Do I Need Blackout Blinds For My Home?

A good night's sleep is crucial for keeping your body healthy and your mind clear. Yet, one out of every three Americans isn't receiving the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep a night.

Sleep deprivation can put you at risk for many health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. But it can be difficult to grab a much-needed nap during the day when the sun is shining. Blackout blinds may be the solution to your sleeping situation.

Who needs blackout blinds?

Blackout blinds are a type of window treatment that keeps sunlight from filtering through your windows. For morning people and lovers of vitamin D, blackout blinds may sound like the opposite of what you want in your home.

But for others, blackout blinds are the key to grabbing sleep when you need it. These window treatments may be the sleep solution for you if:

  1. You're a night owl. Not every career lets you work during the daylight hours. Bouncers, nurses, bartenders, doctors, police officers, and more will often find themselves working at night. Your natural sleep cycle and your body's response to sunlight may keep you from getting the sleep you need during the day. Blackout blinds give you the opportunity to close your eyes during those precious daylight hours.
  2. You're a new parent. You've probably heard the phrase that parents sleep when the baby sleeps. It's a phrase based on fact. Newborns will sleep between 10.5 to 18 hours a day, but they don't often sleep those hours in one shot. You'll want to grab sleep when you can and blackout window treatments may be your best option.
  3. You have an interesting schedule. Those who have fluctuating hours or work on call can have an interesting schedule. You never know when you might need to work the night shift or when you might need a nap. Blackout window treatments give you the option to choose sunlight or darkness when you need it most.

Looking for custom window treatments for your home?

When it comes to window treatments, most homeowners will replace their treatments every seven to eight years. Yet, shutters have the ability to last for up to 20 years on average.

Custom window treatments such as blackout blinds, cellular/honeycomb shades, roman shades, and plantation shutters that are made to fit your windows are one of the best investments you could make for your home. To learn more about custom shutters and curtains for your living room or elsewhere in your home, contact Budget Blinds today.