Lets talk room darkness.

The Problem

You’re trying to fall asleep. You toss and turn and you think to yourself….”sigh, nothing seems to work, I will never fall asleep.” One thing that we’ve seen and heard people talk about is just how difficult it is to block out everything. Everything from street lights to cars passing by and in today’s crowded cities its only getting worse. Sure you can get somewhat use to it but doesn’t really fully solve the problem especially when you’re a light sleeper. Then it doesn’t matter even little amounts of distractions can be bad. Lets see what we can do about this problem. Lets focus on light again.

The Understanding

Not everyone likes purely dark rooms but if you’ve never slept in a pure dark room before you maybe missing out on a really relaxing experience. When there’s less light in all forms you’ve got less for your mind to see and think about. Instead it can now focus more on the job at hand, falling asleep. The more recent studies have shown that one of the biggest reasons people can’t fall asleep in this day in age is the constant light from their phones into their eyes. How can the brain know its time for sleep if you have a flashlight in your eyes in a dark room? The problem is just amplified! Too much light is going on around us and we need to be cut off!

The Solution

Now you may be thinking, what does soundproof curtains have to do with light? Well the good news is the more sound you block the more light you’re blocking as well. The two go hand and hand together. Typically around here we talk about getting blackout curtains since that helps but there’s another solution you may have overlooked. Velcro. Your awesome soundproofing blackout curtains do a fantastic job but most curtain setups have a small flaw for keeping things really dark.

Take a look at your curtains closed at night when you have a good set of blackout curtains. Do you still see light? Typically yes, on the sides are usually the biggest places light still comes in. You could get a better seal / reduce this light problem by attaching Velcro to both the curtain and your wall. Doesn’t need to be a lot either since curtains don’t move much and aren’t heavy enough to need a lot. Since you’re likely using blackout curtains already its unlikely you’ll notice the Velcro anyway because it’ll be out of sight most of the time.

A simple quick solution to help you sleep better at night!

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