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August 13, 2013

Hidden Health Benefits to Owning a Sunroom

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Hidden Health Benefits to Owning a SunroomWe all know that spending time in the sun can be beneficial to your health, but most people aren’t too sure of the specifics. One thing is for sure – having your very own sunroom makes it easy for you to get more sun all year round. Here are a few of our favorite advantages of being a sunroom owner and enthusiast.

4. Vitamin D. Sunlight is the major source of vitamin D-producing Ultraviolet B radiation, which has a wide range of positive health effects, including possibly inhibiting the growth of some cancers. Although long-term sunlight exposure is known to be associated with various health risks, that certainly doesn’t mean that you should avoid it completely! Find a good balance for your sunlight exposure that does not leave you sunburned. Vitamin D supplements aren’t quite a perfect substitute; as the human body has natural mechanisms that would prevent overdoses of vitamin D generated internally from sunlight, but these mechanisms would not be able to handle the supplements.

3. Better moods. Sunlight increases serotonin production in your brain, which is the chemical responsible for making you feel happy. This is why many people experience seasonal affective disorder, which means that they feel much happier in the summertime than they do in the wintertime. In fact, vitamin D is often used to treat cases of depression. So if you catch yourself down in the dumps for whatever reason, try spending a little more time in your sunroom, maybe with a good book.

2. Lower blood pressure. In recent studies, scientists have found evidence that sun exposure is actually lowering blood pressure, which in turn is decreasing the number of cases of heart problems, like strokes or heart attacks. They have found that nitric oxide is released when the sun touches our skin, which in turn lowers blood pressure.

1. No bugs! Having a sunroom means you can enjoy all of these benefits in the comfort of your own home! Insects and other pests will not be able to bother you as you relax in your beautiful sunroom. You won’t have to drench yourself in bugspray, which can include harsh chemicals that aren’t good for your skin or body. If you’re growing herbs or other plants in your sunroom, the same protection from insects applies to them, leaving you with healthier and more beautiful foliage.

Can you think of any other health benefits that sunrooms can help you embrace? Let us know! Leave us a comment, post on our Facebook page, or contact us in a variety of ways!



  1. It sure got my attention when you said that one of the benefits of having a sunroom was the idea that we will get the amount of sunlight we need whenever we need it and thus boost our mood and keep us happy. To be honest, I am also the type of person who becomes down and lethargic when I do not get enough sunlight in my body, so I have a feeling that I need a sunroom in the house. I am sure that my hubby will approve considering that there is not much space in the living room to place his bookshelves. It will also save as additional space. Thank you!

    Comment by Juris Ainsworth — February 23, 2018 @ 12:55 am

  2. I never knew that sunlight enhances serotonin production in the brain. Honestly, I am a very moody person and I know how hard it is for those around me to adjust to my mood swings. From how you described it, I understand that serotonin is like a happy pill. If it can help improve my mood and outlook in general, I’m definitely down for it. Thanks for this very interesting read!

    Comment by Patricia Wilson — March 14, 2018 @ 12:00 am

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