When you’re picking out a window covering in Menlo Park, CA for each window in your home, one of the things that you will be looking at is how much control each window covering gives you over the amount of light that comes into a room.
In many of the rooms of your home, you’ll want window coverings that provide a lot of light. For example, in family rooms, great rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms, a lot of natural light is desirable to make them open, airy, and welcoming.
Additionally, since natural light can help make your home more energy efficient because of its warmth enhancing qualities during cooler months and because it requires you to use less artificial lighting, you will want window coverings with a lot of light control in many of the rooms in your home.
However, there may be times when you want some rooms in your home to have a little light as is possible. Blackout window coverings can help you make this possible.
It may seem obvious, but the bedrooms in your home are the leading candidates for blackout window coverings. There are many factors that make blackout window coverings an ideal choice for the rooms in your home where people will be sleeping.
One reason you may want blackout window coverings in your bedrooms is if you have family members who will be sleeping during the day. Whether some of your family members work at night and sleep during the day or you have small children who take naps during the day, blackout window coverings in their bedrooms will ensure that they have the optimal environment for restful and restorative sleep.
Even if you don’t have small children who nap during the day or family members who need to sleep during the day, you should still consider blackout window coverings for your family’s bedrooms.
It would probably surprise you to know how much artificial light comes into your home when it is dark outside. Headlights from traffic, street lights, and lighting from businesses around you – especially if you live in the city – can penetrate your home at night and prevent you and your family from getting the quality of sleep you need.
Research has shown that it doesn’t take very much light for very long at night to interrupt sleep. This can lead to restless sleep or even full wakefulness during the night. The quality of sleep that you and your family get on a regular basis can have both short-term and long-term impacts.
In the short term, if sleep is consistently interrupted, you and your family will experience sleep deprivation. This can negatively impact every area of your lives, and it can even lead to serious or fatal accidents.
Poor quality of sleep over a long period of time can lead to cognitive impairment. The brain uses the time that you sleep restfully to sweep out toxins that accumulate during the day. If you and your family don’t get consistently restful sleep, these toxins can build up over time and affect your cognitive functioning.
Blackout window coverings will make sure that your home’s bedrooms are completely dark at night so that the conditions are perfect to ensure that you and family get the best night of sleep possible.
There are many variety of blackout window coverings, and some give you the ability to have light come into the room when you want and to block it out when you don’t.
If you’d like to learn more about choosing blackout window coverings in Menlo Park, CA, you can speak with our experienced staff at Windows & Beyond, Inc.