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Use an Eye Mask For Better Sleep

Sleep Tip: Try an Eye Mask

I always thought sleeping in an eye mask was sort of silly — an accessory reserved for posh ladies in movies, like Holly Golightly. Then I started having trouble falling asleep because of the streetlight that leaks through my curtains, then waking up to the sunlight in the morning. I let go of my pride and put on an eye mask. I can't believe what a difference it's made.

If you have trouble falling asleep, I really recommend a mask. Putting on the mask not only blocks out the light, it also signals to my body that it's time to sleep. You may not even realize that your bedroom is too bright until you wear a mask and see how much easier it is to sleep through the night. Eye masks are also ideal for naps, overnight flights, and camping trips.

So embrace the silliness and get yourself a playful eye mask, like this Sex and the City sleep mask. You'll be so well rested you'll forget how silly you feel. Do you use an eye mask?

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rebelkate rebelkate 7 years
LOVE my sleepmask! I have found the ones with an adjustable (velcro) band work best as I have purchased ones that ended up being too big or too tight. I don't start out the night with it on as I conk out pretty quick. But if I wake up in the middle of the night I slip it on and I go right back to sleep. I also keep one permanently in my suitcase for travelling.
SaraJeanQueen SaraJeanQueen 7 years
Wow... enlightening post. I am buying one for my mom, because she has trouble sleeping past 6 (even weekends, when she goes to bed late). I bet this would work :)
2muchtv 2muchtv 7 years
I would use it, but I like the sun waking me up in the morning. I use my arm to cover my eyes at night.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I got one for free in the mail with a sample of AllBran cereal. At first, I thought it was dumb, but once I tried it, I was hooked!
Frenched Frenched 7 years
I have the blue Holly Golightly mask and I tend to use it when I just CANNOT sleep and I need a last solution. I sleep so soundly after that. Thinking about it, I see no reason why I shouldn't wear my mask every night!
karinacocina karinacocina 7 years
i love my eye masks!! i cant sleep well without one. i buy a new one every year from this website: they are a bit expensive but worth it! i love my "cat nap" one and "come fly with me one"
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I'm not usually affected by light, so I've never really needed a sleep mask. I can see how it might be useful for me when traveling, since I typically have a hard time in beds other than my own. I am affected by sounds, so I sleep with earplugs pretty often.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
I received a free sleep mask on an international flight once, and I ended up wearing it for the next several months! It definitely made me a believer in them, though I haven't owned one in years now.
sandia sandia 7 years
My room is pretty dark but I use mine every once in a while when my neighbor decides to leave his porch light on AND another light in his front yard. And I definitely use it on road trips.
KeLynns KeLynns 7 years
I don't use them anymore, but when I was in a studio apartment with big windows I definitely needed it. And it was awesome. I wouldn't hesitate to use it again if I needed to!
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
sleep masks are fantastic, especially on the plane.
89thandbroke 89thandbroke 7 years
I use mine for nights that I want to sleep past 6am. If I need a little help waking up in the morning to go to the gym, I go sans mask - and am up on my own ready to go at 6 - which is weird coming from the girl who could sleep til 11 if my room is dark.
mln410 mln410 7 years
I had the same feeling, about them being silly. I started looking at black out curtains for my room, when it occured to me that a sleep mask would accomplish the same thing (for much less money). I love mine.
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