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What are Sleep Glasses & Do They Work?

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Dr. Marc Weinstein

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We all know sleep is important, but getting enough shut-eye isn’t always easy. That’s why 39DollarGlasses partnered with Ocusleep, the experts in sleep glasses. Ocusleep designs custom sleep glasses to help your brain wind down and get ready for bed. They’re convenient, easy to use, and made by eye doctors so you can sleep easier every night.

But what exactly are sleep glasses? And do they actually work? Here’s everything you need to know.

To understand sleep glasses, we have to talk about how light impacts your nighttime routine. Human brains rely on visual cues to stay awake and fall asleep. As the sun rises, your eyes absorb certain lightwaves that basically shout, “Wake up, it’s daytime.” At night, those lightwaves fade during sunset, making you feel tired.

But here’s the problem: the sun isn’t the only source of “daytime” light. Computers, phone screens, TVs, and some lightbulbs produce similar lightwaves, which can trick your brain into daytime mode — even if it’s midnight. The team at Ocusleep realized this was a big problem for millions of people, and they wanted to help. Led by a group of eye doctors, Ocusleep set out to build specialized lenses that filter stimulating light. When you wear Ocusleep glasses before bed, your brain is protected from confusing daytime signals, letting you fall asleep naturally each night.

So how do Ocusleep glasses improve sleep quality? It’s all about your circadian rhythm (aka your sleep schedule). In ideal conditions, your brain naturally releases melatonin as the sun sets. This sleep hormone is responsible for making you feel tired, and it helps you maintain a healthy circadian rhythm throughout the day.

But if you’re using screens or indoor lighting, the melatonin release will be delayed, leaving you wide awake. Ocusleep glasses help regulate your circadian rhythm by making sure your brain releases melatonin on time. Just wear your sleep glasses 2 hours before bed to let your brain get ready for rest — it’s that easy.

As a doctor-run company, 39DollarGlasses is always working to help you live a healthier life. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Ocusleep. Sleep is essential for wellness, and Ocusleep is dedicated to making your nighttime routine healthier. Founded by eye doctors and backed by science, Ocusleep is our trusted source for better rest every night. Visit Ocusleep to learn more about the benefits of sleep glasses and order a pair today!