February 13, 2023
Skylights are a popular design feature that can be used to contribute spaciousness and light to a home at a low cost. Most skylights are installed in living rooms and kitchens, but a bedroom skylight is a design feature that has the ability to change the look and feel of your space if positioned and installed correctly.
What are the benefits?
Circadian rhythms relate to your body’s natural ability to regulate its sleep pattern. They basically comprise your internal clock – one which runs on a 24-hour cycle and affects your mood, melatonin levels, metabolism, and even cholesterol. One of the best things you can do to positively influence your circadian rhythm is exposure to natural sunlight. Installing a skylight in your room can encourage you to wake up when the sun is in its early ascent each morning. This is the strongest circadian cue that your body can interpret, which can help you stay alert throughout the day.
What are the drawbacks?
Using a skylight to illuminate your area – especially a personal space like the bedroom – does not come without concerns. Privacy, sound disturbance, unwanted light, and leakages are all potential issues that can affect your placement of a skylight. We want to work with you to resolve these issues and install the fixtures your house deserves with no buyer’s remorse.
What do we suggest?
Combat unwanted brightness by consulting with our team to find out how to best angle and orientate your skylight. Additionally, consider a vaulted skylight up to a metre higher than the ceiling; this will give space for the light to diffuse before it reaches your bed, resulting in a muted glow.
Consider light pollution. If you live in a densely populated area, or in the city, and you prefer your room to be completely dark at night time – consider a solar blockout blind. Our blinds come in ‘block out’ and ‘dim out’ which can be selected according to your tolerance for light in the bedroom. They are solar-powered and remote-controlled for ultimate ease of operation.
Sound disturbance can be a big issue in urban and central areas. An aperture on the roof, much like a window, is an opportunity for sound to leak in and disturb your night’s sleep. However, if a high-quality skylight is chosen; our Velux, Infiniti, and Keylite options all adhere to the highest sound-proofing standards through the use of double-glazing. The bedroom is the most crucial place to invest in high-quality equipment – after all, you’ll spend half your life there.
Leakages are a justifiable concern in the bedroom; if a skylight is situated over the bed, the damage from leaking and condensation can be more acute. However, a professional installation can lower the risk involved. Contact us to get a quote and find out more.
Looking to explore some bedroom skylights options?
Ultimately, a bedroom skylight can be a great way to improve your health, mood, and the architectural appeal of your house. There are a few things to consider before installation, but Natural Lighting Products can ensure that your skylight meets expectations and is of the highest quality – without sacrificing your sleep. Get in touch with us today or talk to your local agent.