Indoor lighting helps set the mood and atmosphere inside your home. While it’s possible to create a relaxed atmosphere using artificial lighting, there’s no substitute for natural lighting. Natural lighting can give the illusion of a more spacious interior, brighten the mood inside and help improve your wellbeing.
What’s the connection between natural light and your wellbeing? Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth, your trusted window contractor, explains in this post.
Getting Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D
If you spend a lot of time indoors, you might not be getting enough vitamin D. Aside from dietary sources, your body primarily gets vitamin D from sunlight. Your body starts to produce vitamin D—an essential nutrient that can affect your mood and sleep quality—once your skin is exposed to sunlight.
The Link Between Sleep Quality and Natural Light
Insufficient Vitamin D levels can disrupt your sleep patterns. In fact, one study reported that insufficient Vitamin D levels reduced participants’ total amount of sleep time to less than five hours. Your exposure to natural light and your sleep patterns are also deeply intertwined. That’s because sunlight helps regulate your circadian rhythm or body clock. The warm soft light only found in sunlight when the sun sets sends a signal to your body to begin preparing itself for sleep.
Improving Natural Lighting in Your Home
Installing replacement windows with wide glass areas can help increase natural lighting inside your home. It’s best to choose windows with simple designs and wide glass panes. Our windows are built with Fibrex® frame material. This exclusive wood-and-vinyl composite is extremely durable, allowing us to build narrower frames that allow for larger glass panes and more natural light.
Want to learn more about our Fibrex windows? Renewal by Andersen of Dallas and Fort Worth offers a wide variety of premium windows as well as professional window installation services. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (972) 301-8660 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Dallas, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.