Best sleep masks in Australia

We read hundreds of customer reviews to find the best sleep masks you can buy online and in-store in Australia.

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The best sleep masks in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the sleep masks in this list based on extensive research, real customer reviews and personal experience. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the products with the highest review score within those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best sleep mask for most people: Slip Sleep Mask

Pros

  • Stays on the head all night without slipping off
  • Fabric feels comfortable and smooth on the face and elastic band isn't too tight

Cons

  • Band isn’t adjustable
  • The width could have been longer to ensure more coverage of the eyes, according to some reviews

Price (RRP): $55

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Why we chose it

The Slip Sleep Mask was one of the highest rated eye masks for most people according to 670 Google reviews with a 4.4 out of 5 rating. It also scores 4 stars out of 5 from almost 200 reviews on the Sephora AU website. Many liked that the mask's fabric felt soft on their face and the elastic band wasn't too tight on the back of their head. Reviewers also liked that it stayed on the head while sleeping without slipping off.

The Slip Sleep Mask is made from specially designed "Slipsilk" which has been developed over a 10-year period to offer a balance between shine, thickness, softness and durability. It is made from 6A long fibre mulberry, the highest grade of silk, and has a thickness of 22 momme (not including the elastic). Its dimensions are 8.5cm by 20.5cm and according to the manufacturer, it is made following the strictest quality guidelines. It also does not contain any toxic dyes, is machine washable and is Australian made.


Best sleep masks for travel: Mavogel Sleep Mask

Pros

  • Comes with a carry case and is easily folded away for travel
  • Most found it blocks out all light via an adjustable nose strap you can mould to your nose

Cons

  • Some said the strap was too thin
  • Better fit on those with larger heads, according to some reviews

Price (RRP): $34.99

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Why we chose it

The Mavogel Sleep Mask was one of the highest rated sleep masks for travel according to over 22,000 Amazon reviews with a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating. Many found it blocked out all light and liked that it had an adjustable nose strap that can be moulded to the face to stop light coming in from this area. Reviewers also found the eye area comfortable as it did not press down on their face.

The Mavogel Sleep Mask is designed to block out light, particularly that which comes through the nose, using its bending cartilage design. It has soft cotton triangles in the eye area that help to hold the mask in place and alleviates any pressure. The mask is made of five layers of fabric to allow for extra comfort and is 100% hand made. The new 2018 design has taken into account a variety of head sizes to ensure it is ergonomic as well as the right design for a wide variety of people. It also comes with a travel pouch.


Best light-blocking sleep mask: MZOO Sleep Eye Mask

Pros

  • Blocks out all light coming in from around the face and provides total darkness
  • Feels comfortable on the face and doesn't cause tightness around the eye area

Cons

  • Bulky size that takes time to fit
  • Not as comfortable for side sleepers due to adjustable strap

Price (RRP): $30.69

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Why we chose it

The MZOO Sleep Eye Mask was one of the highest rated light-blocking sleep masks according to over 27,000 Amazon reviews with a 4.7 out of 5 stars rating. Many liked that the mask does a good job of blocking out all light coming in from around the face as well as the nose area and provides complete darkness. Reviewers also liked that it felt comfortable on the face and not too tight.

The MZOO Sleep Eye Mask utilises a head-bonded technology as an alternative to glue which makes it good quality and unlikely to wear over time. It is made from high quality fibre and memory foam for additional comfort that won't stain sheets or pillows. The mask is suitable for all head sizes and features an adjustable strap that won't get caught on hair.

It blocks out light well while still allowing you to blink freely behind the mask, making it suitable for meditation, yoga, travel, napping and for those who have insomnia. The mask places no pressure on the eyes and the space between the eyes is deeper and wider than traditional flat masks.


Best memory foam sleep mask: TERSELY Sleep Mask

Pros

  • Blocks out a large portion of light
  • Easy to open and close your eyes while wearing as it has soft raised moulds around the eye

Cons

  • Bulky in size compared to similar items
  • Better for back sleepers than for side or stomach sleepers

Price (RRP): $25.29

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Why we chose it

The TERSELY Sleep Mask was one of the highest rated memory foam sleep masks according to almost 60 Amazon reviews scoring a 4 out of 5 rating. Many liked that it was easy to open and close their eyes while wearing it due to the memory foam moulds that do not rest on the eyes directly. Reviewers also liked that the mask blocked out a significant amount of light.

