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Is wearing an eye mask while sleeping beneficial?

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hi is wearing an eye mask at nights while sleeping beneficial for the eyes?
Posted Thu, 23 Jan 2014 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Aids in sound sleep. Detailed Answer: Welcome to XXXXXXX XXXX, Eye masks are made of thick fabric which create a state of darkness in light conditions. By blocking out light and creating a state of darkness it helps in release of a substance called Melatonin which aids in sound sleep. That is the only benefit of eye masks. They have no effect on a persons vision, though it may indirectly help in alleviating headche due to lack of sleep. Please do get back to us if you have any further query. Regards,
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Follow-up: Is wearing an eye mask while sleeping beneficial? 27 hours later
so I take it that you don't recommend that I wear one if I'm sleeping at nights in a room with the lights of and there isn't no or very little sound around me. I've been wearing an eyemask at nights for 2 or 3 days and I think it irritates my eyes.
Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 49 minutes later
My dear, thanks for getting back to us. routinelywe do not need a eye mask in normal circumstances,in a dark room.They are for special occasions,like a flight where you do not have much of control on external parameters. do get back to us in case of any further query in this regard.
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