Here at Appeal, our blinds are designed to control light levels and transform rooms into comfortable living spaces. Our blackout blinds take this to the next level. Whether it’s the sun’s warm rays or you have a particularly bright lamp post by your window, our blackout blinds will help significantly reduce the chance of any external light source getting in.
This will be especially beneficial to anyone that needs to get a good sleep. We’re passionate about blackout blinds, so here’s a brief explanation of how they can help you get much-needed rest.
The Power Of Blackout Blinds
According to research by the Sleep Foundation, light is the most important external factor that affects your sleep. If you have difficulty nodding off each night, blackout blinds can help. They’ll turn your bedroom into a dark, comforting space and allow your body to relax into a natural rhythm.
They’re especially helpful for anyone that works on a night shift. Trying to get enough rest when the sun is out isn’t easy, but blackout blinds can make the day seem more like night. Use them in conjunction with white noise machines or earplugs, and it won’t be so difficult to drift off.
The Importance Of Sleep
Doctors recommend that adults sleep between seven and nine hours every night. If you’ve ever struggled with insomnia, you’ll know first-hand how important sleep is. People who fail to get a good night’s sleep suffer from memory issues, irritability, and trouble concentrating. If the problem persists, sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain and increased blood pressure, and it can result in serious accidents. Falling asleep behind the wheel of a moving car is so dangerous that people have been sent to prison for it, and you certainly don’t want someone nodding off while they’re operating a forklift truck or crane.
We’re not sleep experts here, but there are a few other things you can do to help make your nights more restful. Cutting down on screen time before bed is a good idea, as the artificial light of mobile phones and tablets can affect your body’s circadian rhythm. Reducing your intake of caffeinated drinks helps, and so does regular exercise. That might seem like a contradiction in terms (nobody’s ever fallen asleep on a cross-trainer), but getting the blood pumping during the day works wonders for when your head hits the pillow.
So, if you find yourself regularly counting sheep, installing a set of blackout blinds is a good idea. Whether you want something modern or traditional, we can tailor our blinds to your exact tastes and specifications. We won’t be able to do anything about the extra coffee you had at dinner, but we can certainly help with the light levels.
If you’ve been inspired to install blackout blinds, get in touch with us today. You can obtain a free brochure for a detailed look at our products or request a design consultation with one of our experts.