4 Reasons to Install a Skylight in the Kids' RoomPosted by: Kat Wiseman
You love your kids and want nothing but the very best for them. So, why not give them a space to learn and play that is not only full of natural light but is also continuously refreshed with invigorating air from the outdoors? VELUX skylights allow you to do both! And we have a few reasons for why they're an asset to your kids' rooms.
Encourage Healthy Growth
Daylight is an excellent source of Vitamin D, which we all know promotes bone growth and cognitive functioning. But did you know it's also shown to help prevent depression and weight gain? Additionally, exposure to daylight influences serotonin production, which plays an important role in brain development and is related to feelings of well-being and happiness in children. So when you can't go out, bring daylight in!
Promote Eye Health
Vision, unfortunately, is not one of those things that gets better with age. But daylight can still help your kids form good eye health habits early on. Natural light aids in our ability to see clearly without eye strain. It also promotes eye development in children and young adults, so try to surround them with it as early as possible.
Sleep More Soundly
It's easy to tell when kids haven't gotten enough sleep, and they need a lot of it! Depending on their age, kids need 9-13 hours of sleep per night, and daylight can help with that. Sunlight is an environmental indicator that helps set the body's circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle). In other words, it helps the brain learn when it's time to produce melatonin to fall asleep and acetylcholine to wake up.
Keep Things Fresh
Between sports, playing outside, and just being kids, little ones seem to have a way of finding, creating, or bringing in new and sometimes interesting smells. Without proper ventilation, your kids' rooms can go from a fun play place to a real pigpen pretty quickly. Fresh air also helps improve lung health, ridding them of impurities such as car fumes and dust. And it can help inspire creativity and sharpen minds; more oxygen is linked to greater brain functioning and improved concentration skills and mood.