Waking up appears so normal and natural, even though most religious persons believe that waking up is an act of God. Most wake up and get to have a wonderful day filled with joy and happiness, while other simply ‘woke up on the wrong side of their bed’ and seem to have a sorts of misadventure coming their way.
However, a new study have brought a new angle to how your happiness may just be directly controlled by the sun. The study from Brigham Young University has revealed that the amount of time between sunrise and sunset influences virtually everyone’s mood — even more than factors like temperature, pollution, and rain.
The research was basically on how one’s mood is affected by weather and related factors. The research team found that people reported more mental distress when the days were shorter and there was less sunshine, according to a press release from BYU. Results showed that the length of daylight was more influential in affecting people’s moods than the amount of actual sun rays being absorbed.
Study author Mark Beecher has this to say in a press release;
“That’s one of the surprising pieces of our research. On a rainy day, or a more polluted day, people assume that they’d have more distress. But we didn’t see that. We looked at solar irradiance, or the amount of sunlight that actually hits the ground. We tried to take into account cloudy days, rainy days, pollution … but they washed out. The one thing that was really significant was the amount of time between sunrise and sunset.”