5 Best Sleep Masks With Headphones In Australia 2022 | The Insomnia Killers

mussage sleep mask with headphones

Sleep masks with headphones are honestly one of the best products to come onto the Australian market in the last few years. If like myself you often have trouble getting to sleep without a podcast or soft music playing in the background then these are an awesome solution.

Sleep masks with headphones are a relatively new phenomena. We have only just started to see these flood into Australia in late 2021 with a wider range becoming available in 2022. As they are such a new product there are many things to consider before purchasing. In this article I'll look to cover off a few main points:

  • What to look for in a bluetooth sleep mask with headphones
  • How to choose a sleep mask with headphones if you're a side sleeper, back sleeper or stomach sleeper
  • Review of the 7 best bluetooth sleep masks with headphones available in Australia

After assessing these points I hope it becomes a little easier to decide what's right for you. It's well worth noting that these are not readily available in Australia just yet. Generally with any article I write I like to only talk about Australian companies to make sure that you get the best possible delivery times and customer service. As a result, many of the sleep masks with headphones that I'm recommending will be US based companies selling on Amazon. I've made sure to locate companies that have fast shipping to Australia and as more Australian companies start to sell these I'll add them to this article.

What to look for in a bluetooth sleep mask with headphones

So generally we can apply the same methodology to sleep masks with headphones as what we can to standard sleep masks. The main difference we need to assess is the sound quality of the headphones, positioning of the headphones and comfort of the headphones as these will be sitting directly against your head and pillow if you're a side sleeper.

When looking at the sleep mask side of things you want to make sure you don't go for something that will be uncomfortable. There are many questions you should look to answer such as:

  • Does it offer total blackout?
  • Will the head band catch on my pillow?
  • Does it offer eyelash protection?
  • Is the head band adjustable?
  • Are the materials comfortable?
  • Will the product cause dark circles under your eyes?

If you have these questions answered then you should be well on your way to sorting out the sleep mask component of the product.

When looking at the earphone component of the product the first question that you should look to answer is around sound quality. The last thing you want is to have your headphones sounding like something you bought from the $2 store as this is the fastest ticket to a sleepless night. You need to find headphones that have a very clear output and admittedly this is very difficult with such a new product. In my review I'll make sure to call out whether I found the sound quality to be of high quality.

The positioning of the headphones is something that's usually covered by most sleep masks with headphones. There is generally a small sleeve which allows you to move the headphone into the right position. It's worth noting that not all of the options you're assessing will have this and you'll find out very quickly why this is so important. Often times when you receive the product, the headphones will be out of position and might sit close to your temples. If the positioning can't be adjusted then the product won't be of much use.

The most important and overlooked component of the headphone piece is the thickness. If you've never seen what the headphone found in a sleep mask looks like then the best way to describe it is that its a disc with padding. The earphone sits inside this padded disc and the idea is that you're not meant to feel the product on your pillow. Often times this disc can be quite thick which means that when you're trying to sleep you have a big circular disc pressing into your ear. If you're a side sleeper this is a big issue as it can cause serious discomfort.

Best sleep masks with headphones if you're a side sleeper

For side sleepers' It's very important to look out for sleep masks with headphones that have a thin earphone piece, a comfortable and adjustable headband and an eye mask which isn't too thick. If the earphone piece is too thick it will press against your ear. If the headband gets caught on your pillow then it's likely you'll wake up mid sleep and the headband must be adjustable so it doesn't fall of your head. It's also worth nothing that you don't want the eye mask part of the product to be too thick. Whilst I haven't experienced this with too many sleep masks with headphones I have definitely experienced this with traditional sleep masks and this is something to look out for.

The Best Bluetooth Sleep Masks With Headphones | Our Verdict 

1. Sleep Mask With Headphones | mussage

mussage sleep mask with headphones
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The mussage sleep mask with headphones is hands down the best I have tried. Mussage is located in Australia so all deliveries, returns and enquiries are handled locally. The sleep mask is very comfortable and offers padding and eyelash protection on the face, total blackout, comfortable fabric on the exterior and a velcro headband made of soft fabric so it doesn't get caught on your pillow. The earphones are crystal clear and only 4mm thin which means you won't feel them on your pillow. In a pricing sense it's towards the higher end however it's well worth the extra $10.

