The importance of natural light in the workplace

Plenty of research has been done into the benefits of natural daylight in the workplace and as the many benefits are proven in science, the argument over who gets the office window seat will heat up even further.

The research has shown time and again that exposure to natural light improves the well-being of workers in office environments. Humans have an innate connection to the natural world around us and it’s important to continue this connection for the productivity, health and wellbeing of all those who work indoors.

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The most desired feature among office workers is access to daylight, according to recent surveys and it’s clear to see why when you look at the following statistics:

  • Workers who sit next to a window received on average 46 minutes more sleep each night than those who don’t.
  • 40% of workplaces with good levels of daylight saw an increase in