Does This Sound Familiar?
It’s 11pm, you’re in bed, bedside light on, you’re scrolling through Facebook. You’re about to go to sleep and get some rest.
You turn the light off, put your phone down, kiss your loved one goodnight and you shut your eyes.
And then it starts.
You shuffle and turn in discomfort, you don’t feel the sense of tiredness you should, and you toss and turn before you finally doze off after 45 minutes.
Maybe you wake up once or twice during the night, dreading 7am when your alarm goes off and you need to be ready to face another day.
Then 7am comes. You wake up. Still tired, not at all rested, and you wish you could go back to sleep.
It Doesn't Have To Be This Way!
What is Blue Light?
Blue light is artificial light emitted from laptop, tv, phone and all other various types of screens. This also goes for light bulbs and other house lights.
You see, back before we had the gift of alarm clocks, or even clocks in general, people used to wake up when the sun rose, and fall asleep when the sun set.
With the constant use of technology in our lives, we often forget how that changes things compared to how we, as humans, were conditioned and evolved.
We are not meant to be exposed to un-natural, artificial light right before going to sleep. It goes against our natural evolution.
What exposure to artificial light does, is it prevents the production of a natural hormone called Melatonin.
Melatonin ensures that our bodies are kept rested, by allowing us to fall asleep and shut down for 6-8 hours, go through the various sleep cycles, and then wake up when the sunrise hits our eyes.
Reducing the constant levels of melatonin production, prevents the body from acknowledging when it is meant to rest, and when it is meant to be awake and sharp.
You are tricking it to seeing a fake sunlight, right until the last second before trying to fall asleep.
It’s a little bit like turning off a blender, and putting your hand straight in even though the blades are still spinning quite fast.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Truth be told, there is a very simple measure to prevent all of this from happening.
Falling asleep much faster than you normally would
Not waking up in the middle of the night
Waking up rested and ready for the day
This isn’t some strange voodoo magic
This is simple science.
So what’s the answer?
Easy. The light spectrum.
As we mentioned, the artificial light is what is preventing the production of Melatonin.
Artificial light sits on the high frequency and short wavelength end of the light spectrum.
Simply put, sharp light, at a very high speed.
The answer to this issue is at the other end of the light spectrum. The warm and calming shades of reds, oranges and yellows.
Imagine putting an orange tinted filter over a blue light.
It would turn the light to a warm red-ish shade, allowing it to be less sharp and much calmer on the eyes.
This is exactly what the solution is.
No artificial chemicals.
No Melatonin pills to boost the production of it.
More specifically, orange tints, which reduce the sharpness of the blue light by 40% – 60%.
They help you sleep.
And they help you sleep well.
Time with the family is an important aspect, and the use of technology has allowed us to entertain, educate and unwind much more conveniently than ever before.
We know we are not taking the use of technology away from anybody anytime soon, but we are able to offer a very simple method to make sure you don’t sacrifice your sleep and health because of it.