AUG 5, 2014

Get healthier by installing rooflights in your building

We’ve already looked at how rooflights can improve the appearance of a building and help you to save money on bills.  But did you know that this isn’t where their benefits end; they can also improve your health!


Here are five ways that rooflights can help you to be happier and healthier.


Improves concentration

We need high levels of natural light during the daytime in order to stay focused and alert.  High levels of natural light are particularly important in the workplace as it will improve employees’ level of concentration and productivity.


Regulates release of hormones

Melatonin is a hormone in our bodies that is regulated by exposure to light. If you don’t get enough natural light during daytime hours then it can disrupt your body’s production of Melatonin. 


Improves sleep

The hormone melatonin controls the body’s sleep cycle.  Your body produces less Melatonin during the daytime when you are exposed to natural light, and more during the evening as it gets darker to help you to sleep at night. It is important to get enough natural light during the daytime in order to keep your internal clock in a healthy cycle.  People that work in darkness or artificially lit rooms for long periods during the daytime can have problems with their sleep cycle.


Regulates blood pressure and glucose levels

Did you know that your blood pressure is typically higher in winter months when there is less natural light and sunlight?  It’s important to be exposed to sunlight as sunlight helps your body to produce vitamin D, and vitamin D helps your body to regulate your blood pressure.


Helps prevent depression

Getting enough natural light is very important for your mental health.  UV rays cause your body to release endorphins which help your brain to produce feelings of euphoria and pain relief.  Endorphins help you to feel happier, relieve stress and generally improve your mood.

Created on 5th August 2014
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