If you want a good night’s sleep without any interruptions from moonlight, street lights or the sun coming up, then blackout curtains could be for you. The heavy fabric of blackout curtains falls softly and evenly to the floor and they make a big impression on the style of your room, too.
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Block out the light for midday naps
Whether you work the overnight shift or just want to get in a good nap in the middle of the day after being up before dawn, there’s no need to let the sun’s rays keep you up. Enjoy the benefits of blackout curtains that block light from shining through to completely darken your room at any time of day. Since any light can prevent truly restful sleep, be sure your baby or toddler gets that peaceful nap you both deserve with thick curtains that fall softly and evenly to black out even large windows. Shift workers or anyone living in northern latitudes where the sun sets late in the summer need not toss and turn. Set your sleep schedule and happily stick to it with light blocking curtains.
Eliminate screen glare in your home office
After starting your day admiring the sunrise with your cup of coffee or tea, getting some work done at your desk could be hindered by that very same sun. Besides helping you to sleep restfully, blackout drapes are great for cutting down on annoying glare on computer screens that can distract you from your work. For the same reason, thick curtains are great for delivering an authentic home theater experience.
Is it good to sleep with blackout curtains?
Absolutely since any source of light can disrupt our sleep cycle or circadian rhythm. Also, light exposure can affect the production of melatonin, a hormone that is key to promoting and maintaining healthy sleep.
How do blackout curtains work?
Through heavy fabric that falls softly and evenly. Think of it as the difference between holding a t-shirt over your eyes in a bright, well-lit room versus a dense, heavy comforter.
Do blackout curtains make the room hotter?
Window treatments that block out light can actually make your home more energy-efficient by keeping out drafts in the winter and heat in the summer, thereby cutting on heat transfer through your windows. So room darkening curtains can keep rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
What are the differences between blackout curtains and room darkening curtains?
Room darkening curtains can filter light for a soothing effect that also cuts down on glare. While perfect for creating mood and ambiance for a study or lounge where you may want to enjoy some ambient light while entertaining or reading, blackout curtains are ideal for when you need to get restful sleep without any glaring interruptions from streetlights, the moon or the sun.