Blackout Blinds help you sleep

Blackout Blinds help you sleep

Most people struggle with sleep at least once a week. Doing anything and everything to better your sleep is worth it. Blackout blinds and curtains can help prevent waking up before the desired time. In New York summers the sun comes up as early as 5:24 am. This can trick your body into thinking its morning hours before you need to get up. In the summer it also only gets starts to get dark at around 9:30. This can make it harder to put children to sleep. Blackout roller blinds are popular as they give complete light control of your sleep schedule. Healthy sleep is always part of the equation in a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Royal Window Treatments has a great assortment of blackout blinds in various price ranges.

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“Blind” Meanings and History

“Blind” Meanings and History

The word “blind” as in curtain obviously comes from same term meaning “unable to see.” When a window is covered up with a curtain who becomes blind? The outsiders are blind to what is happening inside, the insiders are blind to what is happening outside, or maybe the people inside can no longer see because of lack of sunlight.

Let us look at history to see what was most likely meant when the word was first used to refer to curtains.

Firstly note that use of “blind” as in “unable to see” was first used in Old English in year 1535 (wiki dictionary). It was probably only until much later that the word was used to mean a curtain.

Black-out blinds during Wartime

The first use of enforced blackouts was in the beginning of World War One. Right at the beginning of the war Germany planned the first ever strategic air bombing campaign on England. Before the war Winston Churchill, lord of the Admiralty, planned to blackout the coastal towns to confuse German submarines as well aircraft. Eight days after England declared war on August 12 1914 the blackout was issued on several towns. Germany started air-raids on England on England first with Zeppelins then with Gothas bomber planes. In response the whole England was put under nightly blackouts by February 1916.

By World War Two it was common term to use blackout-blinds with black-outs laws issued in many countries around the globe. For as many as five years people grew accustomed to living under blackout conditions. Of course everyone was greatly relieved at the end of war when the blackout was finally lifted. During the black many people were injured from automobile accidents as well as suffering high street crime rates.

Black-out blinds available at Royal Window Treatments

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