If there is anything that makes a drastic impact on your overall health, it's the quality of your sleep. While the benefits of a good night's sleep are obvious, not everyone is blessed with the ability to completely switch off and fall into a wonderfully restful slumber.

Some people sleep like the dead, others are light sleepers, restless sleepers, or even struggle with insomnia. Whatever your personal situation, a silk eye mask can do wonders for improving your quality of sleep and overall health. Here's why you should make the investment today... 

Why Is Silk So Beneficial? 

Silk may seem like a very luxurious material, but in today's world, it's more accessible and affordable than ever. Silk has been around for centuries, and in that time, it has been used to benefit sleep in a number of ways. 

Due to the way silk is crafted, it's adept at removing and transferring excess heat. The tight space between silk threads allows them to absorb and transfer heat and humidity excess. This means you are always kept comfortable when sleeping, no matter the temperature.

Silk also adapts to the shape of your body. So, contrary to what many people think, your sheet or eye mask remains in place as you sleep, instead of slipping or sliding beneath you. It's a thinner, lighter, and more flexible material that is highly breathable. Its hypoallergenic nature makes it perfect for people who suffer from allergies or those that are looking for extra comfort. 

Silk is extremely gentle and light on the skin. It has no abrasive qualities which makes it the perfect material for sleepwear, bedding, and of course, eye masks. 

7 Ways a Silk Eye Mask Can Improve Your Sleep and Health 

Whether you struggle to fall asleep or maintain a good quality of sleep, here's how investing in a silk eye mask could benefit you: 

1. Keeps Your Skin Moisturized

We wouldn't quite recommend swapping out your evening eye cream for a silk eye mask. But if you're looking for additional moisturization, a silk eye mask can do wonders. The tightly woven stitch of silk helps to keep moisture close to the skin, preventing your skin from drying out during the night.

This additional form of moisturization keeps your skin soft and supple as you sleep, leaving you with a refreshed face when you wake, rather than a tired one. 

2. Protects Your Eyes and Skin From Harmful Light 

Most people assume that an eye mask serves the singular purpose of blocking out sunlight. Yes, this one of the main reasons to wear an eye mask if your room is very bright in the mornings.

But it can also protect your eyes and skin from other harmful forms of light, such as blue light. In today's day and age, blue light surrounds us almost constantly. Whether it's from the screen of your alarm clock, your smartphone, a charging smartwatch, or even a ''sleeping'' laptop.

A silk eye mask helps to protect your skin from the effects of this blue light while you sleep, which could otherwise be exposed for 8 hours or more to its harmful effects. 

3. Maintains the Quality of Your Skin 

Other eye mask materials can be abrasive in nature, which can actually damage the skin around the eyes over the long-term. Silk, on other hand, has the opposite effect. The skin around the eyes is delicate. A silk eye mask helps to protect this part of the face and maintain the integrity of your skin.

It's soft, non-irritating nature means you won't wake up with creases around the eyes. Silk is also an excellent option for this with skin conditions, such as eczema. The gentle material protects your skin from the abrasiveness of your pillow and can reduce inflammation. 

4. Touch Stimulation Promotes Relaxation 

Research has found that the sensation of weight or touch on the face and body improves an overall sense of relaxation and sleep quality. The feeling or weight of an eye mask on the face stimulates the release of serotonin, which is an important chemical that regulates sleep. 

A silk eye mask is not only gentle and cool on the face, which promotes relaxation. But the added feeling of weight or ''deep touch'' can also improve sleep quality and duration. 

5. Slows Down the Formation of Wrinkles 

Ever woken up with impressions across your face from a wrinkled pillowcase? Not only does it look strange, but these impressions can actually speed up the formation of wrinkles. If you're a side-sleeper, the constant contact and rubbing against the abrasive surface of your pillow leads to the breakdown of collagen. 

A silk face mask will prevent the formation of these unwanted creases, protect your skin, and possibly slow down the formation of crow's feet - small wrinkles around the eyes. 

Silk is also beneficial for other skin conditions, such as acne. If you're worried that an eye mask will exacerbate your acne, silk is one of the best materials to consider because it's so light and breathable.  

6. Regulates Your Body Temperature 

Whether you live in a warm or cold climate, a silk eye mask can benefit your sleep by helping to regulate your body temperature. As mentioned, silk is a brilliant thermal regulator due to its tightly woven structure.

When it's cold, silk threads helps to trap heat, which creates an isolation effect. When it's warm, silk threads transfer excess heat and humidity, which helps to keep your face and body cool. Silk adapts to your body's natural balance as you sleep, which makes for a more comfortable and steady duration of sleep. 

Invest in Your Own Silk Sleeping Products Today 

Whether you're looking to invest in a silk eye mask, pillowcase, silk filled duvet, bedding, or sheets, Calidad Home offers premium products to suit all tastes and needs. We spend a third of our lives in bed, so we understand the importance of high-quality sleep and the products that help us achieve this. 

Shop our 100% pure Mulberry silk pillowcases today. Or, explore the rest of our website for our range of luxury bedroom, bathroom, hair, and gift set products. 

October 14, 2020 — Michelle Smith