Light affects people’s moods. In fact, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) often peaks during winter, where daylight is shortened in places north of the Tropic of Cancer. And did you also know that natural light also affects your sleeping patterns?
Sleeping is an essential part of anyone’s daily life, with evidence mounting that it helps clean the brain of toxins accumulated during the day. And a key part of quality sleep means you need to have a healthy exposure to light during the day, and a dark, cozy interior during the night. This is why windows and window treatment may play a pivotal role.
In this post, Woodbridge Home Exteriors shares window treatment ideas to help you get some better sleep.
Curtains act like a blanket, blocking external light (and thus vision) from entering your sanctuary. Note, however, that thicker blankets are more ideal for this purpose. Find curtains with lining to block light more completely. If you don’t want to block the light during the day, simply open them.
Roman shades are lightweight options that provide a soft way to mute light. They also look sleek and stylish and can help accentuate your design philosophy. Depending on how much you want to block light, you may need a blackout liner.
Roller shades look more modern than Roman shades and are both operable in the sense that they can be pulled up to let light in. Unlike a Roman shade that bunches up at the bottom, roller shades are “rolled” into an aluminum tube mounted over replacement windows, which makes for a clean, uncluttered look.
Like Roman shades, you may need additional blacking-out accessories for this shade, but in terms of design, they are similar to a Roman shade.
Let Woodbridge Home Exteriors plan your new windows and treatments today—and get your beauty sleep tonight. Call us today at (800) 728-3502, (806) 318-1285, or (316) 683-2400. We serve residents of Lubbock, Fort Worth, and Wichita, KS.