The F.lux Windows app has just been given a rather significant update for Windows 7 and Windows 8 with some very cool new features. You can now F.lux your house with a schedule for Philips Hue, enter Movie Mode when you’re using your PC as a home theatre or disable it until morning if you’re planning on working all night.
Every evening at 6.30pm, my screen starts to get less brighter and more Sepia-brownish-softer-colour. No, my monitor is not on the blink. Rather, that is my F.lux installation kicking in, a rather not-so-subtle hint to tell me to get off the computer for the evening and have a life.
We have previously written about maintaining your circadian rhythm using F.lux, the Linux version of F.lux, and how F.lux can prevent computer-related eye strain. But if you’re a busy person who has no time to click on any more links, this is how it works. You have what’s called a sleep cycle, and as you head towards bed-time, ideally you should not be looking at a bright screen because the brightness hits your eyes and causes the sleep cycle to be messed up, which in turn means you can’t sleep very well. If this sounds too simplistic, read the circadian rhythm article above, which is written by a qualified doctor.
If you are someone who spends many hours a day at the computer, especially in the evening, then the F.lux app is for you. Many users swear it has improved their sleep tremendously.
Unfortunately this new version is only for Windows at the moment, so Mac and smartphone users will have to hang on a bit longer. Click the source link below to take a look at all of the new stuff you can expect to get from F.lux.
Do you use F.lux? How has it helped your sleeping patterns?
Source: Fl.ux Blog