Yes, you should wear a pair of blue light glasses when watching the TV, this includes watching daytime TV shows. There is way too much high intensity blue light present from TV screens so you need to filter it down to protect against digital eyestrain and headaches.
I'll explain how I came to my personal conclusion in my personal story below.
What Types of Blue Light Glasses to Wear Whilst Watching TV?
In the evening when watching our favorite TV programmes we must block 100% of blue light and most green light between 400nm and 550nm.
The only way to accomplish this is using BLUblox Sleep+ glasses. These are an amber lens that will allow for sleep hormones to be released and you to sleep better.
Clear lenses, like our BluLIte glasses, won’t be enough for watching the TV in the evening as they do not block blue light, they filter it down a little.
During the day if we are watching the TV then we need some blue light to function properly, therefore we only need to filter down some blue light between 400nm to 495nm.
What Will the TV Screen Look Like With Blue Light Glasses On?
In the evening, wearing amber lenses will change certain colours on the TV. Blue colours will appear black or green and greens will appear a lighter green colour. The rest of the colours will stay the same.
Having some colours changed in the evening is well worth it as you will protecting your health, hormones and sleep from the dangers of blue light from your TV.
During the day using the clear lenses, such as BluLite glasses, won’t change the colours of the TV much at all.
My Growing Up Story with TV and Blue Light
Growing up with a TV wasn’t a huge part of my life.
Growing up in the 1990’s we were allowed to watch a couple of shows of an evening on our big back box TVs and that was it.
During the day we played outside on our bikes, chased each other about and played sports. Blue light glasses weren’t readily available back then, yet we slept alright.
The technology in the old big back TVs was such that not huge amounts of ultra-bright blue light were emitted. Less blue light means better sleep and less digital eye strain.
This couple with the copious amounts of time I spent outside meant my circadian rhythm was pretty darn good. It meant my hormones were balanced and my sleep was okay.
In 1998 I turned 14.
1998 was a special year for me, I got my first phone and also a TV in my bedroom. I felt like such a baller, an adult, it was amazing!
1998 was also the year my health started to change.
I started spending less time outside, instead opting to spend more time engaging with my new roommates, TV and phone!
My sleep deteriorated in 1998, I remember it vividly. It was slow at first, waking up at random times, then struggling to get back to sleep and eventually needing to get up every few hours.
My energy levels dipped in the day, sport suffered and cognition declined. Maybe it was hormonal, granted I was going through puberty, but later on in life I would come to realise it wasn’t much to do with puberty at all.
Freshly graduated from Exeter University I got a job straight away, working for a recruitment firm.
I moved into my first rental flat later than year and the first two things I bought, TV's! One for the living room and one for my room.
TV's were different now, they were HD, flat screen and gave out a much brighter image. Low and behold my sleep got worse, my weight went up 3 stone over the next few years, yet I wasn’t eating that badly!
The creation of LED lights that shone brighter than before made TVs far more of a nuisance to sleep.
Fed up of getting poor quality sleep I decided to take matters into my own hands and research light and its impact on sleep.
Inventing BLUblox Sleep+ glasses changed my sleep forever and for the best.
Blue light from modern day TVs is turning off sleep hormones in your body and telling your brain its daytime. Over time this can lead to sleep related conditions and health issues.
Blocking blue light from your TV is the first step in regaining better sleep and health.
A lot of people believe blue light is only present in smartphones. This is not true, blue light is everywhere that has an LED component, think car headlights, TV, fridge, router, alarms, street lamps, computers, the list is endless.
When you ask the question, should I wear blue light glasses when watching TV, you should ask yourself can I see the colour blue on this TV screen. The answer will be yes.
This blue light will disrupt your sleep so wearing blue light glasses when watching TV is essential for better sleep.