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Macbook 'Night Shift'Mode Will Help Us Sleep

So, I've recently gotten into this habit of getting into bed next to my laptop every night and binge-watching Netflix before I fall asleep (I know, I'm late on the bandwagon).

If you're also re-watching your favorite TV show at night or simply snoozing next to the bright glare of your laptop, you might notice one thing: You don't sleep well.

Whether you like it or not, falling asleep under the exposure of the blue light emitting from your laptop affects your sleep cycle, and Apple is finally going to do something about it.

According to MailOnline, your MacBook will soon be able to switch to "Night Shift" just like our iPhones can.

When you switch your device to Night Shift, the entire display on your screen will shift from a blue tint to a warmer one.

When this happens, the amount of blue light will lessen, and your sleep cycle won't be affected as much.

Finally, you'll be able to fall asleep to Netflix without worrying about how your computer screen will affect your slumber.

If you have an iPhone, feel free to try it out on that device first. I've turned it on before late-night scrolling, and it does make a difference (plus, it's easier on the eyes).

The Night Shift feature became available on iPhones and iPads last year with iOS version 9.3.

However, Apple introduced the Night Shift feature for MacBooks today in the first beta of macOS 10.12.4.

While commenting on the new feature, Apple said,

Many studies have shown that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep.

Apple stated,

Night Shift uses your device's clock and geolocation to determine when it's sunset in your location. Then it automatically shifts the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum, making it easier on your eyes.

Once the feature moves to MacBooks, you'll be able to adjust the Night Shift to your liking.

This includes determining the color spectrum that works for you, as well as the time Night Shift will occur during your schedule.

Supposedly, the feature will make its way to our laptops this spring.

Citations: Apple is bringing its iPhone 'Night Shift' mode to the Mac to help you sleep better (MailOnline)