Getting to sleep during the summer is no mean feat. The yearly heatwave makes catching those all important z’s a near impossible task, and no matter how much you toss and turn, you’ll probably find that the train to slumbertown never arrives on time.
During those restless nights, you’ll almost certainly turn to your smartphone for comfort, scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram looking for something, anything to take your mind off the pressure cooker that used to be your bedroom.
But did you know that most smartphones emit what’s called Blue Light, an unnatural blueish glow that strains your eyes and could actually make it even harder to fall asleep. Thankfully, there are a number of apps, like f.lux, that automatically alter the colour of your computer and smartphone displays so they use warmer, more natural colours.
Apple devices even have that ability built in, so those of you rocking an MacBook or iPhone should consider turning on Night Shift (founder under the display settings) sooner rather than later. You heard it here first.