4 Smart Sleep Masks to Help You Get Some Sleep While on the Go

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Good sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight. More than half of American adults do not get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.

Sleep masks are one of the best tools that can be used to overcome sleep problems and obtain restful relaxing sleep. These lightweight barriers block unwanted light and help your body produce melatonin, a hormone produced to help your body fall asleep naturally. Here are the 3 best sleep masks in the market that are lightweight, effective and won’t put a dent in your budget.

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Dreamlight Zen

Dreamlight sleep mask comes in handy when you meditate. Dreamlight uses 3 proven effective methods to make people relax and fall asleep faster: 1) Internal orange pulsing lights to promote mindfulness via deep breathing practice; 2) Embedded premium speakers to deliver the relaxing surround-sound effect and 3) Vocal hypnosis therapy, where a professional instructor guides you to relax your body and mind. The 3D facial mapping technology provides a perfect mask that fits on different face shapes with no light leakage. With pre-programmed internal orange lighting, and meditative music playing, you can have your meditation session anywhere anytime you want. “It’s thinner, more streamlined and, for those concerned about such things, just better looking,” writes Brian Heater of TechCrunch.

SILENTMODE PowerMask

The SILENTMODE PowerMask with music by Breathonics is the fastest way to reduce your heart rate and boost your mindset. SILENTMODE eliminates visual distractions and makes it easier to get some shut-eye whenever you need to. Developed in collaboration with the world’s leading Breathwork and Sleep Science Coaches, the PowerMask helps you completely tune out the world, both visually and aurally by providing 100% blackout. When you put on the mask, select the ‘nap mode’ you want to achieve from the app. The Silentmode will help you sleep using the proprietary nap training audio called Breathonics (a breath training course). When your desired nap length has lapsed, the mask will slowly wake you up, making you feel refreshed.

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Lumos Smart Sleep Mask

Jet lag is a temporary disorder that causes fatigue, headache, insomnia, and other symptoms when you travel rapidly across time zones. It is considered a circadian rhythm disorder, which results from a disruption in the body’s circadian rhythms. There is currently no treatment for jet lag. A San Francisco, CA-based startup called LumosTech has developed a smart mask based on research from Stanford University that could be the closest thing yet to a fast cure for jet lag. The Lumos smart sleep mask uses light therapy while you sleep to help you adjust to a new time zone faster. There are special light-sensitive cells inside the retina of our eyes; these cells stimulate circadian rhythm in our brain causing us to be awake when there’s light around and feel sleepy when it’s dark. Controlling light exposure in our eyes can regulate our circadian rhythm and ease conditions like jet lag. The design of Lumos Mask is based on research led by Jamie Zeitzer, associate professor at the center for sleep sciences at Stanford University. Zeitzer discovered that when people are asleep, delivering short pulses of light into their eyes could change their circadian rhythm.

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Glo To Sleep Sleep Mask

DELUXE Glo to Sleep mask provides precise lighting control so you can choose the exact brightness level and dimming time that’s right for you! By looking at its Points of Glo, your DELUXE Glo to Sleep therapy mask switches off all of the thoughts and worries that can keep you awake, so you can relax and get the sleep you deserve. By using your DELUXE Glo to Sleep mask, you will soon lose any anxiety you feel about trying to go to sleep, the company says.