Suggestions for future improvements:
-include a headband with no eye mask in the same package as the one with the eye mask? (I imagine shipping is a large chunk of the cost)
-continue to improve sound reduction as much as practical
Maybe I have big ears, but they don’t fit in the donut cups.
There is a pressure from the cups on parts of my ears, when I sleep one my side (I am a sidesleeper).
After a couple of hours it will hurt.
An option is that I fold my ears in the cups, but that will also hurt after a couple of hours.
So I now use the pads. But with them my ears wil sweat more like the old hibermate.
Maybe it’s an option to make sets of cups in different sizes. Let the customer meassure his/her ears and dependent on that sent the right size of cups.
I don’t know if that’s possible (maybe it’s to expensive) but it’s a suggestion.
Very good product, use it at night and when flying.
I have not received it and now wondering where it is please get back to me
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I'm still waiting on my product. I'm not satisfied with how long it's taking to get to me
I have been having the best sleep of my life since I got the Hibermate. I sleep so soundly I don't hear any snoring from my girlfriend. So nice
These are my second pair. Loving the continued improvements
The sleep mask is very comfortable and fits well. If I really wanted to be picky, I would request slight 'bulges' over each eye to prevent my eyelashes from rubbing against the mask when I blink. I find the ear muffs comfortable as well and muffles sound nicely. Short of some sort of noice cancellation tech, these are not going to eliminate all sound. On that note, I wish the over the ear cups were a little bit bigger. I find the size and shape of my BOSE QuietComfort 15 headphones to be ideal. I'm a happy customer overall and am really impressed in the effort and care that went into designing and producing this product. If I ever need a replacement in the future, you'll have my business again.
Thank you. Good job! You are best! Hello from Russia!
The sleep mask didn't fit as we hoped it would. That is not to say that it won't work for others, everyone is different. However, the Hibermate team was an absolute pleasure to work with. They apologized for the outcome and assured us that they continue to improve their products. After our experience with them it was clear to us that customer satisfaction is their number one priority.
Delivery address is New Zealand.
According to tracking, it started in Hong Kong and went to Germany... Sitting there since the 21st of Dec. Don't you think it would have been easier to send to NZ direct from HK??? Why did it go to Germany? And why hasn't it moved any further..
Emailed Chris at Hibermate before Xmas, no reply.
the sleep mask appears to be very well made with quality materials and is very comfortable to wear either in bed, or on flights. Its superior to any other product I have used and Im very happy to have finally found something that actually works.
Having pre-ordered the Generation 4 Hibermate in Pitch Black and eagerly awaited since November I have spent the last 10 days using and integrating it into my sleeping routine.
Prior to using it I had reached point of requiring a wind down routine that included some meditation and avoidance of stimulants in order to get a solid nights sleep. Otherwise my busy mind, sometimes becoming over busy and anxious would prevent this, along with the tendency to become irritated at external noise and distraction.
With this in mind I felt the Hibermate had big shoes to fill, but I was optimistic. My overall impressions of the product is that it is great, although not perfect and it did fall short in one or two areas.
In terms of quality, the Hibermate has been made with attention to detail ranging from the packaging to the product itself. I'm sure it will last me a good while with regular use. The sleeping mask is luxurious and incredibly soft on my eyes. I hadn't used one all that much but now it is a welcome addition to my sleeping routine. The ear muffs and construction of the Hibermate allowing it to be secured to your head is both easy and comfortable. In the end trialling both styles of ear muffs I preferred the over ear design being a side sleeper and found these were more comfortable sleeping in this way. In saying that the over ear design is still comfortable and this might suit more of a use when traveling on long flights.
The primary area I felt the Hibermate fell short of my expectations was in sound reduction. I would describe the experience as being that it certainly reduces external noise across certain frequencies like fans and the external environment, but it doesn't make these disappear entirely. I accept that my feedback in this area might be somewhat harsh as the product doesn't promise complete sound reduction, however this was the only area that prevented me from giving a five star rating.
Overall I applaud Chris and his team for being a...
not enough noise suppression
2nd pair...1st lasted 5 years almost...wonderful product, high quality and timely delivery...who could ask for more?
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In recent years I've become a very light sleeper for some reason and I'm always woken up by the slightest of noises, after which I can never go back to sleep. Hibermate has amazing sound cancelation properties! My only minor gripe is that I need to always sleep on my back because none of the ear pads are comfortable when sleeping on my side. But, I've been told sleeping on your back is better for you anyways so I'm probably just being lazy. Thanks so much Chris!
Purchased for a Christmas gift.
The new version is F.A.B.
I am a side/tummy sleeper and unlike the older version which was ok but very uncomfortable on the side. These really are side sleeper friendly I enjoy going to sleep. They are so comfy that you forget you have them on.. I am looking forward to the muffs only version and the bluetooth muffs. Just Brilliant
For years the only thing I could find that would block out enough noise was construction headphones. Needless to say they were extremely uncomfortable to the point where I developed neck issues.
The Hibermate Sleep Mask is definitely a much better option in terms of comfort and it accomplishes reducing the noise of my husband's constant snoring.
