Using an eye mask while sleeping improves memory and…
For those who would like to wake up energized and more prepared for the day at work, there is a very simple way to achieve this with almost no effort. All you need to do is wear a sleep mask regularly. An international team of researchers from research centers in the UK, Italy and the US came to the conclusion that there is a relationship between external light and sleep quality. They are convinced that by controlling the light, sleep can be controlled, making it more beneficial for a person.
The study made it possible to find out that the light surrounding a sleeping person has a direct impact on the duration and structure of sleep. The study was based on experiments during which the consequences of regular use of masks were also studied. One of them was attended by 89 people of different ages. They were asked to use overnight masks for a week. At the end of the indicated period, they passed laboratory tests for word association. The results showed that when wearing masks, reaction speed and the ability to remember events and experiences improved.
The second experiment included 33 participants. They wore not only masks, but also special bandages to measure the level of brain activity during sleep and devices to assess the intensity of light at the time of awakening. It turned out that wearing a mask provided a longer duration of the "slow" phase of sleep. The effect of the mask on a person was assessed by experts as “positive”. They emphasize that by using this cost-effective and non-invasive method, the quality of cognitive functions and daily life can be improved.