When it's sunny outside, sitting in an office with artificial lighting all day is bound to make you feel miserable -- and new research has shown working without natural light can also be detrimental to your productivity, health and overall well being. Natural light should be a part of everyone’s perfect workspace, but not everyone has access to a window. Unfortunately, windows and sunlight are sometimes a luxury.
The Study showed that Office workers with more light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace.
A mood boost isn’t the only reason to have a increased amount of sunlight in your home office. There are a number of health benefits associated with catching a moderate amount of rays that will keep you refreshed and motivated.
Position the desk where you can stare at something more interesting than a blank wall (even if you do love the color) when you glance up from the computer. A window's natural light is ideal, but if you're in a windowless space, hang a pretty picture above the desk, or position your chair to face the door.
Make sure your office has plenty of light to cut down on eye strain and headaches. Position the computer monitor so there's no glare from a window or overhead light, and put a small lamp on the desk for task lighting.
Whether your home office is designated space for running a business, the occasional telecommute, or simply a nook for paying bills and organizing your schedule, you deserve more than a metal desk and extra chair stuffed into a spare corner.
An office that reflects the design and comfort of the rest of your home with is a place you'll want to burn the midnight oil.
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