Wellness Centers provide a temporary escape for its users from everyday hassles and ailments, by providing health services for the body and mind. The lighting design and therapy lighting of wellness centers should provide an escape from over exposure of everyday electrical lights, and create a pleasant relaxing atmosphere for its users. Over exposure to indoor static lighting has been found to negatively impact individual’s sleep quality, mood, and productivity throughout the day .
Problem: Over exposure to electrical light and lack of natural daylight can impact sleep duration and quality which can create problems such as memory loss, slower reflexes, and diminished attention. It has also been found to contribute to many emotional and physical disorders. Individuals need spaces that keep out agitating electrical lights, works towards reenergizing users, and treat their physical or mental ailments.
- Provide lighting that can simulate the effects of daylight when required
- Introduce simulations of views and daylight that can help in reducing the length of time to heal and the need for pain medication
- Provide a personal light box that mimics outdoor light to help tune one’s circadian rhythm throughout the day