When it comes to chronic fatigue, what if we had it all wrong? What if we’ve been doing everything to treat the symptoms and nothing to stop the cause?
And we’re not talking about the casual after-lunch yawn. We mean the kind of fatigue you feel deep in your bones, day after day. The tired that wreaks havoc on your productivity and mood.
If you’re like many people, chances are high that you spend your days treating the symptoms of fatigue with multiple cups of coffee during the day and melatonin supplements or sleep drugs at night.
But rather than trying to artificially hack our melatonin levels at night, it’s time to flip the script.
Try This Instead
Melatonin is a hormone that’s made by the pineal gland in the brain. Sleep.org has this to say about it:
“Melatonin helps control your daily sleep-wake cycles. Your body’s internal clock (also known as your circadian rhythm) influences how much melatonin the pineal gland makes, and so does the amount of light that you’re exposed to each day. Typically, melatonin levels start to rise in the mid-to-late evening, after the sun has set. They stay elevated for most of the night while you’re in the dark. Then, they drop in the early morning as the sun rises, causing you to awaken.”
Did you catch that? One of the leading influences on melatonin levels is the amount of light you’re exposed to each day. And there’s one form of light more harmful than the others when it comes to melatonin production: blue light.
Blue light from 440nm to 500nm on the spectrum disrupts melatonin production, causing harm to sleep cycles. For context, your LED and digital devices emit peak blue light at 455 nm. This means that all those hours spent on your phone, tablet, computer, and TV are wreaking havoc on melatonin production and ultimately causing poor sleep cycles and the fatigue that follows.
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that much of our screen time happens at night, after the sun sets, during Netflix binges, long gaming sessions, and other digitally-stimulated downtime. The artificial light from devices signals to your body to hold off on melatonin production when it should in fact be starting its peak production cycle.
The good news is you don’t have to swear off modern technology. Gamer Advantage lenses are scientifically engineered to filter out harmful blue light so you can go living your life without worrying what your melatonin levels are up to. All of our Gamer Advantage lenses are infused with a proprietary combination of pigments and dyes which protects your eyes the way nature does. Pretty cool if we don’t say so ourselves.