Recently, the nutritionists and I went to a talk on Circadian rhythms. It was at that discussion where I learned more about blue light filter glasses. After the lecture, I decided to try a pair for myself. They worked great and I want to spread the good news.
As a reminder, our circadian rhythm is the internal 24-hour clock that cycles through our feelings of alertness or drowsiness. At night, we can disrupt our body’s natural sleep-wake cycles by exposing ourselves to blue light. Sources of blue light include artificial light, digital devices, and natural sunlight.
When it gets dark, your body naturally begins to secrete the hormone melatonin to soothe the body and prime it for bedtime. Blue light disrupts this natural cycle as it inhibits melatonin production and confuses the body into remaining alert when it should be winding down.
It’s worth noting that not all blue light is bad. In fact, the sun is an excellent source of blue light that serves to keep you alert during the day. So, the question becomes: how do you keep your body’s circadian rhythm in check in our modern age?
Blue light filter glasses are the most effective way to keep your sleep-wake cycle on track. The notion is, ideally, we should go to bed when the sun goes down and get up when the sun rises. The artificial light we’re exposed to inhibits the release of melatonin from the pineal gland. The problem is compounded by our televisions, computers, and phones.
The solution is to wear your blue light filter glasses when the sun sets. I have no affiliation with the manufacturers of these glasses, but I wanted to get this product on your radar. It is the easiest way to keep your circadian rhythm balanced. After all, adequate sleep is one of the pillars of optimal health.