Why a Blackout Blind is the Ultimate Sleep Solution

Sleep is an essential for healthy functioning in everyday life, but unfortunately most of us don’t get the recommended 7-8 hours per night. But instead of finding a solution, we continue to toss and turn at night only to feel groggy and miserable the next day.

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But that’s where we come in. Our specially designed blackout blinds help to counteract this, providing you with the sleep sanctuary you deserve. For those who are affected by outside light or artificial light, such as street lamps, our blinds offer you the solution you’ve been looking for! With no room for gaps where light can stream in, our blinds block out the light to give you and the whole family a peaceful night’s rest, and they’re so easy to put up – just follow three simple steps and you’re set! Great for parents, night workers, children and babies!

So, why invest in a blackout blind?

1. Our blackout blinds can be put up and taken down whenever you like!

We also have a range of portable blinds, so you can have your #easysleep wherever you go! Why not try our new and improved award-winning blind, easynight? It’s the lightest blind on offer so it’s easier to carry and can fold up really small – perfect if you plan on doing some travelling!

2. Help your kids stick to a reasonable sleep routine

Our blackout blinds don’t only block out the light to stop unnecessary waking during the night, but they encourage sleep, too! When it’s dark, our body produces a hormone called melatonin to help induce sleep so you’ll fall asleep faster. Read our customer reviews to find out how our blackout blinds have helped to regulate their little ones’ sleep routine. Why not try Jo Tantum’s Go Anywhere portable blackout blind? Expertly designed to help your baby achieve restful sleep in the nursery or on the move!

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3. Blackout blinds are especially good for night-workers, parents and anyone who wants to sleep during the day

Without having the disturbance of outside light. Perfect if you’re a shift worker that needs to make the most of all the sleep they get, or even for mums and dads that need an extra hour or two during the day to make up for the sleep lost at night!

4. Blackout blinds keep rooms warmer in winter and cooler in summer!

Our blackout material is silvered on one side for better light and heat reflection, making your room cooler during summer and warmer in the winter. A perfect solution for all seasons of the year!

5. Safety first! No pull cords

Our blackout blinds have no pull cords, so you can be guaranteed that your child will be safe with our blinds in your house.

6. Fancy a trip to the cinema?

Why not stay in the comfort of your own home and use a projector to project a screen onto your blackout blind?! Our material is up to 2.7m wide, which is often hard to find, so you can enjoy the big screen at home – perfect for entertaining the kids during the holidays!

7. Privacy!

You won’t need to worry about the neighbours peering in! Perfect for places like the bedroom!

8. Don’t let street lights bother you…

You won’t need to worry about street-lights making it harder to get to sleep when it’s blocked out with a blackout blind! Remember, the more light there is in your room, the less likely you are to get a decent quality of sleep. Deep, uninterrupted sleep means you will feel more refreshed and healthy.

9. You can easily cut our material to size so it can fit your window, or keep it large to fit multiple windows – the choice is yours!

Any window, anywhere, can be blacked out with an easyblind.

10. Doesn’t just block out light, it can also keep out noise! 

Outside noise can sometimes be a problem, but blackout blinds can help. All noise will not be blocked out, but it will muffle the sound to give you a peaceful, light-free environment for a good kip! If that’s not enough, why not try these earplugs which come with a free eye mask!

11. We are affordable!

Our blackout blinds are cost-effective and the quality of sleep you get will be worth it! Our award-winning portable blackout blind, easynight, is just £20.95 and we’ve got a range of other blackout blinds starting at just £10.95! Our blackout blinds can last for years so for a long-term solution, these are definitely worth the buy!

12. We are award-winning!

Easyblinds has won gold in the Gentle Parenting Awards for the second year in a row! Having won ‘Best Sleep Aid’ in 2015 for our newest portable blind, easynight, we are pleased to announce that we have won ‘Best Nursery Product’ for our original easyblackout blind and ‘Best Travel Accessory for Under Ones’ for easynight once again!

