I’ve been wearing a sleep mask for about three years now.
At first (for a few days), I hated the sensation of having something wrapped around my face. But that was short-lived.
It didn’t take long for me to start seeing the major benefit—increased melatonin.
Our body’s produce melatonin naturally to help promote sleep. It’s the chemical in our brains that goes, “It’s dark now…must be time for sleep!”
So it’s no wonder that a sleep mask—something that blocks practically all light from our eyes—helps us sleep through the night. It keeps everything dark until we take it off or until it falls off our faces as we toss and turn.
I messed up my mask this weekend and have been without it the past two nights. Holy shit. I’ve woken up several times each morning as the sun peeks through my window.
A new one is in the mail. And I recommend anyone who is hesitant to give it a shot for a week or two.