The Benefits of Natural Light

Increasing the hours of sunlight heightens the brain’s production of the mood-enhancing serotonin (a chemical that has a wide variety of functions in the human body. The more sunlight we are exposed to, the more serotonin we produce.

Exposed to bad lightning has also negative effects on both our physical and mental health like headache, fatigue and many more. The lack of natural sunlight has a negative effect on the body and the mind, and can result in conditions such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

So here are the benefits of exposing yourself to Natural Light each day;

  • Boosts body’s Vitamin D storage
    The body produces vitamin D as a response to sun exposure. It is essential for several reasons, including maintaining healthy bones and teeth. It may also protect against a range of diseases and conditions.
  • Higher Productivity
    Working under artificial light may turn a person tied quicker. Working under natural light gives us more energy to do anything and avoids us from being sleepy. 
  • Eye Health
    Exposing artificial light has an unfavorable effect on our eyes. So in order to have a healthy eyesight, avoid exposure to artificial light as much as possible, including those ones that come from our “gadgets”- laptop, ipad, phone, tv.
  • Helps you sleep
    Natural light has a big impact on a person’s sleep. It has been seen that office workers who spent their time below artificial light, with no exposure to natural light, had less minutes of sleep than those who worked in an office with windows!
  • Improves mood 
    Those who are not exposed to a good amount of natural light are more likely to see a drop in their mood.  That’s why darkness or black symbolizes sadness or anger or any emotions that are opposite to happiness. Exposing to natural light increases the happy hormone.

So when you get a change go outside and enjoy the sun even if it’s for 5 minutes!

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