When a big yawn comes on, it could be a sign you’re suffering from lack of sleep. If you’re having trouble sleeping, creating the right sleep environment can put you back on track to restful nights.
Experts recommend that adults over 18 years of age get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. There are ways to set yourself up for successful sleep each night for that length of time. Blackout shades provide a number of benefits for creating a better sleep environment.
What Are Blackout Shades?
A brightly lit room is no friend to sleep. Even the smallest amount of light can impact the quality of sleep. The absence of light sends an instinctive signal to the body that it’s time to slow down and go to sleep. Blackout shades are made from an opaque fabric to help eliminate light coming in a room. They can create a completely dark room to help you say goodbye to sleeplessness.
Bali’s new Cellular Blackout Shades offer a one-two punch of benefits: an opaque material and honeycomb structure that can help you get that all-important beauty sleep in several ways. Here are five tips for how to fall asleep faster:
1. Create A Regular Sleep Schedule
Going to bed and waking at the same time every night will tell your body when it’s time to feel sleepy and awake. Set a schedule, with an alarm if you need to, for sleep, just as you would for other tasks in your day. An hour before the time you want to go to sleep, start to wind down by turning off the TV and putting away any electronic devices, so your brain knows to slow down from active concentration and blue light stimulus. Set windows with motorized Bali Cellular Blackout Shades that allow you to program specific times for shades to lift and lower, creating a rhythm for your body to follow in harmony with natural light.
2. Control Room Temperature
Experts recommend setting the room temperature between 60-67 degrees for an optimal sleep environment. This allows us to work in sync with our natural body temperature changes from when we are active during the day and still at night. A cooler room aligns with the body’s decrease in temperature during stillness. It also feels good to snuggle under the covers in a cool room! Checking the insulation of your bedroom will allow for better temperature control. Bali Cellular Blackout Shades provide strong insulation from warm temperatures outside and passive solar heat from sunlight. They can work in tandem with your HVAC system to help maintain the temperature you set, while helping you save on energy bills. It can also help save on energy bills when your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard.
3. Eliminate the Noise
The old saying “silence is golden” is especially true for sleep time. Your bedroom should be a quiet zone for winding down to sleep. Keep electronics out of the bedroom. Don’t watch TV before bed or while trying to fall asleep, and put your phone on silent mode. Any noise can disrupt sleep and cause you to wake up. While outside noise can be hard to control, some options can help. Keep windows closed and wear earplugs. The honeycomb design of Bali Cellular Blackout Shades can help absorb and block the noise coming from the outside. Adding drapes to pull over your shades can also help create another layer of noise insulation.
4. Block the Light
Having light in the room can create stimulus to the brain that prevents deep sleep. Make your room completely dark by turning off lighting, electronics and blocking outside light. Bali Cellular Blackout Shades create an opaque barrier to outdoor light pollution that allows your body clock to know it’s sleep time. Pairing shades and drapery will help increase blackout effectiveness by covering any areas around the shade edges where light can still come through.
5. Create a Comforting Environment
One decorative way of creating a successful sleep environment is the esthetics of your bedroom. Reduce clutter, which can be a stimulant to the brain and cause stress. Keep your bedroom area tidy with only simple, necessary, and ornamental or sentimental objects that promote good feelings. Decorate in soothing, muted colors, soft fabrics and patterns that are pleasing to the eye.
Bali Cellular Blackout Shades are made from crush-resistant, premium spunlace fabrics, with 23 new colors that are sure to please anyone’s taste and style. The use of color and texture can help you create a design in your bedroom that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. Coordinate them with the color palette throughout the rest of your house for a whole-home solution.
In addition, Bali Cellular Blackout Shades are now available in wide window sizes up to 144” wide. And that should help put your mind at ease!
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