Sunshine Improves Your Mental And Emotional Health

Posted: Nov 5 2016, 7:19am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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Sunshine Improves Your Mental and Emotional Health
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  • Strong Links found between Sunlight and Mental Stability
  • Sunshine Matters a Lot to Your Mental and Emotional Health

Strong links have been found between sunlight and mental stability. Other factors such as rain, pollution and temperature do not matter as much as sunshine.

Sunshine is good for overall health. It is what uplifts the mood and allows for your body’s many hormones to be calibrated. This idea is not a novel one at all.

Since times immemorial, mankind has celebrated basking in the sun as a means of improving general health. However, the latest research proves that mental health and the state of your psyche depend on the time between dusk and dawn.

Even when hot temperatures, smog and rain are compared with sunlight, sunlight comes out on top as the chief influence on one’s emotional state of mind. The minor irritants such as high temperature, rainy weather and pollution will not make you blue.

Yet lack of sunlight will make you feel depressed and out of sorts. That is a guarantee. Soaking up the sun has a salubrious effect on one’s mental state and can make one joyful and happy. To live in a dark room is the ultimate depression inducer.

Many parts of the population do not have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for nothing. It is the winter blues when they do not get enough sunshine to lift the brain fog they are prone to.

Access to weather data proves that a sunny day can make or break one’s mood. This research effort on the power of sunlight to affect mood has a lot of solid evidence to back it up. Sunlight is natural and human beings have been used to it since eons.

For 99% of our existence on the earth, we have been soaking up the sun. Only in the last century or so have their been any means of artificial lights.

These artificial light bulbs and tubelights tend to cause fatigue, irritability and nervousness. It is a better idea to turn to Nature for a solution of our woes instead of relying on man-made nostrums.

The study was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

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