Hi Kast! I also had to tape my eyes shut at night using eye lubricant. When I got tired of having raw spots on my cheeks from the tape (even the sensitive type got sticky after nightly use), I switched to a regular bandana that was rolled up. It seemed to keep my eyes just as moist and it kept the morning light out.
After two lid retractions on each eye, I no longer have to tape or use my bandana. Somehow things do get better!