The Pros and Cons of Blackout Curtains

Do you live in a place where there are many street lights or the light reflects straight to your bedroom at night? One way to make your bedroom darker is with blackout curtains. Here are some pros and cons to know about before you decide to buy.

What Are Blackout Curtains?

As the name suggests, these curtains are used for blocking out light. Blackout curtains still come in varying degrees of light filtration or complete light blockage so it’s important to check the labels thoroughly.

The Pros of Blackout Curtains

  • Falling asleep is easier in a dark bedroom. Blackness stimulates the production of melatonin, a hormone that aids in sleeping habits.
  • Your eyes get some rest too. Just like any other part of the body, they need rest. Sleeping in a dark bedroom helps your eyes rest and get enough protection. 
  • It lowers the risk of depression. When your circadian rhythm gets messed up, it can cause mental imbalance and may lead to depression. So by sleeping in a dark place, you’re less prone to become depressed.

The Cons of Blackout Curtains

  • There is minimal natural light in the morning. After we get our 7-9 hours of sleep, there is a portion of time where we benefit from natural light in to our bedrooms.

Having a good night’s sleep is essential since it helps you to be more focused, energetic, and ready to tackle the next day’s tasks. It’s well worth having blackout curtains in your room for maximum performance from a decent night’s sleep.

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