For affordability, effectiveness and great service, trust easyblinds!

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Clocks going back: how to prepare your little one!

It’s that time of year again: sneezing left, right and centre; wacking the heating up; feeling extra groggy in the ‘midnight’ mornings; and preparing ourselves for the run up to Christmas.

This weekend will see the end of daylight saving time for 2015 with the clocks going back an hour this Sunday 25th October.

For those of you with little ones, you’ll know how sensitive their sleep pattern is, so here are a few tips to make the process a little smoother.

Steer your child away from sugary food and drinks, particularly after 2pm

Sugary foods and fizzy drinks aren’t great at the best of times, but for a good night’s sleep it’s important your child steers well clear of them in order to wind down, otherwise the energy boost could see them staying up well past the hour!

After dinner, instead of a sugary dessert, why not try giving them fruit such as bananas, oranges or cherries? They’re known for helping the body to produce the ‘sleep’ hormone, melatonin, which basically controls our body clock. If your child experiences troublesome sleep, it’s definitely worth trying!

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“I’m off to bed now, too!”

Let’s face it, children are copycats – if they see/hear that you’re up it’s likely they’ll want to stay awake too. See this as the perfect opportunity to give yourself a break as well and get the early night you deserve! If you’re all in sync it’ll make the process even smoother.

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Fill the time with a fun activity

Usually, children will adjust to the new routine anywhere between a few days and a week, but in the meantime fill the time with something that will make your little one barely notice the time go by. Read something to/with them they love or play a game they enjoy. Allowing them to exercise during the day is also great for winding them down, but try and avoid television right before bed as that’s more likely to produce a less restful night’s sleep.

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Block it out with a blackout blind

The beauty of a blackout blind is that it allows you to enjoy great sleep without the disturbance of outside factors such as light (and even noise!), thereby creating a cosy sleep sanctuary for both babies and parents to enjoy. With a blackout blind in your little one’s nursery or bedroom, they’ll snuggle up and doze off, even if it is still light out – they’ll be none the wiser. It’s great for being in complete control of your little one’s sleep pattern. Check out our reviews to find out why parents trust our products to give their children (and themselves!) great sleep!

With the winter months coming up, blackout blinds also provide great heat insulation – saving you a little on the heating bills! See more fantastic reasons to invest in this popular sleep solution here.

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And now you’re all set! Got any tips you’d like to share with us and the rest of the parenting community? Be a part of the conversation with us on Twitter @easyblinds or on our Facebook page. Reminder: clocks will go back at 2am this Sunday 25th October!

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Get a blackout blind for the nursery!

Our blackout blinds are fantastic for both the bedroom and the nursery – whether you’re an infant or an adult, these sleep aids will certainly do the trick! Don’t let outside light hinder
your well-needed rest. With our blinds, you can put them up and take them down as easily
as 1, 2, 3.

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Our growing range of blackout blinds, blackout kits and blackout accessories provides a range of blackout solutions to select from, the common factor is that they are all very effective! Children will go to sleep earlier in summer months and sleep longer in the morning when supported by a sensible bed time routine and blackout blind solution for their window.

Read this post to find out 11 reasons why blackout blinds are a fantastic buy for your home this summer to benefit you and the whole family!

One of our most popular blinds is the easyblackout kit which uses a new blackout material which attaches directly to hook Velcro®.  You can also use it with our suction cups (not included in this kit) to use your easyblackout when away from home. We have over 31 positive reviews from customers who have been impressed by this product, with one parent commenting:

“I got mine more than one year ago and it’s been the best buy since we’ve had our baby. You get total blackout, it’s very easy to use and the Velcro bit still is in perfect working condition after more than one year use on a daily basis! Really pleased and have recommended it to loads of people already” – Armele.

Why not get one for your little one’s nursery today? From just £17.95, this is definitely one of the most affordable yet worthwhile buys for new parents!

