Apple’s Night Shift Mode is allegedly ineffective when it comes to providing sleep quality. Here’s what the new study reveals about the feature.
Apple is popular for high-end features that can surely enhance your experience from its various products such as iPhone and other gadgets. However, some of these capabilities don’t provide the proper performance they are specifically designed for.
One of these is the current Night Shift Mode, which is specifically created to help its users sleep properly. However, some experts and researchers said that Apple’s Night Shift Mode and other similar blue light filter applications have no positive impact when it comes to the user’s sleep quality.
The new Apple Night Shift Mode study was conducted by Chad Jensen, a psychology professor at BYU, together with other researchers from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. They compared the sleep results of 167 adults between ages 18 to 24.
The Apple study’s participants spent at least eight hours in bed and wore an accelerometer on their wrists to record sleep activity. According to the researchers, they conducted the study in three categories. These are specifically with Night Shift, without Night Shift, and without using any smartphone.
The researchers involved in the new Apple study said that “in the whole sample, there were no differences across the three groups. Night Shift is not superior to using your phone without Night Shift or even using no phone at all.”
The New Night Shift Mode Study
The researchers revealed that there are various factors you need to consider when checking the tech giant firm’s Night Shift Mode. These factors include wake after sleep onset, the time to fall asleep, overall sleep duration, and sleep quality. On the other hand, the involved experts also split the categories into two separate groups. One of the groups consists of participants getting seven hours of sleep while the other one consists of participants with six hours of sleep.
On the other hand, experts explained that on the first set, they noticed that the participants who didn’t use the phone at night experienced the best sleep quality compared to the other groups in the new study. This means that it is still better to sleep without using the tech giant firm’s Night Shift Mode.
When it comes to those who use the tech giant firm’s iPhone feature, there were no differences in sleep outputs depending on the use of Night Shift Mode in the group that got six hours of sleep. The researchers said, “while there is a lot of evidence suggesting that blue light increases alertness and makes it more difficult to fall asleep, it is important to think about what portion of that stimulation is light emission versus other cognitive and psychological stimulations.”
Although this is the case, Night Shift Mode in the tech giant firm’s iPhone is still a great feature if you want to protect yourself from the UV produced by your device. But, you still need to remember that managing your time when it comes to using handsets is still the best way if you want to have proper sleep.