Apple IOS 9.3: Night Shift Feature Fails To Help You Sleep Better

Posted: Mar 28 2016, 8:03am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Apple iOS 9.3: Night Shift Feature Fails to Help You Sleep Better
  • The Night Shift Feature of the iOS 9.3 will not Cure your Insomnia

It is being said that the Night Shift feature of the iOS 9.3 will not necessarily cure your insomnia. You will have to take some other steps to catch your Z’s.

It is supposed to improve the quality of shuteye you get on a daily basis. The Night Shift function in the latest iOS 9.3 allows the user to adjust the color temperature of the screen.

A shift away from the blue spectrum of light (which supposedly causes insomnia and poor quality of sleep in the first place) is said to let you get a lot of restful and re-energizing sleep. Oh, to wake up fresh as a newborn baby ready to take on the world and all the challenges it throws your way.  

However, there is a slight hitch in the process. For one thing, Apple Incorporated has made no gentleman’s promises regarding this sleep cure thing.

Its official website claims that some studies show blue spectrum light causes lack of sleep. Shifting this color pattern may prove to be an aid to better sleep in the chronically awake zombies who have their eyes glued to their mobile screens. 

The most likely outcome is that this novel feature will have next to no effect whatsoever on the quality of sleep of the users of this piece of technology, reported MacWorld.

The manufacturers and high tech wizards at Apple may have the best intentions in mind. Yet they cannot say with surety that they are on solid ground as far as the evidence for any link between the blue spectrum light of mobile devices and insomnia is concerned.

For one thing, blue light may not be the real culprit behind the sleep debt that has been building up in the ranks of the information workers. Also the Night Shift feature may act as a psychological pacifier and have the effect of a placebo. 

A better option might have been termed Night Safe which would have shut you out of your mobile device after a certain late hour of the night. Only in case of emergency situations would your mobile allow you to access it at night.

Otherwise you could only use it in the morning after at least seven hours of refreshing and rejuvenating sleep. The best advice so far is to turn off your mobile screen two hours prior to retiring for the night.

This gives ample time to the brain hormones (especially melatonin) to settle down for a peaceful time in the Land of Nod. The circadian rhythms we human beings possess are roughly based on a 24 hour cycle of light (day) and dark (night).

If anything goes wrong with our circadian rhythms we risk such diseases as obesity, diabetes and even cancer. Lack of sleep can have devastating effects on both body and mind. So the best thing to do would be to stick to some sleep hygiene and go to bed early and rise early in the morning too.  

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