iOS 9.3’s New Night Shift Feature Probably Won’t Help You Get a Better Sleep


According to a new report from MacWorld, there is no conclusive evidence that shows a mobile screens’ colour temperature is the real culprit that keeps you up at night.

In iOS 9.3, Apple added a new feature called Night Shift that will adjust the colour temperature of the display based on the time of day. Apple claims that by reducing the amount of blue colour that appears on the display you will get a better night sleep. Apple’s website explains the feature:

“Many studies have shown that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep. This may help you get a better night’s sleep.”

The report notes that this feature will probably have no effect on most people since the feature probably can’t remove enough blue to make a difference, if in fact the colour is the culprit. Medical researchers have found that the best way to get a better sleep is to turn off any screen two hours before your planned bed time.

Have you noticed a difference in your sleep after using Night Shift? Let us know in the comments below.

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