Do you need a night light?

If you are like me, you are usually staring at some sort of screen before you go to bed. Whether a TV, cell phone, tablet or computer, these devices with their default lighting can make it harder to go to sleep because of the blue light they emit.

There is a way to lessen this blue light with a feature called Night Light.

Most phones, tablets and computers (at least Windows 10) can have this Night Light feature turned on. It emits warmer colors instead of the blue light, it can help you sleep better and it’s less strenuous on the eyes. It changes the colors on your screen, so if you are watching a video it may be better to keep the Night Light off so you can experience the video in full color. However, for reading text and maybe playing games, Night Light
can be a really nice feature.

Here’s how to use it:
Windows 10 — Click on your Start Button, then click settings. Click on the system section, then the display section on the left side of the screen.

Under the heading Color there is an option to turn Night Light on or off.

If you turn it on, you can then click on Night Light Settings and make a schedule so it turns on at a certain time, if you want it to.

Android — Not all Android phones have this feature. To see if your phone has it, go to Settings. Then go to Display and see if there’s a feature called Night Light, or it may be called Blue Light Filter, and turn that on.

You can also set a schedule for Night Light here.

iPhone/iPad/Mac — On Apple products, Night Light is called Night Shift. To turn it on, go to Settings, then Display & Brightness, then turn on Night Shift.

You can set a schedule for Night Shift.

On a Mac computer, choose the Apple Menu, then System Preferences, then Displays.

Choose the Night Shift tab to change settings.

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Updated: February 11, 2019 — 8:42 am