I'm a nurse who works night shift, and I've done a crapload of research on sleep aids and circadian rhythms. The Hibermate Sleep Mask is wonderfully effective for darkness and minimizing noise. No, it will not eliminate as much noise as ear plugs. But ear plugs (plus the common use of audio ear buds) do not allow the unnoticed but necessary elimination of "ear wax"; and that leads to ear wax impactions! "White noise" is helpful, but white noise can also be annoying. The REAL ticket was a device that could comfortably cancel out all light and eliminate most noise. I've worn my Hibermate nightly for the past month, and I also have a fan running for "white noise" so my dog will not bark at outdoor noises or a knock on the door. The Hibermate cancels out the "white noise." Like anything new, it takes getting used to and finding just the right adjustments for a perfect fit. I've grown very comfortable with the bulk of the ear pads when I sleep on my side, but occasionally move the pillow up just enough for the ear pad to have a little open space, resulting in less pressure. Honestly, this is a good quality serious product for anyone who is serious about needing sleep. I'm grateful to the Hibermate folks for their thoughtful research and development on this product. And somehow, they have even kept it amazingly affordable and fun to look at. Keep up the good work!!!
Fortunately I bought them using PayPal. I had to ask for the tracking number one week later, since they hadn't sent them. Then, coincidentally, It got shipped that same day. But it was useless because the package got stuck on September 26th in Germany. All I got was a refund and no explanation. And I say fortunately because I googled for others reviews and found out everybody complains on it being useless, uncomfortable, made with cheap materials and many other bad reviews. So I guess not having even heard a " sorry, we'll send another package for you" is a blessing after all.
I live in an apartment that sometimes has noisy neighbors or a noisy roommate. When I put these ear muffs on, I cannot hear a thing. If someone were in my room making lots of noise, like snoring, I'd probably still hear them, but that's to be expected for ear muffs.
Also, it's good for eliminating the noise of pets. I have a cat that scratches my door at night sometimes, but I never hear the cat when my ear muffs are on.
The product is comfortable to wear. If you wish to sleep directly on the side of your head, it takes some getting used to, but it is not so uncomfortable that you cannot sleep. I find it better to sleep with my head at an angle or let the ear muff sit in between two pillows (which may be an idea to sell with this product, a small doughnut shaped pillow). Any position where I'm not directly on my ear is best.
The mask is comfortable. The tightness or looseness is up to you. It blocks all light.
I don't use this product every single night, but when things get noisey, I used to bury my head in a pillow. Now I just put these ear muffs on and I know that I will not be disturbed for the rest of the night.
I also get migraines now and then and abusing OTC drugs can lead to problems long term... so sleeping aparatus like this always cure a migraine for me.
The bottom line is that this is an excellent product and I will be surprised to find one developed any better, but I'm sure it can as anything can. This product gives a "cozy" feeling, so it may even be good for people with insomnia, but that would need to be verified. If you want to sleep without disturbance from outside noise... Buy this product!
It does the trick, and some aspects of it are good (the strap is solid and grips firmly, the mask is soft, dark and good). But the ear muffs are annoying: too hard, too big, they make sleeping on the side quite awkward, if at all possible (and the added muffs don't change this, unfortunately). They also feel very bulky and hot. I'm mostly sleeping on my back these days, but still the experience is not entirely comfortable.
In 2014 i started working night shift and I could not sleep in the days. Even when im in day shift i found it hard to get a sleep after my body clock was messed up by changing shifts every now and then. I started googling to find ways to help me sleep and i stumble upon hibermae! And id say it really really helped me get my sleep! It does reduce the noise! And i just got my 3rd hibermate recently cos i really love it! Cant sleep without it! ❤️❤️
I have not needed to have ear muff and eye mask till quite recently so I could get a good night sleep and the Hibermate has been great. Very comfortable compared to ear plugs.
My hat size is 7 1/2. I received the hibermate yesterday, and it is too small. It applies too much pressure upon my head to be comfortable.
Also there are no instructions given for how to substitute the small ear muffs on the band.
I still have not received my purchased product yet. I don't understand why? I have corresponded with Chris from Hibermate many ties, he has tried to help, but I still do not have the item, what am I supposed to say or do. Very disappointed. cell # 908-930-4889
I've worn earplugs for years to escape the sound of a snoring partner. Recently though I've been getting ear infections frequently that have been attributed to them. I searched for an alternative when I found Hibermate. I've been using it for close to a week now and I love it! My only slight complaint is that sometimes after sleeping on my side I have mild discomfort from where the edge has been sitting too long but it goes away quickly after waking up. Would definitely recommendo Hibermate!
Thankfully noise at a minimum at present so have not attempted using the Hibermate for any length of time. Will do so shortly but satisfied with my purchase. Thank you
Just wanted to give some feedback on the new Hibermate which I received a couple of days ago.
Absolutely loving it so far. I started using a CPAP machine early in the year and have been using earplugs which were ok but I could still hear noise from the machine as they are not exactly quiet. I was looking for something better and stumbled across Hibermate while surfing around and decided to give it a try.
Using the pads I cannot hear my machine at all which is absolutely amazing (as well as taking care of the 'living in a unit' outside noise which was a fantastic bonus as well) . The mask totally blacks out everything and I actually lifted it up to check the time and was surprised it was a bright sunny day in my bedroom and I had slept through to 10am.
My only bit of very minor negative feedback is I must have quit a large head as I need to hook the velcro tabs almost over the top of each other at the end of the straps. If I do not do this the mask is quite tight against my eyes which is a bit uncomfortable. It is still a little bit tight even after this so I am looking at getting some extra velcro to add on the ends just to loosen it slightly but still keep it fairly firm around my head. I do not want to take away from how pleased I am with my purchase as I am probably the exception to the rule but that was one thing I did come up with.
The CPAP machine has changed my life but I was always worried about the noise, the Hibermate has eliminated that problem instantaneously. I do not write feedback often but had to say thank you for such a wonderful product.