Blocking daylight with the new Indow Sleep PanelFor Beth Cherney, blocking daylight is the difference between a good night of sleep and a terrible one.

She wakes between 3 and 3:30 a.m. to catch the train from her home in Baltimore County two hours away to her job as a Navy analyst in Washington D.C. As the days grow longer, this means she often turns in before sunset. But even in the short days of winter, light from a nearby commercial property pours through her windows during the night.

On top of it all, she’s prone to insomnia.

“I have insomnia so I need complete dark to sleep,” she said. “I’ve been like this since I was a kid but it’s worse now that I’m an adult.”

She quickly realized after buying her Colonial house last year, that if she were going to get solid deep sleep, she needed to make her room dark and quiet. She considered blackout window shades and curtains but then found out about Indow blackout window inserts from Nom Nom Paleo’s truly awesome blog, which she reads as part of a Paleo lifestyle that involves eating healthy food, exercising and focusing on getting good solid sleep each night.

Indow is happy to be relaunching its blackout window solution – Sleep Panels. Instead of acrylic, they’re made with white fiberboard and do an even better job of dampening outside noise coming through windows. They make a room dark, quiet and conducive to sleep. Whether it’s lingering sun or street lights or traffic that’s bothering you, these inserts help – a lot.

“When I shut my door – even when it’s broad daylight outside – the only light is from around the door frame. It’s pitch black. It’s amazing. I sleep great even in the middle of the day. It’s a complete lifesaver and I don’t know what I would do without them.”

The bonus: her bedroom stays warmer so she can keep the thermostat lower at night.

“They are probably the best thing I’ve ever bought myself,” Beth said. “If I want to take a nap on a Saturday in the middle of the day, I can do it no problem.”