A basic blindfold is a scarf of some other similar long rectangular shape of fabric that is wrapped around a person’s head to cover their eyes so that they can’t see what is happening. It can also be a hood or sack placed over a person’s head.
A modern blindfold has a cover for the eyes and is held in place with elasticated head straps and it achieves the same effect.While a properly fitted blindfold prevents sight even if the eyes are open, a poorly tied or trick blindfold may let the wearer see around or even through the blindfold.
What does a Blindfold do?
At a simplistic level there are for two key reasons to want a blindfold, either a) to take away the use of the user’s eye sight (sensory deprivation) or b) block unwanted light.
What are the uses of blindfold?
A sleep blindfold or sleep mask should always be an item you carry with you as you travel. On aircraft you can block unwanted daylight or TV monitors and courtesy lights when you want to sleep. In Hotels or unfamiliar bedrooms light may be coming in through doors, curtains or electronic devices in the room. The sleep blindfold can stop this unwanted light and help you get sleep and speed up your jet lag experience.
Sleep blindfolds find great use as well for travelers that want to get a little shut-eye on long air, car, ship or rail journeys and allow them to arrive at their destinations more refreshed.
A sleep blindfold allows a person to experience a state of pure darkness. In a state of pure darkness, receptor cells in the eyes alert the brain to the onset of night and cause the manufacture in the body of the chemicals of sleep.
Darkness helps us generate melatonin, a naturally occurring chemical produced from a gland inside the brain that helps us to unwind and fall asleep. The onset of darkness starts the chemical release. A Sleep Mask which is a rather sophisticated Blindfold blocks the unwanted light and helps the body generate melatonin which in turns helps you to fall asleep faster and enjoy a deeper.
Where to buy a blindfold
Blindfolds come in different colors, shapes and quality. I would recommend you to shop at Banggood.com to purchase the best blindfold that suits your taste.
In the case where you are having problem sleeping, all you need to do is to get yourself a blindfold and that will resolve your sleep issues.