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A Good Night’s Rest: Choosing a Bedroom Window Replacement

Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? You might be surprised to learn that your bedroom windows can have a big effect on your quality of sleep.

Here’s how:

Light

Your body secretes more melatonin—the hormone that regulates your sleep cycle—when your surroundings are dark and produces less of the hormone when it’s bright. As such, too much natural light can disrupt your sleep patterns. One way of regulating your exposure to light in the bedroom is to install window treatments.

Remember that you need to strike a balance between lighting and comfort when it comes to your residential windows. After all, vitamin D, an essential nutrient you can get from daily exposure to sunlight, can affect sleep quality as well.

Room Temperature

For optimal sleep, the temperature in your bedroom should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. One way of regulating the temperature in your bedroom is to install energy-efficient windows, which can prevent heat gain or loss.

Renewal by Andersen offers a wide variety of energy-efficient custom windows. Our most energy-efficient option is our SmartSun™ glass. Compared to a standard dual-pane window, a window with SmartSun glass is 70% and 47% more energy-efficient in summer and winter, respectively. Combined with an energy-efficient frame material like Fibrex®, SmartSun glass can help keep indoor temperatures at a comfortable level and reduce household heating and cooling costs.

Sound

Even low, rumbling noises are enough to disturb your sleep. If you can’t stand outside noises, dual-pane windows can help reduce sound transmission.

Before choosing a window replacement, it’s best to consult a reputable window contractor. Your local building authority, for instance, may have restrictions on bedroom modifications.

Looking for reputable contractors in your area? Renewal by Andersen of Dallas offers a wide variety of premium windows, including double hung windows, as well as professional window installation services. To schedule a free consultation with one of our design experts, call us at (972) 301-8660 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Dallas, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.