Many people ae surprised to learn the impact that lighting has on our mental health and wellbeing.
Light is closely tied to human physiology. Light cycles in our external environment have an effect on the internal environment of the body. Light impacts our circadian rhythm, mood, and memories.
The human body’s relationship with light is connected to the earth’s cycles that regulate the levels of daylight in the environment. The presence and absence of daylight serve as environmental cues for the body to start or halt certain physiological functions as well as to promote wakefulness or sleep.
Likewise, light has an effect on the mood. Natural light is found to be linked to mental health. Natural light influences the production of beta-endorphin, serotonin, and vitamin D; encourages the production of nitric oxide; and reduces excess melatonin production. Therefore, light helps maintain mental health and emotional stability. Meanwhile, the lack of it may result in seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
All those explain why people prefer taking vacations in tropical regions during the winter. However, artificial light may have a similar effect. The invention of light bulbs—fluorescent, incandescent, and LED—allowed people to experience light any time of the day. In offices, artificial light helps in maintaining productivity by increasing alertness.
Artificial light may also influence one’s mood. More specifically, various studies such as this one have found that exposure to bright artificial light helps with the treatment of SAD.
Humans have a strong connection with natural light, and that is probably why we have found a way to recreate it artificially through bulbs. Lamps do not only add light to spaces but also serve as décor to enhance the ambience of any room. You can enhance your space, mood, and cognition with the appropriate light and lamps.
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