If you have found yourself struggling to get a solid 8 hours worth of sleep, there could be a number of reasons for this. You could be a night worker who finds sleeping during the day especially difficult or maybe you are particularly sensitive to light. One of the most effective ways to ensure you get the rest you need is to make your bedroom as dark as possible. 

The question is how you can make your bedroom pitch black even on a bright sunny day. Listed below are five ways you can darken your bedroom to help you sleep better. 

Completely blackout your windows with made to measure blinds

This may be the most obvious suggestion however it is not always that easy to do. The majority of the light that enters your bedroom will come through the windows. One of the most effective ways to do this is fit made to measure blackout blinds in Lvingston or anywhere else in the UK. There are a number of different designs available meaning the blinds will be not only effective but aesthetically pleasing. When choosing blackout blinds we would suggest you select either Roman or Roller designs as they are the most suitable for the job at hand.

Lined Curtains 

Lined curtains will definitely help when it comes to keeping light out of a room. Unlined curtains are totally ineffective when it comes to preventing light from getting into your room. So, especially in summer, you will quite often be awoken by early morning sunlight as well as finding it difficult to get to sleep on those long light nights. Fully lined curtains will block out most of that light and when used in conjunction with blackout blinds will help you get the uninterrupted rest you need. 

Get rid of all Internal Bedroom Light 

To make sure your bedroom remains pitch black it is important that you get rid of any internal light sources. To do this turn off TV’s, computers, power indicators or anything else that emits even the smallest amount of light. When the rest of the room is very dark these things stand out. Try and replace digital clocks with regular ones or at least cover them up as that will definitely reduce light in the room. 

Turn Off or Move Your Mobile Phone 

Mobile phones have become such an important part of society, so much so that people can’t even go to bed without taking them along. Having your mobile phone at the side of your bed is not conducive to getting a good nights sleep. Not only do they emit light from the screen every time someone sends a message or posts on social media, but they also buzz and vibrate. If you have to have your phone with you ensure it is face down and on silent otherwise it will continue to disturb your sleep. 

Wear an Eye Mask 

The most simple and probably the cheapest way to blackout a room is by wearing an eye mask. When choosing an eye mask try and find a brand that has padding around the edges and the nose region to stop light from getting in. 

There are lots of other techniques you can use to help blackout your bedroom and improve sleep, however, the ones listed above if implemented will definitely improve the quality of your rest.