IWFA Brings Sleep Study on Windows & Daylight to the Attention of the Public
We have all experienced trouble falling or staying asleep at some point in our lives. But did you know that the amount of daylight you are exposed to during the day could have an impact on your sleep at night? The International Window Film Association (IWFA) recently brought a sleep study on this topic to the attention of the public.
The study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, suggests that architectural design of office environments should place more emphasis on sufficient daylight exposure for workers to support their productivity, health and well-being. The study can be found here: Sleep Study.
Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA explained in the organization’s press release, “Letting in abundant daylight into offices is very much desired, but may present a real problem for those who don’t want to have harmful UV rays, glare and hotspots negatively impacting their workers’ comfort and health, said Smith.” Despite the myths that window film makes indoor spaces dark, window films can let in ample natural sunlight without the downside risks of harmful UV rays that can damage the skin and eyes, cause hotspots, glare and lead to higher energy costs,” he added.
Now that you have science to back you up, request that workspace with the view!