Best Sleep Masks

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 2, 2017
Do you suffer from longstanding sleep debt? Don't deprive yourself of a restful sleep! A sleep mask is an affordable way to tackle sleep-related problems blocking out unwanted light. Our review will help you choose the mask you like better! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
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OUR VERDICT
Material
Fastener
Extras
 
PROS
This one-size-fits-all super lightweight sleep mask effectively absorbs moisture while you sleep due to its exceptional breathability.
CONS
A light-entering gap around the nose area.
OUR VERDICT
This an all-in-one sleep mask is designed for your sleep comfort. It offers a good light elimination, allowing for a deep night's sleep. Owing to a comfortable fit and high-quality blackout fabric, it ensures deep relaxation and refreshing sleep.
detailed parameters
Material
Cotton interior / Synthetic outer shell
Fastener
Adjustable Velcro straps
Extras
Nose bridge, Built-in sound muffling
PROS
Due to a special material, the sleep mask nicely molds to your face shape.
CONS
It's not recommended for allergy sufferers.
OUR VERDICT
It's an excellent sleep mask for using anywhere, providing a custom fit and total darkness. Due to a special material, the mask keeps a cool temperature during the night.
detailed parameters
Material
TEMPUR
Fastener
Elasticized strap with Velcro closure
Extras
Nose bridge
PROS
Owing to molded cups you can easily open your eyes with your mask on without feeling pressed. It's a perfect choice for your brief afternoon nap.
CONS
It's rather thick, thus you may get a feel of discomfort while sleeping on stomach.
OUR VERDICT
Bedtime Bliss sleep mask is an ideal solution for people who travel extensively without having enough time for restorative sleep. It helps quickly drift off to a sound sleep, drowning out the outside world.
detailed parameters
Material
Silk
Fastener
Adjustable Velcro straps
Extras
Nose bridge, Eyeshade, Earplugs, Travel pouch
PROS
It's the thinnest sleep mask in its class. The raised nasal bridge provides a perfect fit. The mask is made of antibacterial and anti-mite fabric.
CONS
The air flow hardly comes through the mask.
OUR VERDICT
It's an ideal choice for people highly sensitive to the light. Owing to its unique shape and minimalist design, you won't feel the mask on your eyes and face when sleeping.
detailed parameters
Material
Silk
Fastener
Adjustable Velcro straps
Extras
Nose bridge, Eyeshade, Earplugs, Travel pouch
PROS
This super-soft sleep mask made of 100% top-quality silk on both sides allows for your complete relaxation.
CONS
A strap is quite thin.
OUR VERDICT
This mask offers total blackout due to a wide coverage area. It's an excellent solution for people allergic to certain fabrics.
detailed parameters
Material
Silk
Fastener
Adjustable Velcro straps
Extras
Nose bridge

What is a Sleep Mask

It has been known since ancient times that a healthy sleep is possible only in complete darkness. During the nighttime hours, our body produces a sleep hormone, melatonin. This important hormone plays a major role in enhancing stress resistance, boosting vitality, improving mood, and protecting our body against free radicals. Though, people may have difficulty falling asleep for a variety of reasons. In this regard, a sleep mask can be a good solution to your sleeping problems. A good sleep mask offers perfect conditions for your drifting off to sleep. The mask is designed to protect your eyes against all types of lightning and facilitate the process of falling asleep.

For more quality sleep, you may also want to consider buying body pillows. They can become a great fit for people with back problems and pregnant women who often toss and turn in bed.

Electric blankets, in turn, will warm you up on cold days and nights, distributing the warmth all over your body.

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What Features to Compare

Material

To narrow down your choice, you should decide why you need a sleep mask: for traveling or sleeping at home. Regardless of your sleep goals, a sleep mask should be made of high-quality natural materials (at least 95% cotton or silk). It's needless to say that natural fiber doesn’t cause irritation and allergic reactions. So, it’s better to get a sleep mask made of a natural and breathable material instead of using those that are often offered on long flights.

Fastener

One of the key elements in selecting a mask is the fastener (strap). Today, eye masks manufacturers offer different types of fasteners: adjustable Velcro strips, elasticized or adjustable Velcro straps. The best option is when an eye mask comes with two wide Velcro straps. In practice, this type of a stretchable fastener allows you to adjust the mask for the perfect fit without digging into your head. Also take a closer look at the locks, which allow you to adjust the strap to the desired length to fit your head. This is really important since it helps stretch and constrict the strap to the size you desire. Due to adjustable straps, the mask can fit any family member.

Extras

And the last but not the least, you should pay particular attention to the extras. People can change their sleep postures, therefore, an eye mask should have a nose bridge to prevent it from getting twisted. If you travel a lot or open your eyes with the mask on, it’s better to choose models with special eye shades to keep your eyes protected from the light without smudging your make up. Besides, special ear plugs and a travel pouch will be an added benefit during trips.

