I’m sure you’ve heard of blue light before.
It’s the light that gets emitted from electronics (TV, Phones, Laptops) and suppresses melatonin production in our brains.
Wait, what’s melatonin?
Melatonin is the hormone that puts you to sleep.
It turns out, the younger you are, the more sensitive you are to blue light.
I talk about blue light a bit in my article 5 Ways To Improve Brain Function.
I’ll usually be on my phone for an hour or so before I fall asleep.
This does leave me feeling restless and not being able to fall asleep as quickly.
So, I decided to try out some blue light blocking glasses to see if they really worked.
Did they work?
Yes, they work.
In fact, they work very well.
The only way I’m really able to describe it as is like reading a book before bed.
It just allows you to wind down and relax easier.
You naturally get into your ‘sleepy state’.
It’s quite nice, especially if you’re anything like me: Getting restless, tired but not tired and not being able to get comfortable.
On the very first night, I noticed the difference.
I simply wore the glasses 2 hours before I wanted to head to sleep.
This is where things get interesting.
Typically, it will take me an hour to fall asleep.
This time, I fell asleep in 15-20 minutes.
I tried to reproduce the results again the second day.
This time I decided to wear my glasses while watching a WW2 documentary before bed.
After 20 minutes I passed out.
The best thing about these blue light blocking glasses is that it has noticeably enhanced my quality of sleep.
I sleep deeper, dream more and feel more refreshed each morning.
In a world filled with technology, it is often difficult to disconnect.
This virtual reality we live in has many detriments.
That’s not to say there aren’t any positives, but for the majority of people, technology will take what it can from you.
Especially your sleep.
Until Next Time,