Nothing comes close to the warmth and effectiveness of natural light. Artificial lighting might have allowed us to illuminate the night, but natural light remains the preference of many. In this first installment of this two-part blog series, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas looks at the benefits of daylighting.
1. Daylighting saves you money.
You save money in two ways when daylight streams through your Kansas windows. The first is that you do not have to open your indoor lights to keep things bright; the sun does it for you. The second way is that the sunlight also brings with it warmth. Having much natural light means that your home also becomes naturally warm.
2. Daylighting improves sleep patterns.
Your body’s internal clock is mostly regulated by melatonin control, also known as the “sleep hormone”. High, natural lighting levels in the morning cease production of this hormone, naturally drawing you into wakefulness. Relying on this method to wake up can produce better feelings upon waking, according to the studies by the Lighting Research Center. For those who are not morning people, this is a great reason to get replacement windows in Kansas.
3. Daylighting reduces pain and depression.
The combined result of several studies over the years has found that natural light also has a positive benefit on physical and psychological well-being. In 2005, patients recovering from post-spinal operation noted that they experienced less pain. The same group also depended less on painkillers. Another study found that exposure to natural light was as effective as pharmaceutical agents in treating depression.
4. Daylighting promotes good health.
Sunlight, especially in the early hours, brings your body a lot of vitamin D. It promotes the absorption of other essential vitamins and minerals into your body. It is especially helpful for calcium and phosphorus absorption and promotes healthy bones and teeth. Lastly, it also protects against many diseases and conditions like cancer, type 1 diabetes, and sclerosis.
Natural light not only makes everything look better, as it also brings some swell health benefits. If you’re interested to know more, call Renewal by Andersen of Kansas at (855) 871-9140. Be sure to check out the second part of this blog series, where we look at the ways you can bring in more daylight.