If you live in a city you may find you are kept awake by the bright lights outside from traffic, street lights and illuminated signs. These curtains also help with blocking noise to a small degree too.
If you think about it, you’ll see that these curtains are really an investment in you and your family getting higher quality sleep – something that is essential to good health.
Room darkening curtains are available in many colors, even light shades. Light is typically blocked by the thickness of the fabric, not how dark it is. This lets you choose a style of curtain that complements your décor without having to worry about how effectiveness the color is at blocking the light. These curtains actually have a backing or a lining which is a kind of blackout material.
If you already have curtains you want to keep, buy blackout linings and attach these to your existing curtains to keep out the light otherwise you can buy room darkening curtains and see for yourself the difference they make.