Tips and Tricks

Do Blackout Shades Really Help You Sleep Better?

For some people, even the slightest glimmer of light can affect sleep.

Have you noticed a decline in your energy? Do you feel sluggish at work? Is it starting to affect your mood? The problem could be your sleep habits, or lack thereof. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night, although this number fluctuates from person to person. How much sleep do you get on an average night? Is it enough? A good night’s sleep has been associated with a better mood, better health and better job performance.

While many of the tips associated with getting a better night’s sleep are completely up to you and you alone, we can help you with one: Blackout Blinds.

Will Blackout Shades Really Help You Sleep Better?

In the article “Sleep Oasis,” author Jennifer Barrett writes “Overhauling the bedroom starts with an acknowledgment that your body needs to sleep in near total darkness for optimum health. Darkness prompts the pineal gland to produce melatonin, a hormone that increases both sleepiness as well as length and quality of sleep.”

According to the National Sleep Foundation, “your bedroom should be free from any light” and you should “consider using blackout curtains, eye shades.” For some people, even the slightest glimmer of light can affect sleep. Fortunately, Next Day Blinds has a solution: Blackout Honeycomb Shades. These shades are available in two different styles:

  1. Starting at $289, our 3/4″ woven blackout shades blocks most light, making them the perfect choice for bedrooms, nurseries and media rooms.
  2. For the cost conscious consumer, our 3/8″ basic blackout shades start at just $108, fitting most budgets, while still blocking light and offering privacy.

Outside mounts are recommended for blackout shades to give you that “cave” effect. Otherwise, there will be light gaps on the left and right sides of the shades.

Room Darkening Honeycomb Shades in Nursery

Founded in 1993, Next Day Blinds is a fully integrated, full-service custom window covering company located in Jessup, MD, just 25 miles from Washington, DC, and 15 miles from Baltimore, MD. From sales and design to manufacturing, measuring, installation, and service, we do it all. Our goal is to help you create a better tomorrow by providing a superior result--blinds, shades and shutters that look nicer, last longer, and are there when you want them.