TOP FIVE BENEFITS OF WEIGHTED EYE MASKS FOR BETTER SLEEP

Posted by Chris Larcombe on

You have had a busy day at work, and all you want to do the moment you step foot in your home is to call it a day. But instead, you have a massive headache that you need to deal with, and it does not help that you cannot sleep because of your recurring insomnia.
 
Having problems with your eyes can also be a real pain. The discomfort can be so bad that it affects your everyday life and makes it impossible to accomplish what you want.
 
However, weighted eye masks or eye pillows are all the buzz nowadays because of their several health benefits. Here are some benefits of using weighted eye masks that you should know.
 
Our circadian rhythm is a biological process that mainly responds to light and dark; add light and you naturally wake up, remove light and you instantly become sleepy. It is otherwise known as your sleep-wake pattern, which changes after a 24-hour cycle. Sleeping experts also agree that a dark environment is vital to dosing off faster and having an overall good night’s rest.
 
Nowadays, we are exposed to more artificial blue light than when technology was not yet the trend. So, your precious phone and other technological devices can significantly impact your sleeping patterns!
 
Eye masks, usually used for sleeping, can block out the extra light that may interfere with your good night’s rest. Therefore, weighted eye masks are not only a viable choice for night-time, but they can also block out natural light, so you can sleep anywhere you go, even while traveling.

1. BLOCKS OUT THE LIGHT

Our circadian rhythm is a biological process that mainly responds to light and dark. It is otherwise known as your sleep-wake pattern, which changes after a 24-hour cycle. Sleeping experts also agree that a dark environment is vital to falling asleep faster and having a good night’s rest.

Nowadays, we are exposed to more artificial blue light than when technology was not yet the trend. So, your precious phone and other technological devices can significantly impact your sleeping patterns!

Eye masks, usually used for sleeping, can block out the extra light that may interfere with your good night’s rest. Therefore, weighted eye masks are not only a viable choice for the night-time, but they can also block out natural light, so you can sleep anywhere you go, even while travelling.

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2. IT HELPS YOU FALL ASLEEP FASTER

Falling asleep fast is a talent, and we would love to get our hands on the secret behind being able to fall asleep the moment you close your eyes. Say goodbye to counting sheep while trying to sleep because weighted eye masks, or eye masks in general, help you fall asleep even faster.

For example, simulated studies have shown that by using sleep masks, especially if paired with earplugs, people were able to fall asleep faster. This is because they block out the light and also any possible distractions that can deter you from your goal of falling asleep.

Weighted eye masks also provide a soothing effect similar to a weighted blanket. In addition, they will help calm your sleep anxiety and signal your brain that it is bedtime.

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3. IMPROVED SLEEP QUALITY

As discussed above, sleep masks can block out the light and stimulate extreme darkness, and this environment can aid in overall sleep quality. However, our bodies react differently to changes in our sleeping patterns, ultimately leading to sleep deprivation and other imbalances if not corrected.
 
The body can easily relax in a calm external environment, free from light and other sources of distraction. Thus, the focus would be on falling asleep. Two factors are at play here: the body reaches REM sleep faster, and melatonin levels are quickly elevated.
 
With gentle pressure, weighted eye masks can cause these sleep enhancers. In addition, the pressure will also stimulate the nervous system to produce mood-boosting hormones that improve the body’s calmness and ultimately help you get a great night's rest. You won't ever go to bed without one again.

4. PROVIDES RELIEF FROM HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

Headaches and chronic migraines are the worst, and anyone who suffers from them knows they can be debilitating, especially when they hit during the day, and the sunlight makes things even more difficult. Unfortunately, you cannot always find a dark room to recuperate in, so the next best option is to block out the light.
 
Weighted eye masks, as proven so many times, block out the light, but they also provide some relief to the onset of what could be a migraine or headache. Try weighted eye masks that have a cooling effect or one that you can chill and use afterward.
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5. HELPS WITH INSOMNIA

Sensory deprivation and eliminating distractions that keep you awake at night is the primary purpose of eye masks. Keeping all these things out of sight can ease your mind and help your body calm down, inducing the stimulation of sleep hormones.

Related Article: Six Impressive Benefits of Natural Weighted Eye masks

CAN EYE MASKS RELIEVE UNDER-THE-EYE BAGS AND DARK CIRCLES?

We all know the feeling of our eyes getting tired, puffy, and irritated. Sometimes, no matter how much sleep we get, our eyes just look exhausted. That’s where eye masks and eye patches come in – there are masks that are soaked in serum or gel said to help de-puff and refresh our eyes in just a few minutes. But do they actually work?
 
Eye masks are one of the most popular treatments for under-eye issues. It turns out that eye masks can be quite effective, depending on what type you use. If you’re looking to reduce puffiness and dark circles, you could try an eye mask that contains only natural products.
 
Kind Face products are 100% natural. Our eye masks contain flax seed and lavender and are wrapped in high-quality stonewashed linen. This eliminates all the impurities that lower priced items are made from. When you try an all-natural mask made by hand with only the highest quality materials you can expect to feel the difference between a cheap synthetic product and an organic, natural product. Natural is much more comfortable and your skin will love you for it!

Did you know?

Our eye pillows/masks can provide hot or cold targeted relief, either by microwaving or placing them in the fridge or freezer, which will ease tension, headaches, and minor pains. They soothe the entire eye area, which is often the cause of a migraine or headache. We recommend cooling your mask in summer and heating it in winter. This will ensure the most effective approach for targeted relief.

CONCLUSION

In summary, there are many benefits to be gained by sleeping with a weighted eye mask. They can relieve headaches, minimise stress, enhance creativity, and potentially aid in weight reduction by promoting deep sleep.

Kind Face is dedicated to helping you get better rest. Check out our range of quality products to help you sleep like a baby.

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