“Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama A good night’s sleep has been linked to better health, better job performance, and an overall better mood. Unfortunately, when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, some people struggle. They toss, they turn, and they wake up almost constantly. These people almost never get the recommended amount of sleep – 7-9 hours, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled sleep deprivation a national epidemic, affecting 50 to 70 million Americans.
Residential Window Tinting Can Help You Sleep Better
“Your bedroom should be free from any light,” according to the NSF. “Overhauling the bedroom starts with an acknowledgment that your body needs to sleep in near total darkness for optimum health,” explains author Jennifer Barrett. “Darkness prompts the pineal gland to produce melatonin, a hormone that increases both sleepiness as well as length and quality of sleep.” Residential window tinting can help. Residential window tinting comes in a wide variety of transparencies, allowing homeowners to choose their desired level of light control. While all window film will block 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, different films provide varying levels of darkness. Some window tinting is so light that you will barely know it’s there. Other tinting is opaque and will not let any light in. When paired with window treatments – blinds or shades – residential window tinting can help create a cave-like effect, blocking light and allowing you to finally get a good night’s sleep.
Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep
Sleep plays an important role in our daily lives.
- Health: Getting enough sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, and quality of life. Ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems, like heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Sleep deficiency also increases the risk of weight gain and obesity.
- Mood: Your mood while awake is partially dependent on your sleep patterns.
- Job Performance: Lack of sleep can negatively affect reaction time, as well as cognitive function. You may have problems retaining information, making decisions, solving problems, and controlling your emotions. Conversely, studies have shown that a good night’s sleep actually improves learning.
Residential Window Tinting from American Solar Tinting
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