Wearing blue-blockers at night is one of those 1% marginal gains that can lead to massive improvement in your sleep quality, which affects everything.
I was aware of the problems with blue light exposure after dark for a long time but never really did anything about it. It seemed to simple to make much of a difference. But then I noticed that my sleep tracker was consistently showing me that I didn’t get much deep sleep at all on nights that we watch T.V. before bed.
If I didn’t watch T.V. or when I finally started to wear blue blockers, my deep sleep improved dramatically. I’m convinced that this change has potentially added healthy years to my lifespan.
THE NITTY GRITTY
You need amber or red ones at night to block out melatonin-suppressing blue and green wavelengths.
During the day, if you are inside in an environment with lots of blue light, then amber lenses are helpful and can vastly improve eye-health and reduce eye-strain.
I tend to think of these types of glasses in 3 categories:
- cheap and cheerful
- more fashionable
- made to order / prescription
- ReadingGlasses.com - this site will give you lots of options for frames and can be made with a prescription.
- Select your frame and prescription
- Select a “lens add on”
- Select “Mojo BlueBlock Tint Amber” for daytime use
- Select “Mojo BlueBlock Therapy Tint Amber” for night time use
Choose what makes sense for you based on your priorities and budget. I started with the cheap and cheerful and once I saw how much difference they make, I upgraded into ones that are more comfortable and fashionable.