Exposure to natural light is so important. Especially now, when many of us find ourselves spending most of our time in our homes due to the current global health crisis. This infographic from HappyCleans examines how you can bring more natural light into your home. Hopefully you find it useful!
Aside from the fact that utilising as much natural light as possible in your home will save you a considerable amount of money on your electricity bills, sunlight is also super important for our health and wellbeing, providing us with Vitamin D, warding off depression and improving our sleep.
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a condition that can affect anyone who lacks exposure to sunlight and can cause among other things, lethargy, feelings of sadness and depression.
Exposure to sunlight causes an increase in the brain’s release of the hormone serotonin, which in turn, can lift your mood and get rid of the feelings of sadness and hopelessness that you may feel due to lack of exposure to sunlight and instead, replace them with feelings of happiness and well-being.
Exposure to natural light is especially important at the moment due to the amount of time we are spending in our homes, so we must make the most of spending some time sitting in our yards, gardens, or patios (if we are lucky enough to have one!) to absorb some sunlight. We should also be keeping our window coverings open as much as possible to allow natural light into our homes. So, keep your blinds rolled up and your curtains drawn and let the sunshine in!
Check out the infographic below for more interesting natural light facts!
Have you made any changes to let more sunlight into your home life? Get in touch; we’d love to hear about it!