Tuesday Tip: “Night Mode” Productivity Boost

By: Blaine Williams

 

In our modern age of technology, it’s no secret that the blue light being emitted from our computer screens can be harmful to our eyesight. What’s less apparent is the negative effects that blue light exposure can have on melatonin production and REM sleep. In recent studies, scientists have found that prolonged exposure to blue light can suppress the production of melatonin and make it more difficult for your body to reach a state of REM sleep. If not properly managed, these side effects can significantly reduce our productivity.

Fortunately, Microsoft and Apple have done their parts to lend a helping hand to those of us who have a hard time unplugging due to our work schedules. Both companies have implemented a “night mode” feature in their new operating systems to combat the negative side effects of blue light exposure. This feature works by filtering out the blue light from our displays, giving the screen a yellow hue. The yellow hue may take time to adjust to, but it’s well worth the health benefits and productivity boost.

To enable the night mode feature on Windows 10: 

Navigate to Settings > System > Display and simply slide the night light button on. (You can also configure specific settings by selecting “night light settings.”)

 

Win10 Night Mode | Network 1 Consulting Tuesday Tip

 

To enable the night mode feature on MacOS:

Navigate to System Preferences > Displays > Night Shift (tab) and change the schedule field to reflect your preferences.

 

MacOS Night Mode | Network 1 Consulting Tuesday Tip

 

Here’s to more restful nights and more productive days.

 

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Blaine Williams: As Support Desk Manager at Network 1, Blaine uses his drive and passion to serve others and engage, empower, and develop the future leaders of Network 1. He started with the company in the role of Desktop Engineer and worked his way up to his current role by being dedicated to providing uncompromising client and peer service.

Network 1 designs, builds and supports the IT you need to run your business more securely, productively and successfully. Whether you want to outsource all of your IT needs to a reliable, responsive, service-oriented company, or need to supplement the work of your internal IT staff, we will carefully evaluate where you are now, discuss where you want to go and implement and support a plan to get you there with as little interruption as possible.

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