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Ljus och hälsa: En kunskapssammanställning med fokus på dagsljusets betydelse i inomhusmiljö
Stockholm University .ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6980-2971
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Lightning Design. KTH MID. (Architectural Lighting Design)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2562-2108
2017 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This report reports the published evidence in scientific papers with a focus on Nordic research, but also includes relevant technical reports and books. The results are mainly presented for the non-visual effects of daylight.

The report indicates that more attention should be paid to the health-promoting effects that natural daylight provides in the living environment. Building design is the most important determining factor for natural daylight exposure in times when the general trend is for reduced time spent outdoors. It is especially important to consider good lighting at schools and in health care facilities.

Light is crucial for the regulation of circadian rhythms, sleeping and waking cycles, the regulation of mood, and the activation of stress responses. 

including access to daylight, windows, and views, becomes crucial. Good access to natural daylight in the environment facilitates the regulation of circadian rhythms and improves sleep, and daylight entering through windows promotes orientation in the room, reduces falls, and prevents depressive symptoms.

There is a linear relation between time spent outdoors and good health, and the more natural daylight that is obtained, the fewer the health complaints that are reported. In an environment devoid of daylight, sensitivity to other evening light sources such as computer screens and tablets increases, and this affects sleep and circadian rhythms negatively.

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Folkhälsomyndigheten , 2017.
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Technical report ; 03573-2017
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Design Occupational Health and Environmental Health Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-221635OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-221635DiVA, id: diva2:1175521
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Available from: 2018-01-18 Created: 2018-01-18 Last updated: 2018-01-22Bibliographically approved

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