These bestselling blackout curtains might help you sleep through the night

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/ Source: TODAY
By Julie Pennell

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Not getting the best sleep due to more daylight in the summer? Blackout curtains could be a simple solution.

According to Dr. Daniel Barone, a neurologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian, one of the easiest things you can do to get better shut-eye at night is to make sure the room is dark.

“We’re designed to be sleeping when the sky is dark,” he told TODAY. Things like street light can disrupt the sleep cycle. “You want the room to be as dark as possible without it being dangerous,” he added.

To achieve a dark room, he recommended blackout curtains. These are curtains that block out light to help you sleep through the night. Many also have the advantage of blocking outside noise and regulating the temperature in the room by keeping hot and cold air from coming in through the window.

Below, here are some of the bestselling blackout curtains on Amazon.

Bestselling Blackout Curtains on Amazon

1. Nicetown Blackout Drapes

4.6 Stars, 7,601 Customer Reviews

Coming in 18 different colors, these drapes will match any room in your house.

2. Nicetown Double Layer Blackout Curtain Panels

4.8 Stars, 2,242 Customer Reviews

Block out every bit of sunlight with these double-layered curtain panels, outfitted with grommets to fit on any curtain rod.

3. AmazonBasics Room Darkening Blackout Curtains

4.2 Stars, 2,119 Customer Reviews

Whether you opt for one pack or four of these curtain sets, your room will stay dark throughout it all.

Most Popular Blackout Curtains on Walmart

1. Mainstays Energy Efficient Blackout Curtain

4.5 Stars, 987 Customer Reviews

Reduce the energy lost out of windows with these energy-efficient curtain panels.

2. Eclipse Samara Thermal Curtain Panel

4.2 Stars, 5,607 Customer Reviews

Crank up your house's style with these textured blackout shades.

3. Sun Zero Nolan Energy-Efficient Curtain Panel

4.2 Stars, 189 Customer Reviews

Sleep extra soundly with these noise-reducing curtain panels.

Top-Rated Blackout Curtains on Wayfair

1. Wayfair Basics Solid Blackout Curtain Panels

4.7 Stars, 9,241 Customer Reviews

Create an elegant feel to any room with these silky curtain panels, sure to block out all sunlight.

2. Albert Polyester Single Blackout Curtain Panel

4.8 Stars, 3,011 Customer Reviews

Whether you thread these curtain panels over a rod or use rings for a fun touch, they will block light efficiently.

3. Rosdorf Park Pleated Blackout Curtain Panels

4.8 Stars, 6,590 Customer Reviews

Add a whimsical touch to any room with these beautiful pleated blackout shades.

Most Popular Blackout Curtains at Bed Bath and Beyond

1. Darcy 63-Inch Linen Blackout Curtain Panel

4.7 Stars, 255 Customer Reviews

Blackout shades don't need to be heavy! Keep cool with this linen option.

2. Madeira 95-Inch Rod-Pocket Blackout Curtain

Update your windows with these rod-pocket curtain panels that are easy to insert.

3. SmartBlock Room Darkening Curtain Liner

4.4 Stars, 106 Customer Reviews

Make any curtain a blackout curtain with this liner that can be added to an existing drape.

Bestselling Blackout Curtains from Target

1. Eclipse Blackout Curtain Liner

3.8 Stars, 108 Customer Reviews

Transform your current curtains to blackout ones with these liners.

2. Project 62 Doral Curtain Panels Indigo

4.8 stars, 115 Customer Reviews

Add a subtle touch of color to your living space with these light-filtering curtains.

3. Threshold Blackout Curtain Panel

3.8 Stars, 31 Customer Reviews

Complement any room with these neutral blackout curtain panels.

Bestselling Blackout Curtains from JCPenney

1. JCPenney Home Plaza Grommet-Top Lined Blackout Curtain

4.6 Stars, 1,825 Customer Reviews

Add a special element to your windows with these shiny-finish woven blackout curtains.

2. JCPenney Home Wallace Blackout Grommet-Top Curtain

4.6 Stars, 189 Customer Reviews

Little kids? No problem with these washable blackout shades.

3. Sun Zero Saxon Grommet-Top Blackout Curtain Panel

4.5 Stars, 42 Customer Reviews

Reduce noise, save energy and block out the sun with these multipurpose blackout curtains.

If you do end up blocking the light in your room with blackout curtains, Barone has one important tip: Open the curtains immediately when you wake up and let the light in. “When we’re awake, we want to be exposed to sunlight,” he said. “Try to get sunlight in the morning.”

For more sleep tips, check out Barone’s book, "Let’s Talk About Sleep."