The TERSELY Sleep Mask is made from cotton and filled with pure mulberry silk making it lightweight, breathable and comfortable on the face. Its design blocks out surrounding light and has an extra cut out for the nose. The eye sockets are 4cm in diameter while the head circumference is 57cm to 64cm. The pack contains two sleep masks making it great value for money and it also comes with earplugs to help block out noise around you, making the set good for travel.


Best cooling sleep mask: TICLO's Gel Eye Mask

Pros

  • Made well and comes with extras like a silk mask
  • It stays cool for a long time, typically for 30 minutes

Cons

  • Becomes too cold and inflexible when placed in the freezer
  • Seams on the side wear over time, according to some reviews

Price (RRP): $39.09

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Why we chose it

TICLO's Gel Eye Mask was one of the highest rated cooling sleep masks with a 4.6 out of 5 stars rating according to 865 Amazon reviews. Many said that the mask was made well and liked that it came with extra items such as a silk mask for sleeping. Reviewers also found that it stayed cool for a long time out of the fridge and while in use.

TICLO's Gel Eye Mask is specially made to reduce puffiness and swelling around the eyes through its cooling effect. It is best used by storing it in the fridge overnight or in a freezer for no longer than two hours. When the mask is cool it can be applied to the face. Its design is reversible which means you can turn it over and use the other side when one has reached room temperature. The product also comes with a bonus silk sleep mask.


Best silk sleep mask: Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask

Pros

  • Size of the mask is generous and fits most heads
  • Made of high-quality silk that feels comfortable and breathable on the face

Cons

  • Strap can feel uncomfortable on the ears
  • Doesn’t completely block out all light from around the face

Price (RRP): $12.99

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Why we chose it

The Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask was one of the highest rated silk sleep masks according to over 23,000 Amazon reviews with a 4.6 out of 5 rating. Many liked that the size of the mask was generous for a silk sleep mask. Reviewers also liked that the silk used was of high quality and provided comfort and breathability while sleeping.

The Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask is made from high quality 19 momme natural mulberry silk on both sides. The silk fabrication means the mask is soft, smooth and breathable. The mask has a fully adjustable strap that can fit 15.8 inches to 27.6 inches and won't tug on your hair with the plastic adjuster sitting at the back of the head. The fabric does not absorb skincare products so it is ideal for spa use or after applying moisturisers. It also blocks out light and travels easily.


Best gel sleep mask: Grace and Stella Gel Bead Eye Mask

Pros

  • Beads inside are soft but do not lose form allowing the mask to stay in place well
  • Works well when put in the fridge or freezer and stays cold for a long time while in use

Cons

  • Doesn’t block out as much light when compared to other masks
  • Mask expands when heated and doesn’t come back to shape, according to some reviews

Price (RRP): $12.99

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Buy at iHerb

Why we chose it

The Grace and Stella Gel Bead Eye Mask was one of the highest rated gel sleep masks according to over 520 Amazon reviews rating it at 4.4 stars out of 5. It also has a 4.3 out of 5 stars from almost 200 reviews on the iHerb website. Many liked that the beads used in the mask are soft but do not lose form when placed on the face. Reviewers also liked that it did not become rigid when placed in the fridge or freezer and stayed cool for a long time while in use.

The Grace and Stella Gel Bead Eye Mask contains microwave safe beads that can be heated up in the microwave or cooled down in the fridge to suit your needs. When warm, the mask can help with relaxation prior to bed while increasing blood circulation to the eye area. When used cool the mask can help with eye tiredness and puffiness. It helps to block out light and has soft plush backing making it comfortable while sleeping. If used warm it should be placed in the microwave for approximately 10 seconds. If used cold it should be placed in the freezer for 15 minutes before use.


Methodology

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Brands considered
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Products compared
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Best products chosen
  • We’ve compared over 25 sleep mask brands and 50 sleep mask products.
  • We excluded some brands that aren’t widely available across Australia.
  • We did not consider products over a $100 price point.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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