Getting More Daylight Can Improve Your Mental And Physical Health
Published:01 Jul.2019    Source:New Scientist
Today, the average Westerner spends 90 percent of their life indoors. That means we are getting less light during the day and being exposed to more light at night. This pattern is increasingly being linked to disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms – 24-hour fluctuations in our biology and behavior. Meanwhile, getting too little sunlight is contributing to vitamin D deficiency and may be undermining our immune and cardiovascular systems. Our changed relationship with the sun is profoundly affecting our biology. The good news is researchers are finding that even small increases in your exposure to bright light.