Fact: A completely dark room is proven to result in a sounder nights sleep.

“Previous studies have linked light at night with ill health in rodents. Now a study of 113,000 women suggests that it could cause obesity in humans. The work by Oxford University researchers for the Institute of Cancer Research found that women had larger waistlines if their bedroom was “light enough to see across”, the researchers found.” Tom de Castella BBC News Magazine, June 2014.

Heavier curtain fabric with black out lining at bedroom windows will help to eliminate light pollution and create a darker sanctuary to aid sleep.

A trend back to heavier drapes does not create an issue with any of the poles or tracks from The Bradley Collection, as long as the brackets are correctly specified and installed. Talking of brackets and light exclusion, we have noticed a recent trend toward shorter (60mm) projection brackets. These shorter brackets bring the pole and thus fabrics closer to the wall helping to minimize the outside light creeping into the room. (It’s also worth remembering that our bespoke service means that even shorter bracket projections can be made on request). Let’s work to make disturbed nights a thing of the past…

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