• October 15EHS Varsity Competition Cheer tryouts Wednesday, October 17

  • October 15Join Academic Decathalon! See Ms. Nakis or Ms. Buchta

  • October 15Violence Awareness Week October 15-19

  • October 11Our Official Twitter Page @EmersonJSHS

  • October 10What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Take the poll below!

  • October 10Yearbook picture retakes: 11/2

  • October 87th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Interest Meeting 10/23

The Cavalier

Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?

Emily Burns, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The iPhone’s iOS 9.3 update may seem like not much of an upgrade, but there is one feature that could change your life. Do you even know it exists?

The blue light given off by our beloved technological devices that we have a tendency to stare at before bed can be detrimental to our health. This blue light can disrupt our body’s circadian rhythm, our natural clock, by tricking our brain into believing it is still daytime. This interferes with our body’s production of melatonin, the hormone that the body secretes to induce sleep.

According to the documentary Sleepless In America,  40% of adults and 70% of adolescents are sleep deprived. An inconsistent sleep schedule can lead to diabetes, obesity, an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and many more health risks. Sleep deprivation can lead to a 40% change in learning capacity. Imagine the increase in success of the EHS student body if every student were sleeping a full 8-10 hours.

But there is some good news. If you are someone who uses your phone before bed, the new “Night Shift” iPhone setting, which is part of the new update, is for you. The warmer light will help you fall asleep easier, stay asleep longer and even help you to reach Stage 3 of the sleep cycle, in which you get the best rest.

Night Shift is quite obvious when activated because your screen develops a noticeable orange hue. However, the color change does not make it any more difficult to see what is on the screen.

This setting can be scheduled to automatically turn on every night at a certain time or it can be manually activated in settings. To turn it on, you can swipe up from the bottom of your screen and hold down the brightness function. Then the night shift activation button will appear at the bottom of your screen.

Save your sleep schedule while you still can!

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?

    Pop Culture

    YouTube: Creating a New Culture Among the Youth

  • Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?

    HIgh School News

    Snapchat takes over EHS!

  • Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?

    Features

    Id=”title”>Coding Club In EHS>/label<

  • Video

    Happy Hamilton-Takes-Redoubt-10 Day!

  • Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?

    HIgh School News

    Lione and the marching band “Lights Up the Night”

  • Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?

    Arts and Entertainment

    The full band experience with Molli Gordon

  • Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?

    HIgh School News

    Challenges of AP Biology

  • Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?

    Sports

    Emerson football star enjoying winning season

  • Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?

    Showcase

    For this EHS student, it’s all about debate

  • Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?

    Sports

    EHS cheer team brings their pom-poms to pep rally!

The student news site of Emerson Junior - Senior High School
Can the new iPhone update benefit your health?