Swannies Model X: blue light blocking glasses that help you catch more ZZZs

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The pre-sleep glasses, Swannies, filter out blue light from electronic devices that sleep experts say disrupts healthy sleeping patterns. They come from Austin-based Swanwick Sleep which has turned to Indiegogo to fund development.

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The body uses blue light from the sun to regulate your natural sleep and wake cycles. This is known as your circadian rhythm. The problem is we are surrounded by artificial sources of blue light from electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs and LED lights. And all of this is messing with our sleep as it affects our body’s natural release of melatonin – the natural hormone which promotes sleep.

These new eyeglasses are designed to help screen-addicted people get a restful night. Simply wear them for the last hour before bedtime, performing regular activities, and remove them just before going to bed. The specs will help reduce eye strain and help you to relax. An independent study has shown it took users wearing Swannies 11 minutes less to doze off, and they slept an average of 24 minutes longer.

“The U.S Department of Health and Human Services has estimated that chronic sleep loss affects 70 million Americans and costs $16 billion in health care expenses and $50 billion in lost productivity,” said Swanwick Sleep CEO James Swanwick.

“Wearing Swannies blue light blocking glasses is such a fun, simple way to sleep better. We’ve deliberately made the Model X glasses stylish so people can feel and look good while they protect their eyes and improve their sleep.”

The specs are going for $55 and up, with delivery expected in August. The company says if you are anything less than 100% satisfied, they offer a money back guarantee.

Price: $55 and up

Funding open:

$13,399 raised out of $10,000 goal
a month left

Estimated delivery: August 2018

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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