People who work at night have a tough time. Not only is it difficult to feel motivated when you're going to work as it gets dark, but most of the rest of the world is winding down to go to sleep, which can make you feel disconnected.
One of the most difficult parts of working nights, however, is that you need to sleep during the day. Most people struggle with this for various reasons, which can leave you feeling exhausted when it's time for work.
If you want to improve your daytime sleep quality so you feel fresh when you get up for work, getting blinds installed in your bedroom is an excellent choice. Here's why.
They keep your room dark
One of the worst things about sleeping during the day is that it's light outside. This makes it difficult to fall asleep, and it can cause you to wake up repeatedly.
Curtains block out light reasonably well, but they have nothing on a well-fitted blackout blind. Because they have good window coverage with minimal gaps, you can keep your room nice and dark, mimicking night and giving you more restful sleep.
They reduce outside noise
People who sleep at night have some protection against intrusive sound waves in the form of legal restrictions on noise during certain hours.
But construction work and other loud activities have to go ahead at some point and, unfortunately for the night worker, that's when the majority of people are awake and you're trying to get some sleep.
Blinds aren't going to completely soundproof your bedroom, but they are surprisingly effective at reducing noise from outside, which can help you sleep more soundly.
They keep you cool
It's difficult to sleep when it's hot, and in fact, your room should ideally be between 18 and 22 degrees for good quality sleep.
It's even harder to keep the room cool during the day when the sun is shining on your walls and windows and heating up the inside air. By thoroughly blocking out the sunlight with a blind, you can do a better job of stopping the hot rays getting into the room and making it hotter, without having to rely so heavily on noisy air conditioning or fans.
They increase your privacy
When you're trying to get some sleep during the day, you can feel quite vulnerable as the world goes by outside in broad daylight. Blinds give you total privacy, with full window covering that totally stops prying eyes. This lets you sleep in peace with the confidence nobody can see you.