I was a bit unsure about the effectiveness of a what is essentially a self-heating eye mask, but the starry packaging was so pretty and the wording so convincing: ‘interstellar relaxation’, ‘will transport you to another dimension’, ‘relieving tiredness, eye strain and many other Earthly tensions’. From the moment you open the box and read how to use the mask, you will be invited on a tempting journey of relaxation – in essence forced into reclining blindfolded in a place where kids, to-do lists and hecticness have no place. All you do is place the Space Mask over your eyes and the loops over your ears. Recline and enjoy. The heating process works by a thin layer of iron filings entwining with the oxygen molecules in the air, and it’s totally safe. The ever-so-relaxing jasmine is in a low concentration, so you can enjoy its fragrance without it irritating the skin. Does it work? It definitely gave me an excuse for a 15-minute nap!