We all have the one thing we need to make life livable that everyone else thinks is totally weird and unnecessary. For some, it's a french press, for others a flat iron, but for me, it's eye shades.
It's true, I find it almost impossible to sleep without the comfort of complete darkness and the feeling of soft silky fabric cushioning my eyes. I'm a bit of a high maintenance sleepy and these puppies keep the glow of lights from the city that never sleeps, or just from my charging computer from filtering through my eyelids and disturbing my REM cycles (I'm guessing).
I didn't even discover eye shades until my freshman year of college when my dorm room window was next to a hallway that had lights on 24/7 and made it impossible for me to sleep properly. After that, I was hooked and I've made sure my beloved eye shades come with on all of my travels and to anywhere I might like to lay my little head.
While the shades above are amazing and adorable, they aren not my treasured pair. My treasured pair are these, Dream Zone- Earth Therapeutics.
They are lightly padded, silky on the inside, and have an adjustable strap so they'll fit no matter how big your noggin is. They also have these little pockets that are under you eyes to fill the gap that is created by your nose to keep any and all light from seeping in and disturbing your slumber. The best part is, they are machine washable! So when you feel like your shades have absorbed just a little too much of your night time face products, you can just chuck it in the wash and they are good as new!
There's nothing like a good night's rest to make you look and feel your best and eye shades can help you get there. Plus, there's plenty of research about your brain's need for a certain amount of total darkness for optimal health!
Eye shades can take some getting used to, but there's a pair that's right for everyone and once you find yours, you'll be hooked! If you need something a little more glamorous than my shooting star sleeping mask, there's plenty of choices out there!
Sadly, Kate Spade no longer makes these, but I will be searching high and low for their equal. I might even trade in my treasured eye shades for these.
This is totally what I look like first thing in the morning...
So if you want to improved your sleep and wake up like a damn Disney Princess in the mornings, give eye shades a try and let me know how it goes!