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Is Night Mode the Right Mode?

If you were to glance over your friends’ phones, at least half of them would have one social media set in night mode. Many use this darker feature to reduce strain to the eyes, but there are more benefits to night mode than that.

The default setting for all social media is light mode, where the background is white (or a light color). Night mode is the opposite, where the background is black (or a dark color). To switch to night mode, there should be an option under settings in the app. Below are some benefits for switching to night mode.

As stated before, night mode helps reduce eye strain and dry eye. Night mode has more red-toned light and less blue-toned so it’s less harsh on the eyes. Along with that, staring at blue-light for too long with cause both your eyes and your head to hurt, so night mode can help prevent that.

Next, night mode can help you sleep better. Blue-light sends wavelengths to your brain signaling it to wake up. Enabling night mode would prevent your brain to wake up and allow it to return back to its natural cycle.

Night mode is also beneficial to your phone by improving battery life and keeping it cooler. Having night mode on automatically dims the phone light slightly so the phone will last longer between charges. Continuing, brighter lights heats up the screen faster, so night mode potentially reduces the heat over longer periods of time.

The design of night mode is very beneficial along with how the night mode aesthetic is gaining popularity for its looks. Turning on the blue-light filter may help for those who prefer light mode, but the colors would turn more yellow and lose the original quality of the site, so night mode is a better design to keep the original colors and design while still helping your eyes.

Do you use night mode? If not, you should try it out!

4 Comments

  1. jsams2 wrote:

    Cool post, I didn’t know that the night mode was as useful as you have stated. I wear glasses and get headaches from staring to long at the screen. I’m going to give this a try.

    Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 4:16 pm | Permalink
  2. icattane wrote:

    Great idea for a post! Night mode is useful in my life because it takes away some of the strain on my eyes.

    Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm | Permalink
  3. rnadeem wrote:

    I’ve always thought night mode just looked better, even during daytime. It’s the first thing I change on an app. It just looks more sleek and sophisticated.

    Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 8:33 pm | Permalink
  4. sgaytan wrote:

    I use night mode religiously. Coming from a user who has astigmatism and frequent headaches, this has definitely been a feature that has been very helpful to me in the past years.

    Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:19 pm | Permalink