How Blackout Roller Blinds Can Benefit You If You Work Night Shifts

Do you work the night shift? Then your sleep is very important to you during the day. Unfortunately, sleeping during the day can be difficult due to the noise, light and heat coming in from outside. If your windows are a source of disturbance for you, then you need the right window treatments. Roller blinds are the ideal window treatment for tired night shift workers.

Blackout roller blinds can benefit you in various ways if you need to sleep during the day.

Blackout roller blinds keep out noise

Blackout roller blinds usually consist of a two-ply length of thick material that covers the entirety of a window. Because they are thick, blackout blinds can provide some noise reduction. This is useful when you need to get sleep during the day.

Blackout roller blinds keep out light

As their name suggests, blackout blinds excel at keeping out light. Because they are fitted so close to the edges of the window, they are effective at keeping out daylight. Other types of blinds are not so effective because they have gaps between their slats or louvres that let in light. But because of the thickness of blackout blinds and the lack of gaps or louvres, blackout roller blinds excel at light reduction.

Blackout roller blinds keep your home or bedroom cool

Another useful aspect of blackout roller blinds is their ability to keep the cool air in your bedroom. Because a lot of cool air escapes through the windows during the day when an air conditioner is in use, it's important to have a window treatment that can help to keep as much of that cool air inside as possible. Blackout blinds can help to keep your bedroom cool no matter how hot it is outside.

Blackout roller blinds will also keep some of the heat out of your bedroom.

Blackout roller blinds can be made with anti-static fabric

Dust can be a problem too with many window treatments, such as curtains or Roman blinds. But you can purchase blackout roller blinds with material that has anti-static properties. This will keep dust from building up on your blinds and leaving you struggling to breathe as you sleep during the day.

Blackout roller blinds combine well with drapes

You can double up on your efforts to create a restful atmosphere by using both drapes and blackout roller blinds together. Because roller blinds sit inside the window frame, they won't impede drapes. With blackout roller blinds and drapes, your bedroom will be a peaceful, dark haven for you to rest in after a long night shift.

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We need to have an office in busy location so that we are near our clients, but the sounds from the street and the train station across the road can be a little distracting for our draftsmen. They have asked us to look at doing something about noise abatement, so we put some insulation in, but it's still much noisier than ideal. Now we are going to be putting in noise reducing windows to try and stop noise coming through that space as well. We hope that will do the job - we'll put up some before and after pictures and readings so you can be the judge.