We tried the nodpod and this is what happened
My husband and I couldn't be on more opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to our sleeping patterns and habits.
He is asleep the moment his head hits the pillow and I am usually still stirring for hours after climbing in bed. Contrastingly, once I am asleep I am not to be bothered, but he is awoken at any noise or small movement.
Even though we follow healthy sleep habits consistently, these dynamics can sometimes lead to a less than restful night’s sleep. And with both of us working and taking care of a houseful of kiddos, we need our sleep.
After a recommendation from a friend with similar sleep challenges, we recently learned about the nodpod, and we decided to give it a try. As a sleep professional working in this industry for almost a decade, I have seen many products come and go so I wasn’t convinced this was going to change our lives in any way, but I figured it couldn’t hurt.
The nodpod is basically a headband filled with microbeads that distributes weight evenly to pressure points and is supposed to help with deeper and better sleep. It is super light-weight, ties on easily, and comfortably sits over your eyes while you sleep.
After about a week of wearing the sleep mask, I must say I was pretty surprised by our experience. I noticed there was a considerable difference in the time it took me to fall asleep and the few times my husband woke up in the middle of the night, he fell back asleep much more easily when wearing the nodpod.
I’m not generally a fan of wearing things on my face, so I wasn’t sure how this was going to go, but the material is actually very soft and somehow calming. It fits any size and easily adjusts depending on how snug you want it.
We also found that it helps to block out any outside light which is particularly needed in our situation since our seven-year-old often turns the hall light on at night.
If you are experiencing trouble sleeping, there might be several causes that you need to be address first, but the nodpod seems to be a simple solution and I encourage you to give it a try.
It isn’t invasive, is a relatively small investment, and there seem to be many uses if it doesn’t end up working for you.
There aren’t many products I put a stamp of approval on personally and professionally, but this is one that I was pleasantly surprised by and I bet you will be too!
You can learn more about the nodpod here.