The Sleep Better Solution
Do you have troubles sleeping?
More and more people are having issues surrounding sleep. Whether it be a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking in the morning feeling like you haven’t slept at all. Melatonin production could be the culprit.
What is Melatonin?
Melatonin is a hormone that signals your body to sleep. This hormone is converted from another hormone called “serotonin”. Serotonin is produced at the onset of blue light exposure in the morning when we wake, and it signals us to stay awake and alert all day. Serotonin is converted to melatonin during the later hours of the day when the sun sets and our body gets ready for sleep.
The Importance of Light Exposure
We definitely need blue light exposure during the day – hence the sun gives off a LOT of healthy blue light. The counter to this is that we also need an absence of blue light in the evenings – hence, sun sets give off a soft amber glow that allows for normal melatonin production.
The problem we face today: We live in an age of electricity and a culture that depends on the use of digital devices. Unless you’re lighting your home exclusively with fire or red light bulbs when the sun sets and turning off your computer, phone and TV, you’re probably exposing yourself to mass amounts of blue light in the evening hours. This acts like an artificial sun and signals the body to wake up, thus disrupting the natural circadian rhythm of the earth.
A Practical Solution
Blue-blocking glasses can be a great solution to the problem that we face in our modern day society. The use of glasses that filter out a portion, or all, of the blue light spectrum can help to mitigate some of the negative effects of evening blue light exposure and help regulate your circadian rhythm! This can allow you to use regular lighting in your home, watch nighttime television, or work on the computer in the evening without disrupting your sleep quality.
LowBlue Glasses offer 100% blocking of the blue light spectrum! These awesome glasses come in many styles, including fit-over wrap arounds!
Spektrum Glasses offer a range of blue-blocking lenses. There are more discrete styles that block 50% of the blue-light spectrum, which is great for reducing eye strain even during the day, and look like entirely normal glasses!! These styles are great for students who study at school the evenings, people who work night shifts, or anyone who works on the computer during the day.