Increasing natural lighting in your home through doors replacement doesn’t just help your interior feel more spacious; it also provides health benefits. Learn more in today’s post from Renewal by Andersen® of Oklahoma.
Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D
Your skin produces vitamin D when it’s exposed to sunlight. However, if you spend a lot of time indoors, you may not be getting your recommended daily dose of vitamin D. This can lead to vitamin D deficiency, a risk factor for several health conditions.
Get Better-Quality Sleep
Poor sleep is one of these conditions. In the technological age, it’s not uncommon for people to experience sleep disruptions. That’s because we’re constantly exposed to blue light emitted from screens.
Blue light isn’t all bad. It’s actually part of the spectrum of natural light and sends a signal to our bodies to remain alert. If you’re constantly exposed to blue light, it’s only natural that you’ll experience sleep disruptions. But this effect can be mitigated through exposure to soft, warm light later in the day. Soft, warm light sends a signal for the body to start getting ready for sleep.
Increased Vitamin D Levels Help Ward Off Depression
Having sufficient vitamin D levels not only leads to better sleep quality but also helps reduce the risk of depression. Studies have uncovered a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and sleep disorders, including short sleep cycles, sleepiness and poor sleep quality. Not getting enough sleep can, in turn, can take its toll on your mental health, potentially leading to depression.
You can prevent vitamin D deficiency by eating a balanced diet that includes fatty fish, cheese and eggs. However, busy professionals and homeowners may not always have the time to prepare meals.
Another way to get your daily dose of vitamin D is to increase your sun exposure. Installing windows with large glass areas and doors that let in more light can help you get the sunlight you need. Just make sure to hire a qualified contractor.
Considering installing a window replacement?
Renewal by Andersen of Oklahoma offers a wide variety of windows and doors, including French doors. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (405) 212-5936 or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Tulsa and Oklahoma City (OKC).