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How to Sleep with an Eyemask on

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Sarah Gehrke, RN, MS

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This article was medically reviewed by Sarah Gehrke, RN, MS. Sarah Gehrke is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Massage Therapist in Texas. Sarah has over 10 years of experience teaching and practicing phlebotomy and intravenous (IV) therapy using physical, psychological, and emotional support. She received her Massage Therapist License from the Amarillo Massage Therapy Institute in 2008 and a M.S. in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2022. This article has been viewed 123,353 times.

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Updated: January 28, 2023

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An eyemask can be a great tool for blocking out excess light when you’re trying to sleep. If you need to block out a lot of light, choose a thicker mask. On the other hand, if you’re not dealing with a lot of excess light, a thin mask may work fine. Choose a mask that fits your sleeping position, too. For instance, if you sleep on your back, avoid masks that clasp in back since they might irritate your scalp. Pick a mask that fits you well and is made out of comfortable fabric. If your mask is adjustable, put it on and adjust it properly before you try to sleep. Unwind before bed while wearing the mask pushed up on your forehead so you have time to get used to it. When you’re ready for sleep, pull down your mask. If the mask distracts you and makes it hard to sleep, try breathing deeply or focusing on relaxing imagery to help you drift off. For more tips from our Medical co-author, including what to do if you can’t fall asleep with your eye mask on, keep reading!

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