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It’s been 7 wonderful nights of heavenly sleep now; deep, restful, undisturbed sleep.
You see, I have struggled with insomnia and poor sleep hygiene for a few years now. In fact a few years ago, I ended up doing a sleep study.
The doctor gave me these 7 tips for getting a good night’s sleep:
- Keep the room cool.
- Lower your body’s core temperature. ( a hot bath 90 minutes to 2 hours before bedtime can help)
- No t.v. or electronics at least 30 minutes before bed
- Establish a bedtime routine such as turning the t.v. off, taking a bath, turning the lights down, and reading a book
- Make sure your bedroom is dark enough at night.
- Go to bed at the same time every night.
- Get up at same hour every morning, even on days off.
She called this good sleep hygiene. There are a lot of tips on that list that I had control over, and still need to work on.
But my quest to create a dark room, perfect for a good night’s sleep, has finally ended.
The blinds that covered our bedroom windows before let in too much light at night: the moon, the street lamps, neighbor’s porch lights. So, I usually resorted to wearing a sleep mask which was either uncomfortable or slipped off during the night.
I bought some sheer panels to help block the light at night, but still allow filtered light during the day. No such luck.
We finally installed them this week, and let me tell you, that shade blocked out the light! In fact, my room was so dark that when I turned out the lights to test the shades, my husband was able to sneak up on me and yell “boo!” without me even seeing him. ( I screamed like I was watching a horror film.)
That, my friends, is what I call “hotel-dark.” You know, so dark that you have no idea that it’s daytime until you open the windows in the morning. I think until last Monday night, I had underestimated how truly vital a dark room is to getting a good night’s sleep.
The other night, my daughter snuck into our room in the middle of night to sleep, because it’s so “cozy and dark now.” She said she slept like a baby, and that she wants a day/night shade in her room.
During the day, all I have to do is lower the top of the shade, and I can have the filtered daylight that I enjoy so much.
Scroll your mouse on and off of the image below to see the shades change from day to night.
I’m so thankful for my new day/night cordless cellular shades…you just can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep. And I have really enjoyed working with Blinds.com. They did a fabulous job on my drapes for the living room,
and I just can’t get over how beautiful the shades are in the foyer.
See you in class,