How To Get The Best Sleep

Secrets For A Better SleepMany of us struggle to get to bed at a reasonable hour and then we have more trouble falling and staying asleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep is extremely important but the benefits go beyond feeling refreshed and alert in the morning. There is no precise number of minutes or hours at night that guarantees the perfect amount of healthy sleep. In general, adults between the ages of 18 and 64 should get between seven and nine hours of sleep. The amount of sleep can impact not only your physical health but also your mental well-being too.

Light & Sleep

Circadian rhythms are driven by your body’s internal master clock—it controls things like your sleep/wake cycle, eating habits and digestion, and your body temperature. One of the best ways to regulate your circadian rhythm is with the use of light–specifically sunlight. The National Sleep Foundation recommends exposure to natural light for one hour after you wake up, which can help you feel more alert and refreshed in the morning. The opposite is true for bedtime. To promote healthy relaxation, stay away from natural light for two hours before you go to bed.

Benefits of Window Shades

High quality window treatments such as Graber Blackout Cellular Shades are perfect for blocking out natural light. They can also help insulate your sleeping environment by preventing temperature changes and by blocking out excess noise. Graber Blackout Naturals are designed to fit your style, while still providing the same benefits to your sleep cycle. Graber Roller Shades feature clean lines, modern style, and a large variety of colors to match any space. If you’re looking to take advantage of natural light but can’t seem to get yourself out of bed in the morning, Graber’s motorized lift options were made to make your mornings much easier. At the touch of a button, you can decide how much natural light enters your space–an ideal way to help balance your circadian rhythm from the comfort of your bed. Motorized controls also allow you to create and manage a schedule that automatically adjusts your shades throughout the day.

Helm Paint & Decorating offers a wide variety of window coverings including window blinds, window shades, curtains & draperies, and plantation shutters from reputable manufacturers such as Hunter Douglas, Skandia and Graber. Stop by any of our locations and we can help you select the perfect window shades for your home.

Helm Paint & Decorating, locally owned and operated, has been in business since 1970 and is an independent dealer of Benjamin Moore Paints and Finishes. Our trained specialists are available to assist you in selecting paint and supplies for your business. We also offer interior design service along with window treatments and wall coverings. We have locations across New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville, Hammond and Gretna, for your convenience, to serve you.

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