What impact are our electronic devices having on our sleep quality?

Is the BLUE light emitted from devices affecting SLEEP?

For us to sleep we need our mind and our body to be relaxed. If we are using phones and electronic devices late at night, then the blue light that is emitted can have a negative effect on your sleep. The blue light tricks the brain into thinking it is daytime and reduce your body’s ability to produce melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep. It takes two hours for the melatonin levels to reach the point that sleep becomes easy.

So Frank goes through how to help by switching your devices to ‘night time’ mode and remove the blue light that is normally emitted.

Windows 10

1.      Open the Start Menu.

2.      Click the gear icon to bring up the Settings Menu.

3.      Choose System.

4.      Select Display.

5.      Toggle the Night light switch to On.

6.      Click Night light settings to adjust the level of blue displayed, or determine the time for Night Light to activate automatically.

Mac

1.      Go to the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.

2.      Select the Displays pane.

3.      Click on the Night Shift tab.

4.      Click on the Schedule menu.

5.      Choose Sunset to Sunrise to have Night Shift turn on and off automatically when it thinks it’s night time where you are.

 

iPhone

Firmly press the Brightness control icon, then tap to turn Night Shift on or off.

Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift.

On the same screen, you can schedule a time for Night Shift to turn on automatically and adjust colour temperature.

 

Android

 

1.      Go to the Settings. Unlock your phone and navigate to the menu. …

2.      Navigate to Display settings. Tap on the Display option, under the Battery option.

3.      Tap on Night Light. It will be the second option on the list.

4.      Turn on Night Light feature. …

5.      Adjust the intensity of the light (optional). …

6.      Turn off the Night Light feature.