We don’t suggest anything to you that we don’t take ourselves.
In fact we started the business because we wanted to share the great things that worked for us with people on mass.
So, using our own bodies as biohacked guinea pigs is frequent in our family. Then we share the stuff that works with you.
You’re welcome 😉
If some guy in some far out community knows his stuff, shares it and it conceptually makes sense to us then we give it a crack…there has been some interesting moments.
We have spent the last few months sourcing an effective well-priced version of one of these bio-hacks which we adamantly stand behind as being a big positive contribution to upgrading yourself.
You don’t realise how important quality sleep is to a well functioning human being until you’re not getting it. (2 kids under 5 over here!)
Its importance can run over diet & excercise. It has been identified as one of the strongest risk factors for obesity and has been linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and depression.
Research has proven that it is in fact not the quantity of sleep which is important but the QUALITY.
The single biggest contributor to the array of sleep problems is artificial lighting & electronics at night. The culprits largely being smart phones, indoor lighting, laptops, PCs, TVs which emit blue light which tricks our brain into thinking it is daytime, destroying our natural sleep-wake cycles which are crucial for optimal performance.
Once the sun goes down, the pineal gland in the brain releases the hormone melatonin, which signals to our body that it is time to wind down, get tired, and go to sleep.
Blue light, from any of these sources – lighting or technology, strongly inhibits melatonin production. Our bodies get the signal that it’s time to go to sleep, which reduces the quantity and quality of our sleep.
Studies have linked melatonin suppression in the evening to many chronic diseases and health problems prevalent today, including metabolic syndrome, obesity, and cancer, as well as mental disorders like depression and anxiety.
Get rid of the blue-light once the sun goes down, get rid of the problem.
What you can do:
Using Blue-Blocking Glasses at Night is a Simple Way to Solve This Problem
The easiest and most effective way to avoid blue light in the evening, is to use blue-light blocking glasses.
These glasses effectively block all blue light, so your brain doesn’t get the signal that it is supposed to stay awake.
Studies show that when people use these glasses, even in a lit room or using an electronic device, they produce just as much melatonin as if it were dark.
In one study, people’s melatonin levels in the evening were compared during three different lighting conditions (23):
- Dim light.
- Bright light.
- Bright light with blue-blocking glasses.
The graph below shows what happened to a typical subject’s melatonin levels
Kayumov et al, 2005 – Light and Melatonin
As you can see, the bright light almost completely suppressed melatonin production, while the dim light did not. The people wearing the blue-blocking glasses produced the same amount of melatonin as those being exposed to the dim light, so the glasses almost completely blocked the melatonin suppressing effect of the bright light.
Still not sure?… not only have blue-blocking glasses been shown to increase melatonin, studies also suggest that they can cause major improvements in sleep and mental performance.
In a 2 week study, 20 individuals were randomly selected to use either blue blocking glasses, or glasses that didn’t block blue light, for 3 hours before bedtime. The subjects using the blue-blocking glasses had major improvements in both sleep quality and mood.
These glasses have also been shown to greatly improve sleep in shift workers, when they put them on before bedtime. All my FIFO friends are getting these for their next present!
There was also a study in elderly cataract patients, showing that blue-blocking lenses improved sleep and significantly reduced daytime dysfunction.
What to Expect:
I try not to have ‘screen time’ after dark and have the lights dimmed at home or use candle light. If I can’t avoid using my smart phone or need to do some writing or work on my laptop then I always wear my glasses. I also find they help me wind down after a busy day regardless of the light I’m exposed to.
I’ve personally tried a lot of different things in order to sleep better… but using blue-blocking glasses combined with the Bulletproof Sleep Induction Mat is by far the most effective sleep “hack” I have tried. I’ve shared this with numerous friends, including a sleep specialist who all rave about the results.
Since I started using them, I’ve been falling asleep much faster and waking up refreshed in the morning. My mood has improved and I’m finding it a lot easier to think, write, and function in daily life. I am more patient as a parent, have raised my efficiency at work, and just feel that much more closer to the top of the world.
This is a must for anyone interested in a simple tool for improving their personal performance.
Have you tried these #sleephacks?