It' s official... Over the last several years, mountains of research has confirmed that exposure to blue light after dark is terrible for your sleep and heath.
Blue wavelengths of light compel your pineal gland to slam the breaks on melatonin production. Melatonin is the hormonal expression of darkness. Melatonin in your blood is what signals your body to start winding down and shifting into rest and repair mode.
Without melatonin, your body just cruises along like it' s late afternoon. Eventually physical exhaustion takes over and you crash out. This is a very unhealthy pattern that is all to common.
The foundation to a healthy lifestyle looks like this:
Natural, stable light / dark cycles--> Effortless wake / sleep cycles --> Optimal health and well being
Now the bad news...
Our nights have become washed out in a relentless onslaught of blue-rich light.
Blue light is a powerful DAYTIME signal to our pineal glad. Blue light squashes our natural melatonin production and disorients our natural circadian rhythm. There is no blue light after dark in nature. We are not equipped to handle it.
Unfortunately electronic screens and LED lighting are the most notorious blue light sources we are exposed to.
Sleep experts are pleading with us to not use electronic screens at all for 2 hours before bed.
BUT lets face it. That is REALLY HARD to do! And even if we do shun all digital devices before bed, we still run into serious problems. Most homes are now lit with LED bulbs which are strong blue light emitters. Also light pollution is reaching epidemic proportions in most cities. LED streetlights are the main offenders and are very hard to avoid.
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GOOD FOR GETTING READY FOR SLEEP
They got here really fast. And they seem to be working as far as me getting to sleep a lot faster. I try to wear them 90 minutes before bed based on what some football coach said on the news. And sometimes I'll get tired and go to sleep before I finish watching television or reading my e-reader.... which is unheard for me. I may get a second pair.
Most blue blockers are only designed to protect your eyes from short wavelength blue light. It is the longer wavelength blue light (and cyan) that wrecks havoc with natural melatonin production. An orange lens is absolutely necessary to block these wavelengths.
Am I supposed to sleep with them on?
NO - You wear them 1-2 hours before bed time. Go ahead and climb into bed with them on but please leave them on the nightstand before falling asleep. We recommend sleeping with an eye mask.
My optometrist says that it is not necessary to block 100% blue light. Is that true?
NO - It's true for eye health only. False for sleep! Your optometrist is an expert in eye healthcare. However, most optometrists know nothing about circadian biology. It is a completely separate field of medicine.
Do you ship to _______ ?
YES - We have happy customers sleeping soundly all around the world.
Can I return them if they don't work out?
YES - You can return them within 90 days. Please note that after 30 days shipping charges will apply.
Can I wear them as driving glasses?
NO - The FDA does not allow these glasses to be used while driving. You may have trouble distinguishing signs and signals. For example, you wont see blue police lights. Please drive safely!