SLEEP AND LIGHT: DO BLACK OUT CURTAINS REALLY WORK?
Sleep is one of the most important things in life. Getting enough sleep is essential to our health and wellbeing from strengthening our immune system and mental health, aiding in recovery when we do get sick, to better concentration, productivity. One key factor in optimising your sleep space to encourage deeper sleep is darkening your room using blackout curtains. Here’s the lowdown on how to make blackout curtains work for you.
Why do we sleep better in the dark?
Darkness causes the brain to produce a hormone called melatonin. This is what gives you that tired, sleepy feeling. A brightly lit room or looking at a screen right before bed can delay the release, making it more difficult to fall asleep. Staying asleep can be affected by light entering your sleep space from street lights or outside light sources.
What is a block out curtain?
A block out or blackout curtain can take many forms, from a roller blind to a taped stand alone drop or an ordinary fabric curtain lined with blockout fabric.
Do blackout curtains really work?
Blackout curtains or block out curtains as they are sometimes referred to are made from a heavy, tightly woven material that stops or literally blocks light from shining through so then these curtains are closed, they create a much darker room than ordinary curtains. The darkened sleep space will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep by eliminating outside light sources.
Blackout curtains for kids room
Good sleep is better for everyone. Encourage better sleep for your kids by Darkening their room. From newborns to older kids, it’s a great way to help them fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer, meaning more sleep for you.
Bringing blackout curtains into your sleep space
Choosing better sleep doesn’t mean you have to compromise your aesthetic. You can choose from a range of beautiful curtains that are lined with block out fabric to maintain the preferred style and look of your room while benefiting from a darker space.