Roll up your blinds, and let there be light! Natural light not only reduces your electric bill, but it can also brighten your mood.
Are you wrecking your brain for ways to lower energy costs for your home? Apart from trimming monthly electrical charge, you wish it could also perk up your home's presentation and create a more relaxed and stimulating environment in the process? Implementing natural light throughout the house is the easiest way to have it all. Natural light brings with it warmth, vitamin B and D while increases endorphins and serotonin. Natural lighting will reduce the production of harmful bacteria and organisms that can grow in any house. Sunlight recognised as a natural disinfectant. The benefit of natural light that often goes ignored is its ability to freshen the air in a room. All of us may have had an experience of a dark, musty smelling place that doesn't get much natural light. It's never comfortable to stay within a room like this, and natural light is one of the best solutions to get rid of the odour.
“Without sunlight in our homes, we are exposing ourselves to the risk of depression, anxiety and several other negative symptoms. Our bodies respond to it in such a positive way, and we need natural daylight to function – just as we need darkness to go to sleep.”
Maybe you've been inspired by the brightly lit rooms you've chanced upon online lately. Or perhaps you're looking for a way to bring down your stress level while increasing productivity. Regardless of the reason, adding more natural light in the house can certainly prove beneficial. Here are some benefits of natural light in your home to ponder on.
Save On Energy Costs
Turn off your lights in the daytime and take advantage of the added warmth that comes from natural light.
Beat The Blues
Ever notice the bounce in your step when it has been unusually cloudy and dreary for a while, and then the sun decides to peek out from behind the clouds? That's because the sun creates vitamin D. Vitamin D influences the bones, intestines, immune and cardiovascular systems, pancreas, muscles, brain, the control of cell cycles, and more. Having your home set up to receive as much sunlight as possible can help you get some of your daily vitamin D, without you even having to think about it. A lack of vitamin D in your body may be one of the factors that contribute to depression, so absorption of the sun's vitamin D has linked to an improved mood.
The sun can turn a down day into a day of optimism. It can create an energetic and productive environment. A study performed by Loyola University found that people who work in sunlight have better short-term cognitive powers than those who work in the shadows. Other studies have shown that workers in sunlit areas are more productive than workers without exposure to natural light. Your home may not be a workplace, but it is probably a place that could benefit from the energy, a positive attitude and productivity. When your mood improves, so does your energy level. More energy contributes to better concentration, thus increase productivity.
Keeps Body's Natural Clock On Schedule
Large amounts of artificial light tend to confuse your brain when it comes to wake and sleep times. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates sleep and makes us tired. Sunlight slows down our body's ability to make it (that's why we're naturally sleepy at night and awake during the day). Allow yourself to sync up with nature's clock to set a steady circadian rhythm for yourself. By getting enough natural light, your body's inner clock will get on track, giving you a better night's sleep and more energy during the day.
WAYS TO INCREASE NATURAL LIGHT
Incorporate Brighter Paint Colours Around Your Sources Of Natural Light.
Allow the natural light to "play" throughout the rooms by brightening the house with white or light paint colours.
Implementing natural light throughout your house has many perks. Who wouldn't want to save money and improve overall well-being at the same time? Natural sunlight will make your residence feel healthier, safer and more comfortable. From an interior design standpoint, the lighter, brighter the room is, the healthier it is.
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