What are black out curtains and what do they do?
The primary purpose of black out curtains is to block out light from getting into a room.
But, why is this important?
Healthy Sleep tells us that light is one of the most important external factors when it comes to the amount and quality of our sleep.
Light sensitive cells in the retina of our eyes interprets light exposure as day time, and they pass this message on to our brain. This subconsciously affects our sleep by either preventing us from falling asleep or reducing the quality of rest.
That is why black out curtains are so important, especially during the Summer months when the sunshine often starts to shine through in the early hours of the morning. They will prevent light from entering the room, so you can have a peaceful night’s sleep in darkness.
There are many other benefits to these curtains…
How can curtains reduce heat in my home?
Similar to how they block out light, they also help to prevent heat from entering.
During the Summer months the sun can shine through your windows all day, which can bring a lot of heat in and make the temperature uncomfortably high.
Use black out curtains to stop the sun from shining in and bringing unwanted heat into the house.
They also work with air conditioning and central heating systems to retain cold or hot air which can help save money on energy bills.
Does outside noise prevent you from getting to sleep?
Outside sounds can be the biggest factor regarding lack of sleep for some people. Benefit from the many advantages of black out curtains, including sound reduction.
There a few ways to reduce sounds from outside entering your home. However, many of these methods can be time consuming or expensive.
Black out curtains are an easy and affordable way to reduce the noise from outside coming in to your bedroom.
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