We all treasure our sleep. It keeps us healthy, helps us concentrate and perform better at work. Without good quality sleep, it’s fair to say we can all get tired and a bit grumpy, add non-sleeping kids into the mix and it’s fair to say I am often over-tired and very grumpy come morning. The average person spends 25 years of their life in bed, so it’s important we take measures to make sure our space is as sleep-friendly as possible. Blackout blinds are one of the best and most cost-effective ways to do this. Here are several reasons why blackout blinds will improve your sleep.
Keep Your Room Quiet
Blackout blinds have much thicker lining than Venetian or traditional roller blinds. Their insulation means they can help to prevent any unwanted noise from outside that may disturb your precious sleep. Check out companies such as Direct Blinds – they offer a great range of blackout blinds that will help you get a good night’s sleep.
Prevent Unwanted Light
Unwanted light can really disturb your sleep – this is particularly troublesome in summer as nights and mornings are much lighter. I think we’ve all suffered that dreaded 5 am wakeup call as the sun creeps into our room and we spend the rest of the day in a sleep-deprived zombie-like state. Blackout blinds mean it can be night time anytime. Simply lower your blind to flood your room with complete darkness, so you can relax and enjoy all the sleep you need, undisturbed.
In Summer – They Keep Your Room Cool
Like the way blackout blinds prevent light flooding in, they also block out the sun’s warm rays. This will help to keep your room much cooler in those sticky summer months.
In Winter – They Keep Your Room Warm
In winter, their thermal insulation will keep out the cold by excluding any unwanted drafts. This will ensure your room stays cosy without having to spend all your hard-earned cash on central heating bills. Happy days.
Not only will blackout blinds improve your sleep, but they will also improve your interior décor. With endless options in a range of chic colours and pretty patterns, they will add style warmth to any room. Why not go for a stylish layered look by putting your blinds behind your curtains? This will add a sense of luxury to your room, improve your blackout results and better insulate your room from cold drafts in winter. Win, win.
We all love our treasured lie-ins at the weekend and every moment in our cosy beds is precious. Invest in some good quality blackout blinds to ensure you make the most of your time in bed – sadly if you are a parent then your lie-in days are doomed for many many years to come BUT it’s not all lost, you can get revenge in their teenage years by vacuuming at 6 am, setting off alarms hidden in their rooms and throwing open the windows and curtains – it’s payback for all those early morning starts you’ve had to endure.