31 Jul '13, 11am

[Prod/Sustainablity] Daylighting Correlates with More Sleep in New Study

Employees with windows in their offices had healthier lifestyles and got more rest at night, researchers say. By Paula Melton and Nadav Malin Having an office window correlates with more sleep and higher quality of life in a new study, but questions about company rank remain unanswered. It’s well established that very high levels of daylight exposure can improve health and well-being, but few studies have explored the health effects of routine indoor exposure through windows or skylights. That was the focus of findings by Ivy Cheung and an international team of collaborators published in the journal Sleep , “Impact of Workplace Daylight Exposure on Sleep, Physical Activity, and Quality of Life .” Measuring the effects of daylighting on 27 day-shift workers who had windows in their offices and 22 who did not, the researchers found that employees with windows got 175% more e...

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