Just like a weighted blanket, sleeping masks give you a little extra comfort at bedtime. If you have insomnia or get stress-related headaches, a smart sleeping mask can help. Unlike old-school masks that block out only a bit of light, smart masks offer precise light control, sound muting, and more. Get your ZZZZZs back on track with one of the best smart sleeping masks available.
Give your eyes the spa treatment
RENPHO's high-tech sleep mask targets acupoints in your temples and around your eyes to relieve headaches, eye strain, and lull you to sleep. The sleek design lends well to travel and tucking away in a nightstand drawer. As a bonus, the RENPHO connects to Bluetooth devices so you can relax while listening to your favorite tunes or podcast.
Better than a lullaby
Parents have long stood by singing lullabies to children at bedtime because it works, and that's the idea behind Lightimetunnel's Bluetooth 5.0 headphones. There are stereo speakers inside, plus a microphone to answer calls. The 3D memory sponge eyecups are breathable and block out all light completely so you get a distraction-free night of rest.
Side sleepers rejoice
If you're a side sleeper, you know how hard it is to nodd off with traditional sleep masks. LC-dolida's 3D sleep mask is made especially for side sleepers. It's ultra-thin, doesn't slide around with movement, and has built-in stereo speakers so you listen to a few tunes on your way to dreamland.
Low tech, but brainy mask
It doesn't have Bluetooth or any way to mute noise, but it does an exceptional job of blocking out light. Billed as a 100% blackout sleep mask, this model from Manta Sleep has adjustable eyecups that mold to your face, preventing any light from getting in. The Manta Sleep mask is breathable and soft, and connects with micro hooks that won't snag your hair or your PJs.
Block it all out
Keep everything out that's preventing you from sleep, and let in only what you want. With Joseche sleep headphones, you'll get Bluetooth 5.0 and true HD Hi-Fi sound. Stream your favorite podcast, relaxing music, or nature sounds from your iPhone to put your brain at ease. You get more than nine hours of the rechargeable battery, so these are also great for unwinding in the middle of a stressful day.
Best stress reliever
An adjustable elastic band fits over the back of your head while this ultra-modern mask sits comfortably over the eyes. This advanced SereneLife mask offers up heat, air pressure vibration, and electric eye massaging. You select the mode, and this smart sleeping mask goes to work, relieving eye pain, and stress. This mask is foldable, portable, and comes with a rechargeable battery.
Give your eyes some love
RENPHO has updated its beloved sleeping mask. Version 2.0 is one of the best smart sleeping masks of the year and has an eye massager, heat, and compression built right in. You control everything by remote and touch control. Get rid of bags under the eyes with an acupoint massage or soothe stress by listening to music over Bluetooth. This model folds down small, making it ideal for travel or a bedside table drawer.
Comfort your eyes
Weighted sleep blankets are all the rage. For some, added weight gives a sense of comfort. The ASUTRA weighted silk sleep mask has muslin eye pouches that are fillable with flax seeds to add a small amount of weight around the eyes. Since you decide how many flax seeds to use, you control the weight and pressure. The added weight and soothing scent of lavender relieve stress, anxiety, and headaches.
Put NASA tech to work
The Illumy smart sleep mask from Sound Oasis uses the same light technology developed by NASA to improve sleep. Put this mask on, and you'll see a gradual dimming sunset that nudges your mind and body to rest. In the morning, the mask brightens on its own, mimicking the action of the sun. Go to sleep and wake gently with one of the best smart sleeping masks from Illumy.
Relax your eyes
Your eyes work hard all day long, and sometimes, they need extra special treatment. The Breo iSee4 massages tired eyes with heated air, relaxing them and you. The Breo mask slips over your head with an adjustable strap, and it's comfortable to wear for naps or a full 40 winks. Infrared heat and massaging air pulses work in tandem to increase the blood flow around your skin and eyes to reduce eye strain, puffiness, treat dry eyes, and relieve sinus pressure and headaches.
Lose dark circles under your eyes and drift away with the Ihelol eye massager. Built-in heating pads warm the skin around your eyes, quickly relieving eye strain and puffiness and comforting allergies and sinuses. This wireless sleep mask also has Bluetooth for streaming and nine vibration modes.
Get your ZZZZs on
The best one-size-fits-all eye mask is from RENPHO. Combining massaging heat and Bluetooth, the RENPHO gently massages your temples and eyes with air and heat to relieve eye strain, headaches, sinus pressure, and stress so you can concentrate on sleeping.
If you need total blackness to sleep, the Lightimetunnel sleep mask is your prescription for a solid night of rest. The 3D eyecups are comfy against the skin and block all light. Built-in Bluetooth 5.0 also lets you stream music from your iPhone or iPad.
And if stress relief is your end goal, Serene Life's wireless mask can help. It fits snugly around your head, offering up heated air pressure and vibration that will send you to another world.
Jodi Owan works behind a keyboard and a camera. She's a freelance writer for iMore, Android Central, and Windows Central.
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