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bedroom skylights for natural daylighting and stargazing

Natural daylighting is a boon to our moods and energy levels. The gradual shift in light throughout the day also works wonderfully with our natural body clocks. Bedroom skylights also allow for stargazing and storm watching, creating a calming connection with nature.

Overhead Skylights

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The lighting from bedroom skylights will wake you in a gentler, more natural way than an alarm clock.

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And peering at the stars or watching a storm can be a fantastic way to fall asleep at night.

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Velux | Working skylights and blinds can be automated and remote controlled for greater accessibility.

Of course, if you live in an urban area, the night sky might be full of artificial light. If that’s the case, or you find you sleep better in complete darkness, install blackout blinds.

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Some skylight blind manufacturers also offer solar controls. So if you’ve got an existing skylight and you don’t want to hardwire your automation, alternate, accessible options do exist.

Sloped Ceilings

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If your bedroom is in an attic, or you’ve got a sloped roofline that cuts into your interiors, you can still have a skylight–or window–over your bed.

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These sloped ceiling windows are often easier to access–for window treatments, for operability, for cleaning.

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Velux: Cabrio Balcony Roof Window

Depending on your location and local building codes, you might even consider adding a balcony roof window, allowing you to connect with nature beyond just a view.

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