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Cures For Insomnia: Blackout Curtains
Summer Nights Make Insomnia Worse...
It's true: Getting to sleep in the summer is far more difficult than the winter.
With lighter nights and hotter weather, not only can bedtime be an uncomfortable affair, but the very fact that it is often still light outside when you go to bed is another hurdle in the battle to cure insomnia.
Cures for insomnia: Blackout curtains
Because we are naturally programmed to sleep when it is dark and arise when it is light, lighter nights can be a huge problem when it comes to getting a good night's sleep.
By completely closing your room off from the invasion of outside light, you can replicate the darkness needed to assist you to a good night's sleep. Blackout curtains are also great if you work night shifts and need to sleep during the day.
Blackout during the war
Did you know that during the frequent air raids that took place in world war 2, a similar idea was used? Windows were blacked out in order to allow people to keep the lights on in their houses without drawing attention to the bombers overhead.