Basements are great for huddling out of the reach of tornadoes, but basements are often severely lacking in natural light.
Research suggests natural light plays a key role in several aspects of our health and well-being.
First of all, our bodies use the rhythm of the sun’s rising and setting to calibrate hormones that impact our sleep cycles. If you or your child is spending a lot of time in a basement lit with artificial light, you may find it challenging to get the deep rest you need.
Secondly, sunlight has been shown to have a positive impact on mood. A lack of natural light can contribute to depression or a general sense of having the blues. If you spend a lot of time in an artificially lit basement, consider making an effort to spend regular time outside in direct sunlight to help increase your sense of well-being.
It is possible, however, to add a lot of natural light to your basement. Compared to the tiny windows in most basements, a large egress window and window well can dramatically increase the amount of natural light that enters your basement.
If you or you loved ones spend a lot of time in your basement, consider investing in your family’s long-term well-being with the purchase of a new window well from Illumicast.
If you have questions about our basement egress windows, call us directly at 620-200-0616.