No pressure on eyes
Includes carrying pouch and earplugs
May slip during use
We purchased the Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask so our reviewer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.
Sleep masks make sleeping in bright conditions easier—whether you’re taking a long-haul flight, sleeping outdoors, or trying to avoid jetlag. Some people even use sleep masks for meditation. The Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask is a unique type of sleep mask that is contoured to reduce pressure on the eyes. It has developed a pretty extensive cult following in the world of products specifically designed to get you a better night’s sleep, but I wanted to test its accolades for myself. I wore the sleep mask to bed for several nights to see if it lives up to its claims. Read on for all the dreamy details.
Design: Specially contoured for less eye pressure
The real appeal of the Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask is the contoured design, which doesn’t put pressure on your eyes as some other masks can. Besides being more comfortable on the eyes, the design allows you to wear it without ruining your eye makeup, which makes it a great travel accessory and perfect for quick naps between events.
The mask is adjustable via an adhesive strap in the back and designed to fit men, women, and children. I found it to fit well without adjusting the strap, which is a good thing because when the sides of the adhesive material aren’t perfectly lined up, strands of my hair got caught up in it. If you have very short hair, this won’t be a problem. Otherwise, it can pull and tangle your hair, which is somewhat painful.
The fabric is made of polyester, and while it’s not as silky soft as other sleep masks I’ve tried, it still feels nice on the skin.
The only real negative I found with the design is that there is less room for error when it comes to the mask slipping during the night. If it does slip, you’ll find it lopsided on your face and the contours not lined up properly, which is more noticeable than with a traditional sleep mask.
The Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask is available in a small range of plain colors: there’s the black I tested, as well as pink, red, turquoise, and a darker jet black. Compared to other sleep masks, this one makes you look a little bug-eyed when you’re wearing it, but what it lacks in aesthetics, it makes up for in its effectiveness. The sleep mask also comes with a small carrying case for transporting it, as well as a set of Moldex earplugs, making it the perfect product to take on a trip.
Performance: Blocks light
The award-winning design seems perfect, but how does it really fair when you’re trying to catch up on sleep? I found that it did indeed work as expected. Not only did it completely block out light like a good sleep mask needs to do, but due to the contour, I was able to completely open my eyes underneath it. This may or may not be a feature you are looking for in a sleep mask, but if you’ve tried traditional models in the past and found them uncomfortable, this one is a great alternative.
The sleep mask did slip slightly during the night, and because of the contours, I found it slightly uncomfortable when it did so. Tightening the strap may have prevented this, but I preferred the mask slipping to getting my hair caught.
Comfort: Easy to wear
The fabric is made of polyester, and while it’s not as silky soft as other silk sleep masks I’ve tried, it still feels nice on the skin. The Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask is more densely padded than other masks—with a polyurethane foam inner material—and most of that padding is concentrated around the orbital bone to keep the mask off the eyes. The cut edges of the mask are slightly rough, but I found that I couldn’t feel this part while wearing the mask at night. The contoured nature actually made this mask more comfortable overall than other sleep masks I’ve tried.
Price: Very affordable
The Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask retails for about $13. This is right in the range of other contoured eye masks, and the price seems about right, especially considering it also includes a carrying pouch and earplugs making it a handy travel accessory. Even traditional, flat sleep masks sell for about the same.
Not only did the mask completely block out light, but I was also able to completely open my eyes underneath.
Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask vs. Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask
The Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask looks more like the sleep masks you’re probably used to seeing, and I tested it as well. Alaska Bear’s mask feels much softer than the Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask, but it doesn’t solve the problem of keeping the sleep mask off the eyes.
If you can’t get used to the feeling of a sleep mask covering your eyes or you want to protect your eye makeup, stick with Bedtime Bliss. But if you don’t mind the feeling, I recommend the Alaska Bear sleep mask for its silky material and comfortable wear. Plus, it sells for a few dollars cheaper and is available in over 25 colors and designs.
- Product Name Sleep Mask
- Product Brand Bedtime Bliss
- UPC 820103223423
- Price $12.68
- Weight 0.8 oz.
- Product Dimensions 9.4 x 2.8 x 0.2 in.
- Color Jet black, black, pink, crimson red, turquoise
- Material Polyester interlock; polyurethane foam inside