Patients coming to your facility are not only likely to be feeling unwell but are also likely to be dealing with tension related to the procedure they’re about to undergo. The amount and quality of light received can affect far more than mood.
When the right type and amount of light enter the eyes, not only does it enable vision, light also travels to the hypothalamus, which controls the body’s blood pressure, water balance, and hunger and thirst, along with body temperature. However, light also affects the pituitary gland, which is responsible for the secretion of essential hormones, such as those which influence mood and stress levels.
For medical staff and surgeons, the right lighting can help improve morale and productivity and result in fewer errors as well as dramatically decrease absences from work.