A sick home can make you sick. More than 30 million households in the U.S. are plagued by health problems. Things like mold, lead, and radon can cause respiratory problems and developmental delays.
What if you could make your home a healthier place with a beautiful piece of home decor? An indoor water fountain can do just that.
Check out these health benefits you can enjoy simply by installing a fountain in your home or office.
Water is scientifically proven to put the mind at ease. Being near water, listening to it, even looking at a picture of a blue ocean can reduce your level of stress.
Humans have long had an intrinsic connection to running water. Rivers were a source of life for our ancestors. Our first moments as humans were in the watery world of the womb.
A nearness to water makes the brain release serotonin, the same chemical responsible for happy feelings.
Not everyone can enjoy ocean views from their kitchen window or drop everything and head to the beach. But everyone can enjoy the calming effects of water with an indoor fountain.
Air Quality Control
Indoor air quality can take a hit in a closed up house. Indoor fountains can help purify the air. Electronics release a steady flow of positive ions into the air. An excess of these charged molecules can lead to anxiety and inflammation. Rushing water combats positive ions by releasing negative ions. An indoor water fountain can restore balance to the air in your home. Water fountains can also balance the humidity to dry, winter air.
Stagnant water in humidifiers can form bacteria without proper maintenance, but fountains naturally add moisture to the air without the threat of mold or irritants. The movement of the water as it circulates through the fountain prevents bacteria from thriving.
Please note: fountains probably should NOT be used in healthcare facilities though, as if they are not maintained properly, they can cause already immunocompromised patients to get sick. Or, if they are already installed in your medical facility, adhering to regular chlorine applications is essential, as well as weekly water testing to ensure water quality is appropriate for a public space would be required.
Improve Feng Shui
Water is one of the five elements of Feng Shui, the ancient art of harmonizing humans with their environments. The ambiance of Feng Shui can improve your mood and increase productivity.
Decorating with watery colors or glass and mirrors can provide the water element. Or you can incorporate actual water into your home’s design with a one of a kind fountain.
Disrupted sleep is damaging to overall health and brain function. Water fountains provide a source of white noise that can help you sleep deeper for longer.
White noise machines do an okay job but can become distracting as your brain memorizes the sound patterns. Because fountains are organic, their soundtrack is always changing.
Consider An Indoor Water Fountain For Health
While beautiful, indoor water fountains offer more than aesthetics. They can improve your mental health and your sleep. They also work double duty, purifying the air and adding balance to your home.
If you want to improve your quality of life with an indoor water feature, check out our inventory of fountains. Our intricately carved stone pieces will make an exquisite focal point for your home decor.