If you’ve ever traveled abroad, on a trans Atlantic flight or just need darkness in order to sleep, then you’ve probably used a sleep mask (also known as a blindfold, taken from the Middle English name blindfellen which was a garment worn on the eyes to disable sight).
These invaluable masks serve to block out the light enabling the wearer to have a more restful sleep. It is said that to block one sense increases all the others. When traveling these little babies will be your best friend. In business class, they give you a pair in a little bag with ear plugs as well – essential for getting rest on a crowded noisy light filled plane. It is often difficult to get your much-needed sleep while away from home due to many factors including changes in time zones, unfamiliar territory and atmosphere. Definitely worth getting one to take along with you.
Eye masks Improve Sleep Quality
It is proven that sleep masks actually improve the quality of sleep and can give you a sense of familiarity with the sensation of the soft mask on your face that signals slumber. There are many styles to choose from though the general shape that it took when they were originally created has not changed. Whether you like the cool feel of silk or the warm and cozy feel of felt or soft cotton, there is a mask for everyone. There are Velcro closures for a tighter fit, or the never-pinching elastic band back that glides over the back of your head for a barely-there feel.
There are many designs to choose from too, plain, patterned, shaped and with sayings on them. There are no nonsense ones and whimsical ones, even fashionable ones decorated with lace edging, like the popular Holly Golightly design from the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Which ever you choose you are assured a much better sleep while you travel for better waking and a more restful you while away!