After a long day working in an office with dull, artificial lighting, many of us are relieved to step outside and get some natural sun exposure.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, working without natural light actually has a far greater impact than just affecting our moods.
In fact, it can also be detrimental to our health, well-being and our overall productivity in the workplace.
Results gathered by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign show that office workers with more light exposure get longer sleep, partake in more physical activity and lead a better quality of life compared with those who get very little light in their offices.
These findings were reached following an investigation of 49 day-shift office workers – 27 who worked in windowless office buildings and 22 in workplaces with…