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Sleep Master smblu01

All-in-one Sleep Mask

Many people have a difficulty of falling asleep with the light on. Besides, there's always the bright moonlight, flashing of the headlights in the window and LED-lit electronic devices that make it no way easier. The Sleep Master eye mask can be a great solution to this problem. Designed to be used at home and on trips, it performs two main functions - firstly, it can reduce the noise and secondly, it blocks the light rays, at the same time ensuring a comfortable fit and quality sleep. The combination of materials together with a muffling system makes this sleeping mask a great choice for most users who take care of their sleep, health and comfort.

When being at home or in a car or on a plane, you may also want to use this fantastic Contour Memory Foam Pillow by SnoozeWise. Due to the firm material and comfortable shape, this pillow will give you just the needed spine and neck support, making sleep on it even more restful and enjoyable.

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Sleep Master smblu01
Sleep Master smblu01
 

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR A

Comfortable Sleep Anywhere

Healthy sleep is of vital importance in human life. It’s common knowledge that an average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep per night for complete relaxation and body restoration. It goes without saying that a dark room is important for good quality sleep. Yet, with the pace of modern life, more and more people find it hard to get a good night’s sleep. This is especially true for people living in big cities and having increased sensitivity to bright light. But the Tempur-Pedic sleep mask is a great way out. The unique feature of this mask is that it’s made of special material, which perfectly contours to the face. Due to a snug fit, you can sleep in the total darkness for complete relaxation. No matter where you are going to use this eye mask, you can be sure of the comfort of your sleep and healthy isolation from the outside world for at least these 7-8 hours a day.

Also, it’s worth considering the Drift to Sleep Ear Plugs Moldex, which provides a sound sleep by blocking out all external sounds.

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Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR A
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR A
 

Bedtime Bliss BTB01

Drift Off to Sleep, Drowning Out the Outside World

Some people find it difficult to sleep with the light or TV on, and even the sound of an air conditioner can affect their sleep. Whilst electronic devices can be all turned off, what to do with the light if, for example, it's still light outside and you've just got back from a night shift? You can struggle really hard ignoring the sun rays running through the window or you can get a sleep mask and sleep peacefully. When we sleep well, our body functions well either and the melatonin is produced in the right amount to provide us with enough energy to last for a day. So, here what we've got to offer - a thick yet soft Bedtime Bliss sleep mask to cover the area around your eyes. The peculiarity of this mask is that it's quite wide and it doesn't create any pressure on a face, so even if you've got a makeup on, it won't mess up. The convenient Velcro straps can be adjusted to the desired length to fit any person. Bedtime Bliss sleep mask is a perfect solution for people who travel a lot and often lack sleep. It helps quickly drift off to sleep, drowning out the outside world.

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Bedtime Bliss BTB01
Bedtime Bliss BTB01
 

PrettyCare 3D

The Most Comfortable Mask

PrettyCare 3D sleep mask can be deservedly considered the most comfortable mask in its class. Black inside lining provides complete protection from the light. A special contoured design makes it easy to open and close your eyes embracing you in the total darkness. Due to the molded cups that curve away from eyes, you don’t have to worry about your makeup. It's an ideal solution for people highly sensitive to ambient light and exterior noise. Due to its unique shape and minimalist design, you will hardly feel the mask over your eyes when you sleep. Owing to its small size, you can take it anywhere you travel by air, train or bus. PrettyCare 3D sleep mask is made of a high-quality soft material that protects the skin around your eyes from damage, inducing a deep relaxation and helping fall asleep quickly. Indeed, this mask will definitely help you encourage deeper sleep. The mask is easy to clean and is designed for everyday usage.

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PrettyCare 3D
PrettyCare 3D
 

ALASKA BEAR Natural silk

Healthy Sleep In a Short While

A sound sleep is a source of your beauty and solid health. Undoubtedly, if you get enough sleep, you look really nice. ALASKA BEAR sleep mask will eliminate visual distractions, making your sleep really comfortable. The mask is made of high-quality 100% natural, ultra-soft, breathable cotton fabric on both sides. Actually, the material is designed to help you get to a restful sleep faster and feel a complete relaxation, even if you've got only 5 hours to sleep! Upon using this mask regularly, you will be able to improve the quality of your sleep, feeling much more refreshed and energized during a day. Compared to many other sleep masks presented on the market, this one offers the widest coverage area and this way, blocks much more light. You can use it day and night and see no difference. ALASKA BEAR sleep mask is also good for people sensitive to synthetic materials, for it's made of entirely natural cotton, just like we've said before. Don't hesitate to get it now and see what it's like to sleep really well.

If you spend a lot of time at the wheel, you can fix a neck pillow to the headrest and give your neck the needed support. 

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ALASKA BEAR Natural silk
ALASKA BEAR Natural silk
 

Sources:

1. How to Choose the Best Sleep Mask, Sleep.

2. Jonita Davis What Are the Benefits of Eye Masks? Leaf.

3. Cynthia Myers Eye Mask Benefits, LIVESTRONG. June 7, 2015.

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