I bought this item because I was using a sound machine and eye covers separately, so I figured since I needed new eye covers that I'd just try combining the two with this product. It's a great concept, and the filling material is nice and soft, however the whole thing is a little bulky for my taste. The bigger problem is the outer material, it's almost like a velour/velvety type material. I think under normal circumstances it would be okay, but I live in AZ and the outer material doesn't breathe that well, so it ends up making my face sweaty and hot. I still use the product though, maybe not every night, but overall it's a nice concept. Plus, there's a place where you can plug in your iPod or CD player and listen to your own music if you don't want to listen to the ocean or other nature sounds they have already built in.