The new feature from Apple reduces the amount of blue light emitted by your devices. The “night shift” is a new light setting that will help you enjoy your before-bed reading without affecting the melatonin production.
Numerous studies have been saying that US citizens are sleep deprived. Number one on the list of guilty parties were electronic devices. While using your phone, tablet or PC during the day is perfectly OK; doctors are recommending that patients should cut back on all things electronic at least one hour before bedtime.
The explanation for the tech restriction is the fact that almost all electronic devices emit a blue light that is keeping Americans up and making their productivity go down. The type of light in question is considered dangerous by doctors because it stimulates the brain.
When people use electronic devices before bed, they are actually tricking it into believing that it is daytime. The culprit is the blue light. It activates special sensors in the brain telling it to delay melatonin production.
But the new feature from Apple reduces the amount of blue light emitted by its devices, allowing users to enjoy their late night readings without interfering with their sleep schedules.
Some people actually prefer reading from an Apple device because it’s more comfortable than a book. Take for example the current iPad generation, the mini 4. It’s light, it’s better suited for newspapers and magazines than Kindle devices, and it can now be used with the new lighting feature, the Night Shift.
The new feature from Apple reduces the amount of blue light emitted by the device, and it is compatible with all 64-bit Apple gadgets. So it will only work on iPad Air, iPad Pro, iPad mini (everything after 2), iPod Touch (the sixth generation) and all phone generations after the iPhone 5S.
You can opt for the Night Shift mode from the light settings of your Apple device. But caution is advised, while the Night Shift is easy on the eye, from a scientific point of view, it’s something you get adjusted to in a couple of days.
The new feature from Apple reduces the amount of blue light, but it also forces you to read in a sepia kind of mode, so you must get yourself accustomed to the amber background.
And don’t forget that blue light may be just one of the reasons you find it hard to go to sleep at night. The other may be what you read.
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