Looking for window treatments that can benefits young children or shift workers in your home? In this short post we’re going to discuss 3 benefits of blackout blind, including: sleep, saving energy, and blocking noise.

blackout blinds in master bedroom


Research has shown that night time light can suppress the production of melatonin; a mood-regulating hormone which is only produced during darkness.  As blackout lined drapes block most visible light and UV rays, they are a perfect solution for darkening your bedroom to give yourself a happiness boost – this is especially important if you are a shift worker that needs to sleep during the day.

Saves Energy

Blackout curtains can trap heat in during the winter and keep light and heat out during the summer. 10-25% of thermal energy loss goes out the windows. Blackout curtains can curtail this loss by a 25%, reducing your utility bills and greenhouse gases. Source: HowStuffWorks

Block Noise

Blackout curtains are able to filter approximately 40% of the outside noise from entering in the room through the windows. Again, when sift workers or day sleepers need to get as much rest as possible, it can be incredibly frustrating to hear street noise or lawn mowers during the day. Any curtain that can reduce this distraction factor is going to be a godsend when it comes time to sleep. Source: HomeFurnishingsInformation

Now that you know the common benefits of blackout blinds, it’s time to choose which window treatment can best fit your home style. For more information please give us a call or email us here.

Universal Blinds
601 – 1550 W. 10th Ave
Vancouver, V6J 1Z9
Phone: (604 ) 559-1988