Getting the best sleep mask is the easiest path for better sleep. Using an eye mask is the best way to block out light while travelling, napping at work or sleeping on side at home. We did a review of all the best sleep masks. The most important factors are that they fit perfectly and block all the light. Continue reading to find out the top rated sleep mask for you.
Choosing the best sleep mask – Eye mask for sleeping
There are a lot of different kinds of sleeping masks available. We have presented a couple of options from each category. After this article you will have an idea about what kind of eye cover would be a fit for you and what is the best possible product in that category.
Sleep masks are used to block light during sleep. There are also products that take it further (smart sleeping masks) by recording data while you are sleeping and helping you perfect your sleeping habits. There are also eye covers that are designed to treat normal skin conditions such as puffy eyes.
Night masks contain different material and usually the most attractive one is silk. They also have different styles such as mask with eye cavities and masks without them.
Best sleep masks – sleeping mask review
Here are the best sleep masks we could find:
Mindfold Sleep and Relaxation Eye Mask review
I got one of these first in 2012, I think, and I have been super happy. In my opinion, this is the best sleeping mask out on the market. The mask has cavities for eyes which is a feature I like very much. I wear contact lenses all day and the fact that the cavities give my eyes free space without any kind of pressure is important. And if you are a woman, your eye makeup won’t smudge while napping.
This mask will provide complete darkness even with your eyes open. It almost feels like you are in that pillow fortress you used to build as a kid. I have never had problems laying on my side or in any other sleeping position, but sleeping masks with cavities can be bad for side sleepers. The straps are adjustable and the mask stays firmly on and you don’t feel any pressure. The straps keep the mask in place for the whole night. The material feels and smells nice.
The only downside is, if you have a big head, the eye cavities may not fit perfectly and it will let some light in. So if you think this might apply to you, be aware of this. You can order them and return them if they don’t fit if you wish to be sure.
Sleep Master Sleep Mask review – Best sleep mask for side sleepers
If you are a side sleeper, I’m telling you – this is the one you want. The size of the mask is huge and it’s very well adjustable. Light just doesn’t come in and you have a lot of space moving around. The fabric is soft and comfortable and once you get used to it, you won’t even notice that you are wearing it.
I was first recommended to get this by my friend who has had a lot of sleeping problems. He has been using this for 4 years now and swears by it. I’m not a side sleeper and I prefer the cavities for eyes that for example the Mindfold has, but if you feel you would like this, please test this. Over the years, I have heard probably close to 50 people say this has been the best sleeping mask they have ever tried.
Sleep mask for women – Dream Essentials Luxury Sleep Mask review
This mask I great for women because it fits perfectly if you have a small sized head (We tested this with 4 guys and 4 girls and it fit all the girls and none of the guys). The cavities are deep and comfortable. When you are the right size for the sleeping mask, it doesn’t let any light in. The fabric is stylish and comfortable and it’ll make you feel like a princess :).
Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask review
This sleep mask has eye cavities as well and therefore doesn’t out any pressure on the eyes themselves. The cavities are quite large so they’ll probably fit you perfectly. They have a velcro adjustable band which is a huge plus.
This model comes with earplugs that are decent. They are made of a foamy material that fills your ears and blocks out sound nicely.
Natural Silk Eye Mask review
The best part about this mask is that it’s silk. Silk sleep masks are so comfortable. This model is small and is a great fit if you travel a lot.
Smart Sleep mask review – Neuroon
Neuroon is a smart sleep mask. It syncs wirelessly with your iOS or Android smartphone. It gathers data with sensors embedded into the mask. I haven’t yet gotten mine so I don’t have an opinion. But it seemed really interesting. You can read more on their homepage or the Amazon product page.
The downside is that it’s pretty expensive. When I have been using my model for a month, I will update this review!
We hope you liked this review and found a fitting sleep mask for you. If you are shopping from Europe, click here to go to Amazon.de