Chanukah is the Festival of Lights, when we kindle our menorahs in the doorway to light up the outside world, with both a physical and a spiritual light. Here’s 8 ways that we benefit from natural (sun) light.
Natural light increases serotonin production, which improves productivity and increases happiness and calm.
Exposure to natural light can help prevent depression and lift one’s spirits.
Sunlight is the primary source of adequate vitamin D exposure (an essential vitamin to our health).
Natural light in your home reduces mildew and mold growth.
Adequate exposure to natural light helps regulate your sleep/wake cycle and is essential for a good night’s sleep.
Moderate sun exposure is thought to decrease one’s risk of certain cancers, including pancreatic, prostate, ovarian, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and colon cancers.
Sun exposure can help treat psoriasis, eczema, jaundice, and acne.
Having significant sources of natural light in your home can reduce electricity costs by 75% due to the reduced need for artificial lighting and heating.
It’s important to note that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 pm. If you are going out during this time for more than 15 minutes, it’s best to wear sunscreen.