A recent study, reported on in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, points out the impact windows and daylight exposure has on not only the health, but also the sleep quality of office workers.
According to the study, not getting enough daylight exposure not only impacts physical health and vitality, but also causes poor sleep quality. With so many businesses making the move to open concept cubicles with limited sunlight exposure, what are moves you can make to get a better night’s sleep?
The problems associated with sleep deprivation during the workweek move far beyond general health problems (which are bad enough in their own right), leading to problems in other vital areas, according to Business Week, such as:
In other words, failing to get an adequate amount of sleep impacts your career in a wholly negative way.
There are several choices you can make in order to accommodate your sleep needs better. These are just a few suggestions to help you get better sunlight exposure during the day so you can enjoy the additional sleep, 46 minutes’ worth on average, at night.
Simple changes in your daily routine can significantly impact the quality and quantity of sleep you get at night. These changes should net big improvements.
You spend a great deal of time in the office every day, don’t let that time rob you of precious, and equally important, sleep at night. Look to alternatives such as those mentioned above if your office space lacks windows so you can get the sleep your body so desperately needs.
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