Health benefits of conservatories and sunrooms.
Posted on 31st July 2023 at 09:22
Let more light into your life!
Our exposure to sunlight in the UK is some-what limited throughout the year. This has been intensified by people spending more time indoors since the pandemic. This is seen especially with the number of people now working from home. These factors are greatly reducing the amount of natural light we take in daily.
Imagine being surrounded by nature while basking in the warmth of the sun from the comfort of your own home. Sunrooms and conservatories offer exactly this, creating bright and airy spaces for you to spend your time.
Not only do they have a great aesthetic appeal but, believe it or not, they also have several health benefits. So, lets shed some light on how conservatories and sunrooms can benefit you.
Increased Vitamin D:
Vitamin D intake is important to our health. The sun is a natural source of Vitamin D, which is crucial for bone health, immune function, and mental wellbeing. High Vitamin D helps the maintenance of stronger bones, improved mood, and reduces risk of certain diseases. So, it is essential that we try to get sufficient exposure to natural sunlight. Even if it is not clear blue skies outside, the effects of natural light are still present. You can still get your daily dose of Vitamin D without being in direct sunlight. As when you sit in the shade your skin is still exposed to UVB rays.
As sunrooms and conservatories are largely made up of glass, they give lots of natural light. Therefore, they serve as a good resource of Vitamin D, as the sun’s rays can penetrate through glass. This is even true during colder months when your outdoor exposure might be more limited.
Have you ever noticed how a sunny day can tend to lift your spirits? It’s been scientifically proven that increased exposure to sunlight can raise your mood. Sun rooms and conservatories provide a large amount of natural light, helping to increase serotonin levels. Serotonin is a hormone responsible for boosting mood and increasing relaxation. The connection with nature combined with exposure to natural sunlight creates a soothing effect on the nervous system. This helps to reduce stress and anxiety levels. This stress-relief can improve your cognitive function, sleep quality, and lead to enhanced overall wellbeing. Whether you are unwinding with a book or enjoying your morning coffee, spaces filled with natural sunlight positively influence your mood.
Physical Health benefits:
Finally, sunlight has been found to have a significant impact on the immune system. Natural light exposure helps to regulate your body’s internal clock. This ‘clock’ is what is known as the circadian rhythm, which helps to maintain our immune system. This is important as a well-functioning immune system is better equipped to protect us from illness and infections.
Overall, sun rooms and conservatories are more than just beautiful additions to your home. These spaces can go as far as to promote a healthier and happier life. From boosting your Vitamin D intake, to improving your mood, sun rooms and conservatories have a wide range of benefits.
Alternative Roof Solutions design and install bespoke Sun rooms and Conservatories that will fit your requirements. If you are a homeowner seeking a sun room or conservatory, contact Alternative Roof Solutions to receive a no-obligation quote today.
If you would like to speak with our team, call us on 01604 947 146.
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