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Posted on Jan 17, 2020 by Sam Heer

Natural Light and Its 4 Health Benefits

Natural light; whenever people hear those words thrown around, most immediately think that it’s something that can only be attained when you spend time outdoors. This isn’t necessarily the case, however, as with the help of windows, you can also draw copious amounts of natural light into your home. In fact, health experts often encourage it due to the health benefits they bring. But what exactly are these health benefits?

1. Better Sleep Quality – Everyone loves a good night’s sleep and according to health experts, natural light can help you attain just that. In fact, in a 2014 study about office workers, results showed that the more natural light exposure they received, the better their sleep quality became.

2. Increased Vitamin D Levels – Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that you can receive from the sun and is critical in preventing bone loss and reducing the risk of heart disease, weight gain and various types of cancer. By installing better replacement windows in your home that can allow more light in, you can receive a boost of Vitamin D and help yourself live a healthier and better lifestyle.

3. Reduced Health Risks Associated With Fluorescent Lighting – While fluorescent lighting is often touted as a safe and healthy product, some people actually exhibit signs of elevated stress response when continuously exposed to fluorescent light. By increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home, you can reduce your reliance on fluorescent lighting and the health risks that comes with it.

4. Lower Chances of Seasonal Depression – For some people, the seasons can have a negative effect on their mental health, especially during winter when the holidays are in full swing. Thankfully, natural light can help alleviate some of the seasonal depression, allowing them to enjoy the four seasons with ease.

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