NodPod

Weighted Eye Pillow

Pressure Perfect

When it comes to sleeping, Maker Melissa Bamberg figured out how much pressure is just right.

Her weighted eye pillow started off as a light-blocking eye-mask. After some research and restless sleep, Melissa uncovered the benefits of deep pressure touch therapy.

Just like a hug or the swaddling of a baby, our bodies respond positively to pressure. NodPod can help relieve stress, headaches and—after a stint in the freezer—can
even help relax muscles.

Its micro-bead pouches apply gentle (but constant) weight, creating pressure-perfect conditions for a soothing rest on the go. Its snap- and strap-free design is easy to pack and travel with. And for at-home dozing, there’s a version that snaps to the edge of your pillowcase so it's always within reach.

NodPods are lined with jersey cotton on one side and cotton fleece on the other. Just like your pillowcase, you can flip it to go from cozy to cool.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Melissa
    Melissa

    Hello Grommet Fans! My name is Melissa Bamberg and I am the inventor of the NodPod. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you!

  • Veronica
    Veronica
    6/19/2017 10:40 AM

    Hi there...this seems really cool! How does it work if you roll in your sleep?

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 10:53 AM

    Hi Veronica! Thank you for your question, I'm asked that a lot! The main goal of my product is to help you to get to sleep. The length of the nodpod eye pillow accommodates any sleeping position and allows for some movement. If it falls off your face while you're sleeping, it returns to the side of your pillow and is right there if you need it again! @Veronica

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    6/19/2017 10:43 AM

    How does it stay in place when you move around during the night? And how do the warm/cool sides work if you have the pillowcase on?

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 10:58 AM

    Hi Nancy! Veronica was wondering the same thing and I just replied to her question, I hope that answers yours also! As for the warm/cool side that is the nodpod eye pillow, not the pillowcase. One side of the nodpod eye pillow is made of jersey cotton which has a cooling effect and the other side a microfiber fleece for a warmer feel. @Nancy

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    6/19/2017 10:45 AM

    Do you think this would help with migraine headaches?

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 10:58 AM

    @Debbie

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 11:02 AM

    Hi Debbie, Thank you for your question! The nodpod is excellent for migraine headaches. It feels especially wonderful is you put your nodpod in the freezer or refrigerator first. For my headaches, I like to use the travel version around my forehead/head. It has a 360* gentle pressure that is so relaxing.

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    6/19/2017 11:52 AM

    @Melissa How long does the pillow stay cold? I have a similar eye pillow with a strap that does not stay cold very long. Has this been tested?

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 1:10 PM

    Hi Dawn, Thank you for your question! One side of the nodpod eye pillow is made of a jersey cotton which is a breathable material that provides an ambient cool sensation without the need to refrigerate. The other side, a microfiber fleece, feels warmer against the skin naturally. For a cooler experience, you CAN refrigerate the nodpod prior to use. @Dawn

  • Kay
    Kay
    6/19/2017 11:11 AM

    How does the travel version stay put? I don't really want the pillow case, so would the travel version give me the very same thing (weighted) and look just like the pillow case one but without the case?

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 11:24 AM

    Hi Kay, Thank you for your question. The nodpod eye pillow comes in 2 version...one snaps to the edge of a pillowcase and the other version, the travel version, is just the nodpod eye pillow. The travel version is just slightly adapted for upright comfort. As to how it stays on: the travel version has two hollow end tabs and on one of the end tabs there is a small slit- you simply pull the corner of end tab through the slit and you have 360* weighted upright comfort. It really is like a hug for your head! @Kay

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/20/2017 10:23 AM

    Here is a visual to show you how it stays put:

    NodPod

  • Carm
    Carm
    6/19/2017 11:17 AM

    HELLO MELISSA,MY PURCHASE WOULD BE FOR MY SON....IF HE CANNOT USE IT OR IT DIDN'T HELP SLEEP PROBLEMS.....WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY...ALSO WHAT IS SHIPPING COST TODAY. THANKS, CARM WALTON

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/19/2017 11:20 AM

    Hi Carm, thanks for the comment! Shipping will depend where you are sending it, but you can find our complete return policy here.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    6/19/2017 1:43 PM

    @Mike hi I don't feel as though this question was really answered- the return policy says that some products are not available for return is this one of those or no? Thank you

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/19/2017 1:52 PM

    Hi Leslie, NoPod is available to be returned.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    6/19/2017 11:19 AM

    Hi Melissa. What are the microbeads made of?

