View Full Version : Blue-light blocking glasses


zhenka11230
10-30-12, 10:18 AM
I am not going to get into details here but apparently blue-spectrum light is responsible for a lot of sleep problems, because it suppresses the release of melatonin(sleep related hormone/neurotransmiter responsible for carcidian rhythm). We are not meant to have this frequency of light after the sun goes down. Blue light is emitted from computer screen, artificial lights, etc... interfering with our natural cycle.

Blue-spectrum light blocking sunglasses linked below(there are others but this is the cheapest I've found), eliminates this problem. It should be worn at night and until you fall asleep. It is effective and surprisingly little known technique (I don't understand why, it makes perfect sense from neurological perspective) to treat adhd related sleep problems and improve sleep quality for everybody in general.

Evidence shows it helps with mood stabilization, being a night-owl, insomnia, and adhd symptoms. It won't cure you but it is of tremendous help from personal experience.

Buy this:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31FC-p7fnHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Evidence:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071112143308.htm
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22105622

tudorose
10-31-12, 07:24 AM
I use Rudy Project racing red. Helps my visual processing.

Drewbacca
10-31-12, 11:11 AM
If only blue light helped me wake up in the morning... :(

I think that the shades are a cool idea, but frankly, I think turning my computer off and picking up a book would be more effective. Easier said than done, I know. I'm addicted to the net.

I have found that simply playing my acoustic guitar, I can lull myself to sleep.

namazu
10-31-12, 09:40 PM
I've tried this, but it didn't seem to make much difference. (They're great for driving, though!)

Turning off the computer earlier (reducing that source of distraction, which is huge) is a better idea (at least for me) than trying to use it but block the blue light.

For night-time, melatonin helps me feel sleepy and ADHD meds help me do the steps required to actually get myself into bed, and once there, be able to fall asleep.

I do use a light box in the mornings in the winter (when I remember), and that does seem modestly helpful (though it could be my imagination).