Eye Masks

August 09, 2019

Eye Masks

I’ve written about them before. Eye masks. Those little pieces of fabric that you can place over your eyes to shield out the light and help you get some zzz’s. I have been wearing eye masks to sleep for years. At first, when I started wearing them, I didn’t care for the feeling of elastic across the back of my head. And now? If I am not wearing an eye mask, I don’t sleep well. My head has become accustomed to that feeling, making an eye mask a must-have for me.

 

I’ve also written about circadian rhythm. That internal-clock-type-thing that tells you when to go to bed and when to wake up. One of the things that can help to maintain that rhythm is dark in the night and light in the day. Wearing a sleep mask to keep out the light can be exceptionally beneficial in this regard.

Sleep masks are inexpensive and they don’t interfere with your body, as both over-the-counter and prescription medicines can do. Some would say that sleep masks aren’t habit-forming, but based on my personal experience, I would have to disagree with that particular claim.

 

You can buy eye masks for sleeping in a variety of different shapes and materials. There are some that are made with cooling gel, and others that have built-in ear covers. No matter what your preference is, if you looked hard enough, you probably could find an eye mask that would do the trick for you.

 

 

Do you wear an eye mask to bed? How well does this work for you?






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