Lights, Sleep Disruption, And You.

How many hours of sleep do you usually get per night? Okay... Now how many do you really wish you could get?We’ve been told that about 8 hours of sleep per night is the healthy ideal. That recommendation assumes you are sleeping soundly and restfully through the night for at least a full 7.5 hours. However, if your sleep isn’t truly restful, the number of hours may not matter.

For many people, distracting elements such as stress, noise, and light can prevent getting to sleep and staying sound asleep for as long as is needed to feel well-rested.You may have never thought about wearing a sleep mask to easily solve your lack of sleep. That's because you may not realize that light in your bedroom is a huge factor in the disruption of otherwise peaceful slumber. Maybe it’s a streetlamp outside your window, moonlight filtering in, car headlights flashing by, or your digital alarm clock casting a bright glare across your bedroom-- whatever the source, light is a significant distraction.

Even with eyelids closed, your eyes’ photoreceptors are still working. Even small amounts of light send signals to your body’s circadian clock, and can confuse natural sleep and wake cycles.Simply wearing a sleep mask can dramtically help improve your “sleep hygiene” and maximize your rest for optimum health and more productive daily activities. By eliminating light and other distractions, you can reach the ideal 7.5 hour mark (or more!) and wake up feeling well-rested and refreshed. Your brain will thank you for helping it get the rejuvenating sleep it deserves.Good night and sleep tight!Smaharty Sleep Fairy