Why having more natural light in your bedroom is important?

Oftentimes, we believe that the less light you have in your bedroom, the better you'll sleep. But it's just the opposite! Natural light helps to balance our circadian rhythm (our sleep cycle) to give us a more restful night sleep and a more productive day. One of the easiest ways to add more natural light to your bedroom, without sacrificing any privacy, is to add skylights. As a window in your roof, skylights allow for soft light to illuminate your bedroom throughout the day with blinds to block out the light when it's time for sleep.


Your skylight is positioned on your roof, giving more privacy in your bedroom without sacrificing any natural light.

Sleep Cycle

Our body depends on the sun for our sleep cycle. Skylights let natural light in to balance our circadian rhythm.

Light Control

Control the levels of light right from your hand with VELUX shades made to fit perfectly with your skylight

Complimentary Design

Instead of the harsh overhead light, your skylight pulls in clean light that enhances the design in your space.

Most popular skylight for a bedroom

VELUX Fresh Air Skylight

When you pair natural light with fresh air, you open your bedroom to a world of crisper, clean air and brighter days. Our customers have chosen the VELUX Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylight as the most popular skylight choice to install in a bedroom because of all the benefits it provides to a space.

Explore the best skylight options for your bedroom

Most asked questions

Do skylights really help balance sleep cycles?

External environmental, such as the sun, sets the phase of our circadian cycle. When the sun rises, we tend to wake up even if we didn't sleep a full eight hours. Skylights help bring in natural light to your space to balance your circadian rhythm, which controls everything from your sleep patterns, appetites, and brain activity.

I have central air, do I really need a venting skylight?

A venting skylight can help your air conditioner work less. Opening the skylight helps to remove warmer air trapped at the top of your ceiling, lessen the amount of cool air needed to be produced by an air conditioner.

Is there any way to control the amount of light from the skylight?

Yes, there is! VELUX offers over 60 different shade options, letting you select your amount of light control, style, and color that fits your bedroom décor. We recommend taking a look at our double-pleated light filtering shades for your bedroom.

How do I clean the outside glass on my skylight?

By upgrading your skylight glass to Clean, Quiet, and Safe glass (comes standard on some skylights), your skylight will do the work for you. Any debris that lands (or decomposes) on the outside skylight will be broken down by our Neat glass coating and washed away with the next rain.

If I open my skylights, what about bugs?

We've all been there with the dreaded fly stuck in the car dilemma, and imagining that in your bedroom seems worse. Luckily, your venting skylight comes with the option for you to add an insect screen to keep those pesky critters out while letting all the clean air in.

Where should I put my skylight?

Knowing where to install your skylight has it challenges and depend on certain elements of your home. We know this, which is why we've partnered with certified VELUX skylight professionals who will survey your home and offer you their advice on the best spot for your skylight. Find an installer in your area, today.

I heard skylights leak, is that true?

When skylights first came out, they were prone to leaks which gave them a pretty bad name. Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, VELUX manufactures skylights with a three-layer water protection that prevents any leaks. Plus, we added an installation warranty to all products installed with our skylight flashing system. Learn more about our warranties.

What warranties are offered?

As the world leader in roof windows and skylights, we stand behind our products with an industry-leading warranty; it's been a commitment we've kept for over 75 years. Here's our complete warranty guide.