SLEEP QUALITY AND WINDOW COVERING: WHICH PRODUCTS TO CHOOSE TO SLEEP BETTER?
We have all, one day or another, experienced the joy of deep and rejuvenating sleep. That night, the ideal conditions were undoubtedly met. But how do you get restful sleep, night after night? Stores Rabais tried to answer this question.
Restful sleep is essential for maintaining good health
Dark circles, uneven mood, weight gain, loss of reflexes, impulsivity, reduced concentration and performance: if you have noticed the appearance of some of these phenomena in your daily life, it is not impossible that you are in deficit sleep. In the long term, poor sleep can lead to serious health consequences , such as cardiovascular disease, weakened immune functions, high blood pressure, depression and even the onset of certain degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. .
Contrary to what you might think, just because you sleep all night doesn't necessarily mean you can recover well! Indeed, sleep is made up of several cycles and several levels, including deep slow-wave sleep, the most restorative of all stages.
Several external and physiological factors can influence the depth of sleep. Lack of exercise and high daily stress levels can, for example, prevent us from reaching restorative sleep stages. It is therefore important to develop an overall plan to improve sleep, but in the meantime, it is possible to adequately arrange the space where we sleep to put all the chances on our side.
Sleeping like in a hotel: the importance of brightness in the quality of sleep
Why do we sleep so well in a hotel room? Beyond the fact that we are probably on vacation and our stress levels are at an all-time low, a hotel room is specially designed to provide restful sleep. Sober colors, good ventilation and freshness are characteristics specific to the hotel room and are also determining factors when it comes to getting a good night's sleep.
But what about brightness? You've probably noticed that hotel room curtains are often very thick, opaque and much taller and wider than the window they cover. This choice of window covering is not trivial.
The biological impact of light
Did you know that light has a major impact on the circadian rhythm (a sort of biological clock taking the form of a cycle of approximately 24 hours and governing certain physiological processes, such as sleep and eating), on the production melatonin (the sleep hormone) and on sleep cycles? It only takes a faint glow to interfere with sleep. This is why several specialists recommend sleeping in total darkness.
Don't hesitate to install opaque shades and curtains in your bedroom that completely block out light. In this way, even the smallest crescent moon will not be able to disturb your nighttime recovery. You will feel like you are in a hotel, in the comfort of your home!
Opaque canvases or curtains… or both!
At STORESRABAIS, we offer you custom-made curtains and opaque fabrics that will allow you to transform your bedroom into a temple of sleep. You will find on our online store a choice of opaque curtains , opaque fabrics and Premium opaque fabrics . Any tips for choosing the right shade? Avoid too bright colors, which will excite your brain before bed.
Possible combinations for window coverings conducive to sleep
Several options are available to you, in one or two thicknesses, when choosing an optimal window covering for your bedroom:
- Opaque canvas only (risk of light on the sides)
- Solar or alternating canvas and opaque curtain
- Opaque canvas and light veil
- Opaque canvas and opaque curtain (best option for total darkness)
What size to choose and how to measure your windows?
When the time comes to choose the right dimensions of blinds (canvas) or curtains to cut off maximum light in a room, the important thing is to ensure that there is no daylight on either side of the product after installation.
The advantage with Blinds Rabais is that all our products are offered made to measure. You can decide to install your shades inside or outside your window frames. You will find on our site the procedure to follow in order to properly measure your space and choose a canvas with the optimal dimensions.
Curtains can be installed on the wall or on the ceiling. We advise you to choose dimensions greater than the surface area of the window to be covered. For a very chic look, opt for a full-height and full-width curtain (which covers the entire surface of the wall on which the windows to be covered are located). See here how to choose the dimensions of your curtains and net curtains.
Reading, aromatherapy and meditation: some additional tips to sleep better
Are the blackout shades and curtains installed? Here are some additional tips that will help you sleep better:
- Avoid the presence of electronic and light devices in your room.
- Reduce the room temperature with an air conditioner or fan.
- Opt for a before-bed ritual: soft music, reading or meditation.
- Maintain routine and go to bed at the same time every night.
- Set up an essential oil diffuser and choose calming scents, like lavender or eucalyptus.
- Make your bedroom a place intended solely for sleeping (avoid installing a television or computer there, for example).
- Hydrate yourself! It is important to always have a glass of water on hand.
STORESRABAIS always at your service
If you need help choosing the best product or combination, or defining the ideal dimensions of canvases or curtains that will transform your bedroom into an exceptional resting place, do not hesitate to contact us by telephone, email or chat . Our customer service agents will be happy to guide you!