Ever get cravings late at night when you should be sleeping? Me too…There is a reason I invested in these simple pair of glasses that aided me in my weight loss. They were recommended to me by a sleep expert PhD who is a friend of my partner, Dr Mercola. I had no idea that there was a certain endocrine disruptor lurking behind every cell phone and computer (oh, not to mention televisions!)
Yellow Glasses and Avoiding Blue Light
I wear the yellow glasses at night to block out the blue light. Researchers at Northwestern University did a recent study that concluded there is a link between blue light and increased hunger. It’s funny because the researchers go on to scratch their heads and say they found it odd because the color blue is usually an appetite depressant.
What they fail to realize is that this isn’t like staring at a blue wall (as one of the doctors says – wise up doc!) This isn’t merely the color blue but this is a blue light which stimulates us and can actually make our brain think it’s daytime. It wakes us up and is a known endocrine disruptor. Thankfully you can get get yellow screens to cover your computer (but with tablets, computers and phones I just find the glasses easier) I have no affiliation with the company but if someone buys a pair and it helps them sleep better than so be it.
I’m so convince now I even wear them when I wake up to use the restroom (if it’s getting light out) and I don’t want to see light or I have to go open the fridge (hopefully not to have a snack!)
Funny the doctors are just now figuring this out. Here I thought it was common knowledge! Thankfully I see a few studies were done previously who got the same results . I suppose they have to do more studies before they really believe it.
Erin has overcome diagnosed Lyme Disease, thyroid, adrenal fatigue, allergies and weight gain. She’s been working in the natural health/green industry for 25 years and has spent the last 5 years with her better half- Dr. Mercola. Animals, eco living and music are her passions. You can follow Erin at either her Professional or Personal Facebook pages too! Her bio can be found here.