Get Better Sleep with Blue Light Blocking Glasses!September 16, 2021
Have you had more difficulty falling asleep this past year? Many of us have incurred a spike in screen time since 2020, between working from home and leaning on digital screens for entertainment. If you've noticed hitting the pillow isn't as easy as it once was, it's not necessarily out of the blue. The blue lights emitted from cell phones, laptops and TVs can hinder your body's ability to get a solid eight hours, so spending more time staring at screens and having more trouble getting to bed actually makes sense.
What Are Blue Lights and How Do They Affect Sleep?
Blue lights are a “high-energy visible light” (HEV). On the light spectrum, this type of light has the highest energy and shortest wavelength, and hits our eyes at a higher frequency than other beneficial lights on the spectrum. In short: HEV lights have a much easier time blasting straight into our eyeballs. You may have heard of melatonin: the hormone that makes us feel sleepy, or the over-the-counter pills you can buy to help you fall asleep. Unfortunately, blue lights and this sleepy-time hormone are not mutually exclusive. Too much blue light can suppress our body’s ability to produce melatonin and make you feel that nighttime restlessness when you’d rather be out like a light.
How do Blue Light Blocking Glasses Help?
For one, they offer a solution outside of “reduce your screen time,” which is great, because for most of us, that’s simply not an option. Blue blocker glasses are made with a filter that blocks harmful blue light rays from getting to your eyes (shocker, we know). With fewer HEV rays hitting your retinas, you can rely more on your body’s natural release of melatonin.
“The blue light glasses definitely help me fall asleep easier before bed because I have them on when I watch a little TV at night.”
- Anjali K.
Not to mention that blue light blocking glasses also help with eye strain, dry eyes, and headaches! You can order nearly any eyebobs frames with blue light blocking lenses, whether you prefer straight computer glasses adding blue light blocking to your readers or prescription lenses.
We all know how important getting a good night’s sleep is. Blue light glasses will help you catch more Z’s in a world that’s always got you in front of a screen.