Interior and Health » The Importance of Natural Light
Posted by Merie Kent on Jul 27 2007
Natural light is so important that we would fail to thrive without it. In fact, artists and those in the know spend thousands of dollars ensuring that they have natural light — and plenty of it — in their homes and workspaces. If you are tired, sluggish, depressed, and altogether unsatisfied with your home or your workspace, one of the first things to suspect is a lack of adequate lighting. Take a good look around your workspace or your living environment. Are there big windows in the rooms where you spend a large amount of time? Are there adequate numbers of windows which give natural light as well as fresh air? In the room where you sleep, is there a large window that provides natural light as well as fresh air in the morning? This is especially important, since you will have a hard time waking up in a room that is dark in the morning, and you will have a hard time getting good sleep in a room with small windows that provide poor ventilation.
Start becoming aware of the light in the rooms where you work and relax. If you are in a dingy, dark room, it will be very hard for you to be productive at work. It will also be difficult for you to feel alert and well. Similarly, it will be hard for you to relax and rest in a room with small windows.
Large windows that let in natural light make working or just relaxing far more enjoyable. Large windows let you look out at the beauty of nature and allow you to watch the world go by. Far from being distracting, they can allow you to have the lighting you need in order to do your work without ruining your eyes. Natural lighting can be one of the best light sources to work by. Large windows that let in lots of light will also allow you to achieve a better communication between exterior world and interior world. You feel more connected with your overall environment less isolated if you have adequate windows. Of course, natural light will also ensure that you get adequate of vitamin D, which is very important to your overall health. When you spend a lot of time in dark rooms, you look pasty and you don’t feel at your best. If you are busy and do not always get to spend plenty of time outdoors, you especially need to ensure that your windows let in as much natural sunlight as possible.
If your windows are small, dark, or don’t let in enough light, consider getting renovations. Although it may seem extreme, the cost, time, and effort of renovations when it comes to windows is well worth it. Not only can good windows save your eyesight, but they can also ensure that you are as receptive, happy, and healthy as possible. Look online for inexpensive windows solutions, and be sure to read all about all the window options available today. From vinyl windows to old-fashioned wooden frames, you’re sure to find a natural lighting solution that suits your style and your budget. While shopping, be sure to pick out some pretty blinds and curtains that will help you enjoy your new windows and your new outlook on life.
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