Pros

  • Total blackout padded eye mask
  • Contoured eye area which protects eyelids and eyelashes
  • 4mm thin headphones
  • Soft head band ideal for side sleepers
  • Premium quality noise output
  • Based in Australia
  • Built in microphone for phone calls
  • Wireless

Cons

  • Priced at $69

 

2. Sleepwell Bluetooth Eyemask Headphones | Rebel Sport

Rebel Sport Sleepwell Bluetooth Eyemask Sleep Headphone

The Sleepwell Bluetooth Eyemask Sleep Headphones from Rebel is an excellent choice. It's great to see Rebel bring out so many awesome products of late and this one doesn't disappoint. The sleep mask is great with a relatively soft fabric on the outside, total blackout, eyelash protection. The earphones are great as well with crystal clear quality, relatively thin and easily manoeuvrable to the right position on your ear. There are a few very minor drawbacks such as the headband piece turning into a thin velcro strap at the back, the volume and on/off pad not being centred which at certain angles can be felt on the pillow. All in all it's an excellent product sold by a very reputable Australian retailer which I'd highly recommend.

Pros 

  • Total blackout padded eye mask
  • Contoured eye area which protects eyelids and eyelashes
  • Thin headphones
  • Premium quality noise output
  • Based in Australia
  • Built in microphone for phone calls
  • Priced at $49.99
  • Wireless

Cons

  • Thin velcro headband
  • Volume and on/off pad on the side of the sleep mask

3. Musicozy Sleep Headphones | Amazon

Musicozy Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Wireless Sleeping Eye Mask

Okay I know I said I'd look to keep only Australian brands on here but I had to include Musicozy in the list. They sell one of Amazon's leading sleep headphones and have thousands of reviews. They also ship to Australia within 7 days so you won't be waiting too long. Looking at the sleep mask, the fabric isn't as soft as the mussage or Rebel sleep masks however it's comfortable enough and offers total blackout. The earphone placement is adjustable and the noise quality is great. There are a few major drawbacks however. The headphone quite thick meaning you may feel it on the pillow. There is no eyelash protection which means the sleep mask sits directly on your face and the velcro strap on the back can be a little uncomfortable.

Pros

  • Total blackout padded eye mask
  • Premium quality noise output
  • Built in microphone for phone calls
  • Premium quality noise output
  • Priced at $39.99
  • Wireless

Cons

  • Thick headphones
  • No contoured eye area which protects eyelids and eyelashes
  • Thick headphones
  • Based in America

4. Jabees Top Shelf Bluetooth sleep mask with headphones | Soundz Store Australia

Jabees Top Shelf Bluetooth sleep mask with headphones

Originally when sleep masks with headphones first came out they came with proper headphones which go into your ears. Jabees were one of the pioneers in this space and designed headphones which are really small so you don't feel them on your pillow. This design can be quite divisive as some people find them uncomfortable however I didn't have any issues. The sleep mask itself is very comfortable featuring memory foam, eyelash protection and total blackout functionality. A few customers in the reviews said that the headphones started losing power after 6 months of using the product but I didn't experience this and in general it's a good product.

Pros

  • Total blackout padded eye mask
  • Premium quality noise output
  • Based in Australia
  • Contoured eye area which protects eyelids and eyelashes
  • Wireless

Cons

  • Headphone may be uncomfortable for some people
  • Priced at $79.99
  • Thin velcro headband
  • Volume and on/off pad on the side of the sleep mask

5. Sleep Phones Headband Sleep Headphones | Sleep Solutions

SleepPhones Classic Corded Headband Sleep Headphones

There are a few major differences with sleep headbands to sleep headphones and it really depends on what you want to compromise on. Sleep bands are great for side sleepers as there is no interference from the eye mask portion of the product. It also stays on your head easier. The Sleep Solutions headband sleep headphones is very comfortable, the sound quality is great and the earphones are quite thin. You don't necessarily need to use this product for sleeping which also makes it quite diverse. The major drawback however is that it's corded. This means that the cord can often get in the way when you're trying to sleep. Also it doesn't come with any total blackout or general eye mask functions that are available in the alternatives. Overall it's still a good product and is a great tool for travelling as well.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great for side sleepers
  • Premium quality noise output
  • Thin earphones
  • Based in Australia

Cons

  • No contoured eye area which protects eyelids and eyelashes
  • No total blackout
  • Corded
  • Priced at $69.95