This simple Windows10 feature can save you from staying up all night

What if I say that there is one simple windows10 feature to turn off blue light, which is turned off by default and can help you sleep better, especially if you work at night on your laptop. One of the most important things in our life is sleep; whether you believe it or not, a good night’s sleep can make you or break you in the long run. We all have our day when we work late at night on our laptops/computers. On the one hand, it helps you speed up your work, but on the other hand, it gives you sleep problems. I always had this issue until I figured out the reason, especially when I was working on windows based laptops/computers at night.

The science behind blue light and why it makes you awake

There is a simple science called circadian rhythm, which controls our sleep and wake cycle. One of the main reasons for sleeplessness and anxiety is exposure to blue light emitting from our devices. It disturbs our circadian rhythm by blocking a hormone called melatonin. And once our circadian rhythm is disturbed, it increases our cortisol levels, leading to all kinds of anxiety, insomnia, and other health issues. I will not go in deep and leave it to you to search online about this topic.

It’s time to give away that feature of Windows10 – get ready

Since I am here to present you with a simple windows10 feature that works on any Windows laptop and is not turned on as default. So without further ado, let us start.

On your Windows 10 laptop, type “Display settings” or simply “Display” in the search bar. It will look like this.

Click on the “Display settings” and head on to the Display page as shown below. By default, Windows 10 comes with this most useful feature turned off. If you don’t want to be awake all night, switch it ON by sliding the “Off” button to the right.

After you turn it on, it will look like this, and then click on “Night light settings” to schedule this.

Once you click “Night light settings,” it will take you to the next page, where you can select the hours. By default, the night light mode will be switched on between 9 PM to 7 AM, which works for almost everyone. If you want to change it, you can adjust the hours accordingly.

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And then you are all set; your windows10 laptop/computer will switch on to night mode automatically at 9 PM until 7 AM, which will emit a lot less blue light than the normal mode. If you are more interested in this topic, go ahead and read this sleep hygiene.

Let me know in the comments was that useful ? or share if there are any other windows features you think are cool.

Windows10 blue light FAQ

Does Windows 10 have a blue light filter?

Yes, there is a night light feature under windows10 display settings which drastically reduces blue light coming out of window10 pc. Search “Display settings” under the windows search bar and head on to the Display page. By default, Windows 10 comes with this most useful feature turned off. Switch it ON by sliding the “Off” button to the right.

How do I get rid of the blue light on Windows 10?

You can get rid of the blue light on windows10 by turning “night light” settings ON. Search “Display settings” under the windows search bar and head to the Display page. By default, Windows 10 comes with this most useful feature turned off. Switch it ON by sliding the “Off” button to the right.

Is Windows 10 night light good for eyes?

Yes, windows10 night light is better than blue light. Although all types of lights increase strain on your eyes, it is always advisable to limit screen time, especially before sleep. There is a simple science called circadian rhythm, which controls our sleep and wake cycle. One of the main reasons for sleeplessness after work is exposure to blue light emitting from our devices. It disturbs our circadian rhythm by blocking a hormone called melatonin. I will not go in deep and leave it to you to search online about this topic.

Does blue light cause anxiety?

A simple answer is yes. There is a science called circadian rhythm, which controls our sleep and wake cycle. One of the main reasons for sleeplessness and anxiety is exposure to blue light emitting from our devices. It disturbs our circadian rhythm by blocking a hormone called melatonin. And once our circadian rhythm is disturbed, it increases our cortisol levels, leading to all kinds of anxiety, insomnia, and other health issues.

Should I use blue light filter all the time?

Yes, one can use blue light filters on all types of devices to reduce digital eye strain, so the eyes will not feel so tired by the end of the day. And if more visibility is required on the screen, we can switch to normal mode. The Blue Light Filter reduces the amount of blue light reflected on the device’s screen. Blue light disturbs our circadian rhythm by blocking a hormone called melatonin, which is responsible for our sleep and wake cycle.

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Afroz Ahmad
Afroz Ahmad

My name is Afroz. I am a CCIE, and I have been working in Networking Industry for more than 14 years. Currently, I work as a Network Designer for a large Organization. I write about technical topics and challenges a Network engineer faces in day-to-day life in my blog. I love to teach people, and I believe in the simple concept that teaching makes you a better learner.

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