Sleep is essential for our health and it’s important we make this a priority in our lives. Whether you suffer from insomnia or work night shifts, it can be hard to make sure you get enough sleep. However, it can have a significant impact on our overall health and well-being and definitely impacts our day-to-day mood. A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a balanced diet.

Here are some tips to help you sleep better at night.

Install blackout blinds

You can instantly improve your sleep by installing blackout blinds in your bedroom. Whether you opt for roller blinds or Roman blinds, you can find ones that will block out all outside light. There’s nothing worse than having a bad night’s sleep and being woken up at 4 am by the sunrise. With quality made-to-measure blinds, you can ensure that they will block out all the light and offer you a perfectly dark room to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Increase bright light exposure during the day

To assist your circadian rhythm, you should also increase how much bright light exposure you have during the day. This is another reason why roller blinds or vision blinds are a great addition to your bedroom. They offer you greater control of the light and can ensure you are exposed to natural sunlight every morning. This helps tell your body when it is time to be awake and when it is time to sleep. For people with insomnia, daytime light exposure helped improve the quality and duration of sleep and reduced the time it took to fall asleep by 83%.

Reduce blue light exposure in the evening

As a society, we are perpetually staring at screens. Many of us spend all day in an office working on computers, only to head home and watch tv or scroll on our phones until we sleep. Blue light in the evening can have a negative effect on our circadian rhythm by tricking our brains into thinking it’s still daytime. You can curve this by avoiding screen time an hour before bed or by putting a blue light filter on your phone. There’s also the option to wear blue light glasses that will filter out the light.

If you want to improve your sleep, start by installing quality made-to-measure from Blinds of All Kinds. Our expert team can install fitted blinds to suit any home style. Get in touch today to see our fantastic range of discount blinds.