A backwards alarm clock that reminds the user to go to bed is now available as a version of the new f.lux app, according to The Huffington Post.
Most of us can’t avoid staring at computer screens all day — but there’s a way to make doing so a bit less painful.
For years, f.lux has offered software to help cut down on blue light emanating from your monitor by changing both the brightness and color of your display. Blue light makes you more alert, and exposure before bed can impair the quality of your sleep and might lead to serious health problems.
Now, the company is doubling down on its commitment to help computer-bound workaholics embrace better sleep health. A version of the f.lux app released last week includes a “backwards alarm clock,” which will remind you to go to bed if you’re still using your computer when you should be catching z’s. The app sends an alert every half-hour in the nine hours leading to your wake-up time. For example, if you’re on your computer at 10 p.m. and you’re supposed to rise at 7 a.m., f.lux will tell you you’re cutting into valuable sleep time.