Eye / Sleep Mask
Sleeping in darkness and quiet is vital for good health, light entering your eyes at night can interfere with Melatonin production and sleep patterns. This lightweight comfy Eye Mask will help you get rest full healthy sleep with no interruptions. It blocks out all light, the Lightweight Eyemask is a moulded, contoured sleep aid that offers full comfort without any pressure on your eyes.
Wearing an Eye Mask at night could really imporve your sleep health, even faint light such as that from a phone, alarm clock or standby light can penetrate your eyelids. We recommend that good restful healthy sleep be taken as serious as every other aspect of your health. If you are having trouble sleeping consider taking Magnesium Oil Spray and read into 5-HTP both available on this site. The pattern of waking during the day when it is light and sleeping at night when it is dark is a natural part of human life. Only recently have scientists begun to understand the alternating cycle of sleep and waking, and how it is related to daylight and darkness.
A key factor in how human sleep is regulated is exposure to light or to darkness. Exposure to light stimulates a nerve pathway from the retina in the eye to an area in the brain called the hypothalamus. There, a special center called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) initiates signals to other parts of the brain that control hormones, body temperature and other functions that play a role in making us feel sleepy or wide awake. The SCN works like a clock that sets off a regulated pattern of activities that affect the entire body. Once exposed to the first light each day, the clock in the SCN begins performing functions like raising body temperature and releasing stimulating hormones like cortisol. The SCN also delays the release of other hormones like melatonin, which is associated with sleep onset, until many hours later when darkness arrives.
Sleep / Eye Mask (with Lavender)
- Extreme comfort design for the soothing all-night dreams you deserve.
- Made with high-quality hypoallergenic materials for the peace of mind you want.
- Easy-to-adjust Comfort Snug™ features allow for a custom fit that is second to none.
- Slim streamlined design is ideal for a full night of refreshing and revitalising sleep.
- Escape from the stress of your day: Find relief in the calming relaxation of lavender.
The reason why light is an important factor in sleep is because it serves as the major synchroniser of the body clock. This master clock is a collection of cells in your brain called the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN). As a group, these nuclei synchronize to the light-dark cycle of your environment when light enters the eye. You also have other biological clocks throughout your body, and those clocks subsequently synchronise to your master clock. There are two levels of synchronisations taking place: the master clock with the environment and your body clocks with the master clock. So many different physiological factors will maintain a 24-hour pattern; whether that is eating behaviors, cell cycle, growth and repair process, or whether it's hormone patterns.
In the non-artificial light environment of our historical past, people experienced greater light exposure only during the day between when the sun rose and when it set. Now with the advent of the light bulb, artificial light, high-definition televisions, and any number of lighted electronic gadgets, we're exposed to a lot more light over a 24-hour period, and a lot less darkness. This creates a very novel situation for you internal time keeping and biological pace setting mechanisms of the body; in other words, your circadian rhythms.
We must Sleep Naturally
Out of Balance Circadian Rhythms
If your circadian rhythms are messed up there are significant consequences to it, including but not limited to:
- Alteration in behavior cognition, and mood.
- Alteration in physiological and cellular functions.
- Shift workers, are known to have 4-5 folds higher rates of serious health problems than the average population.
They also have higher rates of obesity and diabetes. But you may not have to be a classic shift worker to increase your risk for these conditions. Most people in Western societies spend the larger portion of each day indoors, which essentially puts you in a state of "light deficiency." In terms of light intensity, outdoor light is far more intense than indoor light. Light intensity is measured in lux units, and on any given day, the outdoor lux units will be around 100,000 at noon. Indoors, the typical average is somewhere between 100 to 2,000 lux units—basically two orders of magnitude less. To help maintain a healthy master clock, you want to get bright light exposure during the day. Many indoor environments simply aren't intense enough to do the job well. So-called "anchor light" anchors your rhythm, causing it to be less fragile, so that light at night has less of an ability to shift your rhythm. As for how much light exposure you need, It could be the first 30-60 minutes of outdoor light exposure creates about 80 percent of the anchoring effect.
This is useful information indeed, as this means that even just going outside for half an hour at lunch time can provide you with the majority of anchoring light you need to maintain a healthy circadian rhythm. The ideal time to go outdoors is right around solar noon but any time during daylight hours is useful. Simply closing your eyes is not enough as light can penetrate your eyelids. Aim to make sure your bedroom is very dark. I recommend installing blackout shades for this purpose. A far less expensive alternative is to use a sleep mask to avoid disrupting your melatonin production and circadian rhythm. Also keep in mind that digital alarm clocks with blue light displays could have a detrimental effect.
