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More Natural Light Will Give you Better Health

The benefits of natural light are considerably more prominent than those that provide artificial light.

The Woman Post | Carolina Rodríguez Monclou

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Its Health Benefits

Sunlight can help lower blood pressure. Dr. Jeffrey Sell MD. is the Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. During an interview with Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS), Dr. Sell stressed that at least ultraviolet UVA causes the skin to produce a compound in the body called nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels to better blood flow.

Sunshine is the body's most natural vitamin D source because of the many benefits associated with healthy bones, heart, and muscle function. For this reason, increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home can significantly improve your cardiovascular health.

When you are exposed to sunlight and make it in your skin, you feel better because it's likely getting back into the brain to improve pain relief, feeling of well-being, and relaxation.

Dr. Michael F. Holick, Director of the Heliotherapy, Light, and Skin Research Center at Boston University Medical Center, talked about the positive impacts of sunlight on people's health during a conference recorded by the University of California Television. Dr. Holick points out how natural light produces endorphins, which are natural pain and stress fighters.

Association of Sunlight Deprivation and Depression

According to Dr. Holick, there's a lot of information out there that suggests that it's the intensity and duration of visible radiation in the blue range, particularly going through the retina, affects the production of melatonin. The low levels of this hormone can cause obesity, and chronic illnesses and have been associated with people not feeling well. Natural light can help you to prevent this.

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If you're exposed in the summertime to sunlight compared to the winter, the serotonin levels are much higher in the hot season. This is why it is essential to adapt your home for natural light during all seasons.

Where is the Biological Clock?

When buying a new home, make sure that the room you are going to sleep in has big windows. Dr. Holick assures that the skin can perceive bright light and transfer the signal to the brain. What most of us didn't know was that our biological clock is also in the skin. Visible light penetrates deeply into our body cavity, and it's entirely possible that some of our clock genes are being regulated by natural light as well. You can install a skylight in the darkest room in your home to bring it to light.

Natural Light Benefits

Adequate sunlight and vitamin D are necessary from birth until death. Meanwhile, sunlight and vitamin D deficiency are associated with: schizophrenia, depression, and dementia, as well as Alzheimer's disease, which has now been associated. You can get the same healthful benefits of sunlight from diet and supplements.

"Lack of adequate sunlight and vitamin D deficiency has a major impact on health," warns Dr. Holick.

Due to the pandemic, many of us are spending the most time at home. But do not let this be an excuse not to adequate your space to your well being. You can use reflective wall colors for your room to appear brighter. You will be amazed at transforming your area into a friendlier and highly illuminated environment in which you can feel fresh and comfortable, which will help you be more productive and boost your mood. You will feel better and more relaxed working in a room where the sunlight fulfills the space.