Current Insights into Optimal Lighting for Promoting Sleep and Circadian Health: Brighter Days and the Importance of Sunlight in the Built Environment

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Abstract

This perspective considers the possibility that daytime’s intrusion into night made possible by electric lighting may not be as pernicious to sleep and circadian health as the encroachment of nighttime into day wrought by 20th century architectural practices that have left many people estranged from sunlight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-39
Number of pages15
JournalNature and Science of Sleep
Volume14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Circadian entrainment
  • Daylight
  • Human-centric lighting
  • Photohistory
  • Sleep
  • Sunlight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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