Every Friday I try to share one of my favourite finds of the week – a web-site, tool or app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is Twilight – an app which allows you to change your screen brightness by time of day.
Change your screen brightness by time of day
Twilight is an App for Android devices that automatically changes your screen brightness over the course of a day, reducing the bright white light as the day progresses.
Electronic devices can disrupt your sleep
Why is this useful? Well, Neurologists will tell you that staring at bright screens late in the evening can disrupt your sleep and so Twilight starts the day with a bright white screen on your device but over the course of the day it filters your screens colour to reduce your exposure to the kind of bright, white light that can keep you awake.
I’ve been using the App for a week or so and found the warmer screen colour that Twilight uses in the evenings much more relaxing than the harsh, bright white light you are used to.
The change in screen “temperature” also seems to send a subconscious message that it’s time to wind time and turn off electronic devices in favour of a good night sleep – which is definitely a good thing if you want to wake the next day with the energy to be productive and effective!