Eye Health And Good Sleep
Sleep Good, See Better
Did you know that a lack of sleep can affect your eyesight? If you answered no, this blog is definitely for you; so sit back, relax and keep reading.
Santosh Kalwar said
“If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.”
The eyes are deep; they're the window to the soul and much more, but they are also very sensitive and extremely valuable. Sleep is hugely important for your overall health. In a similar way to your brain, body and skin; your eyes have the ability to heal themselves as you sleep. This therefore means that you should not only prioritise your sleep if you have existing eye issues, but you should also ensure that you are getting enough sleep to prevent dull, dry and itchy eyes. Without an adequate amount of sleep, you could awake with red, bloodshot looking eyes and the dreaded dark circles and puffy eyes.
It has been said that the average, healthy adult needs between 7 to 9 hours of undisturbed sleep at night, but and it's a big BUT, our eyes need a minimum of 5 hours of sleep every night. To conclude, your eyes need more than 6 hours so that you can wake up, bright eyed, replenished and refreshed in order to be ready for the busy day ahead. Anything less is depriving your eyes of treasured opportunities to recover from the stress of the day and to be at their healthiest. When you sleep for just a few hours, your eyes can feel strained, heavy, dry and itchy the next day. This can cause damage to your eyes such as eye strain, burst blood vessels and severely dry eyes.
The health of your eyes are dependent on a few factors, however the quality of your sleep, the food you consume daily, visiting the Opticians and wearing sunglasses are at the top of the list.
*The Quality Of Your Sleep
After a long and overly busy day of either driving a car for prolonged periods, working on a computer for endless hours, reading for excessive periods of time, staying in low lit environments and or carrying out other intense activities that require your full attention; your eyes need a break. A great way to give your eyes the relaxation that they need is to make use of the Kocoono™ Weighted Eye Pillow. It applies gentle pressure evenly on and around your eyes to leave you feeling relaxed, releasing the stresses of your day and helping you to feel calm. It is an absolute gift for your eyes, as it has a cooling effect (once placed in the freezer for 2 minutes) ️and is a powerful tool to reduce headaches, relieve burning eyes and diminish the tension in your head and around the eyes.
As you lay down and place the Kocoono™ Weighted Eye Pillow on your eyes, you will recover from visual overload and immediately relax. Once you are relaxed, you'll find it easier to fall asleep. You could also couple this with the Kocoono Weighted Blanket LUXE, as it has a therapeutic effect and is firm but gently applies pressure to the body in a similar way to a hug or massage. It aims to relax your body naturally by increasing the release of your happy hormones, Dopamine and Serotonin. Last but not least, the Kocoono Weighted Blanket LUXE decreases Cortisol levels in your body which are your stress hormones. These are available in 2 colours and will be a purchase you will never regret.
*Improve Your Diet
The food you consume on a daily basis is really important when it comes to the health of your eyes, but also your entire body. It is recommended that you eat foods rich in Vitamin A, such as dark leafy greens and vegetables (Spinach, Kale, broccoli and Collard Greens), carrots, squash and sweet potatoes because they provide Beta-Carotene. You should also have a regular intake of essential Fatty-Acids/ Omega-3 oils from oily fish like Salmon, Mackerel and Tuna. It's highly beneficial to eat nuts as a snack, beans and other non-meat protein sources. Plus oranges and other citrus fruits or juices for their Vitamin C content. It's necessary to have foods that contain Anti-oxidants as they rid your body of cell damaging free radicals. Your overall goal is to prevent eye disease and degeneration, so improve your daily diet and you will have healthy tissues, and therefore have healthy eyes.
*Don't Forget Your Sunglasses
Once your eyes have had all the rest they need and they're ready for the day ahead, the best way to protect your eyes from UV light is to wear sunglasses, 3D goggle frames and oversized shades that protect your eyes from all angles. Yes, sunglasses are a fashion statement, but more importantly, they are a vital part of practicing good eye care. Good sunglasses have the ability to completely eliminate UV rays from reaching your eyes. Good quality sunglasses provide great protection from intense light and therefore prevent your eyes from being damaged by the UVA/B rays of the sun. This means you should look for sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays so they properly protect your eyes. Sunglasses that provide this level of protection will say UV400 CAT3.
Sunglasses fall under the luxury fashion category and some pairs require you to be bold enough to wear them, but it's important that you wear sunglasses whilst you are driving, walking and running, playing sports or just relaxing in your garden. The main goal of Sparks Sunglasses is to love and protect the invaluable health of your eyes, the aim is to shield your eyes from the harmful effects of UV exposure. That could be when sunlight is reflecting off of snow, when the sun's glare is reflecting on the road or when it's a cloudy day. If there is too much light, damage can be done to the Retina (the home of the Melanin (colour) in your eyes because it's the area of the eye that receives the sharpest light images.)
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With the correct tools (a good, healthy, nutritious and balanced diet, good quality sleep at night and top notch sunglasses) you can help your eyesight naturally and absolutely prevent sore, tired, burning or itching eyes. You can stop watery or dry eyes, blurred vision and headaches, but also sensitivity to light. If you take breaks to rest your eyes and use your Kocoono™ Weighted Eye Pillow you will minimise your risk of eyestrain, double vision, the feeling that you can no longer keep your eyes open, difficulty concentrating and so much more. Resting your eyes and relieving them from constant demand is a good way to replenish them before they need to take on more tasks. Your eyes need the replenishing benefits of sleep to function properly and restore themselves, so always make sleep at night and possibly a nap during the day a priority. Visit https://www.kocoono.com/ for more information on the Kocoono™ Weighted Eye Pillow. Use discount code SPARKS10 to get 10% OFF you Kocoono order.
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