Research suggests that fewer people are getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis than ever before. In fact, some polls conducted by major health authorities indicate that as many as 40% of adults do not get enough sleep.
In many instances, this is attributed partially (if not primarily) to imperfect sleeping environments. Overly bright bedrooms can be particularly problematic, which during the summer can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep.
With the sun setting late and rising early, it can be difficult to fit an adequate night’s sleep into the few available hours of darkness. Add in the issues associated with nearby streetlights, and the ability to sleep becomes even worse.
Can you get blackout plantation shutters?
This is where blackout shutters can help. Precision-engineered to block out as much light as possible.
Plantation shutters are renowned for their capacity to help create a dark and comfortable environment indoors. Along with blocking out plenty of natural light, they can also be great for reducing noise pollution.
Precision-made to fit the exact shape and size of the opening, plantation shutters can block out far more light than conventional curtains or blinds. But if you are looking to create a near-flawlessly dark environment indoors, plantation shutters can be combined with corresponding blackout blinds.
Why choose blackout shutters?
Plantation shutters complete with blackout blinds can be beneficial in a number of ways. Their most immediate benefit is that they help create a much darker and more comfortable environment in which to get a good night’s sleep.
Irrespective of how bright things are outdoors, you can still create an almost completely dark environment indoors.
This applies to all hours of the day, making blackout shutters great for shift workers (and anyone who needs to sleep during the day). They can also be fantastic for kids’ bedrooms and nurseries, where daytime napping and early nights are the norm.
From a purely recreational perspective, blackout shutters can help create the perfect ambience for a family film night. Or perhaps a romantic meal at home, enjoying total privacy and seclusion from the outdoor world.
With plantation shutters, in particular, a home’s thermal efficiency can be significantly boosted. Manufactured from the highest quality materials, these robust window coverings help retain warmth and deflect cold during the winter. In the summer, they can be great for blocking the rays of the sun and keeping things cool indoors.
Coupled with a major contribution to home security and guaranteed curb appeal, the benefits of blackout shutters go far beyond getting a good night’s sleep.
Bespoke blackout shutters at affordable prices
At Riverside, we specialise in made-to-measure window shutters of unbeatable quality and value for money. Our bespoke blackout shutters can be configured to suit any opening of any size, with an extensive range of colours, designs, and materials to choose from.
For more information or to arrange an obligation-free consultation in your own home, contact a member of the team at Riverside Shutters today.