How Does The Lack of Natural Light Threatens Mental Wellbeing

natural light is harming wellbeing

This weekend the clocks go back and research shows that 1/5 of Brits are having their wellbeing harmed by the lack of natural light.

Britain is facing a mental health crisis. Having a lack of natural light threatens mental wellbeing and this weekend the clocks go back.

According to new research conducted by the leading window and door brand, Origin, those with limited natural light at home generally rate their physical and mental wellbeing lower than those with ample natural light in their properties. Those with low levels of natural light are three times more likely to believe their home is bad for their mental wellbeing. 18 percent believe it is bad for their physical health.

Having a lack of natural light impacts all aspects of life, including sleep quality. The survey, which was conducted amongst British adults, revealed that people living in homes with low levels of natural light are 10 percent less likely to get a good night’s sleep.

Origin’s research found that basement flats are the worst for both physical and mental wellbeing. They are notorious for lacking natural light. In contract, people who live in farmhouses and detached homes are the most likely to be happy with their homes. These do tend to have airy and light spaces.

The effects of a lack of natural light has been exacerbated by the rise in remote working. Many Brits spend more time in their homes than ever before.

Those with dull and dark homes are twice as likely to dislike spending time at home. They are also less able to focus, which can have a severe impact when working from home.

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