Why You Might Not Be Sleeping As Well As You Could Be

After a long day, there’s nothing quite like falling into a soft, warm bed and drifting off to sleep. Unless of course, the drifting off doesn’t come. There are many different reasons we might not be getting a full night’s sleep. Stress, loud noises, that scary movie that’s still on our mind. However, a common contributing factor is light.

Circadian Rhythm

If you haven’t heard of circadian rhythm, here’s the low-down. Most living things, including humans, have a light-related rhythm, meaning we sleep at night and stay awake during the day. This relates to the body’s master clock, which tells the brain to make melatonin when there’s less light, which then makes you sleepy. So, whether it’s natural or artificial light, if there’s anything interfering with that melatonin-inducing darkness, it’s going to be that much harder to fall asleep.

Blackout blinds  

Luckily, there’s a simple solution to this problem. You can probably guess what it is. The right pair of blinds can help dim outside light, and in the case of our blackout blinds, can completely block it out. Elegant Roman blinds and neat Roller blinds have a soft fabric lining, come in a range of neutral colours, and can be fitted to cover the whole window. No street lights illuminating your room, no morning light shining in your eyes. Just a snug, peaceful room that’s designed for sleep.

Dim-out blinds  

If the idea of total darkness feels a little extreme, dim-out blinds might be a good alternative. These blinds prevent glares and soften any outside light, meaning they’ll let in the morning rays, but not in the same blinding, sleep interrupting way. If you don’t have a lot of excess light outside your bedroom, then try a dim-out blind. Otherwise, stick to the robust blackout blinds.

Finally, a good night’s sleep

As we all know, a good night’s sleep is vital. It helps improve our memory, fight back against illnesses, sharpen our attention, and stops us shouting at traffic and crying at TV adverts. All in all, a necessity in the modern world. To find the perfect blind for heavenly sleep, take a look at blind ranges on makemyblinds.co.uk today.