Trouble Sleeping? Turn On Windows 10 Night Light to Reduce Eye Strain

By | December 17, 2017

Night Light is a new feature in Windows 10 Creators Edition. It reduces eye strain and improves sleep quality after long nights in front of your computer or laptop screen. I am a programmer, and know all about late nights in front of my computer screen.

If you have trouble sleeping; laptop or tablet use before bedtime might be to blame. Because, using a tablet or computer in the late evening disrupts the body’s melatonin production. Read the “Bright Screens Could Delay Bedtime” article for more on this topic.

Windows 10 Night Light

Windows 10 Night Light

The Night Light feature in Windows 10 allows you to dim and make your display warmer. It reduces the blue light of a screen and uses a yellowish tint to make the screen look warmer. You can either turn it on manually, or schedule it to turn on automatically in the evenings. For example, from Sunset to Sunrise.

How to Turn On Night Light

To start, press the Windows Key + i buttons together to open the Settings app. Or click on the Settings icon on the left-hand side of the Windows 10 Start Menu.

Windows 10 Settings

Windows 10 Settings

On the Settings page, go to System and then Display. On the right-hand side, you will see an option called Night light under the Brightness and Color settings.

Windows 10 Display Settings page

Display Settings page

Before turning Night light on, click on the Night light settings link to configure it to your preference. On the Night light Settings page, you can select the Color temperature level and schedule it to automatically turn on from Sunset to Sunrise or between custom times. I recommend the default Sunset to Sunrise option, but it is your choice.

Turn on Windows 10 Night light

Windows 10 Night light Settings page

Now, click the Turn on now button and enjoy.


Thank you for reading this article and I hope you found it useful. It is because of useful gimmicks like this that Windows 10 is the best Windows release to date. In conclusion, I am expecting much more from Microsoft in the future and can’t wait to see what’s next.

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