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Silk: The Secret Ingredient for a Restful Night’s Sleep PLUS… Meet our new SILK Sleep Mask!

Have you seen the latest?  Julianna Rae has added the softest and most luxurious sleep masks to its silk PJ line, and we couldn’t be more excited!  These little gems are made to be reversible, with a fluffy cushioned layer sandwiched between Julianna Rae’s grade A mulberry silk.  A comfortable silk-covered elastic will keep the mask on your face until you’re ready to wake up and won’t get tangled in long hair.

Light’s Out Sleep Mask shown with reverse side in black, photo:

The Light’s Out Reversible Silk Sleep Mask looks and feels beautiful, but you may be wondering if it’s a luxury with any benefits.  Well, we’re glad you asked…

  1. Sleep masks block out light, helping you fall asleep faster regardless of where you are—take that, red-eye flights and streetlights!
The Light’s Out Silk Sleep Mask (shown in dusk) is made of 100% mulberry silk on both sides and is reversible with a solid black silk on the flip side. Photo:
  1. They train your brain for sleep.  Simply stated, a nightly routine of putting on a sleep mask after slipping under the covers will block out any distractions, like mindlessly scrolling through your phone, and signal to your brain that it’s time to fall asleep.
  2. A good alternative to medication.  A sleep mask is just another tool in your sleeping toolbox. Use the best tool to get the job done, especially when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.
Light’s Out Silk Sleep Mask in Delicate, one size fits all with adjustable silk-covered comfort elastic, available in 2 solid colors and one print. Photo:
  1. Did you know a sleep mask may keep wrinkles at bay?  In a recent study, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine that the faces of sleep-deprived individuals were perceived as having hanging eyelids, more wrinkles or fine lines, and more droopy corners of the mouth.
The Light’s Out Silk Sleep Mask (shown above in Perl) is reversible, so you can be you!
  1. A sleep mask may help with dry eyes by trapping the moisture around your eyes and keeping them hydrated.  And if the mask is made of silk, that’s even better because the properties of silk make it a more gentle and healthier fabric around the delicate eye area.
When was the last time you woke up feeling rested and gorgeous? Swap a cotton pillowcase for a silk one, and your locks will not be a tangled mess! Photo:

Speaking of silk, have you experienced the magic of sleeping IN and ON silk?  If there’s one thing we know here at Julianna Rae, it’s that this all-natural fabric looks as good as it feels, and its drape and shimmer are what take a pajama set, robe, sleep mask, or nightgown from drab to fab! 

But it’s not all about how silk looks that makes it so great.  For one, silk will help regulate your temperature by helping you keep cool in the heat and warming you up when it’s cold.  And if your internal temperature runs high (think the dreaded hot flash here), wouldn’t it be nice to wear clothing or sleep on a pillow that won’t make us even hotter?  When (not if, for most of us) a hot flash strikes, silk will wick away that cold sweat, so you don’t become a damp mess.

Besides its beauty and temperature regulation, silk is a healthy fabric.  Asthmatics and people who suffer from skin allergies can really benefit from sleeping in silk because silk’s dense structure will prevent the buildup of microscopic foreign bodies that trigger allergies from dust mites or allergens that cause angry eczema flares.  And it doesn’t end there; the antimicrobial properties of this fabric will fight the buildup of bacteria on your pillow or sleep mask while you sleep and help reduce acne and exposure to infections, while amino acids condition hair and skin.

Look, we can get carried away (I mean, we’re a silk company after all!) but we really do think it’s important to let you know just how magical this fabric is.  Whether it’s in the form of a pajama set, nightgown, robe, lingerie, pillowcases, or sleep mask, silk can be the magic elixir for a good—no, a GREAT—night’s sleep!  Sweet dreams, readers, and until the next blog… light’s out!

Deb Fries works with the Julianna Rae team to offer the best shopping experience for quality silk and cotton sleepwear while also writing for the blog at