Are Sleep and Blue Light Unhappy Bedfellows?

Are Sleep and Blue Light Unhappy Bedfellows?

In 2017 The New York Times deemed sleep the “New Status Symbol,” due to both its rarity and the large number of benefits associated with healthy, restful sleep.

As gadgets and entertainment become more intertwined in our lives, if you’re like most people sleep may be more and more of a rarity. Looking to catch more life enhancing, cancer-fighting Z’s but can’t seem to shut down mission control (a.k.a Netflix and your iphone)? You’re not alone. Computers, tablets and smartphones (among other electronic devices) emit dangerous amounts of high-intensity blue light. Unfortunately sleep and blue light don’t mix well and can lead to debilitating sleep problems, eye strain, fatigue, mental health issues, weight gain and so much more.

Dr. Matthew P. Walker, a professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, states that “sleep is the single most effective thing you can do to reset your brain and body.”

How Does Blue Light Affect Sleep?

Blue light, commonly associated with daylight (but now dangerously emitting around the clock), disturbs your body’s natural circadian rhythm, the internal cycle that tells our bodies when to sleep, rise and eat. This can cause a circadian rhythm disorder making it hard to get to sleep, to maintain and get restorative sleep.

Learn more about sleep studies using blue light and circadian rhythm from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. It’s important to note that there is a difference in nighttime (link) and daytime (link) blue blocker glasses and therefore, different benefits for each.

SafetyBlue’s Blue Light Blockers

The team of pro-sleep designers and wellness experts at SafetyBlue crafted anti-blue light eyewear for both serious gamers and wellness seekers alike so everyone can get the sleep they need to perform and look their best. When it comes to maximizing melatonin—the sleep producing chemical our bodies make naturally—SafetyBlue’s blue and green light blocking glasses (for nighttime use) block 99% of blue light from 450-570nm and green light from 495-570nm helping to rebuild your body’s natural melatonin. Wear these red sleep lenses 2-3 hours before bed to begin retuning your body for better sleep even as early as the first night you wear them.

For those of you who enjoy using your phone or mobile devices before bed, but struggle to get to sleep after you turn them off, blue light blockers are critical in order to regulate sleep and keep your eyesight and lifestyle healthy.

Benefits of Different Types of SafetyBlue Glasses to Combat Blue Light:

  • Screen Savior: SafetyBlue’s daytime model that blocks 35-50% of blue light without vision distortion. Use these throughout the day to eliminate headaches and eye fatigue either when on your various gadgets or while gaming.
  • Sleep Savior (COMING SOON): SafetyBlue’s nightime model that blocks 99% of blue and green light.This is a special type of eyewear for use 2-3 hours before bedtime.

Check out the collection of stylish blue blockers and consider getting your new pair of blue light blockers, today. Not only will you receive your protective SafetyBlue glasses, but you will also get a designer case, dust cloth and bag to ensure optimal satisfaction with these wellness glasses.

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