In the fast-paced world of today, we usually get the time to use a number of our devices right before bedtime. Multiple types of research have shown that this is not a good idea. The blue light that is emitted by the device we use such as our smartphones and laptops is said to cause harm to sleep-inducing hormones such as Melatonin.
The body’s natural clock is known as circadian rhythm. Blue light, which basically has a higher concentration than in other lights affects the body’s natural clock. Which is why it is not suggested to look at this light right before going to bed. But the issue remains the same that most of us get this every time out of our busy schedules to scroll social media or check other emails.
Many out there believe that it doesn’t really matter whether the light concentration is blue or not. Studies are under process in this regard to come up with proper scientific proof. For those of you who have actually experienced the effect of blue light on your sleep-wake cycle, there is a solution. This is where Night Shift by Apple comes in handy.
To know more about Night Shift and how it works, keep on reading.
What devices does Night Shift work on?
If you own an iPad Air or some other new version of the iPad you can avail Night Shift.
How Do I use Night Shift?
- Go to Settings on the iPad.
- Look for Display and Brightness settings
- You can customize the time during which you want to avail Night Shift. For this, tap the Scheduled Button.
- Tap “To-From”, and customize the timings as you desire.
An easy option is to Tap the Sunset tot Sunrise option. This leaves out the hassle of selecting proper and accurate timings. If you want to check out how the screen is going to look when you have Night Shift on, Tap the “Manually enable until tomorrow button”. A good thing to note here is that you can have the color temperature of your choice. Sliding the bar here will adjust it and you can select the range as displayed on the spectrum. If you opt for “less warm” it will get you more blue light and vice versa.
You can experiment with the Night Shift feature and see if it works for you. Keeping an eye on your sleep-wake cycle will help you to figure out if your body has had any effect on the change in its ability to go to sleep.
Let us know if Night Shift has proved to be helpful for you in the comments down below!