Weighted eye masks are becoming a thing right now. Many people are using them because they are supposed to help you sleep and also they may help you reduce anxiety, stress, and headaches. So let’s check out weighted eye masks and find out what they do and how they actually work.
How They Work
Weighted eye masks, like any other type of eye mask, help promote sleep simply, because they block out the light. Our bodies are evolutionarily programmed to sleep when it is dark so blocking out light helps our bodies to relax. The scientific reason for this is that we need to produce the hormone melatonin in order to sleep which only happens in dim light or complete darkness. This is why it can be so difficult to sleep if you are disturbed by any type of light including your phone screen.
A weighted eye mask adds a slight weighted pressure to the eyes too, which decreases the activity of the body’s sympathetic nervous system so you feel calmer and more relaxed. It lowers the body’s heart rate and blood pressure, and although this happens naturally as you fall asleep, the slight weight over the eyes can make you feel grounded and less anxious as you drop off to sleep.
Some migraine sufferers have reported that a weighted eye mask can remove tension and pain because it causes the forehead and eye muscles to relax. So if you do suffer from headaches and migraines that require you to lie down in a darkened room, you may find that a weighted eye mask will help you with pain relief.
Obviously, if you do suffer from chronic head pain, it is important to seek advice from your doctor but many occasional sufferers find weighted eye masks an easy and drug-free way to alleviate the condition. You may even find that cooling the weighted eye mask in the fridge before using it is an added advantage.
There is not much in the way of real medical evidence to support the use of weighted eye masks. However many people do say that they help improve sleep and improve migraine conditions so if either of these issues are a problem to you, they may be worth a try.
An easier way to cool and rest tired eyes and improve their appearance is to try 100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask. These hydrating eye masks contain caffeinated cucumber, hyaluronic acid (the natural chemical present in tears), and aloe (which brightens and rejuvenates your eye area while removing puffiness).
They are perfect for when you need to take a power nap or a short refreshing break, as the 100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask takes around 20 minutes to fully work.
100% Pure is a great quality brand that uses only natural healthy ingredients in their skincare and cosmetic range without the use of dyes and dangerous chemicals.