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Do Blue Light Glasses Help Sleep?


In the modern digital age, from TikTok dances to Instagram, our screens are constantly bombarding us with content. While this keeps us connected, it often stands in the way of a peaceful night's sleep.

Imagine this scenario: You nestle under your blankets, planning to dive into just a few pages of “Where the Crawdads Sing” on your tablet. Suddenly, it's hours later. You've deep-dived into a variety of topics, from checking up on an old flame to finding the best Thai food nearby. When you finally hit that off button, sleep seems elusive.

Why does this happen? It's largely due to the blue light emitted by the devices we've come to rely on. Although blue light is naturally found in sunlight, it can be disruptive when we’re exposed to too much of it, especially before hitting the sack.

That's where Baxter Blue steps in with our blue light sleep glasses. These aren't just any glasses; they come with specially designed lenses that filter out the blue light that is responsible for disrupting our melatonin production and subsequently, our sleep.

You might wonder, "Can I enjoy my digital time and still get quality sleep?" With Baxter Blue sleep glasses, it's a possibility. Here’s why:

Understanding Blue Light and Sleep

Our body operates on a circadian rhythm, a natural internal clock that regulates sleep and wakefulness. This rhythm is influenced by light, particularly blue light.

When it gets dark, our eyes signal to the brain to produce melatonin, the sleep hormone. As the sun rises, this production reduces, helping us wake up. Now, when we use digital devices at night, the blue light can mimic daytime, confusing our brain and delaying melatonin production, which hampers our sleep.

Recent small-scale studies have even suggested that just one to two hours of evening blue light exposure can impact sleep quality. This exposure has been linked to reduced REM sleep, delayed sleep onset, and increased alertness – the opposite of what you want at bedtime!

Do Blue Light Glasses Really Work?

While blue light has been tied to sleep disturbances, the efficacy of blue-light-blocking glasses remains a topic of ongoing research. However, some small studies have shown positive results:

1/ A study involving 20 participants found that wearing blue-blocking glasses for a few hours before bedtime improved sleep quality.

2/ Another trial with insomnia patients showed that these glasses enhanced sleep duration and quality.

3/ Yet, not all studies found benefits. For instance, a week-long trial with 20 participants found no significant improvements.

Although a comprehensive verdict is still pending, Baxter Blue believes in offering solutions that might help. After all, everyone's experience is unique.

Why Choose Baxter Blue Glasses?

While there are many brands out there, Baxter Blue stands out. For those looking to try blue light glasses, our designs combine functionality with style. With our glasses, not only do you potentially sleep better, but you also look good doing it!

Designed to be worn when the sun goes down, our amber Blue+™ Sleep lenses have been specifically developed to filter out the 450-500nm blue-light wavelengths that impact the release of melatonin - and subsequently, a good night’s sleep!

Deep protection with minimal colour distortion. Unlike many amber lenses on the market, Baxter Blue’s Blue+™ embedded filter technology means maximum protection with minimal colour distortion, allowing you to game, binge watch, or catch up on emails without sacrificing colour - or sleep.

Tips for a Restful Nights Sleep

While our glasses are crafted with care, remember they aren't medical devices. We always recommend being proactive about your digital habits:

1/ Try to limit device use at least an hour before bedtime.
2/Use your device's “Night Shift” or reduce screen brightness in the evenings.
3/ Ensure you're active during the day and expose yourself to natural sunlight.
4/ Consider reading a physical book under dim light at bedtime.
5/ Adhere to the 20-20-20 rule to give your eyes regular breaks.
6/ And don’t forget to blink!

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