The RV life brings our freedom, but it can bring some noisy neighbors just when you are ready to call it a day. To make sure you are getting a full seven to nine hours of sleep, we have some RVing sleep tips to help you close your eyes and rest easy.
Pick Your Site with Care
If you have been RVing for long, you most likely already know that not all campsites are created equally. Some campers are considerate enough of their neighbors while others are not. You should try to arrive early in the day so you have got time to pick a secluded spot or one that at least gives you some distance between you and your closest neighbor.
Take the Time to Level Off Your RV
Whether you are sleeping uphill or down, the discomfort of the incline could wake you up throughout the night. Your blood will pool if the angle is too extreme and no one likes to keep adjusting because they are listing to one side. Take a few extra minutes to ensure the RV is level before calling it a night.
Block Out the Light
Light could be a serious sleep disruptor. High-efficiency light bulbs that emit blue light suppresses sleep hormones as do some electronic devices such as televisions and iPads. You should replace your HE light bulbs with incandescent and shut off your devices at least two to three hours before bed. You might also want to invest in blackout fabric to back your curtains or simply purchase blackout curtains so that no matter who your neighbor is or what campsite you are in, you could control the light levels.
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Buy into a Mattress Upgrade
When it comes to great sleep, being comfortable is key. Not all RV's come with a nice mattress. If you are navigating lumps and valleys or if support is not there, you should invest in a mattress that is comfortable for your weight and sleep style.
Be Prepared for the Noise
We have already talked about picking your site but sometimes noise cannot be avoided. Earplugs are a cheap solution. If you do not like how they feel or they may fall out while you sleep, a white noise app or a white noise machine are all easy options that could keep passing traffic or noisy neighbors from waking you.
Take Control of the Temperature
Your body temperature usually drops at the onset of sleep. Room temperatures above sixty-eight degrees or below sixty degrees could interfere with your body's ability to maintain the ideal temperature. Air conditioning and your heater are the best defense to keep your temperature in the comfort zone. But if you are dealing with high outdoor temperatures, you should try positioning a fan to blow over a bowl of ice for a natural air conditioner and keep a water bottle loaded with cold water nearby.
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