Ever had a bad night’s sleep and the following day felt lethargic, struggled to focus or in a bad mood? A bad sleep can not only leave us feeling a little extra grumpy the next day but if continuous, can leave us with some long-term health effects.
Most of us use caffeine as a technique to keep ourselves awake, so avoiding drinks that have caffeine before bed is ideal. This includes, coffee, tea and soft drinks.
- Exercise and healthy diet
Regular exercise and a healthy diet are always important factors in a good night’s sleep. About 30 minutes a day of exercise will help to keep the body active and healthy. Avoid exercise close to bed time to allow yourself enough time to let your body unwind.
When it comes to establishing a bed time routine it’s important to be consistent as much as possible, especially at the start. Aim to wind down after a long day at the same time every night and go to bed at a consistent time. Repetition is key to get your body used to a routine, even on the weekends. This one may be tough for some but after a while your body will adapt and then you can change up your routine slightly on the weekends but avoid it where possible.
Try to give yourself an hour before going to bed to relax and unwind from the day. This means finding an activity you find relaxing but avoid things such as household chores, surfing the internet, etc. Give yourself some “you” time and read a book or watch some tv, whatever you find works. This will help your body to become sleepy and this is when it is a good time to go to bed. If you are struggling to find a relaxation technique that works for you, try yoga or stretching to calm the body.
- Create a good sleep environment
Finding your ideal sleep environment plays a very important role in a good night’s sleep. This means finding the perfect mattress, creating the perfect temperature – not too cold and not too hot, eliminating electronics from the bedroom and blocking out any light entering the room.
Creating the perfect environment is crucial and different for everybody. However, most of us rely on blocking out the sun, lights and ensuring privacy to have a comfortable sleep environment. Here are the best blockout blind types for your bedroom.
Blockout blind types
Blockout Roller Blinds
Blockout Roller Blinds are the most popular type of blind in Australia. They are great for nearly every room in the home, as they are Australian made and made with high quality components making the blockout roller blind suitable to withstand the harsh Australian climate. This is also what makes them a great choice for bedrooms. With the blockout roller blinds fabric, any sun or light outside is prevented from entering the room. This helps to create a perfect sleep environment.
Blockout Honeycomb Blinds
Blockout Honeycomb Blinds are not only great for blocking out the sun or any outside lighting, they are also the perfect blind for controlling your bedrooms temperature. With their unique cellular structure, the blockout honeycomb blind helps to create an airlock, keeping your bedroom cool in summer and warm in winter. The blockout honeycomb blinds also help to reduce noise from entering the home. If you struggle to achieve the optimum bedroom temperature, then blockout honeycomb blinds are a great insulating bedroom blind solution.
Blockout Roman Blinds
Blockout Roman Blinds have the look of curtains however function as a blind. This makes them great for classic and sophisticated bedroom styles. Not only will the blockout roman blinds stop the sun from entering your room, they are also good for energy efficiency.
Custom made vs. ready made blockout blinds
If you are looking for blockout blinds, whether it be for a newly built home or you are renovating an older home, having perfectly fitted blinds is a must. Not only will this ensure that your blockout blinds look good within your window frame but also ensure they are functioning correctly. Blockout blinds for the bedroom are especially critical to get right. You want them to not only ensure the sunlight is completely blocked out for a peaceful night’s sleep but also to ensure privacy for your bedroom.
Here are a few points to help you determine whether custom made or ready made blockout blinds are the best solution for your bedroom.
Custom Made Blockout Blinds
- Made to your exact measurements
- Can customise to your specifications
- Array of different blockout blind types available
- Large choice of blockout fabric colour options
- Quality materials used to produce blockout blind
Ready Made Blockout Blinds
- Made in a range of standard sizes
- Made in a few blind types
- A few colours available in each blind type
If budget is a concern, then consider DIY custom made blockout blinds as an option. You can save up to 70% by DIY measure and installing custom made blockout blinds. Check out our blog for simple steps on how to measure for DIY window blinds. This means you can have custom made blockout blinds with the satisfaction knowing you did it yourself.
With these handy tips, you can now create a perfect sleep environment and ensure you are going to enjoy a restful night’s sleep, every night.