The psychological & physical benefits of sunlight are endless. There are so many positive aspects of natural sunlight to count. The question is no longer if the suns rays are healthy but how to get as much of this healthy natural light into our homes as possible. The United Kingdom has some glorious sunny days especially in the Summer months, your family will be safer and a lot healthier if your home is designed to increase the amount of natural sunlight that streams into your homes. If you would like more information on the benefits of natural sunlight or glass products please get in touch with Aacme Glass today through our website.
Naturally lit homes provide a much truer sense of illumination. This type of light makes tasks like reading a lot easier and can also prevent accidents. It goes without saying that natural sunlight will also help reduce your utility bills massively as it can help heat up and brighten a room without the use of electricity.
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Did you know that windows and natural light can also increase the value of your home? Increased natural light can make your space look bigger and more open, this will then result in added value to your home. If your home is also facing a beautiful view installing big windows will show it off in the best possible way.
Having natural light coming into your home will also make your home a better environment to grow plants. If you are a nature lover and love flowers and plants have a naturally lit home could be the best option for you.
Sunlight can help us physically in ways such as reducing blood pressure. It has been proven that sunlight alters levels of nitric oxide in the skin and blood which will then reduce blood pressure. As well as this sunlight has been known to also boost your immune system. Our immune system relies on T-cells to fight foreign pathogens and the sunlight actually actives these T-cells. Vitamin D in sunlight is critical to the T-cell function and without this vital vitamin source in the blood, they could leave the cells unable to activate and fight foreign pathogens.
As mentioned above the sunshine contains vitamin D. Vitamin D influences over 200 genes in our body to function. Vitamin D influences the bones, intestines, cardiovascular and immune systems, brain, muscles and way more. Having a home which allows natural light in, can help you improve your health massively by introducing a daily dose of Vitamin D into your life.
When you were younger you were told never to look directly into the sun. This is still correct, however, the light the sun creates can actually benefit your vision. Computer and mobile screens use fluorescent light which can cause eye strain and then lead to permanent eye damage. Natural light, however, has been shown to lower the risk of nearsightedness in children and young adults. The natural sunlight helps the eye produce dopamine which will aid healthy eye development.
In the UK a staggering 6 million people are suffering from anxiety. If you spend at least 30 minutes in natural sunlight can help a person feel a lot calmer. The sunlight improves the communication between the regions of the brain that control our emotions such as anxiety and stress.
Natural light has also been shown to increase concentration and focus. Being in natural sunlight for even a few minutes can boost your alertness by double. This means having enough natural light is imperative if you work from home or in an office. A naturally lit room will help you keep on task and stay productive throughout the day
Sunlight also causes our brains to produce serotonin which is a hormone which can improve mood by alleviating pain. This will then make a person more energised and happy. Sunlight can also release endorphins which are also known as the feel-good hormone.
Melatonin is a hormone that regulates sleep and can make us tired. Sunlight can slow down the process of making melatonin which is why we are naturally more tired at night. Your body will sync itself up with nature’s timing, by getting enough natural light you will allow your body clock to get on track with nature. This means the more sunlight you get the better you are likely to sleep during the night and the more awake you will be in the daytime.
Aacme glass understands how important it is to allow natural sunlight into a home and can provide the right amount and size glass for any home or workspace. We provide a flexible cutting glass service which means you decide the shape, size and type of glass you wish to have for your home. Aacme Glass have a passion for glass and always put our customer’s needs as our top priority. If you would like more information on our glass please call 01633 244 922 and one of our friendly team members will assist you.
Sarah works for Aacme glass specialising in marketing & market-trend analysis.