Here at Shutterly Fabulous, we’ve noticed a trend emerging. Demand for blackout shutters is growing, and homeowners are increasingly discovering the benefits of these light-blocking window treatments. And it seems that blackout shutters for bedrooms are gaining the most traction. To be honest, we’re not surprised. Our solid panel shutters have long been popular with our lovely customers. So, we thought we’d take it upon ourselves to write up a quick blog exploring the benefits of blackout shutters in the bedroom and why it might be time to consider some of your own. So, let’s get right into it.
Beat the Brightness
As the days get longer, our homes stay brighter for longer. Of course, this is lovely during the day, and in most rooms, it’s not an issue. However, it can make getting to sleep difficult, especially for those with an earlier bedtime.
Our sleep-wake cycle, known as the circadian rhythm, is closely linked to natural light. Exposure to such light in the evening can disrupt this rhythm, making it difficult to fall asleep and enjoy a much-needed recharge.
If this is ringing any bells, it might be time to consider blackout shutters for your bedroom windows. They’re the perfect solution to cutting the light levels down to the bare minimum.
As of 2022, it’s estimated that there are around 8.7-million-night workers in the UK. That’s almost 9 million people who are going to sleep during the day. If you’re one of these numbers, then blackout shutters could be a game-changer.
Think about it. Gone are the days of getting home at 9am and trying to filter out the light with insufficient curtains or blinds. With our solid panel shutters, you’ll block almost all the light coming from outside, promising you a good night’s – sorry – a good day’s sleep. That way, you’ll be fresh and ready for your next shift…or the weekend!
Nurseries and Children’s Rooms
A nursery is a space where parents want their little ones to sleep peacefully and soundly. Blackout shutters for bedroom windows provide a serene environment that encourages better sleep for babies and toddlers. By blocking out excess light, these shutters help regulate the child’s sleep-wake cycle, promoting longer and more consistent periods of sleep. Parents can rest assured that their precious little bundle will have an undisturbed slumber in a cozy, darkened space.
Banishing Street Lights
For those living in urban areas or near busy streets, external light sources can significantly impact sleep quality. The glow of streetlamps or passing headlights can seep into the bedroom, disrupting the natural darkness required for deep sleep. Blackout shutters act as a barrier, eliminating unwanted light and providing an optimal sleep environment for light-sensitive individuals.
Not just for bedrooms
When it comes to bedroom shutters, blackout features will help you (and your little ones) sleep soundly, no matter the time of day. But there are benefits to having blackout shutters on any window in your home.
If you’d like to learn more, why not book a free home survey with one of our Shutter Specialists? We’d love to come and show you what all the fuss is about.