As I get ready to work Night shift again, I went over to my local store and finally, for the first time since I began working shift work (over 15 years now. ugh) invested in a blackout curtain.
it cost err, 6.95 and then an extra 2.97 for a spring loaded curtain rod that could hold the panel.
I was thinking of two things, firstly it might make it seem less like day in the room when I try to sleep, and secondly, at 3 pm, my bedroom suddenly become intolerably hot as it faces the west and gets the Afternoon sun full force.
Well, I didn't really think an investment of about 10.00 could do too much though and I was trying to look at the bright side: In that the room getting unbearably hot at 3 pm would get me awake each day for excersise!
I was wrong! that 7.00 curtain makes my bedroom almost pitch black at noon! And it keeps the room from getting to the boiling point in the afternoon!!!!
The first day I put it up I found myself taking a good long nap at 2 pm….
I found out it even blocks out the annoying street lights (which are not annoying when outside at night) that shine in my window!
I'm sleeping much much better than before, at night and during the day. SO I highly recommend the 7.00 blackout curtain to anyone trying to get a little more restful rest.
I am now ready for night shift.