Using Eye Masks May Have Mental Health benefits
Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Wise Brother)
Researchers from the U.K., Italy, and the United States tracked 122 participants to see how ambient light impacted sleep. Scientists found that blocking light, like with a face mask, improved alertness when participants were awake.
For the study, a group of 89 adults were asked to spend a week sleeping with an eye mask, and one week without it. In another experiment, 33 adults wore the eye mask and a headband to measure brain activity.
Both tests showed cognitive benefits related to wearing the mask.
“Wearing an eye mask during sleep is an effective, economical, and non-invasive behavior that could benefit cognitive function and lead to measurable impacts on everyday life,” study authors wrote.
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