Natural Light & Healthy Living

Like water and food, the body uses light in a variety of metabolic processes. The human eye is a window to the exterior world, where light penetrates the retina and stimulates essential biological functions, such as glandular functions. The human eye perceives light, known as the visible spectrum. Natural light is divided into colors, which are essential to our health and well being. How well we perceive those colors plays a vital role in the way we feel.

Our inability to perceive colors adequately, as is the case on a grey winter day or under poor artificial lighting, can negatively affect our mood and energy flow. In the winter we invariably have less energy, while in the spring we come alive. For many, these mood swings are severe and typify a condition know as Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). Those affected with S.A.D. literally take on the characteristics of animals prior to hibernation. They sleep a lot, usually change their diet, and gain weight.

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Reduces pain & speeds healing

Those in brighter rooms also had lower stress levels and said they felt far less pain the day after surgery.

Seasonal affective disorder

Natural light cures SAD symptoms. Light therapy improves symptoms in 3 out of 4 people with SAD. Many times people begin to feel better in just 4 or 5 days.

Fight Depression

Reduced sunlight may disrupt circadian rhythms, which regulate your body’s internal clock, they let you know when it is time to sleep and time to wake up, this disruption may cause depression.

Performance & Productivity

Natural light improves energy, concentration, performance & productivity. Classmates with the most daylight had a 20-60 percent faster learning rate

Better Health

Natural light promotes a longer and healthier life. Natural light is essential for human health and well being as food, water and air. Sunlight kills bacteria and is quite capable of doing so even when it has passed through window glass. Sunlit hospital wards have less bacteria in them than dark wards and patients in them recover faster in wards which admit the sun.Too little exposure to natural light has been identified as the cause of a multitude of physiological, afflictions, including osteoporosis, rickets, jaundice, Vitamin D deficiency, psoriasis, and even cancer. We all know that plants and trees cannot live without light, and now we know neither can mankind. In fact, studies done on mice, the mammal most often linked to humans in clinical studies, found they lived twice as long under natural light than those living under artificial light.

365 Days of Feeling Better

Whether it is 0 degrees or 100 degrees outside you will stay comfortable and get all the light your body craves in one of our glass roof sunroom kits!