Can't Put Down Your Phone? Here Are Blue-Light Glasses For Better Sleep

As you switch between screens, these blue-light-blocking glasses might help before bedtime 👀

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No, you're not seeing double: These blue light glasses might help as you work from home.
No, you're not seeing double: These blue light glasses might help as you work from home.

It’s just another sign of the times: You’ve probably become numb to the reminder from your iPhone saying that your screen time this week was up.

And while you might be thinking ‘what’s a week’ nowadays, in between Zoom meetings with co-workers, FaceTime calls with friends, and finishing up “Tiger King,” you might be finding yourself staring at all your screens a lot more.

As a precaution, you might have looked into blue-light-blocking glasses, which (as the name gives away) block blue light and have become pretty popular in recent years, per their claims of reducing eye strain and improving sleep.

As the Cleveland Clinic explains, staring at a screen all day can cause physical discomfort, including headaches and dry eyes, due to something called computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain. Doctors don’t recommend blue-light glasses for dealing with discomfort from digital eye strain during the day, but rather giving your eyes frequent breaks, sitting farther from the screen and using eye drops.

Blue light has been known to mess with your sleep cycle. according to the <a href="https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/blue-light-digital-eye-strain" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">American Academy of Ophthalmology</a>. That&rsquo;s because blue light messes with your body&rsquo;s <a href="https://health.clevelandclinic.org/put-the-phone-away-3-reasons-why-looking-at-it-before-bed-is-a-bad-habit/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">circadian rhythm</a>&nbsp;&mdash; basically what signals your brain to sleep when it&rsquo;s dark and stay up when it&rsquo;s light.&nbsp;
Blue light has been known to mess with your sleep cycle. according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. That’s because blue light messes with your body’s circadian rhythm — basically what signals your brain to sleep when it’s dark and stay up when it’s light. 

Digital devices also release blue light, which isn’t linked to eye disease or eye strain, but has been known to mess with your sleep cycle, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. That’s because blue light messes with your body’s circadian rhythm — basically what signals your brain to sleep when it’s dark and stay up when it’s light.

While professionals agree the best advice for getting more sleep is putting the phone away before bedtime, we’ve all been guilty of a little late-night scrolling and sleeping next to our phones. So it might be worth slipping on a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses before bedtime while using your devices. Sweet dreams, blue light.

There are a lot of blue-light glasses out there from eyewear brands like Felix Gray and Warby Parker. So we kept our eyes out and found blue light glasses that you’ll actually want to wear while you’re working from home, binge-watching or scrolling through social media.

Take a peek at these blue light glasses:

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EBDBlue Plus Dazzle
Eye Buy Direct
2
Felix Gray Faraday
Felix Gray
3
Quay x Chrissy All Nighter
Quay Australia
4
I-SEA Geometric Blue Light Glasses
Anthropologie
5
The Book Club Donkey Goaty 56mm Reading Glasses
Nordstrom
6
EBDBlue Plus Intense
EyeBuyDirect
7
Felix Gray Hamilton
Felix Gray
8
Quay Hardwire Mini
Quay Australia
9
DIFF Eyewear Selena
DIFF Eyewear
10
The Book Club Just Picture Victorian Bae 52mm Reading Glasses
Nordstrom
11
EBDBlue Plus Escape
EyeBuyDirect
12
Felix Gray Turing
Felix Gray
13
Quay I See You
Quay Australia
14
DIFF Eyewear
DIFF Eyewear
15
J.Crew Round Blue-Light Glasses
J.Crew
16
Bunny Eyez The Gracie 53mm Blue Light Blocking Reading Glasses
Nordstrom