Will Blue Light-Blocking Glasses Help Me Sleep Better? A Doctor Answers

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Do Blue Light Glasses Actually Work? Sleep Doctor Answers Aired July 23, 2019

If you have trouble falling asleep, your late-night social media scrolling habits — specifically the blue light emitted from the screen of your device — could very well be to blame. 

As health and science journalist Max Lugavere has told us, "The blue light emitted from TV screens, laptops and even smartphones causes your brain to think that it's daytime and that can inhibit, or at least suppress, the release of melatonin, which is your body's sleep hormone."

But if you find that your pre-bedtime screen time actually relaxes you, sleep doctor Dr. Michael Breus says you don't necessarily have to break the habit.

"Almost nobody is going to do the electronic curfew," Dr. Breus admits. "The solution [is] blue light-blocking glasses." 

"You can still watch television, you can still actually be on your phone — supposing you're doing something relaxing," the doc explains, "and the blue light is not affecting your ability to fall asleep."

That sounds like a win-win to us. 

You can shop Dr. Breus' blue light glasses here.

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