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Natural Light and Its Important Role in Your Health

One of the many great things about windows is that they bring natural light in, illuminating your interior without you worrying about the heat of the sun. While it helps make your room spacious and bright, the sunlight you get indoors also plays an important role in your overall well-being.

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Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, your local source of replacement windows and patio doors, explains the many health benefits of natural light.

Vitamin D

Exposing yourself to sunlight helps your skin absorb Vitamin D. This essential nutrient helps lower the risk of various ailments, particularly those that affect your bones. Every time you wake up in the morning, open your curtains to bring natural light into your room and get a healthy dose of Vitamin D. Do the same when you are outdoors going to work and when you are inside the workplace.

Sleep Improvement

Sleep and mental health go hand and hand, which is why it is not surprising at all that both of these are affected by natural light. Recent studies have shown that the more natural light exposure people receive, the better they sleep.

Lowered Health Risks from Artificial Lighting

Artificial lighting, particularly compact fluorescent lights, elicit elevated stress responses for some people. People are at risk of migraines and eye strains if these are used as the main light source day in and day out. Spending more time near windows and doors that let natural light in makes one less likely to spend time inside artificial light.

Consider Window Replacement

To get the most out of natural lighting, you can consider replacing your current windows with units that have enough glass area. At Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee, we offer a variety of window style options, from gliding and casement windows for easy operation to picture windows for the best views without the ventilation.

We are the leading contractor to reach out to when designing your home with replacement windows, entry doors, and patio doors. Call us at (262) 522-3034 or fill out our contact form to request a free in-home consultation. We serve residents of Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.

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