Keep on the sunny side: natural light improves nurse mood and performance


You know all too well that night shifts can wreak havoc on nurses’ sleep schedules, but a new study shows the lack of sunlight may also affect our moods and job performance (eek!).

The study, published in Health Environments Research and Design Journal, found that nurses working the day shift with views of nature reported they were more alert and experienced less stress than those without access to natural light, according to Healthcare Traveler.


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