blackout curtains

canvas blackout curtain

Apparently it’s a good idea to sleep in total darkness, so that the body’s natural melatonin levels can regulate themselves.

I made myself a blackout curtain a while back, so that I could sleep in almost total darkness. I appreciate it when I have migraines, too, because it blocks out the light so well in the daytime.

I had a lot of fun making this curtain. I used roll ends from a local discount fabric store, and sewed them together like a large patchwork. Then I stapled the whole thing to the top of my window frame. The curtain has ties, so I can roll it up during the daytime if I like.

Sometimes I lie in bed and I think about what it must have been like to live in London, England, during the war. Everybody used blackout curtains, to prevent the enemy from bombing them at night.

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Do you like the idea of sleeping in a totally dark room? How would your body respond – negatively or positively?

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The themes for March 2012 are bedrooms and rest.

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