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High-Quality Sleep Mask
|Benefits You Want||Sleep Mask with Lavender||Other Brands|
|100% light blocking||YES – when fitted correctly, the mask will block out ALL light.||Many masks simply are not designed to block out all light.|
|Total comfort all night long||YES – its lightweight design is made of 100% cotton and linen satin, you can wear your mask all night long in total comfort.||Many masks are uncomfortable because of poor construction and inferior materials used|
|Aromatherapy benefits||YES – we have included only the best-quality lavender and chamomile to create a soothing experience for you.||Many masks either do not contain these essential relaxation herbs or provide a way to replace them.|
|Washable and maintains shape||YES – with its premium materials and impeccable construction, your sleep mask was created to stand up to wash after wash without ever losing any of its structural integrity.||Most other masks either cannot be washed at all or lose all their shape after just the first washing.
Ancient Purity - Healthy Sleep
This Sleep Mask is of superior quality and superior effect. It's the ideal sleep-promoting, relaxing travel mask. The Lavender makes it a step above the rest, but also it's soft comfort fit.
- Blocks out all light.
- Suitable for people who sleep on their side.
- Machine washable.
- Velcro fastener allows you to adjust to any head size.
- Comfortable space to blink over the eye.
Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body's pineal (pih-knee-uhl) gland. This is a pea-sized gland located just above the middle of the brain. During the day the pineal is inactive. When the sun goes down and darkness occurs, the pineal is "turned on" by the SCN and begins to actively produce melatonin, which is released into the blood. Usually, this occurs around 9 pm. As a result, melatonin levels in the blood rise sharply and you begin to feel less alert. Sleep becomes more inviting. Melatonin levels in the blood stay elevated for about 12 hours - all through the night - before the light of a new day when they fall back to low daytime levels by about 9 am. Daytime levels of melatonin are barely detectable. Besides adjusting the timing of the clock, bright light has another effect. It directly inhibits the release of melatonin. That is why melatonin is sometimes called the "Dracula of hormones" - it only comes out in the dark. Even if the pineal gland is switched "on" by the clock, it will not produce melatonin unless the person is in a dimly lit environment. In addition to sunlight, artificial indoor lighting can be bright enough to prevent the release of melatonin.
Chances are good that you have seen melatonin in health food stores or in an advertisement or article. No other hormone is available in the United States without a prescription. Because melatonin is contained naturally in some foods, the U.S. Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 allows it to be sold as a dietary supplement (e.g., vitamins and minerals). These do not need to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or controlled in the same way as drugs. Because it is not categorised as a drug, synthetic melatonin is made in factories that are not regulated by the FDA. Listed doses may not be controlled or accurate, meaning the amount of melatonin in a pill you take may not be the amount listed on the package. Most commercial products are offered at dosages that cause melatonin levels in the blood to rise to much higher levels than are naturally produced in the body. Taking a typical dose (1 to 3 mg) may elevate your blood melatonin levels to 1 to 20 times normal.
For melatonin to be helpful, the correct dosage, method and time of day it is taken must be appropriate to the sleep problem. Taking it at the "wrong" time of day may reset your biological clock in an undesirable direction. How much to take, when to take it, and melatonin's effectiveness, if any, for particular sleep disorders is only beginning to be understood. While there are real concerns about the widespread use of melatonin sold as a consumer product, there have not been any reported cases of proven toxicity or overdose. If you are concerned about the correct melatonin dosage for you, talk to your health care profesional. Besides adjusting the timing of the clock, bright light has another effect. It directly inhibits the release of melatonin. That is why melatonin is sometimes called the "Dracula of hormones" - it only comes out in the dark. Even if the pineal gland is switched "on" by the clock, it will not produce melatonin unless the person is in a dimly lit environment. In addition to sunlight, artificial indoor lighting can be bright enough to prevent the release of melatonin.
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- Wear at night-time, put on once in bed.
- Care: Hand wash in cool water. Lay flat to dry.
- Mask Size: 3" x 9" - ½ oz. 7.6cm x 23cm -
- Weight 13g.
- Carry Pouch: 4" x 6" taffeta pouch with closeable drawstring.
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