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25
Apr
2017

The impact of natural light at home and work


Moods

Many people experience emotional changes due to the weather. For example, sunny days tend to fill them with joy, and they feel more energetic. Darker, cloudy or rainy days can cause feelings of depression or a lack of motivation. Studies have proven that daylight causes a spike in your serotonin levels which induces happiness. Even if you aren't outside, the lovely warm light that filters in through your windows at home or work can still give you that wonderful boost.

 

Concentration and Productivity

Based on the fact that natural light improves your mood, it also stands to reason that a happier person is a more productive person. When you are feeling down, it's tough to keep going and stay focussed on the tasks that require your attention. You may have also noticed that light bulbs are made in two main variations – warm and cold options. The cold option is a bulb that produces a very white light whereas warm lights are more yellow. The latter being easier on the eyes and more soothing. In addition, warm light is also ideal for those with light sensitivity. For example, if extended light exposure gives you a headache, you might want to try placing light shades on your windows and switch out any cold lights with warm ones. Remember, if your windows receive direct sunlight and it's too much for your eyes, you can use beige colored shades to take the edge off. They will still allow light in, but it won't be too much to handle.

 

Sleep cycles

During the day and when you are exposed to a fair amount of light, your body will naturally remain awake. When the lights go out, your body starts to produce sleep hormones that help you relax and eventually fall asleep. If you are exposed to bright light just before bedtime, it will often make it that much more difficult to fall asleep. Allowing in natural light means that your body will be able to fall into a natural routine based on the amount of light in the room. Natural sleep patterns are not only good for your body but also your mind, and this will lead to even better productivity.

 

Decision making

A room with proper lighting helps the brain make better decisions. You may have noticed that there are many businesses out there with bright white lights. This is not only to help ensure that the business is well lit, but also to help employees achieve their goals. Dimmer lights help you relax whereas the brighter lights help keep you alert. Remember, it's not only limited to artificial lighting but also natural lighting. When the day starts, and the sun starts lighting up the office, everyone starts to perk up. Only towards the end of the day, as the sun begins its descent, do we notice performance slowing down until closing time.

 

For top quality windows that will let plenty of natural light in, call NorthShield Windows and Doors on (204) 272-3725 Winnipeg / (905) 326-3444 Toronto. Remember, when you enjoy plenty of natural light, it will mean that you won't need to use as much artificial lighting which is great for any budget! 

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