Most replies talk about masking light as the use of a sleep mask. It is the primary function, of course, but the heat that gets generated/stored under the eye mask is harmful, strangely. I love it in winter. Eyes get good rest by this warmth. We could leave our head out of the blanket, and since the room temperature is likely to be cold(or not heated), eyes get saved with the mask. Summer, if we do not sleep in the airconditioned room, then there could be problems. Eyelids could get sweaty. If your eye mask gets sweaty, smell, then this is happening to you. Another thing is the pressure applied to eyelids. Mild stress is right for your eyes.
Tips To Sleep
There are many, many ways you can improve the quality of your sleep. These vary between individuals. So the best way to find out what works for you is to try each solution, track the results, and move on until you can confidently settle for the tips that work best for you.
Here are fundamental, simple things you can try all of them are free:
· Sleep in a pitch-black room.
· Set your alarm clock to the same waking hour every day of the week -including weekends. That will teach your brain to wake up at the right time, making it easier for you, eventually you won’t need to use a clock anymore. It’s primordial that you consciously wake up, keep your eyes wide open for a bit. Sometimes you might want to go back to sleep (particularly on weekends), that is fine. The point is to train your brain to wake up at the same hour.
· Go to bed only when you’re tired. Wait until exhaustion. An excellent way to test this is to read a book. OR Go to bed at the same hour every day, preferably before midnight.
· Test your sleep cycles. 1h30 is the average time for the human body to complete a period, so yours might differ. Keep notes of your waking mood compared to your sleeping time to deduce how long yours are.
· Writing your – dreams will help you remember them, which will turn sleep into a fun activity instead of 6 to 9 hours wasted every day.
More Tips Of Sleeping Without Sleep Mask
· Have a morning routine set up, and don’t let yourself derive from it. Write a checklist of things to do (stretch your limbs, drink a full glass of water (good for your health), have breakfast, brush your teeth, take a shower…etc. The activities can be minimal and seem futile, but if you turn them into your morning routine, one that you do ALL THE TIME, it will make jumping out of bed seamless after some time.
· Do not expose yourself to the intensity of your screen luminosity at night. Reduce the brightness manually.
Now, if you’re ready to pay, several tools can help (all suggested by Tim Ferriss in his book The 4 Hour Body, where he goes into a bit of detail on sleep improvement, and that I obviously would advise you to read):
You can use an iPhone app that measures your movement during your sleep and deduces your sleep cycles, quality of sleep, and helps you wake up by ringing when your sleep isn’t too deep. I’ve been using it for over four months every night. It’s a fantastic app. It also provides a lot of data and helps you scientifically try the tips I’ve outlined before.