TrueDark by Biohacked aims to improve your sleep, performance, and health by improving your circadian rhythm.
Not all light is created equal and the wrong lighting at the wrong time of day can ruin your sleep, performance and health. That’s why we created TrueDark™.
The concept of blocking the blue light spectrum, which is the biggest culprit of circadian rhythm disruption in today’s modern world, is not a new one. There are many “blue blocker” glasses that have been around for a while, but they are a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s overkill for use during the day and are not quite strong enough for use before bed. So we created TrueDark Sleep and Performance Technology.
At the Ferrigno Legacy Flexpo, we interviewed Peter Bauman of Biohacked. Peter was kind enough to talk to us about the science behind the glasses, how to use them, and who would benefit from the glasses.
Find out more about the glasses on their website.
Why TrueDark works via Biohacked:
You’ve likely seen the explosive growth of “blue blocker” glasses, based on helping to support melatonin production. They are a great solution during daytime hours. But blocking just the blue light spectrum isn’t enough when you head into the evening hours just before bed. Melanopsin cells are acutely sensitive to junk light and will stop your body creating melatonin. Melanopsin is sensitive to a broader spectrum of light, so “blue blocker” glasses don’t protect you from melanopsin-stimulating junk-light wavelengths during the most important time of the day — right before bed when you want your circadian rhythm to be in prime shape to help you sleep.
After a day of wearing blue blockers or avoiding junk light, prime the pump by being sure your melanopsin isn’t being stimulated by your environment. Melanopsin stimulation will prevent melatonin from being signaled for release!
TrueDark Twilight prevents your melanopsin cells from detecting the wrong wavelengths of light at the wrong time of day. It protects your melanopsin from the entire spectrum that negatively impacts your biological clock.