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The Science Behind Migraine Glasses: Why They Work for Migraine Relief


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Migraines are a weakening condition that affects 1 in 7 people across the globe. When it comes to the people in my life, it makes it very hard for them to even get out of bed. Migraines can cause intense pulsing or pain just on one side of your head, while not just making you feel dizzy, but making you feel so disoriented that even the idea of sound seems too much to handle.

So as you can guess, it wouldn't seem like a particularly viable option to just have an LED lamp on right next to you—and it isn't.

Migraine glasses are a recent solution that's been considered as an alternative form of treatment for migraines. If you think about it, more than half of the people who have ever experienced a migraine before can tell you that they first noticed their symptoms when they came into the view of some light. And at a cost of only $10 a pop, which is what a cheap version might run you, it's a really great start for someone who needs more than just a scarf over their head to start feeling like themselves again.

Understanding Migraines

The debilitating headaches and other symptoms now referred to collectively as migraines are a kind of "sorcerer's apprentice" scenario for those who study the brain. Migraines, which are characterized by "excruciating and intense pain," often are preceded or accompanied by such other symptoms as heightened sensitivity to, on the one hand, light and, on the other, what scientists now believe to be one of the worst inciters of nervous discomfort: flickering lights.

In the current popular parlance of neurologists and the brain researchers they sometimes cite, migraines are a "neurobiological disorder" that represents an often oversensitive nervous system's response to triggers that half of the people who don't get migraines might not even notice. The people who study migraines say that if you want to understand what is happening with the brain in sickness and in health, you need to understand what migraines are and the often-crippling effect they are having on an unfortunate 12 percent of the female population and 6 percent of the male one.

What Are Migraine Glasses?

Eyewear designed expressly for people with migraines offers them some relief. These are not your regular sunglasses or even the new blue-light glasses; instead, they have lenses with a "unique FL-41 tint." The special rose-colored hue of this tint, combining pink and light brown, is what differentiates it from both regular sunglasses and blue-light-blocking glasses.

Both of those types of lenses filter out too much of the light spectrum to be a viable option for people with light sensitivity. Migraine sufferers benefit most from a lens that only filters out just the triggering "hot spots" of light, the way this unique tint seems to do.

In several clinical studies, FL-41 tint has been proven to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks for those who were given it to wear in the first place. Yet, how is it that such an easily overlooked solution for people with migraines has not been given its due?

The Science Behind Migraine Glasses

The science is clear: for many people, wearing migraine glasses can ease the pain. It's not just about the colored lenses, though they play a part. The patient got better because they had a UBIQUITOUS dark tent over their eyes for more than six weeks. The participants' trigeminal nerves, which carry pain to the brain, had glass to settle a moving current over and beyond into another more delicate still of our neural SEA.

This is why they were more prone to interpret awful, painful things as just more revelatory, cos you have to see things to make them happen in your head. Anything else we say is half poetry—notice a clear difference if it's real-half USEFUL information stuffed into the doubt zone of the next couple weeks—kinda close to what's going to happen at the end of six weeks.

Benefits of Using Migraine Glasses

For those afflicted with severe migraines, the prospect of swift relief is a game-changer. Many migraine therapies wait for the medication to seep into a person's system, leaving them longing for the outcome, often for many painful hours. But now, a new inventive treatment produces a more rapid response than the smoker's patch we slap on the arm with the scent of eucalyptus.

And it was all a spiraling disaster until he three physicians running the AccuMigraine company in Israel and Florida decided on a "take-no-prisoners" approach. Citing numerous studies, they say that more than 30 million Americans who experience migraines must find ways to spend $24 billion each year. Indeed, some reports put all those millions and then even more in higher figures, with some estimates reaching as high as $36 billion.

Choosing the Right Migraine Glasses

When you are picking out glasses to help with your migraines, what should you look for? Color and lens technology seem to matter most when it comes to light sensitivity and certain visual disturbances that come with migraines. Some lenses—like those that are a yellow hue or block blue light—filter the precise wavelengths of light that can trigger the aura phase of a migraine or make the light sensitivity of the photophobia phase worse.

The frame style and the glasses' overall comfort also come into play, mainly because if you have the migraine glasses on and you're still uncomfortable, then that's just one more thing making you feel lousy.

Frames crafted from lightweight materials and designed for a good fit, sometimes with adjustability built in, can become a factor of whether the glasses are a go or a no-go.

The pros and cons of all these features, as well as of overall cost and availability, are what I'll be looking at to pick my best "migraine glasses of 2024." And I must say, there are some pretty exciting developments.

Promising relief for the migraine-plagued, glasses called precision tinted lenses have arrived.

These are worn just like ordinary eyeglasses but are anything but the same. Based on decades of research connecting light and migraines, Dr Suraj Dubey (OD) and his research team at Sleepaxa have designed lenses that can be worn to shield the eyes from the very kinds of light that have been implicated in triggering migraine attacks.

The idea is to develop the kind of eyewear that will strain your eyes and your brain as little as possible, that will shut out the most problematic light frequencies with the least overall reduction in what you can see. And, in the hope of their corporate imagination, the folks at Sleepaxa also see this working to the advantage of being migraine-free, to the tune of what they speculate could be half a million fewer attacks per day in the U.S. in many light-sensitive migraineurs not currently seeking help that can't form this vision of the future without the aid of eyeglasses.


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