As we enter the winter months, many people feel its effects. Between 5%- 10% of the country suffer from seasonal affective disorders.
Our bodies are dependent on the right amount of light at the correct time. The morning sun awakens us and during the day the light keeps us awake. It is possible to dim the evening light so that our brains can relax and get ready for sleep.
Vitamin D or “sunshine” vitamin, as it is often called, is essential in maintaining bone, teeth, and muscle health. It’s difficult to get Vitamin D just from food. Therefore, it is vital that your home and workplace allow as much natural lighting as possible.
It can have a negative effect on our mental as well as physical health if we work in dark areas.
Improvements in sleep
The benefits of more natural light during the day are greater for better sleep. Studies show that workers who are exposed more to circadian-effective sunlight report less depression and a better sleep experience.
How can we use glass to improve our homes, workplaces, and lives?
Natural light is reduced by partitions made of brick and wood in our homes and at work. Glass is one of most versatile building materials. It is strong, can resist elements, can resist fire and wind, and can create a bright, peaceful and relaxing space.
Glass partitions Manchester provide the ideal way to allow light in and still maintain thermal and acoustic performance. A partition can be made with internal sliding doors to allow for furniture to be placed beside it.
Did you realize that mirrors can be placed opposite windows or at right angles to increase light and space in a home?
Lighting up your own home and workplace with more light
Keep windows clean using a professional cleaner. Or make your own window cleaner.
Replace wooden doors and install interior glass doors.
Hang mirrors at right angles or opposite windows
You can remove partition walls and replace them by frameless glass panels
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