Cyan – a color that helps to fall asleep and wake up

Cyan - a color that helps to fall asleep and wake up

Cyan – a color that helps to fall asleep and wake up

Ready to argue, you’ve heard a thousand times that using gadgets in bed disrupts the quality of your sleep (not to mention the fact that fbbing slowly and surely destroys your relationship). And you probably know that the reason for all this is blue light – the blue color emitted by the screens of laptops, smartphones and tablets. Despite the fact that the connection between “blue light” and skin aging is not yet confirmed , the fact that he violates circadian rhythms , scientists are forced to admit.

More recently, however, a study has been conducted, the results of which indicate that a blue-green color, also known as cyan (cyan) or poisonous blue, is a hidden factor in the promotion or prevention of sleep. As reported by the BBC, the impact of color, which could well be called “the color of the sea wave”, was felt even if the changes were imperceptible to the eyes.

Do the “night mode” settings always work in our gadgets? Given the new data, perhaps not always. The fact is that they, based on the data of numerous studies, reduce the effect of “blue light”, while it is probably necessary to fight also with a blue-green tinge. To this conclusion came a group of scientists from Manchester (University of Manchester) and the University of Basel (University of Basel).

A study published in the journal Sleep, says that the color of cyan has a special effect on the human body. During the experiments, during which the participants watched the film , and the scientists changed the brightness and color of the picture, it was possible to establish that a greater or lesser impact of blue-green statistically significantly altered the content of the melatonin sleep hormone in the saliva of the spectators.
The lead author of the study, Professor Rob Lucas, adds that it is not really necessary to see the difference in colors, since our body will in any case react even to the slightest changes. He and his team assume that if the case is in cyan, then probably other colors created using blue and blue can have similar effects on us.

Now scientists think that blue-green can and should be used on computer screens if the person’s goal is to keep cheerful (for example, during night shift work). Or, on the contrary, to exclude it when someone can not tear themselves away from the phone or laptop before going to bed, which is especially important in the case, say, with adolescents .

Dr. Annette Allen, who also took part in the study, said that it would be nice to make an application for smartphones that could turn on and off the shade of cyan on the screen depending on whether you plan to go to sleep or fall asleep in the next hour. Sounds, you see, not bad.

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