The Effect of Light on Sleep and Sleep-Related Physiological Factors Among Patients in Healthcare Facilities: A Systematic Review
DuBose, Jennifer R.
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Lighting is one of the environmental factors which can improve patient sleep in healthcare environments. Many research studies have been published on this topic, but due to the high degree of variation in study designs and results, the implications have been difficult to interpret. This review aims to consolidate studies on the impact of bright light exposure on sleep in order to present the most effective lighting conditions and characteristics that can be further applied and researched in future healthcare environments.