How Lighting In Your Bedroom Can Affect Sleep
Light, both in terms of brightness and colour, impacts both the quality and longevity of your sleep. Most of us are aware that blue light, the type emitted by electronics, is detrimental to sleep, but extremely white lights can also suppress the production of melatonin and keep us hyper-alert well into the evening. Dim yellow lights on the other hand instantly make us feel more relaxed, so switching the lighting scheme in your bedroom to a warm glow with yellow or orange tones is highly beneficial for good sleep hygiene.
Working with a lighting designer to create a bespoke ambience that is suited to your requirements and is perfectly adapted to the structure, dimensions and characteristics of your space is an excellent way of achieving your desired results to a high, expert-level specification.
Blackout curtains are a no-brainer for bedrooms, particularly if you live on a very well-lit street. Blinds, shades or drapes that are room-darkening will reduce the amount of exterior light your bedroom welcomes and they often have insulative benefits too. These can also be automated to rise at a certain time to welcome in the morning sun.