Most Comfortable Sleep Mask: IMAK Pain Relief Mask These two sleep masks are about as different as they come, yet for similar reasons, they both got top scores for comfort. Both are made from soft, fuzzy materials. Both made it easy for me to sleep on my side. Neither adjusted with Velcro. The mask was too heavy and too bulky for me to get through the night on my side.
But, a few days later, lying on my back with the chilled mask over my eyes while jazz music played, I had a comfortable, and conscious, rest break. The IMAK mask is comfortable all right—just not for sleep.
Best Sleep Mask for Big Noses: The mask is cut much wider around the bridge of the nose, preventing pinching or rubbing that more narrowly-shaped bridge cut-outs might cause.
Brookstone NapForm Eye Mask. The widely-beloved Brookstone mask is foam-filled, so the eye pockets should sit largely above and away from your nose. Best Sleep Mask for Long Eyelashes: Dream Essentials Sweet Dreams Sleep Mask My eyeglasses are always smudged right down the center from my lashes rubbing against them—so I know something about long lashes, and how unpleasant it can be to have something rubbing against them.
The Sweet Dreams Mask actually received my lowest average score, because its too-loose strap kept the mask from staying in place on my head. With a tighter strap preferably one not made out of Velcro , this might have been a winner.
For people who like that pressure, or who genuinely need something keeping them from opening their eyes and looking around the room, you might like the mask as much as I hated it. I was able to eventually get the mask in a comfortable-for-me position, but if you really want something holding your lids down, this would do it. Best Sleep Mask for Makeup: I like to do my makeup in the morning and then more or less forget about it the rest of the day.
But I also like naps. Naps between meetings, naps on planes and tranes, naps before late nights out. As to whether you can nap comfortably in it, that might be a different story. All those daytime sick hours I talked about also happened over a busy week.
So I was sleeping when I could, and then going out for whatever obligations I could in between naps. Best Blindfold Sleep Mask: Alaska Bear Sleep Mask I was positively giddy over how soft this mask was—just watch my review video.
While I usually shy away from blindfold masks that sit against my lids, this one felt more or less exactly like Nest Bedding described it: Alaska Bear Sleep Mask. So while I certainly formed some very strong opinions to reiterate: I threw a mask across my bedroom in my sleep , I fully acknowledge that the masks I loved might not be the masks you love, and vice-versa.
A full list of every mask reviewed over the series is below, with average score included. All thirteen of the sleep masks reviewed on Sleepopolis. Full List of Sleep Mask Reviews.