I’ve always struggled with lights affecting my sleeping. As someone who’s otherwise a heavy sleeper, and needs a lot of sleep to function, it has been a pain to deal with. It’s weird because if it’s the middle of the day and I want to take a nap I can fall asleep in a bright room in minutes. But if it’s nighttime, my body needs it to be nighttime, with total darkness. Everything from digital clocks and phone screens in our bedroom, to the moonlight that streams in through our apartment windows can keep me tossing and turning.
When we have a house I am totally investing in blackout curtains. Heck, if our humongous apartment windows could fit curtains I would buy them now!
I’ve implemented a no-screens policy in our bedroom, and have cycled my way through a variety of sleep masks trying to find the right one that would help me sleep better at night. I didn’t realize how many ways a sleep mask could not work for my face until I started trying a bunch of them. This led to me creating a list of requirements for my ideal face mask:
- Fits my face
- Blocks all light
- Stays on throughout the night (There’s nothing worse than being woken up earlier than you want to be thanks to early morning sunlight!)
- Doesn’t put pressure on my face
- Doesn’t make my face itch
- Doesn’t make my face sweat
As my list of requirements grew I started to worry I would never find a sleep mask that would work for me. Then, randomly, I received this mask in a gift basket.
The Bucky 40 Blinks Sleep Mask is not a looker, or made of silk, but it works for me like no sleep mask has before. The contoured eye pockets ensure there’s never pressure on my face when I wear it. The elastic strap keeps the mask snug on my head throughout the night. And most importantly, the shape of the mask blocks all light when I wear it. I’ve put it on when we still have the lights on in our bedroom and can’t tell when Josh turns out the lights.
I’ve had some of the deepest, high-quality sleep since I’ve started wearing it. I know I can’t be the only one who struggles with light affecting their sleep so I had to share. And the best part is this sleep mask is less than $10. That is more than worth it for a good night’s sleep!
Questions of the Day: Do you wear a sleep mask at night? Do you struggle with lights keeping you up at night?