The right shades may help aid insomnia

Jun 7 2010

The right shades may help aid insomnia
The right shades may help aid insomnia
Approximately one third of people worldwide suffer from some form of insomnia, according to Those who have trouble falling or staying asleep may want to consider installing new window treatments.

"Keeping your bedroom dark and quiet can help promote sleep," reports the new source. While creating a light- and noise-free environment may seem impossible to those who live in bright, loud households and neighborhoods, the right shades may help reduce outside disturbances.

According to Natural Health Techniques, investing in room-darkening window shades can help some people stay asleep. Blackout shades are a great way to block out sunlight, but can be helpful keeping one's room dark at night as well. These shades can eliminate reflections from streetlights or traffic, and will keep the room dark through a 5am sunrise.

Though many people may turn to white-noise sound machines and earplugs to stop sounds from disrupting their slumber, insomniacs may also want to install noise reduction shades in their bedrooms. The shades trap sound in the same way other window treatments trap light and UV rays.
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