Contrary to popular belief, eye pillows are not used just for blacking out the morning sun rays so you can catch a few more moments of sleep. Weighted eye masks are great compression tools that can help treat eye strain, migraines, headaches, sinusitis and even promote relaxation after a long, tiring day at work.
Eye Pillow For Sinuses, Headaches & Migraines - Eye Mask Australia
Traditional eye masks are just used to block out light so that you can sleep better and longer. However, weighted eye masks or weighted eye pillows from IMAK Australia have several more benefits for your overall health. IMAK are also the pioneers of the arthritis gloves.
A weighted eye mask works by exerting a gentle pressure on the eyelids, which stimulates the vagus nerve (the main balancer of the parasympathetic nervous system). This sends calming signals down the back of the neck to the shoulders and chest, heart and stomach; which thereby promotes relaxation in the entire body. This means that, like a traditional eye mask or sleeping eye pillow, it helps you sleep but it goes further in improving the quality and quantity of your sleep.
This can be particularly beneficial for those suffering from conditions like: Primary insomnia, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), depression and anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The pressure exerted by the weighted eye mask is also great for helping with symptoms of sinusitis, the main one being congestion over the eyes and nose region. Weighted eye masks are also great for relieving the itchiness or soreness known as eye strain after a long day staring at your computer screen or TV. They are also great tools for promoting pain relief with headaches and migraines.
The IMAK Eye Pillow & Pain Relief Mask is a great product that was designed specifically by an orthopedic surgeon to offer all the above benefits and more. It is made from a cotton-rich material that is soothing for the skin, and is filled with massaging ergoBeads which gently mould to the shape of your eyes and face. The mask has an added benefit in that it can be stored in the freezer to provide a gentle cooling, relaxing effect when used. This can help further reduce pain or strain in the yes and head, and is great for those post eye surgery.