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Need some help choosing your blackout blind? Tweet us @easyblinds on Twitter or ask us on Facebook!

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Blackout blinds – a fantastic summer buy!

It’s less than two weeks until it’s officially summer! Almost time to whip the bikini out!

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But whilst sunnier and warmer days are definitely the highlight of our year, it can also be difficult for those who find that outside light interrupts their sleep – even more so for little ones who will find it hard to stick to their bedtime routine with the sun still shining outside!

But that’s where we come in. Our specially designed blackout blinds help to counteract this, providing you with the sleep sanctuary you deserve. With no room for gaps where light can stream in, our blinds block out the light to give you and the whole family a peaceful night’s rest, and they’re so easy to put up – just follow three simple steps and you’re set!

So, why are blackout blinds a fantastic summer buy? Find out below…

1. Our blackout blinds can be put up and taken down whenever you like! We also have a range of portable blinds, so you can have your #easysleep wherever you go! Why not try our award-winning blind, easynight? It’s the lightest blind on offer so it’s easier to carry and can fold up really small – perfect if you plan on doing some travelling soon!

2. Help your kids stick to a reasonable sleep routine during the summer holidays – Our blackout blinds don’t only block out the light to stop unnecessary waking during the night, but they encourage sleep, too! When it’s dark, our body produces a hormone called melatonin to help induce sleep so you’ll fall asleep faster. Read our customer reviews to find out how our blackout blinds have helped to regulate their little ones’ sleep routine.

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3. Blackout blinds are especially good for night-workers, parents and anyone who wants to sleep during the day, without having the disturbance of outside light. Perfect if you’re a shift worker that needs to make the most of all the sleep they get, or even for mums and dads that need an extra hour or two during the day to make up for the sleep lost at night!

4. Blackout blinds keep rooms cooler during summer, and warmer in winter! Our blackout material is silvered on one side for better light and heat reflection, making your room cooler during summer and warmer in the winter. A perfect solution for all seasons of the year!

5. Safety first! Our blackout blinds have no pull cords, so you can be guaranteed that your child will be safe with our blinds in your house.

6. Fancy a trip to the cinema? Why not stay in the comfort of your own home and use a projector to project a screen onto your blackout blind?! Our material is up to 2.7m wide, which is often hard to find, so you can enjoy the big screen at home – perfect for entertaining the kids this summer holiday!

7. Privacy! You won’t need to worry about the neighbours peering in! Perfect for places like the bedroom!

8. Don’t let street lights bother you…You won’t need to worry about street-lights making it harder to get to sleep when it’s blocked out with a blackout blind! Remember, the more light there is in your room, the less likely you are to get a decent quality of sleep. Deep, uninterrupted sleep means you will feel more refreshed and healthy.

9. You can easily cut our material to size so it can fit your window, or keep it large to fit multiple windows – the choice is yours! Any window, anywhere, can be blacked out with an easyblind.

10. Doesn’t just block out light, it can also keep out noise! Outside noise can sometimes be a problem, but blackout blinds can help. All noise will not be blocked out, but it will muffle the sound to give you a peaceful, light-free environment for a good kip! If that’s not enough, why not try these earplugs which come with a free eye mask!

11. We are affordable! Our blackout blinds are cost-effective and the quality of sleep you get will be worth it! Our award-winning portable blackout blind, easynight, is just £21.95 and we’ve got a range of other blackout blinds starting at just £10.95! Our blackout blinds can last for years so for a long-term solution, these are definitely worth the buy!

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Make your bedroom a sleep-friendly zone

Wondering why you’re not sleeping well at night? There are a variety of reasons for this, such as diet, lack of exercise, stress levels, the list goes on. But studies show that you’re more likely to get a good night’s rest if you cut off distractions and make your bedroom peaceful and sleep-friendly.

So here’s some tips on how to make your bedroom a sleep haven! Don’t worry, we’re not going to go all Feng shui on you – just simple changes can make a huge difference!

