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Video: It's Time to Put Your Phone on the Night Shift

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Many smartphone users like to scroll through social media feeds or play a round (or five) of Candy Crush in the evenings. For some, the last thing they do before going to sleep is set an alarm on their device. But even a quick glance at your phone at bedtime can have serious consequences for your health

Decades of studies have shown the blue light emitted by smartphone screens can disrupt sleep. Frequently disrupted sleep, in turn, is linked to an increased risk of cancer and diabetes.

And because most people are unlikely to break the habit of checking their iPhone before bed, Apple has developed a solution to replace blue light with orange light in its latest update to the iOS operating system. 

To see how to make the switch, check out the video below from CNET

By Caitlin Fairchild March 28, 2016

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