This Dad’s Simple Hack for Total Darkness is a Must-Try for Light Sleepers

If you or someone you know finds it hard to sleep when there’s even a little bit of light coming through the curtains, you’re not alone.

Many people (me too) need total darkness to really relax and fall asleep.

Now you might think,

“Aren’t blackout curtains enough?”

Yeah, blackout curtains can help and is great way, but they don’t always look very nice.

There’s a simple hack to take it to another level, and one person on TikTok found a smart way to solve this problem.

Watch it bellow:

His TikTok page name is @rllwoodworks_and_diy and he is quite popular among the DIYer.

The Challenge and the Solution

He had previously tried using a makeshift blackout curtain, but it wasn’t very effective and didn’t look very good.

He wanted to make the room dark, but he also wanted to keep the regular blinds so his daughter could have some natural light during the day.

His solution was surprisingly simple: he started with a regular blackout shade behind the blinds, then used thin strips of PVC and weather stripping to block the light that was still coming through the sides.

Then he attached the PVC to the window frame with strong tape and then added the weather stripping on top, creating a perfect seal that blocks out all light.



The best thing is that this trick is easy and doesn’t cost much. You don’t have to be an expert to do it yourself.

With just a few things from the store and a little bit of work, you can make any room perfect for sleeping.

Additionally, this TikTok dad shared a few extra tips for getting the best results:

  • Use black tape to cover any remaining spots where light might still be coming through.
  • Paint the PVC strips to match the color of your window frame for a more polished look.

And lots of people loved this idea.

They said the dad was very smart and thanked him for sharing a solution to a common problem.

Many people have already tried this trick in their own homes and said they are sleeping much better now.

So, if light keeps you awake at night, give this easy trick a try.

You might be surprised at how well it works.

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