WATCH | New for Mac: Night Shift mode!
Sleep/work life just got better
There is good news for anyone who likes to get a little laptop work in before bed.
The Night Shift screen mode that Apple brought to the iPhone and iPad last year is included in an update for Mac that should be coming to your computer in a matter of weeks. The display feature, which promises to not disrupt your sleep schedule in the same way smart device screens normally do, popped up in the latest developer test version of the Mac operating system, MacRumors reported.
Why is Night Shift better for sleep?
“Night Shift” removes blue from your iDevice’s screen, leaving it with a kind of an orange tint that isn’t necessarily a delight to look at, but also isn’t as disruptive to a getting a good night’s sleep.
Blue light, studies have shown, sends a sort of “stay awake” message to your brain, which means, if you’re staring at a normal smartphone, tablet or computer screen right before going to bed: good luck going to bed!
Apple's phones and tablets aren't the only devices to have night mode screen features. LG and Samsung's phones come with options to pull the blue out of their displays, and a similar feature is coming to Windows 10 this year, as well.
A less-orange Night Shift?
The ugly orange screen that’s a symptom of all of the night mode-like features on today’s smartphones -- and soon on Mac and Windows 10 -- may not be a constant for long.
LED company Soraa is now making smart light bulbs that include the color violet, meaning its non-blue, night mode color shines a lot more white. The company has said it could one day get into making smartphone or computer screens.