Street lights – they keep us safe, guide us home, but unfortunately they can also be the reason you 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.
As winter approaches, we’re now waking up and coming home when it looks like midnight when we would usually be fast asleep, which can confuse our body clock and make us increasingly tired.
Also, dark days and cold weather can make us more likely to suffer from depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) due to a reduced exposure to sunlight, and getting good sleep is one key way to ward off symptoms.
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.
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.