Can’t get a good night’s rest? Your bedroom windows might be to blame. You’d be surprised at how your bedroom windows can affect several factors that have an effect on your sleep quality.
If you plan on getting a window replacement for your bedroom windows, here are the factors you should consider before buying new windows:
Everyone knows too much lighting can keep you up all at night. That’s because light can interfere with your body’s melatonin production. Your body produces more of this sleep-regulating hormone when it’s dark to help prepare your body for sleep. What many don’t know is that lack of exposure to natural sunlight can affect your sleep patterns. Vitamin D—an essential nutrient you can get by getting enough exposure to sunlight—also plays a role in regulating your sleep cycle. To balance lighting and your need for privacy, you can install window treatments on windows with wide glass areas.
2. Room Temperature
The optimal temperature for taking naps is somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the average temperature of a bedroom with wide windows is usually higher than that. That’s because thin window glass is a poor insulator and as such is susceptible to heat gain and heat loss. One way of regulating the temperature in your bedroom is to install energy-efficient replacement windows with glass coatings or argon-filled dual window panes. These features prevent heat transfer, ensuring the temperature in your bedroom remains at comfortable levels.
If you can’t stand low rumbling noises, dual-pane windows would be a smart choice. Dual-pane windows can partially reduce sound transmission.
One more thing: Make sure to vet the general contractor who’s installing your windows. Here’s a vetting tip: The more experienced a contractor is, the higher their level of expertise.
3JM Exteriors, Inc., a locally-owned-and-operated contractor with over 50 years in combined construction experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including window installations. To schedule a free inspection, call us at (630) 985-6494 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Lake Forest, Hinsdale and Schaumburg, IL, as well as the surrounding communities.