Now more than ever, companies have been increasingly committed to providing a healthy workplace. While much of the focus over the years has been on posture and position, experts have come to realize that lighting plays a crucial role in a healthy and productive work environment.Continue reading
Does staring at a computer monitor or digital screen make your eyes fatigued or strained? It’s possible you are suffering from a common ailment called computer eye strain. Read about how you can check for some common symptoms and practical prevention and treatment methods.Continue reading
In a recent study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it was found that lighting design can improve office worker’s health. The study, which was published in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine contains some surprising results.Continue reading
As the incidence of obesity rises in the U.S. and around the world, weight loss has become a hot topic. Though the debate often focuses on exercise, food and eating habits, a study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has revealed that exposure to bright natural morning light can influence your weight.Continue reading
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a specific type of depression brought on by seasonal changes. It affects approximately 500,000 people in the U.S. with symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, lethargy, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, SAD can be treated in many ways, the most notable methods being medication, psychotherapy, light therapy, lifestyle changes and home remedies. Read about each of these treatments below to help find the best treatment for your unique symptoms.Continue reading
As the name suggests, Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, if you like, is a special type of depression related to seasonal changes. Like many seasonal diseases, SAD begins and ends at a certain time every year. Most people start experiencing SAD symptoms during fall all the way into winter months. Fortunately, this disorder rarely affects people during spring or summer.
The health benefits that full spectrum light provides has been known for decades to researchers and lighting designers. There is a mountain of evidence that natural light can increase productivity, sharpen visual acuity, raise mental alertness, lower depression, balance the circadian rhythm and lower the risk of certain cancers.Continue reading