As a full time motion designer with a side hustle, I find myself glued to my computer screen and phone pretty much all day every day. Last year I noticed I was getting more frequent headaches, straining my eyes and finding them sore anytime I was off my screen so I started researching what could be the cause.
What i found out was very interesting.
The blue light projected out of our screens isn't this evil, blinding, headache giving villain.. its the same light we see every day outside. The problem is, when we're looking at our blue light emitting screens in the evenings and at night, we are tricking our brains into thinking that we're outside, in the daytime. Looking at screens all day every day is affecting our circadian rhythms and thats whats leading us to poor quality sleep, trouble falling asleep and that feeling of grogginess and loss of focus in our days.
Overall, we found that the use of portable light-emitting devices immediately before bedtime has biological effects that may perpetuate sleep deficiency and disrupt circadian rhythms, both of which can have adverse impacts on performance, health, and safety.**
This sounded exactly like the predicament I was in. I am on my screen almost every day and night and if its not my computer its my phone before bed. I didn't sleep well and I felt wired all the time.
Now one way to get better sleep and bring your circadian rhythm back to working order is to turn off your phones and computers two hours before you go to sleep to give your brain and body the time it needs to wind down. The problem is that some of us cannot do that. Work deadlines sometimes means we have to work late or we just cant help ourselves looking at one more dog video before we nod off.
So I looked into trying out blue light blocking glasses. This meant I could stay on my screen but still protect my eyes. Being the ever sceptic, I wasn't sure these were going to work but they had a 30 day money back guarantee so I thought why not.
After using them for a week I can say they have really helped me. Some people I know have felt the difference as soon as they put on the glasses but it took me a couple of nights of wearing to really notice the difference in my sleep and focus. Your screen really does keep you up and these glasses helped me feel naturally tired, meaning I fell to sleep much easier. I wake up feeling refreshed and more focused throughout the day.
High quality lenses are always the best to use when using blue light blocking glasses and ANTI Frames make sure all of their glasses are certified. They also come with a FREE blue light test kit so you can test them yourself.
Today is Cyber Monday. So if you buy one pair of glasses you get a free pair to gift to a friend!