Science Says You Should Always Choose the Window Seat

It’s hard to get excited about going outside when it’s -20C. (No Vancouver, we’re not talking to you.)

Which means that most of the natural light in your life during winter in Canada is only the kind that’s streaming through your windows. 

Well, it turns out even that amount is very important. 

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, the amount of exposure you have to windows in your office environment can seriously affect your well-being and your sleep habits.

The study compared groups of workers in windowless environments with comparable workers in workplaces with significantly more daylight. They found that the employees in the windowless environment scored significantly worse on well being, while also displaying poorer overall sleep quality.

So the next time a desk by the window opens up, we suggest you’re the first one in line.


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