Getting your home to become a very peaceful, relaxing and quiet place requires a lot of work. You don't have to hire a designer to tell you that blackout curtains can help you get what you are looking for. While some people enjoy keeping their windows open all day some people appreciate a less sunny home. Some people fell stressed when things get too bright or too warm and only feel at peace if the home is darker. With these curtains you can hit two birds with one stone.
I am a registered nurse and for years have had to work from 7p.m to 7.am. This is the graveyard shift, while everyone is having sweet dreams I have to work. When I come home all I want to do is drop everything and go to sleep. It can be very hard and distracting to sleep during the day with all the sunlight, heat and noise that comes in from the windows. I was always very stressed out and never woke up refreshed. Just before I was going to ask to change my shift someone introduced these curtains that can be a solution to my sleeping problem.
I was a bit skeptical but willing to try anything at any cost. I spent an entire weekend trying to make my room more comfortable and installing new blackout drapes. When everything was done I began to believe that this might actually work. My bedroom immediately became much more relaxing, cooler, darker and quieter. On Monday I couldn't wait to get home and try it out. When I arrived, showered and went to bed I felt as though I was in another world and the stress was leaving my mind and body. Before I knew it my alarm rang and it was time to wake up. I had slept like a baby and refreshed like never before. A blackout curtain changed my life and now I get my rest every day no matter what time it is.
This was my experience with blackout curtains. I also didn't need to keep my air conditioner on the entire time but set the timer for it to turn off two hours later. It was enough to keep the room cool enough as I slept. In the winter I also used less energy to keep my room warm. This proves that these curtains do in fact save energy and money. I am so pleased that when I find the time I will give all my windows a curtain makeover.