Do Eyemasks Help Sleep?

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto of a Person Sleeping Under the Covers

Eyemasks have long been seen as a great tool for promoting quality sleep, and recent studies have shed light on their effectiveness.

A recent study (Greco et al. 2022) has shown that wearing an eye mask can facilitate both new learning and alertness the next day. Sleep before learning has been shown to impact subsequent encoding.

Another study (Babaii et al. 2015) has shown that eye masks can significantly improve the quality of sleep. In this study it was found that the median scores of subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration, habitual sleep efficiency, and sleep disturbances were much better in the group which used sleep masks.

In conclusion, we can see that eye masks can improve the quality of sleep and the quality of learning the day after.

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