Sleep Well Glasses™

(bluelight)

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If you regularly use digital devices before bed, you might be disrupting your natural sleep patterns.

Smart devices have revolutionised the way we work, live and play. We’re increasingly using them to work, read books, surf the web and watch TV.

But studies show there may be a downside. LED-lit digital devices emit Bluelight – a short wavelength, high-energy light that naturally boosts your alertness, memory and feelings of wellbeing.1

Of course, that’s great news – during the day.

But, at night, Bluelight can disturb your natural circadian rhythm – or the ‘clock’ that lets your body know when to sleep and when to wake up.

The result is you may find it harder to get to sleep, experience more restless sleep and have trouble waking up (because you’re still tired).

To find out more, go to ‘Sleep Well Glasses’ or if you want to make a purchase, you’ll find a great range of non prescription glasses with the bluelight filter.

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References

  1. Harvard Medical School Health Letter. (2015). Blue light has a dark side. Harvard Health Publications website: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side
  2. Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Physical Activity Recommendations for Children and Young People. 2004. Canberra, Commonwealth of Australia. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/health-pubhlth-strateg-phys-act-guidelines
  3. Lockley, S.W., George C. Brainard, G. C., & and Czeisler, C.A. (2013). High Sensitivity of the Human Circadian Melatonin Rhythm to Resetting by Short Wavelength Light. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 88 (9) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2003-030570
  4. van der Lely, S., et al. (2015). Blue blocker glasses as a countermeasure for alerting effects of evening light-emitting diode screen exposure in male teenagers. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56 (1), 113-9. http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(14)00324-3/pdf
  5. Burkhart,K., & Phelps, J.R. (2009). Amber lenses to block blue light and improve sleep: a randomized trial. Chronobiology International, 26 (8),1602-12. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07420520903523719?journalCode=icbi20
  6. Wood, B., Rea, M.S., Plitnick, B., & Figueiro M.G. (2013). Light level and duration of exposure determine the impact of self-luminous tablets on melatonin suppression. Applied Ergonomics, 44 (2), 237-240. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22850476
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