When considering a window covering in Panama City Beach, FL for the windows in your home, you might be focused on look or feel, instead of practical functionality. While this may be okay in most of the rooms in your home, the window coverings that you choose for your bedroom should be carefully considered and chosen.
Your bedroom should be optimized for good sleep. Neuroscientific research is revealing just how costly poor or inadequate sleep is for us, in terms of our physical health, our mental health, and even our safety and the safety of other people.
Poor or inadequate sleep is a factor that could lead to the development of dementia. During restorative sleep, harmful toxins are swept out of the brain, reducing the opportunity for cellular and synaptic damage to occur.
Physical health can be adversely affected by poor or inadequate sleep. Medical research has shown that cardiovascular problems and poor quality of sleep often have a direct correlation.
Poor or inadequate sleep can also be deadly. Many fatal accidents at work are because of sleep deprivation. People who work night shifts are more likely to not have good quality sleep during the day, so they present a danger to themselves and others. Many of the fatal traffic accidents that occur between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. involve people who have worked a night shift.
So, it’s important that we make sure our bedrooms aren’t sabotaging our sleep. There are several ways we can do this.
One way is to shut out all the blue light in our bedrooms. Digital devices are the main culprit for blue light, but most of them now have a nighttime mode that changes the light to an amber color. We should have that turned on. However, blue light can also come from lightbulbs that have a blue “daylight” color. These should be switched out with warmer light bulbs, such as warm white or soft white bulbs.
Another way to make our bedrooms more sleep-friendly is make sure the bedroom is a cool temperature. Between 60 and 67 degrees is the optimal temperature to get a good night’s sleep. Many times, we keep our homes too warm, especially during the winter, and, as a result, we don’t sleep as well as we should.
Adjusting the thermostat lower is one way to accomplish this. But having insulating cellular window coverings or motorized window coverings can help regulate temperature inside our homes – and bedrooms – during the day, so the house stays at a consistently cooler temperature, which is more energy efficient.
Another way to optimize your bedroom for good sleep is to block out any noises that could disturb your sleep. One way to do this is to run a fan while you are sleeping. Another method ofr blocking out unwanted noise is to have a white noise playing while you’re sleeping.
One thing that disturb sleep is messiness and clutter. Keep your bedroom clean. Make sure dirty clothes are tucked into a hamper. Clean clothes should be neatly put away in closets and drawers. Avoid overcrowding furniture surfaces and walls with knickknacks and pictures.
Finally, make sure your bedroom is dark, so that good sleep is easily induced. Having room-darkening or blackout window coverings installed in your bedroom will make sure that no unwanted light from outside comes in to disrupt your sleep.
If you’d like learn more about sleep-inducing window coverings in Panama City Beach, FL, you can talk with our knowledgeable team at McNeill Palm. You can visit our showroom at 1191 N. Elgin Pkwy, Ste. C, Shalimar, FL 32579, or you can contact us at (850) 613-6228.