An interior space filled with just the right amount of natural light can be quite appealing. No wonder natural light has become a major selling point in the past years. But apart from making your home magazine-worthy and fresh-looking, it can also offer a little boost to your health.
In this post, window replacement expert Renewal by Andersen® of Denver lists some ways that natural light can benefit your health and well-being. We also share a few tips on how you can maximize the natural light in your home.
Health Benefits of Natural Light
Below are some of the known health benefits of natural light. Be sure to open up your windows every day to take advantage of them.
- Sunlight is a good source of vitamin D, which is also often called the “sunshine vitamin.” Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium better, so it helps you maintain strong bones and prevent bone loss. You don’t have to be directly under the sun for your skin to absorb this nutrient. Even if you are indoors and only exposed to indirect sunlight, that’s usually enough for you to get a dose of vitamin D.
- Natural light can help improve your sleep. By exposing yourself to sunlight during the daytime, your body is able to get the proper cues for awake and asleep time. For many people, this has helped them sleep more easily at night. Of course, let’s not forget that quality sleep can have a positive effect on your mental well-being too.
- Exposure to natural light can help with seasonal depression too. Fall is usually the time when seasonal affective disorder kicks off for some people. But by getting as much natural light as possible, you can keep mood changes at bay and stay upbeat.
How to Maximize Natural Light
Windows are obviously a great way to fill your home with natural light. However, the location and placement of your windows are crucial in ensuring that you are getting a proper amount of sunlight. Too little and you might as well have ditched the windows altogether; too much and you might find the excessive light cumbersome. That said, plan your window installation project carefully.
You can also rely on other tricks such as picking the right paint color for your walls and utilizing mirrors to reflect more light in your home. You might want to get rid of your drapes as well to allow more natural light in your interior space.
For custom-crafted and energy-efficient windows and doors, Renewal by Andersen of Denver is the window installation expert that you should talk to. We have several years of experience, and we can deliver top-notch work for your project. Call us at (303) 823-4312 (Denver) or (719) 419-5496 (Colorado Springs). You can also fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO.