Think about the charm of sunflowers and how they follow the sun, how pets manage to find a spot of light to lay in on a warm summer day, or the feeling you get when sunlight pours over your face. Nature, animals and humans are instinctively drawn to natural light and are meant to enjoy the benefits of the sun. Why not embrace this inclination and allow natural light to shine through every aspect of life? After all, light is life.
Learn about the benefits of the sun that help increase your quality of life:
1. Natural light helps you sleep better
Studies show that natural light has a profound effect on your sleep and waking patterns. A half hour of exposure to sunlight in the morning helps regulate sleep cycles at night because the body recognizes the contrast with darkness and signals melatonin production to start.
2. Natural light boosts productivity and creativity
Research on natural light proves that employees and people who work/live close to natural sources of light have higher levels of energy and are more productive and creative throughout the day.
3. Natural light helps Vitamin D intake
With more than 50% of the US population having a Vitamin D deficiency, exposure to natural light is more critical than ever. Vitamin D is important in preventing certain types of cancer, heart disease, depression and weight gain.
The moral of the story? Let as much natural light into your home and into the places where you spend most of your day. The impact of natural light on your well-being is undeniable and can lead to a happier and healthier life. Your exposure to natural light indoors can significantly increase by simply cleaning glass surfaces with Windex® Original Glass Cleaner to let the sun shine through.