How does the surrounding environment affect our mood?

bifold door with a great view

How does the surrounding environment affect our mood?

The surrounding environment around us plays a massive part in how we feel, act and think. Aluminium bifold doors are a great solution to reconnect with nature. They can make your room look more spacious and bring in lots of natural light, but also open up the view and let you absorb all of the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.

We’re all spending more time at home at the moment. This means it is important to live, work and play in an environment that we enjoy.

The surrounding environment can even affect the quality of sleep we get. Here are some of the ways that our surrounding environment affects our mood, and how exposure to the great outdoors can give us a well-deserved boost.

An increase in light

As well as helping us see what we are doing, light can have a positive effect on our well-being. Some of the ways light is beneficial to us include:

  • Light helps improve our mood. Exposure to sunlight increases the amount of serotonin we produce. This boosts our mood and helps us feel calmer, happier and more focused.
  • Light helps us be more productive. A lack of light can cause eye strain and headaches, which can reduce the amount of work we are able to carry out.
  • Light helps us get a better night’s sleep. This is because light regulates our circadian rhythms and regulates the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps improve our quality of sleep.
  • Light helps give our memory a boost. An increase in light stimulates the hippocampus, the part of the brain that plays a role in learning and recalling information.

You may be wondering which is the best type of light – artificial or natural light?

While artificial light generated by lightbulbs and light fittings is fine, natural light is far better. The reason being natural light is made up of several wavelengths of colour, which have more of a beneficial impact on our health.

Research shows that staring at natural scenery for 40 seconds triggers the brain into relaxing, as well as improving attention span and productivity.

Nature can help reduce stress too. Two out of three people choose to take a walk in nature when they are feeling stressed or anxious. If you can’t get out for a walk, looking at green scenery is the next best thing!

Whether you are looking into your garden, at rolling green hills or a beautiful river, getting back to nature will give you a mental boost.

How aluminium bifold doors can help you reconnect with the nature

If you are looking to enhance the happiness in your home, aluminium bifold doors are a fantastic choice. 

They not only help make your room look more spacious and brings in lots of natural light, but also open up the view and let you absorb all of the scenery that surrounds you.

If you would like to find out more about what a brand new bifold door can bring to your home, contact us today for more information or visit our product page.

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Aluminium sliding doors are incredibly durable and sturdy and can’t be bent or broken like timber or PVC-U, no matter how hard anyone tries to force the frames. The doors are also internally glazed which means it’s impossible to remove the glass from the outside, and you can choose toughened or laminated glass which won’t break.

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