Do you have difficulty achieving quality sleep but eye covers aren’t doing the trick? We have just the product for you. Eye pillows are pretty similar to eye covers, in that they can both help you accomplish consistent deep sleep.

However, eye pillows go a step further than the covers by working to relieve stress and increase comfort while you’re dozing. Eye pillows vary from the fabric used, to their filling, cover, and shape.

They should always effectively block out light, be smooth and comfortable, and ideally have a cooling and/or heating function. Really think about what you’ll be using the pillow for, and which distinguishing traits would be ideal for your product.

5 Of The Best Eye Pillows For 2018

Not every eye pillow is made the same, in addition to every person having a different face and different preferences. We’ve created a handy table that lists the most important traits of each product in order to help you more quickly and accurately to find the perfect product for you.

Eye PillowFillingAt a Glance 
Happy Wraps Cold LavenderOrganic flaxseed and French lavender flowersAttractive color, can be used cool or warm, aromatherapy for calming, natural and long-lasting ingredients
IMAK CompressionergoBeadsConforms to face and eyes, breathable cotton, ergoBeads help massage around eyes, cold therapy
Savasana NowNatural lavender and flaxseedConforms to contours of face, can be used hot or cold, natural ingredients, soft silk cover is relaxing and comfortable
DreamTime Inner PeaceFlaxseed and natural herb mixAromatherapy for relaxation and stress relief, flaxseed offers acupuncture benefits, can be used cold or warm, easy to wash
Blissful Being SilkLavender and flaxseedSoothing aromatherapy benefits, conforms to face and eyes, can be used cold or hot, comes in 8 attractive colors

Now that you’ve taken a glance at the best eye pillows on the market, scroll down further to read more in-depth about each of these amazing products!

Happy Wraps Cold Lavender – Best Long Lasting Product

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If you’re looking for a high-quality lavender eye pillow for after yoga, for migraines, sinus infection relief, or just plain want to spoil yourself, you need to check out Happy Wraps’ Cold Lavender Eye Pillow.

The various color options for the polyester silk exterior are cool and soft to the touch and will make you feel like royalty the moment you place it over your eyes.

If you’re looking for pain relief from staring at the computer screen all day, simply place the pillow in the freezer for a bit and place over your eyes for a cool way to ease your sore eyes.

If you’re prone to migraines or suffering from a sinus infection, toss the pillow in the microwave and right away you have instant warm stress relief.

The pillow is filled with a blend of flaxseed and natural French lavender flowers. Flaxseed is great for providing acupuncture-like benefits, relieving pressure around the eyes, while lavender provides aromatherapeutic/stress-relieving benefits.

What We Liked

  • Blend of long-lasting flaxseed and natural French lavender
  • Soft, elegant polyester silk cover
  • Can be used by freezing or microwaving

What We Didn’t Like

  • Doesn’t get as cold as competitor options

IMAK Compression – Best Product for Migraine Relief

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IMAK is a company known for creating quality compression products to improve your quality of life and provide pain relief. They have continued with this mission with their Compression Mask, that form-fits to your face and eye shape, preventing any light from getting in.

This, along with its compression properties, softness, and ability to use both hot and cold, make it the best option for those suffering from migraines.

The breathable cotton cover is soft and makes it easy to wear, while the ergoBeads filling creates a gentle massaging effect around the eyes.

If you’d like to up the pain relief, place it in the freezer for a while, and experience cooling effects without the shock of an ice pack. The strap is also a great addition, ensuring the mask stays put and does its job all while you’re resting.

What We Liked

  • Conforms to the shape of any face and eyes
  • Prevents any light from getting in, with the addition of a head strap.
  • Breathable soft cotton cover is comfortable and easy-to-wear
  • ergoBeads inside can be frozen or warmed up

What We Didn’t Like

  • The strap can find itself coming undone or becoming loose

Savasana Now – Best Product to Use After Yoga

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If you’re looking for a super versatile eye pillow to use after yoga, or simply just to relieve some stress from your day, then take a look at Savasana Now’s Lavender and Flaxseed Eye Pillow. As you may have noticed, lavender and flaxseed are quite a common filler of eye pillows, and for a good reason.

