Sleeping masks: beneficial or a waste of money?

Sleep is something that has tremendous importance and value to me, personally. I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed sleeping, and to be quite honest, I don’t think I could ever really get enough of it.

I’m not exaggerating when I say I think I could sleep for a solid 24 hours.

When it comes to sleeping, for me, personally, there are a few things I have to do to get a good night’s rest. I almost always listen to white noise of some sort, usually thunderstorm or rain sounds; my Tempurpedic pillow is a must; I need utmost darkness.

My bedroom is pretty dark in the evening naturally, but because I prop my door open for our cats to visit if they so please, there is some light that manages to creep in from the hallway. I struggled for a little bit to determine how to go about reducing this hallway light without having to close my door entirely, and I came to the realization that a sleeping mask might be what I need.

I actually had a sleeping mask that I got as a Christmas gift a few years ago kicking around in one of my dresser drawers, and after wearing it for one night, I realized this puppy is a game-changer for me in terms of getting better sleep. I find that a sleeping mask enables me to sleep deeper than I normally would, which is quite important, and while I’m sure everyone has a different preference when it comes to the best material for a sleeping mask, I like silk ones.

I’m not sure if it’s the sensation of light pressure against my eyeballs or the complete darkness a sleeping mask achieves, but regardless of the main reason these things help me sleep better, I am a strong advocate for their use and purpose. If you’re someone who struggles with falling and/or staying asleep, a sleeping mask could be of great benefit.

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2 thoughts on “Sleeping masks: beneficial or a waste of money?

  1. Great read! If I may, here’s my experience as someone who uses these masks.

    See, my bed directly faces my room’s window. Every night, a bright light is turned on to illuminate the surrounding area — at the cost of light entering my room and preventing me from sleeping properly. I did use at least two sleeping masks, occasionally rotating them.

    I recently bought light-blocking opaque curtains, which actually shield the window from any outside light entering. With this, I’ve eschewed the sleeping masks — for now.


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