Do you ever reach the end of a computer-intensive workday and feel like you’re totally BURNED OUT? Fatigue, headache, trouble adapting to natural light? SAAAAAME. I mean, we do spend the majority of our waking lives behind a screen — that can’t be healthy!
Luckily, there are ways to combat the digital whiplash of the 21st century. One of the easiest (and most overlooked) adjustments is the brightness level of your screen. People typically fall into two separate camps on this one; either they take pleasure in pushing their computer to its brightness extreme (turn it up to 11!), or they keep it on the lowest level possible, hoping their frugality will conserve energy and protect their eyesight.
Surprise! Neither of these answers is the right one. The optimal brightness level for your screen lies somewhere between the two (you know, the Goldilocks and the Three Bears method…) When you look at a white screen on your computer, the level of brightness should match your surroundings. So if it seems to standout by being too bright or too dull, adjust it until it’s uniform with the room you’re in. Easy fix for major relief! Rest those eyes, girl!