The lavender flower produces aroma-therapeutic benefits, relaxing the user and allowing you to fall asleep faster. Flaxseed is long-lasting, heats and freezes well, and can provide an acupuncture-like effect around the eyes, as well.

The cover is made of a luxurious silk, so no matter the temperature, it always seems to be a bit cool and soft to the touch.

The manufacturer has also taken it upon themselves to include a convenient carrying bag, so you can easily take it to the office or your yoga classes without worrying about uncleanliness or losing it.

The only downside that we found in this product, was its metal zipper, so you must remove the cover when you want to heat it.

What We Liked

  • Smooth, silk cover is soft and comfortable
  • Filled with lavender and flax, providing soothing and acupunture-like properties
  • Carrying bag makes it easy to transport
  • Can be used heated or frozen

What We Didn’t Like

  • Metal zipper means you must take the cover off before microwaving it

DreamTime Inner Peace – Most Natural Product

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With the DreamTime Inner Peace eye pillow, the title says it all. It’s great for use as a sensory relaxation tool, with a soft cover and a signature blend filling consisting of flax, lavender, chamomile and orange granules.

This makes for a pillow that not just smells pleasant, but also provides an array of benefits (again, aromatherapy and acupuncture).

The luxurious fabric is cool to the touch and forms to the face and eye shape when draped over, blocking out any light.

There are a couple minor downsides, however. There is a metal zipper, so microwaving can be dangerous, and the bag is only about 30% filled.

What We Liked

  • Filled with all-natural, soothing ingredients
  • Luxurious, smooth cover blocks out any light and conforms to face shape
  • Can be used frozen or microwaved

What We Didn’t Like

  • Hidden zipper can make heating up dangerous
  • The bag is only about 1/3 filled

Blissful Being Silk – Best Product for Eye Irritation

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In today’s world, it’s safe to say that practically all of us spend far too much time staring at screens. Whether you’re staring at your computer at work all day, or just addicted to your cell phone, your eyes need rest.

That’s where Blissful Being Silk eye pillow comes in.

There are many lavender filled pillows on the market, but this one does an exceptional job at providing comfort and relief from the comfort of your home. The light pillow drapes over and conforms to the shape of your eyes without exerting any pressure.

The lavender and flaxseed filling is perfect for after work to help you relax. If you don’t want to wait until you get home, no worries! It’s compact and easy to travel with.

Freeze the pillow to cool off your stress, or warm it up to relax and let loose of all your worries.

What We Liked

  • Filled with soothing flaxseed and lavender
  • Can be frozen or warmed up
  • Light pillow provides relief without adding extra pressure

What We Didn’t Like

  • The cover does not come off

Best Eye Pillow – Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the right eye pillow largely depends on your personal needs and preferences. It’s important to think about what you’ll be using the product for, and what you’d like to get out of it. Fortunately, we’ve made a guide to help lead you in the right direction!

Fabric

Are you going to be using the pillow in a hot climate? Perhaps a cool silk is right for you. Maybe you’re looking for a more durable fabric or a fabric that is cushier? Velvet is always a great option.

A cloth is a less-commonly-used fabric, but it is out there. While it is more durable, it is not as soft against the skin.

Filling

As we discussed earlier, the most common filling is the lavender/flax blend. Lavender is perfect if you’re looking for a sleep aid, or just to relax. Flaxseed is also great, because it provides acupuncture benefits, and increases the circulation around the eyes.

Make sure to look for a product that isn’t air-tight, nor too heavy. Light pressure on the eyeballs reduces heart rate, furthering a feeling of calmness

There are other options, such as gel-filled balls that are great for freezing and microwaving but may not last as long, nor give you the aroma-therapeutic benefits of natural herbs.

Additions

Take into account if you want a pillow with or without a zipper. If it has a zipper then remember to take the cover off before microwaving, so you won’t burn yourself.

If you’ll be using the pillow for traveling/after yoga/at the office, then notice if the pillow includes a travel bag.

Conclusion

Regardless of the product you choose, you can rest easy knowing you’ve picked a quality eye pillow. Our personal favorite is Savasana Now Silk eye pillow. It’s easy to travel with, and perfect for a long day of work, or after a yoga session.

The lavender and flaxseed filling is all-natural and provides an array of relaxation benefits. The product is very versatile, and can be microwaved and frozen without worry, which makes it our personal favorite of the bunch!