1. Reduce clutter

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Remove all paper-work and clutter that could be making you stressed. For your bedroom to be a sleep sanctuary you need to make it all about relaxation, so limiting what you have and making the bed the focal point of the room will make it easier to shut off when you get in. Leave distractions for the living room and leave the bedroom to be a clear space for you to feel completely at rest.

2. Add some jasmine and lavender 

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Herbal and essential oils such as jasmine and lavender can be found at your local pharmacy and are popular sleep remedies. As well as making your room smell gorgeous, jasmine is known for it’s calming effects, especially if you are stressed out, and lavender aids a faster and deeper sleep. Keep a small bottle of each by the bedside and sprinkle a few drops on your pillow – it will work wonders!

3. Keep it quiet

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Noise is another important issue, but with our ear plugs, you can guarantee that you’ll have sounder sleep (they even come with a free eye mask!). They’re equipped with a special filter allowing certain sound frequencies to be heard, whilst limiting others, so whilst traffic and ambient noise can be kept at bay, sounds such as a crying baby or an alarm will remain sufficiently audible.

4. Keep it cool

Ever wondered why you sometimes wake up feeling shattered even though you’ve still had a decent amount of sleep? Sometimes this is due to temperature, as during your sleep, if you’re too hot or too cold, you’ll toss and turn and fall into light sleep rather than deep sleep, making it easier for you to wake and reducing the positive effects you need from enough deep sleep. The average temperature people tend to like when going to bed is 18 Celsius, but this can change from person to person. Just make sure you are comfortable with the heat of your room before deciding to climb in for a night of slumber.

5. Cut out the light

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The interruption of either natural or unnatural light is one of the main causes of a lack of sleep. Our blackout blinds are great for solving this problem as it cuts out all light (as long as there are no lights on inside!) so you don’t need to worry about street-lights or the sun peeking through. They’re easy to put up and take down so you can turn your room into a sleep sanctuary fast and effectively. Read our reviews for our easyblackout kit and see why our customers wouldn’t look back after reaping the benefits of their blackout blind!

And there you have it! Have you got any tips that have helped make your room more suitable for sleep? Share them with us @easyblinds or on our Facebook page.

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Blackout blind of the week PLUS fantastic offers!

It’s May! That means bank holidays and just over 6 weeks until summer! With brighter mornings and longer days, it’s the breath of fresh air we’ve been waiting for, but unfortunately these sunnier evenings can also affect our sleep.

Our blackout blinds allow you to control night and day in your home so you and your family can get the rest you need.

If natural light (and even street lights) continues to pour in through your windows and curtains when you’re trying to get some shut-eye, you’ll take longer to fall asleep and it’s more than likely you’ll have disrupted sleep. It takes just a couple of minutes to set up your blackout blind and it’s just as easy to take down, so you can achieve complete darkness and get the sleep you need with minimal effort!

Our blackout blind of the week is the easyblackout kit which is attached easily using Velcro AND your can even make it portable if you purchase suction cups as well!

 

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Starting at just £17.95 and with a variety of sizes to choose from, the easyblackout blind kit is both affordable and effective. Use it for your bedroom, your baby/kids’ rooms or even the living room if you fancy a cosy movie night.

Whether you’re a night worker, a parent or someone who just needs a dark room to settle down and get a good night’s sleep, our blinds can help. Why not read our 5 star customer reviews to find out how we’ve helped others? (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view.)

ON OFFER NOW: Get easyblackout material (seconds quality) for just £4.95 – over 55% off! Just cut to size and you’re ready to go!

ALSO ON OFFER: Get your blackout material made to measure for you with our cutting service at just £3 – 40% off!

Transform your sleep today with our effective, easy and affordable products. See our homepage for everything easyblinds has to offer.

Got any questions? We’re happy to help! Why not message us @easyblinds or ‘Like’ us on Facebook?

Happy sleeping!

 

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Why a blackout blind is a must-have this spring!

