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Natural Light: How It Affects Your Wellbeing

Natural light doesn’t just make your home look more open and welcoming–it can also improve your mood, and even your physical health. In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin, leading replacement windows expert, discusses how natural light affects your well-being.

Reduces the Health Risks of Fluorescent Lighting

Studies have shown that overexposure to artificial lighting can elicit an elevated stress response in some people, and can even increase the risk of migraines and eye strain. Instead of relying on artificial lighting during the day, focus on maximizing natural lighting within your home or workplace.

Boosts Vitamin D

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for the human body. It’s a critical nutrient that can prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of heart diseases, weight gain and even different types of cancers. One of the best ways to increase your vitamin D intake is to expose yourself to natural light on a daily basis.

Improves Sleep

Proper sleep is critical to our overall health and wellbeing. Studies show that more exposure to natural light during the day can lead to better sleep at night. 

How to Increase Natural Light in Your Home

If your home doesn’t have much natural light, consider replacing your old casement windows with newer, better ones. Another trick to maximize natural light in your home is adding mirrors, which reflect the light within a space. 

Planning to install custom windows in your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Renewal by Andersen of Austin. Give us a call at (512) 298-2270 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners in Austin, TX, and other nearby areas.

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