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Description

Wear blue light blocking glasses to prevent the light emitted by displays from straining your eyes and keeping you awake at night.

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How to Do It

Wear a pair of blue light blocking glasses when doing office or computer work, or when spending lots of time in front of a display.

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Benefits

  • May improve sleep
  • May improve mood
  • May prevent eye-strain
  • May improve overall health 
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Time Commitment

None

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Why it works

These glasses block out light-wavelets which humans usually experience as blue-colored. Blue light is especially prominent during sunrise and triggers our body to wake up and become more alert (1).

Wearing blue-light blocking glasses will let you produce the necessary melatonin when you sleep even if you look at a TV or computer screen before bed. 

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Suggested Frequency

Daily

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Supporting Studies and Articles

  1. Kimberly, B., & R, P. J. (2009). Amber Lenses to Block Blue Light and Improve Sleep: A Randomized Trial. Chronobiology International, 26(8), 1602–1612. https://doi.org/10.3109/07420520903523719
  2. Lawrenson, J. G., Hull, C. C., & Downie, L. E. (2017). The effect of blue-light blocking spectacle lenses on visual performance, macular health and the sleep-wake cycle: A systematic review of the literature. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: The Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists), 37(6), 644–654. https://doi.org/10.1111/opo.12406
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Side Effects

  • May decrease alertness and focus
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Required Equipment

Blue light blocking glasses

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Brad Pitt

Delilah Belle Hamlin

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Suggested Time of Day

When in front of a display within 2 hours of bed time. 

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Notes

  • Some computers and phones will have night mode. Switching them to night mode may have similar effects to wearing blue-light blocking glasses. 
  • There are lots of glasses to choose from make sure that the ones you purchase are comfortable enough behind the ears and on your nose so that you can wear them for a long period of time. 

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