While there is no doubt that technology has made our lives easier, staying glued to mobile phones and tablets for long hours can certainly affect the natural sleep pattern. In order to counter the adverse effects of bright light on our eyes, Google Play Books has introduced its Night Light feature.

After a thorough analysis of Play Books users’ reading patterns, Google found that activity peaks between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm local time across the globe. But exposure to blue light emitting from electronic devices before bed doesn’t only affect users’ eyes, it is also considered to be one of the major causes of sleeplessness.

Google’s Night Light feature gradually filters blue light from your screen, replacing it with a warm and amber display. It supposedly adjusts the warmth and brightness of the screen according to the amount of sunlight available outside.


“Night Light automatically adapts to the amount of natural sunlight outside based on the time of day, giving you just the right temperature and brightness. The color adjustment is more comfortable on your eyes and greatly improves low-light night reading.”

– Greg Hartrell, Senior Product Manager, Google Play Books

The feature has begun rolling out to the Google Play Books app on Android and iOS. Once you update your app, all you have to do is, turn the Night Light mode on when you open an ebook. After that the lighting of your display will adjust according to the time of the day. Do you think that Google Play Book’s new feature will help you sleep better? Write your thoughts in the comments below.

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