- I'm super light sensitive, I basically wake up half an hour after sunrise
- This presents a problem when the sun rises at 5AM and I go to bed at midnight
- No, a sleep mask isn't a great option. I'd prefer not to go into it. Yes, I've tried it.
The bedroom has a sliding glass door that is 76x82 inches and faces east. I bought a panel blind that said it as 99.99% light blocking. It's not. I need to replace it with something that is easy to open but actually blocks that morning sun. Any curtain rod that I've found sits about 2 inches off the wall, which means there is 1.5-1.75 inches of sun coming through on the sides. Enough to wake me up. Right now I have blackout curtains that are hanging off of nails. Not aesthetically pleasing and not easy to open -- but they definitely work because they sit right on the molding.
The molding around the the door is about 3/8".
Not interested in anything that is outside the house (on the other side of the door). Don't want to go outside to allow the sun into my room.
What's my best option for a curtain rod that will sit close enough to the window to actually block the light well but also be fairly easy to open?