Title Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep Media name/outlet BBC News Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 22/06/18 Description The colour cyan - between green and blue - is a hidden factor in encouraging or preventing sleep, according to biologists.
University of Manchester researchers say higher levels of cyan keep people awake, while reducing cyan is associated with helping sleep.
The impact was felt even if colour changes were not visible to the eye.
The researchers want to produce devices for computer screens and phones that could increase or decrease cyan levels.
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44565320 Persons Robert Lucas, Annette Allen Title Blue screen breakthrough: Changing the colours given off by mobiles and TVs could combat both daytime sleepiness and nighttime insomnia, study finds Media name/outlet Mail Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 21/06/18 Description Changing the colours given off by screens could combat both daytime sleepiness and nighttime insomnia, new research suggests.
Mobiles, TVs and computers display the three primary colours red, yellow and blue.
Adding a fourth turquoise hue tricks the brain into thinking it is daytime, causing screen users to feel more alert, a study found today.
Turning down this colour makes people feel sleepy and could help them nod off, the research adds.
Study author Professor Rob Lucas, from The University of Manchester, said: 'Such displays could, for example, help phone obsessed teenagers to fall asleep, or support alertness in people who need to use a computer at night.'
URL www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5869855/Changing-colours-given-mobiles-TVs-combat-daytime-sleepiness-study-finds.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490 Persons Robert Lucas, Annette Allen
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