Description of document: General Services Administration (GSA) Technical Report: Increasing Circadian Light Exposure in Office Spaces, contract …


Abstract

Summary:

This paper discusses a study that evaluated whether a lighting intervention designed to deliver morning Circadian Stimulus (CS) to promote entrainment and afternoon red light to promote alertness would increase nighttime sleep quality and daytime alertness in participants recruited from 3 U.S. Department of State facilities.
Categories

Categories

  • Sleep and insomnia: The paper discusses the effects of light exposure on sleep quality, with the study finding that morning blue light (CS ≥ 0.3) helped participants fall asleep faster at night and improved their sleep quality.
  • Alertness and performance: The study found that morning blue light (CS ≥ 0.3) and afternoon red light both increased alertness in participants, reducing subjective sleepiness and increasing subjective vitality/energy scores.
  • Lighting Design Considerations: The paper discusses the implementation of a lighting intervention in office spaces, with the aim of increasing circadian light exposure to improve sleep quality and alertness.
  • Depression: The study found that high levels of circadian-effective light received during the entire workday were associated with reduced depression.
  • Cognitive function and memory: The study found that morning blue light (CS ≥ 0.3) and afternoon red light both increased alertness in participants, which can be linked to improved cognitive function.
Authors

Author(s)

OIGF Officer
Publication Date

Publication Year:

2019
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0
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