Is blue light effecting your productivity?
How Blue Light effects sleep
Technology is evolving very quickly and it’s no wonder people are struggling to get a good nights rest. About 60% of people are reporting having a some issues at least 3 – 4 times a week, reported by Professor Robert Adams from Sleep Health Foundation.
Whether it’s struggling to fall asleep, waking up too early or not being able to get back to sleep. There can be multiple issues involved when it comes to restless sleep including sleep apnea, stress, too much screen time or digestion issues.
Being over worked and under the pressure from societies fast pasted lifestyle can be over whelming for our minds to maintain a healthy state. Sometimes less can be more but with the expectations of others and comparing yourself to someone else’s worth can be the ultimate driving force to push people to their limits.
Getting good sleep can effect productivity and how we deal with everyday situations, it can lower anxiety, reduce stress and allow us to be more in the present moment.
Too much blue light
Working 40 hours a week in front of computer screen can have enormous stress on the eyes. Most light will pass straight through to the retina. Research is showing that too much exposure to blue light could possibly lead to macular degeneration. Blurred vision, irritation and dry eyes are all symptoms of high blue light exposure.
The sun produces blue light and is what triggers our circadian rhythm known as our wake, sleep cycle. Take a moment before you go to bed at night and become aware of how much screen time is spent before trying to catch some Z’s. Digital screens like mobile phones, laptops and TV’s all produce blue light. Our brains don’t register that it is night time and can effect the production of melatonin, our sleep hormone.
Blue light glasses
380nm to 550nm on the light spectrum is the wavelength that includes violet, blue and some blue-green light, but is always referred to as blue light. Blue light glasses are designed to block that wave length and offer protection when working long hours at work in front of a computer screen. More focus and better sleeping are some of the benefits of using blue light glasses.
Daytime blue light glasses
These are a clear lens and used throughout the day and can block up to 50% of blue light. When buying a pair of glasses, check in the description if they mention what wave length and percentage the lenses block. It will need to go up to at least the range of 455nm as this what effects the eyes most.
The lens are orange and these are often worn in the evening, 1 to 2 hours before bedtime. They can filter up to 100% of both blue and green light which is from 380nm to 550nm on the spectrum. Perfect for blocking out all artificial lighting around home and increasing melatonin production naturally.
Anti blue light lighting
Lighting around the house can be replaced with anti blue light lamps and bulbs. Especially beneficial for the bedroom, the only place where you really need to unwind for the day. The Amber Book Light is a small and compact light that can either attach to your book or sit of your desk or bedside table. The light emits a warms orange glow and is 100% free of blue light. Anti Blue Light Bulbs can also be used to replace the ceiling light or bed side lamp.