Do you want to stay healthy? Open the blinds and let in the sun. Getting enough sunlight is important for your overall well-being. Natural light offers a number of benefits related to health and productivity.
Benefits of Natural Light
Here are just a few of the benefits that natural light provides.
Vitamin D is known as “the sunshine vitamin” because it can be absorbed through the skin. Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium and plays an important part in maintaining bone structure. Low Vitamin D is also associated with heart disease, weight gain, depression, and certain types of cancer. Sun exposure is the primary way that most people receive enough Vitamin D.
According to a study conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, employees who worked in natural light reported higher energy levels than workers in artificial light. Research by The Heschong Mahone Group found positive effects of natural light on retail sales in stores, and on student test scores in schools.
Many people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that occurs in the winter, when days are shorter and it’s more difficult to get enough sunlight. Sun exposure is believed to increase the amount of serotonin released in the brain. Without enough sun, serotonin levels drop.
Exposure to early-morning sunlight can actually help you sleep better at night. That’s because the sunlight helps to regulate the body’s internal clock. Get some sunlight in the early morning for a good night’s sleep later.
Enjoy Natural Light With a Sunroom
A sunroom lets you enjoy all the benefits of natural light without exposing you to the elements outdoors. Soak up the sun year-round without worrying about the weather. Sunrooms also offer these benefits.
- A sunroom is a cost-effective way to add more living space to your home.
- Save energy. Let in natural light and brighten your home without needing to turn on lamps.
- A sunroom increases curb appeal and your home’s value.
Don’t wait to create the beautiful sunroom you’ve always wanted. Contact us today for a free estimate.