I’m a Light Sleeper, and I Swear By This Heavy-Duty Sleep Mask

Christie Calucchia

It’s even machine-washable.

When it comes to getting a proper night’s rest, sometimes it can feel like the world is against you—especially if you’re a light sleeper. While a select few seem to be able to snore their way through the loudest sounds and uncomfortable distractions, others (like myself) wake at the slightest noise, light, or change in temperature.

Not only am I a naturally light sleeper, but my bedroom window is currently only obstructed by semi-sheer, white curtains that hardly shield me from the sunshine in the morning. Sure, I could invest in blackout curtains or finally commit to installing blinds, but I like the way my lightweight curtains look in my room. Plus, I’ve already found my new go-to product to help me sleep in that I can simply tuck away in my nightstand every morning.

The washable silk sleep mask from luxe sleepwear brand Lunya is my secret to sleeping in past dawn (and sometimes even past 9 a.m. on the weekends). Despite morning light streaming into my bedroom, bustling city streets below my New York City apartment, and a roommate whose job requires her to be on the go by 6 a.m., I’m far more likely to sleep in until my alarm nudges me awake in the morning when I fall asleep wearing this heavy-duty sleep mask.

Unlike typical eye masks for sleep, which tend to be made of flimsy silk material and slide off in the middle of the night, this sleep accessory is padded for a bit more of a substantial feel. It even includes a wide, non-slip elastic band that comfortably stays put throughout the night without creasing my hair. And although it’s made of a rich-feeling fabric, the soft sleep mask never makes me feel overheated and is completely machine-washable. Just pop it in the wash and let it lay flat to dry.

Made of luxurious 100 percent silk, it’s naturally moisturizing and thermo-regulating, allowing the mask to do far more than simply block out the light. In fact, its thick material and wide band also help to muffle noise as it rests on top of your ears. As soon as I put mine on before bed, I immediately feel like I’m in my own little cozy world.

Lunya shoppers seem to agree, as the product has garnered hundreds of positive reviews. “It’s great for blocking out light and some sounds. It’s comforting and doesn’t leave creases in my hair. Love it,” one reviewer wrote.

Another shopper even called it the best sleep mask they’ve ever tried, and I’d have to agree. “This is the best sleep mask I’ve ever used! So soft and luxurious and I love the wide band. It washes beautifully,” they said.

Whether you’re looking to get a better night’s sleep at home or while traveling, this sleek sleep mask is a great option. It comes in six soothing colorways including cloud white, bare beige, and eclipse gray. But hurry, a few colors have already sold out.

To buy: $48; lunya.com.