Light plays a very important role in regulating hormones and the human body clock. When the lighting conditions decrease at night, our body realizes that night is falling and it is time to go to sleep. As the light increases, we wake up and become full of energy, ready for the day.
Unfortunately, today we are surrounded by light-emitting devices that make it difficult for our bodies to recognize when to sleep and when to be awake.
Even though we may not be ready to go without our smartphones, laptops, or TV time before bed, we can reduce the amount of blue light we absorb.
Use a blue light filter on your Android phone
Aside from trying out blue light goggles, one of the easiest ways to reduce your exposure to blue light before bed is to use a blue light filter on your smartphone. Most phones these days have a blue light filter built into their operating system.
Here’s how to set a blue light schedule on your Android phone.
Go to your phone settings and open your advertisement the settings.
From here you should see a section labeled. can see Blue light filter, Night shift, or Eye protection shield, among other. The name changes depending on which phone you have.
Here you can adjust the color temperature of your screen, switch on the blue light filter permanently or set a schedule.
When setting a blue light schedule, you can choose between an automatic sunset to sunrise schedule or a custom schedule.
If you are using the sunset to sunrise schedule, your location service must be turned on so your phone knows what time the sun will rise and set near you.
If you set a custom schedule, you can manually choose at what time the blue light filter should turn on and off each day.
Maintaining a healthy relationship with technology
Using a blue light filter can help you sleep better. Although technology has many uses in our lives, it is important to remember to take off your devices and give your body some adequate rest.