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How to Create a Room That’s Perfect for Sleeping

People who lead busy lives rarely get the recommended full nine hours of sleep, which may be affecting their health. With the days getting longer in the summer season, falling asleep can be more difficult. In this blog, replacement window and patio doors, company Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis, discusses the window treatments that can help you sleep better.

How to Create a Room That’s Perfect for Sleeping

The Ideal Environment for Sleeping

The ideal environment for achieving healthy amounts of sleep has three qualities: it has to be quiet, it has to be cool, and it has to be dark. You will notice that windows play a large part in all three. Today’s energy-efficient windows, like the ones we offer at Renewal by Andersen, can help keep the home cool, thanks to their spectrally selective coatings, which help block solar heat and ultraviolet (UV) rays. They help maintain consistent indoor temperatures, perfect for the sleeping environment that you want to achieve. Consistent indoor temperatures also require less output from the air conditioning system, which leads to energy savings.

Insulated windows also help block out sound from the curb. The combination of the insulative qualities of the windows and a good seal between the sash and frame helps create a quiet environment for sleeping. It doesn’t have to be perfectly soundproof, but just enough so that loud sounds from the outside sound muffled indoors. Hinged window styles, such as casement windows and, by extension, French doors, create a better sash-to-frame seal.

Window Treatments

Windows are meant to let natural light in, so to fulfill the third requirement – darkness in the bedroom – you need window treatments. This is especially important if you work the night shift and only have daylight hours to catch up on sleep. The go-to solutions are thick draperies and blackout curtains. These are thick opaque fabrics that block the windows out when needed.

If you want something more compact, you can choose roller, cellular or roman shades. Certain options are specifically designed to block out natural light. Choose shades that are several inches wider than the windows to further block light. The combination of energy-efficient windows and window treatments are key to creating the perfect environment for healthy sleep.

Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis is your leading provider of energy efficient replacement windows and sliding patio doors. Give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in St Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas.

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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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