Updated: May 31, 2022
Sleep hygiene, also known as good sleep habits, is a popular topic all over the internet, especially as it relates to how we’ve adapted to life during COVID. Our lives have been disrupted, including our daily routines: where we work, go to school, and how we socialize. However, research continues to point to healthy sleep habits as key to staying healthy physically and mentally.
Lack of sleep can increase anxiety and depression, as well as reducing the effectiveness of your immune system. On the other hand, getting a good night's sleep can boost your energy levels and lead to better decision-making. After a good 8-10 hours of sleep, you feel better physically and emotionally.
As there are many different tips and tricks out there for a better night's sleep, it can be hard to narrow it down to ones that have the best chance of working for you. From our research across different agencies, foundations, and sleep experts, we’ve found three consistent recommendations that top all lists.
Be consistent. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends
Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and set at a comfortable temperature
Remove electronic devices such as TVs, computers, and smartphones from the bedroom
Let’s talk about, “make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature.” This is where the drape can help. We offer multiple options for situational light management. When it comes to bedrooms, they should be as dark as possible, which is why we suggest adding the blackout lining to any fabric you’re choosing for your bedroom. Since our entire line is customizable, that means you can add our blackout lining to any fabric, even a sheer! There is no need to compromise for a fabric you kind of like, a color that is just ok or settle for what is available.
We have been in the “curtain business" for a few decades, and we can tell you not all blackouts are created equal. Ours is 100% blackout. Order a free swatch and try it for yourself. Our process has been vetted and tested. We’ve even made sure that the amazing light blocking quality has not ruined the drape of the fabric.
If this is bordering on too much to think about, we have your back, you can go straight to the blackout bundle on our website. We have married the cotton canvas and the blackout lining together for you. If designing is your thing, order some free swatches to play around with color and texture, and remember, the blackout lining can be added to any of our fabrics.