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 11:28 AM

    Hi Jennifer, thank you for your question! Our microbeads are made of 100% Polyethylene, oval shaped, plastic pellets. These pellets are non­toxic, BPA free and hypoallergenic. Polyethylene does not promote surface growth of bacteria, which is why they're so widely used in medical equipment, children's stuffed animals and food containers. The microbeads are machine washable and dryer safe (delicate setting).

    @Jennifer

  • Charlene
    Charlene
    6/19/2017 11:28 AM

    how well does it work for Migraines?

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 11:36 AM

    Hi Charlene,

    Thank you for your questions! It works great for headaches! Especially for migraine suffers. The nodpod is scent-free and has the perfect amount of weight to ease the pain. It also feels great after its been cooled in the freezer. @Charlene

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    6/19/2017 11:34 AM

    How does it work if you are a side sleeper?

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 11:39 AM

    Hi Kathleen, thank you for your question. I too am a side sleeper and it feels great while sleeping on your side! You get the extra comfort/sensation of the gentle weight on the side/back of your head which feels so good. @Kathleen

  • Beth
    Beth
    6/19/2017 3:18 PM

    @Melissa Hi, Melissa. I'm also a side sleeper and my biggest issue is getting my eyes themselves to relax. I'm hoping there's a way to get the same pressure on my eyes while on my side. Would tucking the end/bottom of the regular NodPod under my head suffice or should I probably get the travel version that actually wraps and holds itself around the head? Thanks!

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 3:33 PM

    Hi Beth!

    Thank you for your question! The gentle pressure and how it molds to the contours of your eyes and face is just perfect! As for how you will use it...it's personal preference. You'll learn quickly how you like to sleep with your nodpod. There's no need as a side sleeper to tuck it under your cheek for stability, it will lay so nicely all on its own. I like the Original version for home as I like reaching for it in the early morning, it's always right there. The travel is nice because you do have a hollow end tab that can tuck under your cheek if you'd like. @Beth

  • nancy
    nancy
    6/19/2017 11:51 AM

    Is it washable? If so, what are the speciofics?

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 11:57 AM

    Hi Nancy, thank you for your question. We recommend that you wash and dry on the delicate setting. @nancy

  • lorrie
    lorrie
    6/19/2017 1:42 PM

    Hi Melissa,

    Would you be able to use the travel one in your bed?

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 2:11 PM

    Hi Lorrie,

    Thank you for your question! Yes absolutely you can use it in bed. Both the Original and Travel version have the same great eye pillow features and feel the same. @lorrie

  • PAM
    PAM
    6/19/2017 3:35 PM

    Does your product have any type of flax seed in it. My daughter-in-law gets migraines but can't use most of the eye pillows because they contain flax and she is allergic to it.

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 3:54 PM

    Hello Pam,

    Thank you for your question! No, there is flax seed or any organic fill of that nature used. We use 100% Polyethylene plastic pellets. These pellets are non­toxic, BPA free and hypoallergenic. Polyethylene does not promote surface growth of bacteria, which is why it's so widely used.@PAM

  • Tonia
    Tonia
    6/19/2017 3:40 PM

    Hello, Melissa!

    I use a king pillow. Do you offer a king pillowcase version?

    Tonia

  • Melissa
    Melissa – Special Guest
    6/19/2017 3:49 PM

    Hi Tonia!

    Thank you for your question. Yes! You have the option to order it in a queen/standard size or King size. @Tonia

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