"What light through yonder window breaks?" Romeo asks in the second act of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."

Perhaps it is the light of the glow of good health and the brightness of eye of the well-rested. At least, that's what a recent survey suggests the legendary lover was referring to.

The research, presented last week at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, was based on a study of 49 day-shift windowed and windowless workers.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.