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How often do our days start with light filtering in through a gap in our curtains and waking us up (in the summer, at least)? Or, how often do our days fail to start on time thanks to a faulty clock or our ability to sleep through an impressive amount of snooze alarms? As manufacturers of "natural sunrise" alarm clocks will tell you, we often respond to light better than sound, and – believe it or not – fitting curtain tracks onto your windows can have a similar effect in waking you up, especially when they have the convenient option of a timer.

These clever curtain tracks can be timed to open and close at certain points in the day – say, seven a.m. for that all-important wake up call, and eleven p.m. to send you off to a silent sleep without the interference from any outside lights or streetlamps. They will open and close quietly without any further input from you, meaning you don't have to get out of bed to attend to them, and you don't have to remember to do anything else with them once they've been set.

The perfect timings of your curtain tracks don't just help when you're in bed or watching TV; they can also be an invaluable tool for when you're away from your house for long periods of time. When you go on holiday, for example, it isn't always practical to leave the lights on in order to make people think you're at home, but with your curtains opening and closing every day, potential burglars will likely give your house a miss. It's a small thing, but it can give you that added peace of mind when you're away from home.

Here at Discount Electric Curtains we provide a wide range of curtain tracks and accessories to suit both your style and your budget. Take a look in particular at our products which feature wall buttons, timers, remote controls, and light sensors, all of which can help to make your day-to-day life easier. With timed curtain tracks, you'll be able to get a good night's sleep as well as enjoying a nice natural alarm to wake up to (of course, if you're a particularly heavy sleeper or have trouble getting up in the mornings, you'll probably want to set another alarm as well; timed curtain tracks are a brilliant invention, but we can't guarantee you won't fall back to sleep once the lovely warm rays of the sun have entered your bedroom!)