We all want to get better zzzs. With studies that point to a lack of sleep as a contributing culprit for everything from anxiety to a lowered sex drive, it’s clear that getting quality shut-eye is of the utmost importance. But what if you’re someone who tends to toss and turn at night instead of dozing away? According to sleep solutions company PEGASI, these innovative light therapy sleep glasses (from $174, Amazon) just might be the answer.
Using research from John Hopkins University as its base, these specs, which are meant to be worn for 25 minutes between the hours of 7 to 9 a.m., simulate natural light in order to suppress the secretion of melatonin (aka the “sleep hormone”) through photoreceptors that receive PEGASI’s artificial light and send it to the melatonin-producing pineal gland.
The idea here is that by decreasing your production of melatonin during daytime hours, it will lead to an increase of melatonin at night, essentially rebooting your body’s natural circadian rhythm.
It’s a step which may be necessary for good sleep in today’s modern society, which regularly exposes us to light from mobile devices, computers, and florescent bulb’s during evening hours — all of which can trick our bodies into believing that our melatonin levels should be low when it’s actually time to sleep.
According to the brand, its award-winning glasses, which use a special blue-green light with a wavelength that’s 100 percent UV-free, have been clinically-proven to be 90 to 97 percent effective in relieving symptoms of circadian rhythm sleep disorders, affective mood disorders, and seasonal affective depression. They have also been shown to help those who have difficulty falling asleep or awakening and those who don’t get enough deep sleep.
What’s more, unlike medication, these glasses have zero side effects and can’t be abused.
PEGASI says they’ll also work wonders for your energy and attention levels, giving you a much-needed boost in as few as 20 minutes.
You can turn them on via a button on the side or by downloading the PEGASI app, which will sync to the glasses via Bluetooth. They even collapse down for storage or travel and have an included carrying case!
More importantly, according to reviewers, they work like a charm. Wrote one shopper who claims to have suffered from insomnia for 40 years, “I have been using these for about six weeks now, and I literally don’t leave home without them. Although I still need to take an occasional sleeping pill, the sleep I do enjoy now is deeper, more restful, and more consistent than I have had in many years.”
Another agreed, “After two weeks with the glasses, I am now a believer. These glasses have worked for me by putting me on a normal sleep routine, something I was never able to do for the past 25 years.”
Sounds pretty convincing to us! Now, who’s ready for a good night’s sleep?
Where to buy: From $174, Amazon
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