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Top Track for Outside Mounted Blackout Roller Shades

Finally A Solution that Solves the Top Light-Gap Issues Associated with OM Blackout Roller Blinds

Here at Sleepy Time Tracks our focus is always on how to block light coming in through window blinds, and shades. Our original L-Shaped Light Blocking Strips and Side Channels for Outside Mount Roller Blinds have already helped thousands of people block the light along the sides of their blackout blinds, honeycomb shades, and more.

But if there is one area of improvement for our tracks, it was with the Top of Outside-Mount Roller Shades.

Problems with the Top of Outside Mount Roller Shades

The Top of Outside mount roller shades pose unique problem, Top Gaps are wide letting lots of light through

Customers using these types of outside mount roller blinds tend to use expensive curtains or tape something like a black cloth or plastic bag at over the top edge.

Using either of these not only changes the look and feel of the room but it’s also very tacky.

So we went to work on coming up with an affordable do-it-yourself solution to block the light coming from the Top of Outside-Mount Roller Shades.

Blackout Roller Shades

Nobody out there was making an after-market application for the Top of outside mount blackout roller shade that could be installed by a homeowner. 

So when we were developing a solution we knew we needed to stick with our core principles of :

  • Do-It-Yourself Installations
  • Can be used in most outside-mount applications
  • Material must be light, durable and easy to trim to length
  • Must be made in the USA
  • Must be affordable to the average consumer
  • Must be backed by our 100% Guarantee

The SolutionTop Track for Outside Mount Roller Shade

Many months and prototypes later we finally came up with a workable idea. It’s an idea we’ve been sitting on for while, and like our side channel idea, we held off on pulling the trigger until we knew our test customers were happy.

We are very excited to announce that the results are in! Our new Top Tracks for Outside Mount Roller Blinds passed our customers in-home testing with flying colors.

The first innovated solution that blocks the light coming through the top of outside mounted roller shades:

  • Works on doors or windows
  • Effectively blocks sun light
  • Elegant design
  • Easy to install
  • Affordable
  • Made in the USA
  • Backed by our 100% Guarantee
  • Patent Pending


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Watch this video to learn how the top track works and how to make your room darker

Sleepy Time Tracks have helped thousands of people across America, Canada, Europe and Australia get better sleep.


Perfect solution to block out light in our bedroom.
Make sure you order the right quantity as they are sold in a set as well as individually. I had to place another order after making that mistake, but it was definitely worth it. Very happy with the look of this solution.

The adhesive strip could not be easier to install, and it is extremely secure. I also find having the channels on magnets is a real advantage. Not only is is just as secure as regular adhesive, it also has the huge Benefit of being able to remove and replace at anytime for any reason you would need to work on the window eg washing screens etc.

The seller was a pleasure to work with and the product has really improved quality of life, because it works!


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We have blackout cellular blinds. It is amazing how much light comes in thru the small gap at each end. I wake up at dawn or when the yard light goes on. I saw these, thin, black non-reflective inside – Exactly what I was looking for. I’m a DYI type, some say too perfectionist, so I took off the magnetic strip and used very small flathead screws. If the gap blockers fit in the gap between the shade and the blind with the magnetic strip, even less light would come through. If I were to do it again, I’d go with the magnetic strips first. Either way, they must be removable incase you need to remove the blind. They work very well at darkening the room. But with cellular blinds and the need for some gap at the ends, it is not possible to be completely dark. This goes for the door too, when the room is very dark the small crack at the door bottom lets in an amazing amount of light. All-In-All it is much darker at dawn and I am very pleased. I am quite surprised at how well they blend into the window, you don’t even notice them.


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I am so grateful for Sleepy Time Tracks. They were so easy to install and they are very effective. I had spent a lot of money hiring a major window covering company to make a custom blackout solution for me, but so much light still leaked through the sides of the blind and curtains. I was really disappointed, but Sleepy Time Tracks solved the light leak. My baby sleeps so well in her dark room! I love that they’re removable, they were shipped to me in Canada very quickly, and very reasonably priced.


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We have not had a good night sleep in years due to the light coming in from the sides of our blinds. We thought about ordering new blinds but saw this system and thought we would give it a try. WOW!!!! What a difference! No more light coming in. Our bedroom is totally dark now, finally. On another note, installation took less than 5 minutes. We will be ordering these for all bedroom windows. Great service from Bob. Excellent communication. Super fast shipping. Well worth the price.


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I work night shift. if you do too, you know the frustration of trying to catch a little sleep during the day. I have room-darkening honeycomb curtains, but light sneaks through around the edges. I would often sleep facing away from the window to try to combat this problem, but you can only sleep on one side for so long! I found the Sleepy Time Tracks while desperately searching Amazon after a less-than-perfect daytime nap. I am so impressed with the ease and quality of this product! I would pay TWICE the price for the benefits!! Easy to install, blocks out 98% of the extra light, and sooo worth the price for quality sleep. I wish I had found this years ago!! So grateful for this product!


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We have a 6 month old who needs her room to be dark when taking naps. We bought black out shades and curtains but nothing helped the light from coming in from the sides. A quick google search and we found SleepyTime Tracks! Worth every penny! Our little one sleeps so much better now which makes her parents happy campers! 10/10 would recommend and I have to other Mommas of newborns!


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Our no-hassle 30 day guarantee removes any risk on your part for trying Sleepy Time Tracks.  If you are not absolutely delighted with your purchase then simply return them for a full-refund. Buyer pays return shipping.

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What do you mean by Top Track?

Top tracks cover the light gap between your wall and the roller shade

What's the difference between Top Tracks, Side Channels and Light Blocking Strips.

Our new top tracks mount horizontally.  They provide a simple, affordable and elegant solution to light protruding through the top of outside mount roller shades.  Side- U Channels are a vertical mount that covers the light gap along the sides and are designed to work best with Outside Mount Roller Shades.  Our  Light Blocking Strips mount along the sides and are designed to work with most other styles blinds & shades.

Can I remove the top tracks without damaging my wall

Yes, we use a specially formulate adhesive that is designed to be removable with little to no damage to your wall!

What colors do the top tracks come in?

They are available in white only.

How long will it take to install the top tracks

Plan on about 30 mins, but mostly like it will only take 15-20 minutes.  You’ll need a pencil and some tin snips or kitchen shears.  WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE HOW TO INSTALL