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    I have two large rectangular windows that are covered with blinds. Then, over each window I can draw down a big black sheet that almost covers the dimensions of the window. The almost is very significant. Because through this thin gap, large amounts of light from a streetlamp situated directly outside the window pour into my room everynight and illuminate the room. It's starting to severely affect my sleeping.

    Does anybody have a sensible, practical engineer solution to this problem? I tried pinning up a spare bedsheet/binliner, but the light still shines through it and it's not practical. Everytime I want to open my window I have to roll up the sheet and it's ugly/inconvenient and requires two bedsheets. I'm tired (from lack of sleep ) so I just can't think of what to do.

    Any help appreciated.
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    (Original post by TheArtofProtest)
    Smash the streetlight
    I knew somebody would say this. The streetlamp is unusually tall for some reason, as far as the height of streetlamps go. I'm not a good enough shot to get it.
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    Get larger blinds
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    (Original post by MountKimbie)
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    I have two large rectangular windows that are covered with blinds. Then, over each window I can draw down a big black sheet that almost covers the dimensions of the window. The almost is very significant. Because through this thin gap, large amounts of light from a streetlamp situated directly outside the window pour into my room everynight and illuminate the room. It's starting to severely affect my sleeping.

    Does anybody have a sensible, practical engineer solution to this problem? I tried pinning up a spare bedsheet/binliner, but the light still shines through it and it's not practical. Everytime I want to open my window I have to roll up the sheet and it's ugly/inconvenient and requires two bedsheets. I'm tired (from lack of sleep ) so I just can't think of what to do.

    Any help appreciated.
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    (Original post by MadJester)
    Get larger blinds
    I can't get larger blinds, they won't fit. The current blinds fit perfectly, but they just don't cover the whole window. The picture would really help explain what I mean by this
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    Thick curtains that are wider than the windows and longer...
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    (Original post by MountKimbie)
    I can't get larger blinds, they won't fit. The current blinds fit perfectly, but they just don't cover the whole window. The picture would really help explain what I mean by this
    Anything set within the alcove or whatever can only aim to fill the space as tightly as possible. Fix curtains above the alcove...
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    (Original post by offhegoes)
    Thick curtains that are wider than the windows and longer...
    The landlord has refused permission to change the blinds/blackout cover thing.

    Otherwise this is the solution I would of gone for. I was hoping for something a bit more...makeshift.
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    (Original post by MountKimbie)
    Does anybody have a sensible, practical engineer solution to this problem?
    You can ask the council to adjust the street lamp so it doesn't cause you a nuisance.

    They will have a form online to fill in.

    (And get larger blinds...)

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    (Original post by offhegoes)
    Anything set within the alcove or whatever can only aim to fill the space as tightly as possible. Fix curtains above the alcove...
    There is already a blackout sheet thing that rolls down, it's not wide enough and I'm not allowed to take it down and replace it with something larger.
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    Wear an eye mask, perhaps?
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    (Original post by MountKimbie)
    The landlord has refused permission to change the blinds/blackout cover thing.

    Otherwise this is the solution I would of gone for. I was hoping for something a bit more...makeshift.
    Explain the issue to him and offer to pay for the changes yourself and, if needed, fix the screw holes left if he wants it removed when you leave.
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    do you sleep on a particular side?
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    I think a sleep mask is a easy solution
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Wear an eye mask, perhaps?
    Good suggestion, I really struggle to sleep with them on, but that's using cheap airline ones.

    I've had a quick amazon search and found a premium eye mask that's got good reviews and apparently doesn't touch the eyes!

    So at the moment, your solution wins
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    (Original post by Sernobrega)
    I think a sleep mask is a easy solution
    Genuinely hadn't thought of it. You can tell the lack of sleep is getting to me..
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    (Original post by CantGainWeight)
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    :rofl:

    Stack some books or something to fill the gap?
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    We're going to need rope, duct tape and lots of Lime (fertiliser that dissolves flesh, not the fruit). Also some cable ties would be useful.


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