Both my daughter
and I wake easily in daylight, and after my daughter's Sunbuster Black Out Blinds were
so successful in helping her sleep I decided to try some too.
Blackout Blind boasts that they help everyone sleep, both day and night. The
blinds can be used without curtains or ordinary blinds over the top – although
this is not the most asthetically pleasing to the eye.
Blackout Blind comes in sheets with perforated
edges for easy detachment from one another. Having said that I discovered the
blinds rip easily and putting them up is definitely a two-person job.
blinds were not wide enough to fit my (fairly standard sized) window and therefore
not only did I have to cut the blinds to fit lengthways, but then cut fiddly
strips to fill the rest of the window. The blind has to be removed
during the day, which is frustrating again
as it is not just one sheet to re-stick but five, in my case.
You are advised
to use the sheets of blinds for six to eight weeks depending on the number of times they
are removed and reapplied. The bonus is the sheets can be recharged by
rubbing with a manmade cloth.
Blackout Blind favour, they are very versatile and are small enough to fit in a suitcase for
holidays. This is especially good if your children have real trouble sleeping in
different environments as they can be used anywhere and leave no residue on the
It would be
better if the blinds came in various widths and lengths as cutting to size is a
bit of a pain. The Magic Blackout Blind does indeed do what they state on the box – darken
the room – it just depends on how much of a perfectionist you have been when
cutting the blinds to fit the window, the little cracks between the sheets can
be quite irritating!