There’s a reason why, as humans, we naturally wake up when the sun rises, and find ourselves feeling tired as it sets.
Melatonin, a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland in our brains, helps control our sleep cycles, and the production of this hormone is controlled by levels of light. When it’s light, production of the hormone stops, whilst when it’s dark, the pineal gland is prompted to start producing melatonin.
As a result, melatonin helps to regulate our circadian rhythm and syngergise our sleep and wake cycle with night and day. In doing so, we get consistent, good quality sleep. And believe it or not, quality of sleep is far more important than quantity!
So, if you’re finding your sleep disrupted by light breaking through the curtains, or the little ones struggling to fall asleep at their usual bedtime when summer comes around, you might need to make your bedroom darker.
Ensuring your bedroom is darker during the buildup to sleep and through the night, will help your melatonin production. This is important for both adults and children, as melatonin development will regulate your cycle ensuring a consistent routine, and also help ensure better quality of sleep too.
Blackout blinds are a brilliant way to ensure your room is suitably dark at bedtime, and throughout the night, helping contribute to that all important melatonin devolvement.
Shutters with integrated blackout blinds provide the convenience of being able to block out light completely at any time of day or night.
While conventional window coverings offer a good deal of protection from exterior light most blinds, curtains and shutters are limited in their effectiveness. Interior blackout shutters (which combine blackout blinds behind shutters) are expertly designed to block exterior light with flawless precision.
If you’re struggling with your sleep, there are also further tips you can try to help improve it. Here are a few to get you started:
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