It’s obvious that all of us would rather live under the sun’s warm light instead of the cold, artificial glare of fluorescent bulbs or LEDs. Natural light, after all, offers a range of exceptional benefits, being linked to better workplace productivity and property value, but most importantly to health.
1. It helps boost vitamin D. Every time you’re exposed to sunlight, your skin absorbs vitamin D, an essential nutrient that helps prevent bone loss while lowering the risk of weight gain, heart disease and even various cancers. The best part is that it doesn’t matter where you get your dose of sunlight. You can get vitamin D whether you’re outdoors or inside. So, if you don’t have a habit of walking outside on a bright day, you can just sit next to a sunlit window, and you’re good.
2. It reduces the health risks of artificial lighting. Did you know that constant exposure to fluorescent lights can trigger an elevated stress response? What’s more, it can increase the risk of migraine and eye strain. That’s why you should get a bit of sun whenever possible. Sunbathe in your patio, or plop down on a seat, and do some reading next to your large French doors, where plenty of natural light can stream into the interior. As mentioned above, it doesn’t matter whether you’re inside or not – just make sure you get that vitamin D.
3. It improves sleep. Sleep is often linked to mental health, and natural light can affect both. If you want to sleep better, expose yourself to more natural light. Because you’re sleeping better, you’re also likely to be more energetic and less prone to stress.
How Do You Take Full Advantage of Natural Light?
There are many ways to do this, and one of the most effective ways is by investing in home improvement projects that further increase access to natural light. You should consider a window replacement from Renewal by Andersen® of San Diego. Our replacement windows use exclusive Fibrex®, a durable and long-lasting composite material that allows for slimmer window frames and a larger glass area. They’ll let more natural light to stream inside your home so you can experience those health benefits better.
Worried about the heat generated by exposure to natural light? Don’t be – our windows, along with our sliding French patio doors, come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass that reduces heat transfer in your home. This allows you to get more natural light and stay cool and comfortable at the same time.
Turn only to Renewal by Andersen of San Diego for all your window and door replacement needs. We serve homeowners in San Diego, CA, and the nearby areas. Call us today at (858) 935-8451, or fill out this contact form to schedule a free consultation.