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How Can a Sleep Mask Help Me?

Sleep isn't something that we can do without. Not everyone seems to need the same amout of hours sleep but a block of sleep is necessary every night in order to function well during the day.
Insomnia is a problem on some level for millions of people world wide and people use all sorts of solutions; from drugs to herbal remedies, meditation to sleep masks.
In order to feel rested, we need to have Deep Sleep. Sleep occurs in cycles. Deep sleep or REM is the fifth of the sleep cycles and is the most important one.
Deep sleep allows our minds to really sift through memories, stress and feelings. The body at this time might appear very active as extremitites can be twitchy and blood pressure and heart rate can increase but actually the body is going through a period of great rest.
So if deep sleep is so good for us - how do we get more of it?
Both quantity and quality matter when it comes to sleep. You need to sleep enough hours so that you have time for deep sleep cycles.
But when it comes to quality of sleep, there are things you can do to help yourself.
- Make sure you dont' have any lights left on. Even small computer lights can disturb sleep.
- Have a regular bedtime routine that you try and follow every day so that your body knows the signals.
- Use sleep masks to aid a deeper sleep. They will block out any tiny light and allow you to really fall into a deep sleep.
- Sleep masks are also really helpful for people who need to sleep with some light on.
Getting a good nights' sleep can help with mood, weight, memory and even our immunity to getting sick.
It's such a simple need and yet so many people don't listen to their bodies.
So I suggest that you invest in a sleep mask, follow the steps above and see if it helps you to feel better.

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