Eye pillows give more benefit to the body than just shutting out the light. Ever wonder just why it feels so good to have a little weight on your eyelids?
The Vagus Nerve
Filled with organic flax seeds, our 100% cotton eye pillows help to regulate your nervous system, mood, digestion, and heart. These pillows do this through their light seed weight with the help of softly textured fabric to penetrate a nerve below the surface called the vagus nerve.
Written in 2018 by the Frontiers in Psychiatry of the NCBI,“The vagus nerve represents the main component of the parasympathetic nervous system, which oversees a vast array of crucial bodily functions, including control of mood, immune response, digestion, and heart rate. It establishes one of the connections between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract and sends information about the state of the inner organs to the brain.”
This cranial nerve responds to the light acupuncture pressure resting on your eyelids and sends a message down the back of your neck to your chest and heart. From there, the message is then sent to your nervous system or abdomen. The message is one of relaxation and comfort.