Sleep Better by Adjusting Screen Brightness at Night

by Kelle on November 19, 2010

F.lux for Mac 5.0 Review | Macworld
via Mike Cushing

…looking at a computer display late at night—particularly when that display is calibrated to be bright and clear during the daytime—can be both visually irritating and a contributor to sleep problems. Once the sun starts to go down, [F.lux] gradually—over the course of an hour—dims your screen and shifts its color temperature to match that of the type of lighting in the room.

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1 Marshall November 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Is anyone else having a problem with the astrobetter web site where the number of comments listed for a post is one greater than the actual number? In other words, for me right now the front page will say that this post has 2 comments, but in fact this 1 is the only one there…


2 Chris November 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Nope. I see it currently listed as 1 comment before I post mine.


3 Kelle November 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Marshall, we’re now allowing Trackbacks which appear below the comment box. I think those get included in the comment count on the front page but aren’t immediately visible when you look at the post since they are below the comment box.


4 Brian S November 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm

My new Mac display works like mac laptops in that it decreases brightness when the room is dimmer. So when the sun sets, my office gets a little dimmer and so does my display. 🙂


5 Tom November 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm

This is a great find! I didn’t think my laptop was too bright/blue but I just installed this, and after a few minutes, I had got used to the softer tint. I then tried turning off Flux, but now I find the ‘original’ settings too bright/blue and painful on the eyes!


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