Better Living Through “Happy Glass”?

Window shaped like a smile

Can specially designed glass make you happy? A research company in Germany thinks so – it claims that its newly formulated glass will improve your mood, help regulate your sleep patterns, and increase your ability to concentrate:

The so-called “feel-good glass” has a special .1-micrometer-thick inorganic coating that is optimized to transmit wavelengths between 450 and 500 nanometers, where the effects of blue light are most pronounced. Blue light is the part of the spectrum which promotes the balance of biorhythm-moderating hormones (and which traditional glass largely blocks).

Although the glass is still in the testing stages, researchers claim that early test results have been positive. What do you think? Would you pay more for glass that makes you happy?

(Photo: A window designed to “smile” at orthodontics patients graces King Orthodontics in Owatonna, MN.)

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