It’s finally spring! That means sunshine, warmer days, Easter and…only 12 weeks until summer! The clocks go forward this week, so there won’t be any more waking up and coming home in the dark!

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However, for some, sunshine does actually have some downsides, but easyblinds are here to help. We know that natural light can actually interrupt what should be a restful sleep, so our specially designed blackout blinds help to counteract this, providing you with the sleep sanctuary you deserve. With no gaps and no cords, our blinds block out the light to give you and the whole family a peaceful night’s rest, and they’re so easy to put up – just follow three simple steps and you’re set!

So, why are blackout blinds a must-have this spring? Find out below…

1. Help your kids stick to a reasonable sleep routine during the Easter holidays – Our blackout blinds don’t only block out the light to stop unnecessary waking during the night, but they encourage sleep, too! When it’s dark, our body produces a hormone called melatonin to help induce sleep so you’ll fall asleep faster. Read our customer reviews to find out how our blackout blinds have helped to regulate their little ones’ sleep routine.

see how to help your little one's sleep

2. Blackout blinds are especially good for night-workers, parents and anyone who wants to sleep during the day, without having the disturbance of outside light. Perfect if you’re a shift worker that needs to make the most of all the sleep they get, or even for mums and dads that need an extra hour or two during the day to make up for the sleep lost at night!

3. Safety first! Our blackout blinds have no pull cords, so you can be guaranteed that your child will be safe with our blinds in your house.

4. Privacy! You won’t need to worry about the neighbours peering in! Perfect for places like the bedroom!

5. Don’t let street lights bother you…You won’t need to worry about street-lights making it harder to get to sleep when it’s blocked out with a blackout blind! Remember, the more light there is in your room, the less likely you are to get a decent quality of sleep. Deep, uninterrupted sleep means you will feel more refreshed and healthy.

6. Fancy a trip to the cinema? Why not stay in the comfort of your own home and use a projector to project a screen onto your blackout blind?! Our material is up to 2.7m wide, which is often hard to find, so you can enjoy the big screen at home – perfect for entertaining the kids this Easter holiday!

7. Our blackout blinds can be put up and taken down whenever you like! We also have a range of portable blinds, so you can have your #easysleep wherever you go! Why not try our award-winning blind, easynight? It’s the lightest blind on offer so it’s easier to carry and can fold up really small – perfect if you plan on doing some travelling soon!

8. You can easily cut our material to size so it can fit your window, or keep it large to fit multiple windows – the choice is yours! Any window, anywhere, can be blacked out with an easyblind.

9. Doesn’t just block out light, it can also keep out noise! Outside noise can sometimes be a problem, but blackout blinds can help. All noise will not be blocked out, but it will muffle the sound to give you a peaceful, light-free environment for a good kip! If that’s not enough, why not try these earplugs which come with a free eye mask?

10. Blackout blinds keep rooms cooler during summer, and warmer in winter! Our blackout material is silvered on one side for better light and heat reflection, making your room cooler during summer and warmer in the winter. A perfect solution for all seasons of the year!

11. We are affordable! Our blackout blinds are cost-effective and the quality of sleep you get will be worth it! Our award-winning portable blackout blind, easynight, is just £17.95 and we’ve got a range of other blackout blinds starting at just £10.95!

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Less sleep, bigger waistline!

It’s been a long week of early starts and staying up late; even though each morning you promise yourself to get an earlier night after feeling so groggy that even your morning coffee is struggling to kick the sleep out of you. Sound familiar? Of course it does, we all do it. And once the weekend hits, we sleep in only to regret it on Monday morning and the cycle starts all over again.

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However, a recent study suggests that playing around with our sleep cycles and weekend lie-ins can lead to obesity and diabetes.

According to the BBC,  a team at the University of Bristol in the UK and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, looked at something called “sleep debt”, which measured the amount of sleep people were getting during the week in comparison to the weekend.

