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Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

Don’t be afraid of the dark; it’s good for you. Sleep is crucial for your child’s development – both physical and mental. Unwanted light can deter your little one from getting the best possible sleep. That’s where we come in; using blackout shades will keep that unwanted light out of their bedroom. Our blackout shades block 99% of all exterior light.

While asleep, the human brain sorts and stores information, replenishes vital chemicals, and helps keep you healthy. Proper sleep is necessary for your child’s growth and immune system – without it, they might lack in those areas. Experts say that children between the ages of 5 and 12 need 9 to 12 hours of sleep each night. 

Along with uninterrupted sleep from unwanted light, there are so many additional benefits to sleeping in a dark room. According to experts, sleeping in a dark room may help you fall asleep faster. Darkness promotes relaxation and when your body is relaxed, it is easier to fall asleep. Additionally, darkness is crucial when it comes to the production of melatonin – a chemical that your brain produces that helps with the timing of your circadian rhythms and sleep. Melatonin is needed to get the best sleep you’re able to. 

Getting quality sleep also is linked to improved mental focus; reduction of anxiety, stress, and depression; lowers the chance of diabetes; cellular regeneration so your skin is protected from aging (beauty sleep is real!); and offers relief to your eyes.   


Aside from the health benefits to your little ones (or even yourself) from having blackout shades in their rooms, they can be beneficial to the home as well. Our Original paper shades can be easily installed and even decorated by your kiddos (or yourself…if you want their room to look a certain way; check out a craft guide for some pro tips). Because they are so easy to install, if they get damaged, there is no hassle in replacing them with a new one (they’re even available in a four or six-pack). 

While the Easy Lift blackout shades are made out of fabric (not necessarily able to decorate like the Original paper ones), they still are hassle free when it comes to installation and keep the light out. As always, our Original and Easy Lift shades require no tools to install, are always cordless and are certified best for kids.

If you’re looking for a solution to unwanted light coming into your kiddos bedrooms or nursery, blackout shades are the way to go. The incredible health benefits alone are what dreams are made of (literally). Since your children will be sleeping better and longer, your sleep will also improve. See? The dark really is not all that scary – not getting proper sleep is. 

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