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Pros

  • No pressure on eyeballs

  • Blocks light

  • Adjustable and stretchy strap

Cons

  • None that we could find

This mask blocks all light and wears comfortably, making it our top pick of the sleep masks we tested.

What is the Mzoo Sleep Eye Mask?

Mzoo is a retailer that sells contoured eye masks made of memory foam on Amazon. The company doesn’t have a website or address outside of its Amazon store, and the tag on my mask indicates that it’s made in China.

The mask comes in a couple colors; the one I tested is black. It’s made of soft, smooth foam, with pockets of space for a wearer’s eyes. Mzoo costs $30 at full price but is often on sale for less than $20. The retail price is comparable to other contoured masks, like the $35 Manta Sleep Mask or the $29 Tempur-Pedic Sleep Mask. These masks also have foam cups, although Tempur-Pedic’s is covered in a fuzzy polyester material.

What I like about the Mzoo Sleep Eye Mask

Close up of the back of the Mzoo.
Credit: Reviewed / Sara Tabin

Mzoo’s foam cups protected my eyes from pressure.

It blocks light well

The first time I used Mzoo was while staying with a friend who likes to wake up to natural light streaming into her bedroom each morning. I’m a frequent houseguest of hers and I like sleeping in a dark room so I’m not roused at the crack of dawn. We have had ongoing quarrels about this for years. Mzoo solved our issues: The mask allowed me to sleep comfortably all night and into the morning, and I didn’t have to fight with her about closing her curtains.

Though the mask is perfect for nights at her place, I also used it frequently when sleeping at home in my apartment. The curtains in my bedroom are thin enough that light seeps through even when they’re closed. Because I prefer not having anything on my face when falling asleep, I often get in bed maskless and reach for my Mzoo if the light wakes me before my alarm clock the next morning. With Mzoo’s help, I can always drift back to sleep and catch another hour of rest.

I also tested Mzoo and a dozen other masks in our Cambridge, Mass. lab with assistance from a colleague who aimed flood lights at my face while I wore each product. Compared to others we tested, Mzoo did a better job than most blocking out the lights. The masks that were a bit darker, Tempur-Pedic’s in particular, didn’t hold up as well as Mzoo in practice because they were less comfortable and didn’t stay on my head as well.

Its design isn’t intrusive

Mzoo’s mask impressed me because, unlike other eye masks, I found it fairly comfortable. Its contouring creates generous pockets around a wearer’s eyes and nose, which means I felt no pressure on my eyeballs. Its smooth memory-foam material never felt scratchy or rough on my skin, which is a big issue for a stomach sleeper like me. I often find the cups on other eye masks irritating when I rest the weight of my head face-down on my pillow.

It’s adjustable

Mzoo’s band is both stretchy and adjustable. The band’s elasticity helped prevent it from slipping off if the eye mask shifted on my head a little during the night; this was an issue with other masks that had adjustable bands, but no stretch.

What I don’t like about the Mzoo Sleep Eye Mask

Close-up of the front of the Mzoo.
Credit: Reviewed / Sara Tabin

As comfortable as Mzoo is compared to other masks, it’s a little bulky.

It’s a little bulky

I don’t have many complaints about the Mzoo, but if I had to pick one, it would be that the mask is bulkier than those that are less padded and uncontoured. This is part of the reason I don’t wear it throughout the night. (To be clear, I don’t wear any masks all through the night unless absolutely necessary.)

What are other people saying about the Mzoo Sleep Eye Mask?

Mzoo appears to have a lot of fans: The mask boasts 4.7 stars from over 66,000 customers on Amazon. People say it does a great job blocking light without adversely impacting your eyes or face. Customers also like that the mask’s strap doesn’t have velcro, so it won’t get caught in a wearer’s hair.

“These are what eye masks should be—anything else is literally a waste of your money,” writes one 5-star reviewer, who praised the mask’s contoured design and adjustable strap.

“I’ve been using this mask for over a week now, and I must say that it’s the best mask I’ve ever used yet,” writes another. “I’ve used a sleep mask every night for probably the last 9 years, and it’s the most comfortable one [yet].”

Other areas of the internet seem to approve of Mzoo. I decided to test this mask in part based on the Reddit reviews of the Mzoo attesting to its comfortable feel and high-quality materials. People also said their masks held up after repeated use.

However, two Amazon customers who gave the mask 1-star review—both said the mask let light in for them—claim the seller offered them a “bribe” to change their reviews.

Is the Mzoo Sleep Eye Mask worth it?

Selection of different sleep masks.
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

Mzoo beat out its competition in our tests.

Yes, it’s the top mask we tested

I’m a major cheapskate and not much of a shopper, so it’s rare for me to wholeheartedly endorse a product, but Mzoo gets my vote. It does exactly what a sleep mask should do: blocks light without discomfort.

It’s true that I sleep better with no mask in a fully dark room than with Mzoo because the mask is a little bulky. But at a certain point, the benefits of wearing an eye mask are worth a little discomfort. I prefer the design of Mzoo to flat, uncontoured masks that put pressure on my eyes as well as ones with bulky, stiff eyecups that dig into my face.

The only mask I tested that I found more comfortable than Mzoo was Loftie’s eye mask. That mask is made of silky smooth fabric, isn’t bulky, and its “hidden eyecups” don’t put pressure on a wearer’s eyes. Unfortunately, Loftie’s mask doesn’t block light as well. If you want total darkness, get Mzoo.

Mzoo is also reasonably priced. Its retail price is $30 on Amazon, but it’s almost always on sale. It was listed at $17 when I wrote this article and $19 at time of publishing, for example. If you’re looking to buy a new sleep mask, I say wait until Mzoo dips under $20 and then snag it.

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Sara Tabin

Sara Tabin

Sleep Writer

Sara Tabin is a sleep writer at Reviewed.

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