Time and time again, we hear the same reports: Americans aren’t getting the sleep they need! According to the CDC, about one-third of U.S. adults report not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep a night. Do you fall into that category?
Unless you have a condition that makes it difficult to get the sleep you need, there are steps you can take to make your bedroom a welcoming, restful place to get some shut-eye. It’s no surprise that a comfortable mattress and bedding play a strong role in sleep success, but it may surprise you to know that 73% of people surveyed by the National Sleep Foundation said a dark room was important to getting a good night’s sleep.
Dark Rooms Promote Sleep
There’s a biological reason why humans sleep better in a dark room: melatonin. This “sleep hormone” plays a strong role in our sleep-wake cycle and its’ production by our bodies is regulated by exposure to light (natural or artificial) and darkness. Exposure to light of any kind is stimulating to our brains and signals the body to wake up and melatonin production to decrease. Darkness, on the other hand, speeds up melatonin production to help us sleep.
The Best Type Of Blackout Shades For Good Sleep
Blackout shades are one of the best investments in sleep you can make. Even more opaque than room-darkening blinds or shades, blackout shades truly black out a room. Our top choice for the best sleep shades are blackout cellular shades.
Cellular shades are unique in that they offer blackout features as well as light-filtering features as well as thermal and sound-deadening qualities – all in one window treatment! This is important for people who like to let natural light in during the day but struggle when light disrupts their sleep at night. Depending on the material uses, cellular shades can also provide thermal insulation against external heat or cold and some materials deaden outside noise making your bedroom dark and quiet for better sleep.
Blackout cellular shades work great during the day too, making them an ideal solution for night shift workers who need to sleep during the day.
Contact Orlando Motorized Shades To Get The Sleep You Need
If your bedroom is letting light in and it is preventing you from getting the sleep you need, place a call to Orlando Motorized Shades to learn about our blackout cellular shade options.
Arrange a free on-site consultation today by calling (407) 977-0886.