Apple has introduced Night Shift Mode in iOS 9.3. The feature helps users to sleep better by minimizing exposure to blue light after sunset.
Smartphones are one of notorious culprits behind irregular human sleep patterns. Your body is designed to begin releasing melatonin (a sleep hormone) in the evening just after sunset.
However, the blue light from your smartphone greatly distorts this natural cycle since most gaze at their big bright smartphone displays long after sunset.
The bright blue light from the display to some extent inhibits the release of melatonin and thus gradually it becomes extremely difficult for you to naturally fall asleep.
The Night shift mode detects your locations and time and will at sunset, adjust colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum. The feature automatically deactivates at sunrise.
The Night Shift Mode isn’t exactly a new feature. The feature has been available for quite a while on Mac OS and Windows.
Android users have Twilight (Free), an App that flawlessly clones the Night Shift mode. I have the Twilight App installed on my Phone and it’s pretty awesome.