The Health Benefits of Natural Light

Sunlight is a basic requirement for survival as we understand it. We all need it to survive, and while we generally get enough to keep our bodies functional, the average person spends way too much time in the shade of offices and homes to get enough of it, to see the real benefits of natural sunlight. Many households try and alleviate this by allowing more natural light into their homes, thanks to appliances such as sun tubes, which allow natural light to seamlessly flow into homes. If you have been looking for a reason to get some more natural light into your life, here are some of the top advantages it has on the body and mind.

 

Natural Light Provides Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a crucial mineral that assists with absorbing calcium, and therefor facilitating the growth of strong, healthy bones. Aside from this, this sunlit vitamin is also responsible for upping your metabolism, stabilising your mood and may even treat disorders such as autism, diabetes and chronic pain.

 

Natural Light Protects your Eyes

If you want to keep your eyes sharp for longer, then you should insist on using them in a naturally lit environment. Artificial light can put strain on your eyes when reading, and a lack of adequate light does so even more. Given enough time, this will diminish the strength of your eyes and can also lead to tension headaches. Getting enough natural light in areas where you frequently work, read or study, will keep your eyes younger for longer.

 

Natural Light Improves your Body Clock

Your circadian rhythms, which are large contributors to your sleeping patters, productivity levels and your appetite, all rely on the coming and going of natural light to be properly calibrated. In this day and age, we spend long evenings staring into LED screens, staying up late or pulling all-nighters. All of this effectively disrupts your body-clock and leads to an inconsistent appetite and trouble sleeping. By getting enough natural sunlight, you can improve your body-clock for better health all-round.

 

Contact Sundowner Skylights for Details

To find out more about how our team at Sundowner Skylights can assist you with letting more light into your home or office, contact one of our representatives today for additional information, or visit our website to learn more.