Tired of being tired? Try changing this simple setting on your phone so that you can get the rest you need.
Sometimes falling asleep seems to last forever. Well, according to Dr. Oz, adjusting one simple setting on your phone can help you get a full eight hours.
“The number one problem we face is electronics,” he said TODAY. “I’m talking about the actual light itself.You want to turn off the blue light on your phone … Take your phone out, go to the settings and set it now, so at 9:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. the blue light part. “
Blue light, coming from all electronics, ensures that your brain does not fall asleep, Oz explained.
“Remember when you are a small child and go to camp,” he said. “The sun goes down, everyone is tired, why? Because the sun has orange rays and tells the brain to release melatonin, it tells your body that it is late at night.” By showing blue light, what the sun does in the morning, you are telling your brain to wake up. ‘
Oz advised people to leave their phone at least one hour before bedtime, but if that is not an option, try changing the settings so that the blue light is limited and you can sleep more easily.
Apple users are lucky because iPhones have a “Night Shift” setting that restricts blue light for a certain amount of time. Some Android devices have similar settings, but they are not as universal as for iPhone users.
HOW TO SET IT UP:
Go to the main settings menu, then select ‘Display and brightness’.
Select “Night shift” in the Display and Brightness menu and switch it from off to on.
Set up for sunset to sunrise or set your own schedule. You can also change the “color temperature”, making the display more or less orange in color.