Why Window Treatments are Necessary For a Good Nights Sleep
From a very young age, we are built to be naturally responsive to light. Our melatonin production is high, especially at night, helping to produce wonderful feelings of drowsiness and enabling us to sleep deep and have sweet dreams. However, sunlight suppresses our melatonin production and therefore, interrupts the process of falling and staying asleep. The impact that poor sleep has on cognition and daily functioning is huge, so it is entirely understandable why many people will choose to protect their sleeping patterns with the use of an appropriate window treatment.
What Options do I have to Block Out the Light in My Home?
You no longer have to put on an uncomfortable eye mask or pull the duvet over your head in order to maintain healthy sleeping patterns, as there are a variety of options available. To begin with, the obvious choice is curtains or drapes. You could either choose to buy blackout curtains, or if you’re particularly fond of the curtains that you already own you could use blackout liners underneath them. This is both a practical and affordable option for your home. For even more variability in the light that you desire, you could choose to have a semi-opaque curtain with a blackout one underneath, ensuring that the amount of darkness is modifiable to your specific tastes.
- Blackout Shades
Another great option is the use of blackout shades to block the morning sun, as this alternative is both cheap and effective. It may not be the most attractive option available for people who wish to block out the light in their home while sleeping, but you could install a recessed pocket above the window if you wish to roll the blind up and out of sight. Perhaps preferable to people who are renting might be to pair blackout blinds with a set of curtains or a valance to maintain their sense of taste and décor.
- Blackout Cellular Shades
If the thought of trying to hide blackout shades isn’t to your liking, you could choose to go with blackout cellular shades which possess a similar range of function as they roll up and down, but they do so inside a channel of space which aids in the elimination of light seepage on either side, but with a more pleasurable aesthetic.
Alternatively, if blinds are entirely not to your taste and you’ve always found yourself to be fond of roman shades, then this option is not closed off to your light-blocking needs, as you can actually modify roman shades with blackout linings, so you can maintain your sleek aesthetic while also protecting your sleep.
For those who live in homes with skylights, the need for motorized blinds will more than likely already be on your mind. A battery powered device can remotely open and close difficult to reach blinds and is relatively cheap. If your home has multiple skylights, then you can choose to go for a hardwired system to aid you with your requirements.
How Regency Shutter & Shade Can Accommodate Your Needs
We at Regency Shutter & Shade not only possess a wide range of window treatment options for blocking light from your home, but we understand that the range of options may be slightly daunting, which is why we are more than just a window treatment showroom; we make ourselves available to you in order to help you to determine your specific needs and how we can accommodate them exactly. Contact us today to book your free consultation and to see how we can help change your sleeping patterns for the better.