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Could a Window Office Help You Sleep Better?

Could a Window Office Help You Sleep Better?
Could a Window Office Help You Sleep Better?, Generous office windows such as in The Lantern by zigzag architecture might actually help you sleep at night. Image © Julien Lanoo
Generous office windows such as in The Lantern by zigzag architecture might actually help you sleep at night. Image © Julien Lanoo

Having an office with a view may be more than just a symbol of seniority. New findings show that there are public health benefits associated with working by a window, Fast Co Design reports. An interdisciplinary group of architects and medical researchers compared workers exposed to natural light with those who aren’t, and found that window workers sleep, on average, 46 minutes more a night. They also scored better on self-report health and sleep surveys. Learn more about the study in the full article, “Workers in Windowless Offices Lose 46 Minutes of Sleep a Night,” at Fast Co Design and start convincing your boss that it’s time you had a window office!

Cite: Katie Watkins. "Could a Window Office Help You Sleep Better?" 09 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/535888/could-a-window-office-help-you-sleep-better/> ISSN 0719-8884