Many of us do not get the recommended sleep each night. Lacking sleep can not only effect our bodies – making us sluggish, but it also effects the way our brain functions, slowing down our productivity at work and even diminishing our decision-making skills.
Eye masks, also known as sleep masks, are an affordable, natural way to help us get to sleep faster … and stay asleep. They are typically made from fabric that is intended to cover both eyes, keeping all incoming light away from your eyes and to help induce a state of pure darkness. Eye masks have a comfortable, elasticated strap that holds the sleeping face mask in place and blocks unwanted light from your eyes.
Does an eye mask actually help you sleep better?
Eye masks are one of the best tools that can be used to overcome sleep problems and obtain restful relaxing sleep.
Many products have been developed over the years to assist people with sleep related problems and to help them regain the ability to fall and stay asleep. Eye masks tend to be one of the simplest and most effective of these solutions.
When your brain senses pure darkness, it causes the production of melatonin, the chemical of sleep. To help induce this state, you can also use earplugs. When you block out both noise and light, your chances of falling asleep are improved. People who sleep regularly during the day, such as nurses or other shift workers can benefit greatly by using them.
What is the best eye mask for sleeping?
Deciding on the right eye masks for sleeping is a problem shared by many people. It can be very confusing when looking through all the various choices. The best way to narrow down your choice, is to decide what your primary use for the mask will be. An eye mask can be used at home or while traveling, It can be used to make you feel at ease while trying to sleep in a place other than where you are used to sleeping, like a hotel or hospital. People who work the night shift can use a eye mask to help sleep during daylight hours. Others use a mask to help with relaxation and stress relief.
Below we have highlighted just a few of the most popular eye masks we have at Dream Essentials. You will see from the reviews, each of these masks at loved by our customers.
Escape Luxury Travel Sleep Mask w/ Carry Pouch & Earplugs
The most popular eye mask at Dream Essentials is the Escape Luxury Sleep Mask. It comes with a free set of earplugs, perfect for reaching that ultimate state of sleep. It is made with natural, fully breathable 100% cotton for extreme comfort. This eye mask for sleeping has eye cavities on the inside, so the mask does not touch your eyes. It provides 100% light blocking, which makes it a great choice for those who need to sleep during the day. Travelers love this mask, because the free carrying pouch makes it easy to grab and throw in luggage, a briefcase or purse.
Sweet Dreams™ Sleep Mask
The Sweet Dreams™ Sleep Mask is a stylish and slim-lined eye mask that is contoured to provide full comfort and supreme light blocking. The contoured design keeps the mask away from the eyes, leaving your eyes pressure-free. This eye mask is so lightweight, you will hardly notice it on your face!
The Sweet Dreams™ Sleep Mask is very flexible. It conveniently folds up into the complimentary carrying pouch – perfect to bring with you anywhere. This mask also comes with a set of soft foam ear plugs. At a very affordable price, the benefits of sleep masks are hard to pass up.
Dreamer Sleep Mask
The Dreamer Sleep Mask is a long time favorite at Dream Essentials. It is loved for its style, comfort, and its light-blocking ability. This eye mask is made from ultra-comfortable, natural cotton – perfect for those with sensitive facial skin. The soft material rests gently over the eyes and when fitted correctly, it will block almost all of the unwanted light.
With the Dreamer, the entire mask, including the strap, is soft and flexible. This makes it a perfect mask for those who sleep in various positions throughout the night. The strap on this mask will not dig into the side of your head or ears as you rest your head on a pillow.
At Dream Essentials we have a full line of eye masks from you to choose from. There are herbal eye masks with delightful herbal fragrances that can lull you into a deep comfortable sleep. If you suffer from allergies, bead and gel masks can provide the calm, gentle pressure that helps you rest.
Sleep is essential to your health. Many people understand the importance of sleep, but are too quick to turn to non-natural methods of falling asleep. Sleeping pills are highly addictive and not recommended unless you have a serious condition. If occasional sleeplessness is what plagues you, try an eye mask chances are, it will work wonders for you.