Study after study has shown how important it is to have a comfortable bedroom and the right sleep environment to get a decent night of sleep. Having interruptions of your sleep pattern at night, for any reason, can result in feeling tired and irritable; even with thinking you slept for 8 hours.
Interestingly, the best ways to prevent these sneaky sleep interruptions from stealing a good night’s sleep from you all have to do with your windows.
Temperature Regulation in a Comfortable Bedroom
Sleep experts don’t agree on what the optimum temperature in your bedroom should be for sleep. What they can agree on though, is that the range should be from 75 to 54 degrees. If the temperature in your room goes above or below this range, your sleep will be interrupted by your body trying to regulate itself to a better temperature (sweating or shivering).
Windows play a large part in keeping a comfortable bedroom to sleep in. Having a window on different walls in your bedroom will create a cross breeze to cool the room off when it is warm. This will save you from having to turn on your air conditioner in order to cool off the room.
Well-maintained windows prevent unwanted cold and hot air from sneaking in from the outside making the room less comfortable to sleep in.
A Comfortable Bedroom without Noise
Some noise is soothing and helps to put us to sleep. Noises like the ticking of a clock, the hum of a fan, or even the traffic outside of our window. However, when there are noises that are unexpected it disrupts our sleep. Most of these disruptions come from the outside of our home, which is why it is important to make sure that you have good, quality windows in your bedroom.
Good windows will block out the noise from the outside, preventing slept interruptions. Even for those that fall asleep to the sound of traffic, there are still sudden and unexpected noises happening out there that are disrupting your sleep. Putting good windows in to block out most of the noise will still help you sleep once you have gotten used to not hearing the sound of the traffic outside.
Preventing Light from Entering a Comfortable Bedroom
Our bodies are regulated by the sun. When it is up, we supposed to be awake. When it goes down, we are supposed to sleep.
Now, if only our modern day sleep patterns would follow the sun, we wouldn’t have a problem.
However, because we live in modern cities that have lights on 24 hours a day, and there are times we need to sleep when the sun is up; it is up to us to regulate the light, to create a comfortable bedroom. The best way to do this is with blackout curtains.
Blackout curtains are thicker than a regular curtain and when they are closed over a window, they completely block out the sun. By being able to block out the sun and keep your room dark; you will create a comfortable bedroom to sleep in during the day or night.