Neon Signs for Improved Mental Health
As winter solstice approaches and the days grow shorter, daylight becomes a luxury. Many Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a disorder which can cause depression and/or anxiety due to a lack of sunlight. While natural sunlight is the best treatment for SAD, colors can also play a part in helping/hindering SAD. So, why not decorate your home with colors you know will provide a mood boost, even if you don’t suffer from SAD?
While neon lights do not have the same effect as those light boxes, bright colorful neon signs can provide a much needed mood boost during those dark days. Did you know that scientists have conducted studies to see how humans react to certain colors? For instance, blue lights can make us feel more energetic. The study that was conducted showed that participants were more productive and able to complete cognitive tasks more quickly than the control group. However, it was noted that blue lights would not be conducive to sleep. Blue light (not just from your neon lights, but also your smartphones) can suppress the bodies’ production of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone which makes sleep possible.
The color red however, has been proven to help improve mental health in the evening. The red hue causes our body to increase the secretion of melatonin, helping us sleep better. And we all know that the better we sleep at night, the better we feel in the morning, thus helping our mental well-being. A strategically placed custom neon sign can provide a little relief to those trying to get some much-needed shut eye.
Whether you’re a lover of vintage, wanting to decorate your home bar or man cave, or just wanting a mood boost, custom neon signs can be a great option for decorating your space.