If you live near the water, new research says you could hold the key to happiness.
Research published in the Journal of Environment Psychology finds being close to a body of water can boost your mental health.
“Blue spaces” such as river, lake or ocean help our minds move into a meditative state which can lower stress levels, heart rates and ultimately increase our sense of happiness.
Experts say this explains why we are willing to pay more for a hotel room with a view and why many towns are located near water.
Living near a body of water not only helps you during the day, but also at night.
The latest research shows people who sleep close to nature often get a better night’s rest.