Many people consider the amount of natural in a house before buying one. According to the Harvard Business Review, most prefer sunlight over traditional fluorescent bulbs.
Here are ways natural light can help your well-being.
Helps With Seasonal Depression
Some people experience seasonal affective depression (SAD) during fall. A study found that healthy amounts of sunlight can reduce the risk of SAD.
Encourages Vitamin D Production
Vitamin D is essential for bone health, strong teeth, weight loss, cancer prevention, immune system support, dementia protection and decreased asthma symptoms. Sunlight encourages the production of Vitamin D, which also helps in reducing the risk of heart disease.
Half an hour of sunlight in the early morning can improve your sleeping patterns. In a 2014 study, it was found that workers who received more natural light experienced better sleep.
Get More Natural Light at Home
More windows mean more light. Consider adding a skylight to make your indoor spaces brighter. At Tri-County Contracting, we don’t only specialize in roof replacement, we also install solar energy-efficient skylights. Aside from that, we offer a wide selection of high-quality windows.
To let more light inside, clean your windows inside out, and use light-colored curtains. Open your window coverings daily to let sunlight enter. You can also get rid of drapes completely. Without curtains, you’ll get more natural light in your space, improving your sleep-wake cycle.
Install bigger windows or French doors. Add high windows in bathrooms to allow natural light while still maintaining privacy. A light-colored rug can help in making a room brighter.
Turn to Tri-County Contracting for superior home improvement services. Our team specializes in roof repair, door replacement, siding installation and more. Call us at (262) 891-4331, or complete our online form to request a free quote. We work with homeowners in Waukesha, WI.