Those losing sleep during the week were found to be at greater risk because of playing with their body clock.

As little as 30 minutes a day of lost sleep was found to have a huge effect. After all, in a five-day week that’s 2.5 hours of lost sleep; 10 hours in a month and a whopping 120 hours in a year!

So what are we to do? Well, experts recommend getting more sleep during the week so there’s less need to make up for it on the weekend. Don’t worry about the odd night of a little less sleep; it’s when you’re sleeping under 6 hours a night during the week and around 10 on the weekend that you need to start making changes.

On top of that, we recommend a blackout blind to create the perfect sleep sanctuary and give you great quality sleep. Sometimes the reason we can’t get to sleep is because of our environment, so if you’re a light sleeper or it takes you a while to settle down, try one of our fantastic blackout blinds – voted 5 stars by our customers.

They’re as easy as 1,2,3 to set up and they’ll even come in handy for the kids and managing their sleeping pattern. With spring heading our way soon, you won’t need to worry about the sun streaming through your curtains. Our blinds give you no gaps and are cordless for your child’s safety.

Fall asleep faster and wake up on your say-so!

You can now win 1 of 10 easynight blackout blinds via the Babyworld website! Ends 31st March 2015.


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Control night and day at home for great sleep!

This month has been a great month for easyblinds – our portable blackout blind, easynight, won gold as ‘Best Sleep Aid’ in the Gentle Parenting Awards 2015!

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We’re now hosting a competition for you to win one of ten easynight kits we’re giving away to celebrate the start of spring – finally! (Ends 31st March – enter via the Baby World website).

With just 12 days until the first day of spring there’s no reason we shouldn’t all be feeling brighter and happier!

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If your sleep is affected by the sunlight, don’t worry – we’re here to help and give you the best of both worlds.

Our blackout blinds are designed to completely block out the sun (no gaps whatsoever!) and they even keep you warm in winter and cooler in summer!

Because they’re so easy to put up and take down (up and ready to go in just three simple steps!), you can control how night and day works and enjoy the sun without it interfering with you or your family’s sleep pattern.

If you’re a night worker, a light sleeper or a parent that needs it for themselves or to help with their little one’s sleep routine, our blackout blinds will do just the trick. Check out our selection of blackout blinds and customer reviews to find out more!

So here’s to the start of spring, having the best of both worlds and getting great sleep #blackoutblindit.

Got a question? Or maybe our blackout blinds have helped you? Get in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook and let us know!

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Don’t let street lights ruin your sleep!

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Street lights are one of the main reasons people struggle to sleep at night and spend most of the next day yawning.

With light streaming in through the curtains, it will often leave you tossing and turning instead of getting good-quality shut eye.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. With blackout blind kits from £10.95, you can stop the light streaming through your curtains and get the rest you need.

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Studies have shown that a lack of sleep can lead to poor mental and physical health, with the average adult needing at least 7 hours a night, so don’t let something like street lighting affect what would be otherwise peaceful and good-quality sleep.

Our blackout blinds are brilliant because they do exactly what it says on the box! They completely block out the light for a blacked-out room for sound sleep so you don’t need to worry about waking up half-way through the night to see a street light piercing through.

But don’t take our word for it, our customer reviews can tell you the rest! Katrina, who rated the easyblackout Velcro blackout kit five stars, said: “My blackout arrived very quickly and is of excellent quality material. Could not believe how dark the room became – even darker than we currently experience at night! This is also great at night for blocking out street lights too. Fantastic to be in control of night and day in the bedroom – and to get more sleep!”

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All of our blinds are also really easy and quick to put up and take down, so if you want it down during the day, you won’t be spending ages faffing about trying to do it.

Another plus is that in cold weather, our blackout blinds act as an insulator and keep in heat (and keeps rooms cooler on warmer days as well!) so you’ll feel slightly less of a pinch with your heating bills!

Have our blackout blinds helped you sleep?  Let us know @easyblinds or on Facebook!

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