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Innovative New Glasses Designed to Improve Sleep
Date:10/19/2013

Plainview, NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2013

Though it sounds more like science fiction than science, evidence suggests that wearing special glasses at night to filter blue light reduces insomnia and promotes restful sleep.

Long before the term R.E.M. was coined or brain waves were measured, people knew they slept better in the dark. Flames were put out in caves and Victorian era curtains were drawn. Recent findings demonstrate the chemical mechanisms behind this phenomenon. Light inhibits the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that influences sleep cycles. Though any light can cause sleep disturbance, a Harvard study demonstrates that blue light does so twice as much. Indeed, a Google search of the term "blue light and sleep" shows many such studies.

Dr. Jim Gallas, inventor of the Melatonin Production Factor lens technology explains that because blue light suppresses the production of Melatonin during the evening, any filter that reduces blue light will reduce this suppression, thereby allowing healthier sleep. Previously introduced blue blocking products had the negative side effect of distorting colors. Dr. Gallas asserts that the improved MPF melanin lenses reduce blue light while actually enhancing colors.

Debby Burk Optical has partnered with Photo Protective Technologies to offer affordable access to MPF lenses in fashion forward eyeglass frames. "Sleepy Time Glasses" start at under $50 and provide the sleep enhancing benefits of blue blocking lenses with improved color perception.

To quote Debby Burk, CEO of DebSpecs.com, "We love to be cutting edge in our products & technology. Who would have thought an optical retailer could improve people's sleep? Partnering with Dr. Jim Gallas has allowed us to do just that!"

And how important is sleep? Many studies have correlated night shift jobs to an increase in diseases from cancer to obesity. Just this week the journal Science released an article linking insomnia to Alzheimer's disease and other neurological problems. The article concludes that sleep is imperative to the brain's pumping mechanism, which allows toxins, cellular waste, and "gunk" to be flushed out.

Dr. Michael J. Breus, Board Certified Sleep Specialist, offers other light/sleep related tips in Huffington Post. He suggests using nightlights to keep lights dim in case one has to get up in the middle of the night. Furthermore, light exposure during the day strengthens circadian rhythms, boosts daytime alertness, and prepares the body for sleep when nighttime arrives. Of course, limit any exposure to devices at night.

Specialized blue blocking lenses provide an affordable, safe alternative to other sleep aids. Over the counter and prescription medicines can be addictive, while natural supplements may prove costly over the course of the year.

For those who must watch TV or use their laptops before bed, wearing Sleepy Time glasses with MPF lenses may improve the quality of sleep. Sleepy Time glasses are now available at DebSpecs.com in 2 fashionable non-prescription frames, as well as a wear-overs for prescription glasses.

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