Our home is the one place in the world where we can go to be by ourselves, close the front door and forget about the world around us. But, have you ever thought about how your home décor can help your health?
While adding bright colours and new furniture can help to make you feel good, adding items like blinds from Direct Blinds can be helpful in lots of ways. Not only can blinds can help you save on electricity costs, energy prices are still high despite a slight fall, by letting in natural light, they can also help with your health because natural light is good for you. Here's six way's letting the light shine in can help your wellbeing:
It’s been shown that exposure to natural light can help when it comes to concentration and focus. So, if you work from home, or if you’re trying to get motivated to get ready to go out or clean the house, then raise those blinds or open the curtains and let the light in.
Less Stress and Anxiety
In a world where stress has become something we’ve all become accustomed to, letting natural light flow through your house could help release your inner calm. Exposure to natural light has been found to help people with managing their emotions when they’re feeling wound up.
Reduce Blood Pressure
Speaking of stress, it’s not good for your blood pressure at all. Natural light can be extremely beneficial for your blood pressure. This is because sunlight has been found to alter the messenger module, nitric oxide, within the skin and blood, which can help to reduce blood pressure.
Helps Immune System
This may sound a little far-fetched, but it’s true. As our immune systems rely on T-cells to fight foreign pathogens, letting as much sunlight into your home as possible can help because it can wake them up (especially the vitamin D that sunlight produces).
SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is a form of depression that happens when the seasons change. This is most notable when we move into the winter and the days become shorter, and has been linked to the lack of sunlight that we are exposed to. Therefore, allowing as much sunlight as possible into our homes is the perfect way to help tackle this, because who wants to live in a world of darkness.
Helps with Happiness
erall though, it can help to increase your happiness. This is because sunlight causes our brains to produce serotonin. This hormone is extremely good for us as it can help to improve our moods, which it does by helping to relieve pain, provide energy and make us feel well-rested, and much happier in general.
Of course, having a home filled with natural light is perfect when you want to sell too. But, for the sake of your well-being, let the light flow through your home at all times and you’re sure to reap the benefits.
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