OUR EXPERT VIEW
We’ve partnered with Dr. Steve Harris MB BCh MSc MBCAM - London's leading aesthetic practitioner and THE name in anti-wrinkle treatments, to bring you this innovative sleep mask, which is clinically proven to improve relaxation & aid sleep.
The feature that makes this mask truly unique are the raised silicone dots on the inside edge of the mask - these dots stimulate receptors in the skin. This stimulation has been proven to increase relaxation more than a cotton eye mask in a clinical study, with 67% of participants feeling more relaxed after using the Dr Harris Sleep Mask. Plus, these dots also showed to reduce fine lines around the eye area by helping to relax the face whilst wearing the mask.
This design, combined with a mulberry silk blend & black light-blocking colour makes the Dr Harris Sleep Mask an essential addition to your nighttime routine.
- Dr. Harris Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Mask
- Velvet pouch
- Instructions for use
REJUVENATING YOUR SKIN AS WELL AS YOUR SLEEP
This sleep mask not only works wonders for your sleep quality, but is the world’s first for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, delivering anti-ageing results whilst you rest.
Lines and wrinkles are formed by muscle contractions that happen underneath your skin - it’s been scientifically proven. These muscle contractions form two types of wrinkles - static and dynamic. Dynamic wrinkles are temporary lines formed by expressions, like when you frown or smile. Static wrinkles are more permanent lines.
Using 2R Technology (resistance and relaxation), the silicone dots gently grip your skin to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. This resistance helps to prevent sleep creases – usually caused by your pillow – for smoother skin around your eyes. Enjoy physical relaxation of muscles and emotional relaxation as the mask stimulates your mechanoreceptors - tiny little nerve endings in your face.
Since this is an eye mask, that effect is localised right where you want it - those pesky brow furrows.
BIOHACKING YOUR SLEEP
The use of a sleep mask whilst you sleep has been clinically proven as a useful tool for ‘biohacking’ your sleep quality. Biohacking involves making small changes to your lifestyle (in this case, your sleep routine) to promote improvements in health and wellbeing.
A ‘good night’s sleep’ according to the National Sleep Foundation is 7 to 9 hours a night of continuous sleep which helps to ensure you can cycle through all four sleep stages:
Awake - the time spent in bed whilst not sleeping, plus any periods where you wake up during the night
Light Sleep - light sleep help guides you into a deeper sleep - it is the time in which your heart rate slows & your muscles relax
Deep Sleep - during deep sleep your body promotes muscle repair & your blood pressure drops
REM (rapid eye movement) sleep - this is the stage at which your brain benefits the most - respiration & heart rate increases and studies show this is where your memory, learning and problem-solving improves. This is also the stage in which we dream
Despite the importance of good quality sleep for mental health, weight loss, skin quality and general wellbeing, research suggests that 71% of UK adults do not get the recommended 7-9 hours sleep a night.
One of the key factors that impacts sleep quality is exposure to light. Light sends signals to your brain that it should be awake, which can really interfere with your sleep cycle.
A simple way to ‘hack’ your sleep is to use our Dr Harris Sleep Mask to block all light out. Studies show that a good quality, light-blocking sleep mask acts as a shield to this light, which in turn will help you to get to sleep quicker and avoid having your sleep interrupted by light.
CURRENTBODY SLEEP STUDY: THE RESULTS
In Spring 2022, we asked 12 CurrentBody customers to participate in a sleep study using our Dr Harris Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Mask. Each participant was asked to track their sleep for five consecutive nights (using their smart watch device) without the sleep mask, then follow the same process whilst sleeping using our Sleep Mask.
67% of all participants saw an increase in the time spent asleep. Denise, one of the participants, found a significant change before and after using the mask. “The first two nights I wore the mask I really noticed the difference. When I woke up in the morning I felt like I had slept straight for hours”.
Average REM sleep of all participants improved by eight minutes per night. Manjet, who’s REM sleep increased by 20 minutes on average per night, found that she woke up “refreshed for the day ahead”.
Read more about the sleep study here in our article “Evidence that the Dr Harris Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Mask really does improve sleep”.
Mechanoreceptors are points on your body that respond to instant & sustained touch. This silk eye mask uses that function to unlock muscle relaxation for less visibly wrinkles.