5 Sleeping Masks That Won’t Let Sunlight Spoil Your Circadian Rhythms

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When describing the formula for a good night's sleep, doctors always recommend shrouding your room in complete-and-utter darkness. Blue or white light keeps your body from releasing melatonin and interrupts your natural circadian biological rhythms. And apart from purchasing blackout curtains, one of the best things you can do to turn your room into a sleeping cave is to purchase one of the best sleeping masks Mr. Sandman has to offer.

Below, you'll find six sleeping masks—the plain and the zany; the weighted and the light-as-feather—that will lull you to sleep and protect your REM from car headlights, early-morning rays, and (maybe) your partner's reading light.

The best sleeping masks for keeping your sleep uninterrupted

1. Cabaret + Breakfast at Tiffany's Sleep Mask, $18

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This sleeping mask sits at the intersection of comfort and drama—and I'm here for it. Holly Golightly would certainly approve of any item primed to help you with your shut-eye, and a touch of gold never hurt anyone.

Shop now: Cabaret + Breakfast at Tiffany's Sleep Mask, $18

2. IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow, $14

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Well+Good Senior Social Media Manager Hannah Weintraub swears by this buy for a more restful night—and that means a lot since she spends a vast quantity of time bathing in blue light to keep Well+Good's social media channels alive.

Shop now: IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow, $14

3. Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask, $50

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This sleeping mask is like a silk hug for your face and comes in two shades of pink, dark blue, black, and this gorgeous, rusty gold.

Shop now: Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask, $50

4. Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask, $48

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For a more heavy-duty face mask that wraps around your face and keeps even the tiniest streak of sunlight from eeking through, Lunya's mask will be your go-to.

Shop now: Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Mask, $48

5. FreddiesFavoursGifts Unicorn Eye Mask, $9

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These masks are frivolous in the very best way—with sparkles and rainbows and light pink hues. Yes, these may technically be for kids, but we all deserve some childlike levity in our dreams. Right?

Shop now: FreddiesFavoursGifts Unicorn Eye Mask, $9

6. Gravity Weighted Sleep Mask, $40

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Any Gravity Blanket owner will get a lot out of the products sleep mask companion, which delivers 0.75 to 1 pound of weighted pressure to your eye sockets. That means you'll block out the light, while also sopping up some of the anti-anxiety benefits associated with weighted blankets.

Shop now: Gravity Weighted Sleep Mask, $40

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