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Wearing a sleep mask at night

On the benefits of wearing a sleep mask in bed

Jan. 24, 2020 -

Over the past few weeks I have been experimenting with wearing a sleep mask in bed, blocking all light. Our bodies produce the sleep hormone, melatonin, in darkness. Living in an environment awash in artificial light, is therefore exactly the sort of thing that disrupts one's circadian rhythm. Can a simple mask help?

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Effects of a nap during the day: around 2pm you'll notice a steady decline in heart rate
Effects of a nap during the day: around 2pm you'll notice a steady decline in heart rate
Maybe it's the font, maybe it's her haircut, but somehow I get a 80s vibe from the Mindfold's packaging :-)
Maybe it's the font, maybe it's her haircut, but somehow I get a 80s vibe from the Mindfold's packaging :-)
The soft foam conforms to your face for maximum comfort and darkness
The soft foam conforms to your face for maximum comfort and darkness
Average heart rate variability (HRV) during the same night shows a steady increase (and recovery)
Average heart rate variability (HRV) during the same night shows a steady increase (and recovery)
Heart rate graph shows a near flat line, very close to my minimum rate (collected with Biostrap)
Heart rate graph shows a near flat line, very close to my minimum rate (collected with Biostrap)
The Mindfold sleep mask: total darkness with your eyes open
The Mindfold sleep mask: total darkness with your eyes open

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