How Does Lighting Affect Your Mood?

Sunlight through the trees

Different types of lighting affect people in different ways. Sunlight often acts as a natural mood enhancer.

Doesn’t it seems like when we have warm, sunny days outside everyone is constantly announcing  that it’s beautiful outside – it has even become a great conversation starter, “Wonderful day isn’t it?”. On gloomy days it’s often quite the opposite. Comments such as “I’d rather be at home asleep” or “Look what this weather has done to my hair” become the norm. It seems as if the weather is directly influencing not only our conversation, but also our states of mind. This made us wonder, how does lighting affect your mood?

As it turns out, it’s true. According to research, light acts as a natural mood enhancer. Because sunlight cuts down on the production of serotonin (a natural sleep inducer) in our bodies, we feel more alert, productive, and creative. Even artificial lighting has links to being therapeutic. Light therapy has been used to treat patients suffering from depression and/or sleep disorders.

Contact Quoizel to find out more about the benefits of lighting!

 

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