Blue light blocking glasses to improve sleep quality

Blue-blocking glasses

Blue-blockers are glasses which can help lower your cortisol levels (stress hormone) caused by bright lights at night. When you’re exposed to the blue spectrum of light at night, you block your natural melatonin production.  Wearing them will help you get a better night’s sleep!  Check out this article in Nature

The lenses block the type of light that disturbs sleep. That light is on your cell phone, TV, and on all the LED lights in your house (except for the orange or red lights if you happen to have those).  

 

HOW TO USE

Blue-light blocking glasses are to be worn 1-2 hours before going to sleep in order to block light that interferes with sleep hormones. Especially important if you’re going to look at your phone or watch TV 2-3 hours before bed. 

 

WHICH ONES? 

Quality matters. There are cheap knock off glasses for $12 have poor quality lenses, but they are better than nothing (check these out on Amazon for $35). 

 

But if you can spent a little extra $ on them, they I recommend you check out the links and resources below. There are may styles and options.

 

The orange glasses are stronger blocking (before sleep or while watching TV), and the yellow glasses are less strong – can even be used in daytime for people who spend a lot of time in front of computers or phones. (I have both colors)

 

OPTIONS

Occusleep (the ones Dr. Jonny Bowden wears)

https://www.ocusleep.com

 

Swannies

Classic Night Swannies

 

BlueBlox

https://boncharge.com/collections/blue-light-blocking-glasses

 

True Dark

https://truedark.com/shop/

 

Low Blue Lights

https://lowbluelights.com

 

 

IF YOU ALREADY WEAR GLASSES
These fit OVER your prescription glasses

1) Twilight Fit Overs (fit over Rx glasses)

https://truedark.com/product/truedark-sleep-hacking/   

 

2) Swannies

https://www.swanwicksleep.com/collections/night-swannies/products/fitover-night-swannies   

 

Resources

Some Q&A about the science of blocking “blue light” to improve sleep

https://truedark.com/category/blog/blue-light-blocking-glasses/