Study Questions Night Shift's Effectiveness
The controlling of the brightness of an artificially created beam discharging photons right towards your retina seems to be more important than the colors. So Dark Mode is more than welcome. If fact, I’m using it 24/7. What about Night Shift?
According to the team, using dim, cooler, lights in the evening and bright warmer lights in the day may be more beneficial to our health.
Twilight is both dimmer and bluer than daylight, they say, and the body clock uses both of those features to determine the appropriate times to be asleep and awake.
Current technologies designed to limit our evening exposure to blue light, for example by changing the screen colour on mobile devices, may therefore send us mixed messages, they argue.
This is because the small changes in brightness they produce are accompanied by colours that more resemble day.
I haven’t tested the effectiveness of blue lights yet, but the yellow lights look comfy and non-aggressive to me. And Night Shift works really fine on me!
You can read the release here.