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Lighting Design Week 2 Reading Notes

by: Kaylee Lynn Rowland

Lighting Design Week 2 Reading Notes 308

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Notes on 2 separate articles talking about the positives on the human body when introduced to daylight each morning.
Lighting Design
Julie Peterson
Class Notes
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Date Created: 09/13/16
DES 308 Lighting Design Instructor: Julie Peterson Due: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Reading Notes WEEK 2 Daylight is the Best Medicine, for Nurses - Daylight helps nurses be happier and healthier, which in return allows for better patient care. o Exposed to daylight  Lower blood pressure  Communicate more often with colleagues  Laughed more  Served patients in better moods  Improved alertness • Involves staff and patient safety - Good view of outside also included in daylight effects Examining How Light Impacts Teenagers’ Sleeping Habits - Sleep occurs about two hours after the onset of melatonin - Bright days and dark nights is ideal regulating rhythm for circadian system - Electrical light is nothing compared to natural day light o Even on a cloudy day - To much light in the evening (Electric or long summer nights) may be too bright to signal the melatonin at a desired hour - Lack of bright light in the mornings can also delay the night production of melatonin - Circadian disruption have been shown to increase mortality o Higher risks of developing  Diabetes  Obesity  Cardiovascular disease  Cancer - Teens are required to be at school very early but are not provided with adequate electric light or daylight to stimulate student’s circadian systems o Regulates  Body temp  Alertness  Appetite  Hormones  And sleep patterns o More sensitive to blue light (Short wavelengths) - Morning light exposure can impact the sleep patterns and self-reports of well-being of teens - A test was done and 11 teen’s wore special orange glasses in the morning to remove blue light from reaching their eyes. It resulted in their melatonin onset being delayed by about 30 mins compared to the weeks they didn’t wear the glasses. - If schools had more quality lighting that promotes circadian synchronization, students would fall asleep earlier and therefore reduce sleep deprivation o Sleep deprivation leads too  Mood changes  Increase risk of obesity  Underperformance in school


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