Will Blue-Light Glasses Help You Sleep At Night?
How you sleep really sets a tone for how your day is going to go. You've probably heard me talk about how I've had trouble sleeping for years. I've tried bed time yoga, melatonin, white noise, weighted blankets and some work better than others but they don't always work. My favorite is the weighted blanket, but some people feel claustrophobic with it and they can be a little pricey.
According to the CDC, a third of us say we don't get enough sleep. A lack of sleep can really affect your health and lead to tserious health conditions. We've heard of people wearing blue-light glasses if their job requires them being on a computer all day or for using our handheld devices at night. Well, you might get more use out of them because there's new studies that say wearing them at night before you go to bed can help you sleep. PubMed says, "Specifically, we theorize that wearing blue-light filtering glasses creates a form of physiologic darkness, thus improving both sleep quantity and quality."
What is blue-light? Harvard Health Publishing says, they're wavelengths that are beneficial to us during the day because they boost our mood and attention but cause disruption at night when our bodies are supposed to be winding down.
I recently wrote about ways to help you unwind at night, one of those ways is by eliminating blue-light but I fell a little short by failing to mention blue-light glasses. I don't know about you, but investing in them seems like a pretty easy way to try to get some shut eye. You can order some from Amazon for under $20!