Sound Asleep Curtains Review
I would like to thank the National Sleep Foundation for sending me room darkening curtains to block out all the light at night. Sleeping in pure darkness helps to regulate your sleep cycle, which allows you to reach a deeper sleep, and wake up more alert and refreshed.
Your biological clock and light affects when you feel the most awake, and the most tired. The light you see during the day helps to program your body clock, which is an important factor for a good night's sleep.
By sleeping in a dark room, you can block out disrupting light, and reboot your biological clock to help you sleep and wake up at the appropriate times for you.
The first light you see in the day sets the schedule for your natural sleep-wake cycle. If you sleep at night, which most people do, try to get at least 3o minutes of full spectrum light during the day, especially first thing in the morning. This light will cue your body to induce sleep at night. If you work at night, you should wear wear sun glasses on your ride home and avoid morning light, so that you'll be able to sleep during the day.
Always dim the lights when you are ready to go to bed. This allows your body to know that bedtime is approaching. Make sure your room is completely dark, and will stay dark, until you wake up in the morning. Nightlights are a distraction from letting your body clock reset itself, and help you maintain a good night's sleep.
Here are some useful sleeping tips:
Set and stick to a sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same times each day.
Exercise regularly. Exercise in the morning can help you get the light exposure you need to set your biological clock. Avoid vigorous exercise close to bedtime, if you're having problems sleeping.
Establish a relaxing bedtime routine. Allow enough time to wind down and relax before going to bed.
Treat your bed as your sanctuary from the stresses of the day. Use your bed only for sleep, so that your mind associates it with sleeping. If you find yourself still lying awake after 20 minutes or so, get up and do something relaxing in dim light until you are sleepy.
Sound Asleep Room Darkening Curtains come in various colors and sizes to match any bedroom decor. They use Thermaback technology to provide darkness, reduce outside noises and reduce heating and air conditioning costs. Here's what they have to say about their lovely curtains:
Sound Asleep Room Darkening Curtains marry fashion, function and design to create the optimal sleep environment.
National Sleep Foundation (NSF) selected Ellery Homestyles as its official partner to develop window curtains that help consumers get a better night's sleep! Developed to address the National Sleep Foundation's recommendations for optimal sleep health, SoundAsleep's room darkening technology reduces penetrating light which offers a key component necessary for a better night's sleep...'darkness'. SoundAsleep's versatile, woven chenille textured fabric coordinates with any bedroom decor.
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