We all know that getting sufficient quality sleep is essential to maintaining good health. It not only relaxes your mind but also plays a vital role in the function of your heart and blood vessels.
However, we sleep much less than in the old times, and our sleep quality has also greatly declined. According to recent surveys, nearly 30% of adults have sleep disorders, with an average sleep time of fewer than 6 hours per night, and 70% of teenagers have an average sleep time of fewer than 8 hours.
So, what has caused our sleep problems?
Studies suggest that many sleep disorders are due to our use of light-emitting electronic devices before bedtime, including tablets, some e-readers, smartphones, and laptops. These devices emit artificial blue light, which may trick your brain into thinking it’s daytime and makes it hard to fall asleep.
Therefore, blocking blue light at night is very important. Read on to learn more about the dangers of blue light and how to mitigate its effects.
How does blue light affect your sleep?
Your body has an internal clock called the circadian rhythm. It is a 24-hour biological cycle that affects many internal functions. Circadian rhythm is closely aligned with light, that is, sunrise and sunset. However, modern electronic devices produce large amounts of blue light, disrupting your circadian rhythm when you are exposed to them during the evening.
In addition, blue light suppresses the body’s release of melatonin, a hormone that makes people sleepy. Exposure to blue light in the evening makes you feel alert instead of tired, thus reducing the quality of your sleep.
Ways to manage blue light and improve sleep quality
The easiest way to reduce exposure to blue light is to turn off your electronic devices before bedtime.
If you can’t simply turn off blue light sources after it gets dark, wearing blue light blocking glasses is also an effective option. These special glasses are experts in blocking blue light even while using electronic devices.
Of all the blue light blocking glasses on the market, we would like to recommend the MiraMate Sleep Shades. Sleep Shades are premium blue light blocking glasses with an emphasis on their build quality. They have been certified to withstand regular pressure without breaking or shattering.
In addition, Sleep Shades offer excellent performance. The blue light suppresses melatonin, with the strongest occurring in the light spectrum between 446 and 477 nm. Fortunately, Sleep Shades have been certified to filter over 80% of blue light in this narrow spectrum without affecting other colors. The performance is so good that most people don’t perceive any difference in vision while wearing Sleep Shades. All colors look the same, including blue.
It is recommended to wear Sleep Shades one or two hours before sleeping every day, and you will notice an improvement in your sleep quality.
Testimonial from MiraMate user
I like the shades and use them all the time when on the computer and there’s no natural light available. They’re comfortable and the lens seem very durable.
——Verified Buyer Stephen O.
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