Do you find it difficult to fall asleep at night? Unsurprisingly, our collective screen time has increased dramatically since 2020, with more of us relying on our screens for work as well as entertainment. If you’re finding that falling and staying asleep is a challenge for you more recently, you may be one of the many experiencing an overexposure to the artificial blue light emitted from our electronic devices.
What Does Blue Light Have To Do With Sleep?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults should get at least seven hours of sleep per night. For those younger than 18, even more sleep is recommended. Unfortunately, the blue light emitted from phones, computer screens, and TV screens prevent the body from getting its required duration and length of sleep.
Naturally emitted from the sun, blue light is made up of some of the shortest and most high intensity wavelengths in the visible spectrum. Those wavelengths are replicated artificially in electronic devices such as our various screens, LED lighting, and fluorescent lighting to create the color blue.
Due to the high energy of these wavelengths, prolonged exposure can cause damage to the eyes—aggravating them and inducing eyestrain, headaches, and insomnia, along with other conditions linked to blue light overexposure. Despite these risks, there are practices you can implement to make screen time a little easier on your eyes. A good first step is wearing Blue Light Blocking Glasses while using your screens and electronic devices.
What Are Blue Light Blocking Reading Glasses?
They’re exactly what they sound like: reading glasses imbued with a mild yellow filter that’s designed to block blue light and reduce the glare caused by the high frequency waves. Wearing these when you’re working, gaming, attending Zoom meetings, or just lounging and watching TV, can significantly reduce your chances of experiencing symptoms of excessive blue light exposure.
ThinOptics Blue Light Blocking Reading Glasses come in two elegant frame styles with the same incredibly lightweight, thin, and ultra-durable designs as the rest of our full-frame Reading Glasses.
Each pair of ThinOptics Blue Light Blocking Reading Glasses comes in three color options, including black, clear, or tortoise frames, and a variety of lens strengths, ranging from no strength (plano) to +2.5 strength. Paired with either a Milano Case or Connect case, these blue light blocking glasses are full-blown Vision Solutions — engineered for peak portability and Always With You convenience.
Tips To Catch More Quality Z’s:
Other than wearing your blue light blocking glasses consistently, here are some more tips to help you get the quality sleep you need:
- Maintain a consistent bedtime and wake up routine: Try to go to bed roughly the same time every night, and practice getting up and starting your day at the same time each morning (even on the weekends!).
- Keep your sleep environment dark, quiet, and comfortable in temperature. The goal is for you to be ultimately relaxed, and ensure that you won’t need to get out of bed once you’ve already gone to sleep.
- Stop using your screens at least 30 minutes before bed. Ideally, we recommend removing your electronic devices from the room before getting in bed—maybe pull out your Readers and try a good ol’ fashion book!