Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Every tech gadget including the Android smartphone has now become a solution to our problems.

With a multitude of settings available, there are a few tweaks that can help you sleep better.

In today's generation, it is common to fall prey to smartphone addiction, where people stay up late at night watching videos or scrolling through social media, leading to a lack of sleep.

If you are struggling with this problem, there are several settings you can change on your phone to help you get better sleep.

Turn on night light:

Blue light emitted by phone screens is a significant reason for reduced sleep quality. This light blocks the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps us sleep.

Fortunately, Android 7.1 introduced Night Light, a feature that reduces blue light emissions to match natural lighting conditions.

This feature can help you fall asleep sooner. To activate it, go to Settings > Display & Brightness> Night Light/Reading Mode.

Set up screen to warm:

If Night Light is too strong for your liking, you can adjust the display's color temperature to a warmer configuration.

This feature is found under different menus on different phones, but the most common way to find it is via Settings > Display & brightness > Screen colors.

Setting warmer colors on your phone can help reduce the effects of blue light on your sleep cycle.

Turn on YouTube’s reminder:

If YouTube is your go-to app for entertainment, you can use its bedtime reminder feature to prevent you from staying up too late.

The feature lets you set specific times to receive notifications to stop watching videos and go to bed.

To turn on this feature, open the app, click on the profile icon on the top-right, and navigate to Settings > General > Remind me when it is bedtime. Then, turn the toggle for the feature on and set the bedtime as required.

Apart from the above settings, here are a few more tips that can help you sleep better:

  1. Turn off "Vibrate on tap" to minimize unnecessary phone vibrations that can disrupt sleep.
  2. Enable "Do Not Disturb" mode during sleep hours to silence notifications and calls.
  3. Consider using a sleep-tracking app to monitor your sleep patterns and adjust your phone usage accordingly.

By making these changes to your phone's settings, you can create an environment that helps you sleep better.