Benefits of Using a Silk Sleep Mask

Here’s How You Can Benefit From Silk Sleep Masks Tonight

You can gain a lot by using silk sleep masks

By Jules Romero | January 8, 2023



Some people may think silk sleep masks are unnecessary. But there are real benefits to using these masks in the evening – especially for people who have trouble falling asleep.


To help you learn all the ways you can benefit from using a silk sleep mask in the evening, we’ve created a complete guide listing the top benefits. Check out the article below.


What Are the Benefits of Silk Sleep Masks?

Improved Quality of Sleep

In the evening – especially if you live in the city – light from outside can mess with your body's natural sleep cycle. This is because light suppresses melatonin in your body; thus, your body doesn't feel the effects of sleep-inducing melatonin.


If your body is deprived of melatonin for several nights at a time, you may develop sleep disorders, such as insomnia. Luckily, a silk sleep mask can completely block out light and help you fall asleep faster.


It isn't only anecdotal evidence that confirms the improved quality of sleep that sleep masks bring. In fact, a 2013 study that involved polysomnography testing found that people who are exposed to light in the evening experience shallow sleep and frequent waking.


A 2017 study found that sleep masks can combat the effects of light effectively by improving the quality of sleep of people.


Greater Sense of Relaxation

Another benefit of using a silk sleep mask is that it allows you to experience a soothing feeling on your face and eyes. The gentle pressure and soft touch of silk can help you feel more relaxed and calm.


A study in 2010 found that people who were regularly agitated by light and noise were able to feel more relaxed and were able to enter deep sleep by wearing a sleep mask.


Fewer Wrinkles

The smooth properties of silk allow the mask to touch your skin with less friction. This lack of friction helps prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on your face around the eyes. Additionally, due to silk’s low porosity, the material won’t absorb moisture from your face. So, your skin will remain moisturized and well-hydrated throughout the evening.


Final Thoughts

If you're having trouble getting enough sleep or getting high-quality sleep in the evening, using a silk sleep mask can help you. Thanks to its ability to increase darkness and block out the light after a long day, a sleep mask can vastly improve your sleep quality.