Firstly, and most importantly, a sleep mask can help to improve our sleep and reset our sleep patterns by blocking out artificial light.
Light at night can disrupt the part of our natural biological clock that tells us it’s time to sleep. It suppresses melatonin and can actually lead to sleep disorders like insomnia. Even ambient light like the light from a clock can stop us from falling asleep, or cause our sleep to be shallower and shorter. A sleep mask blocks out the light and boosts our melatonin levels helping us to fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer.
A silk sleep mask has even greater benefits. It’s gentle and comfortable to wear and allows your skin to breathe. Its natural moisturising properties help the skin around the eyes stay soft and hydrated, actively preventing lines and wrinkles. The softness of silk also protects your face from pillow friction.
And don’t forget the benefits of using a silk sleep mask when you’re travelling. It helps you to relax, blocks out the light around you and does wonders for your skin at the same time. Make sure you pack one in your hand luggage!