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An option for night-shift workers

posted Apr 29, 2016, 12:09 PM by Ann Lee
I always felt, for those patients who worked night shift, a little hopeless, because I knew how much their circadian rhythms were affected- thereby affecting their hormones.  But often times they could not easily switch to a different shift or look for another job.  Blue light-blocking glasses, offer an effective, non-invasive strategy to improve sleep quality. One study involving night-shift workers, showed these individuals increased their sleep time by 40 minutes by wearing blue light-blocking glasses during their night shift. Another study showed improvements in sleep quality and mood from wearing blue light-blocking glasses for the 3 hours before sleep.