Nothing can send your mood south quicker than lack of sleep, and this is especially true when setting out on an exciting RV Road Trip. The uncertainty of campground noise, ever-changing RV temperatures, and less-than comfortable RV mattresses can make getting Z’s on the road a pretty tough endeavor. Check out our tips for getting better sleep in your RV, and wake up rested and ready to hit the road tomorrow!
Upgrade your RV Mattress
Most RVs simply don’t come with very comfortable mattresses. The thin, lumpy, small mattresses that most RVs are stocked with are an area of complaint for almost every RVer. The good news is that there are two quick ways to fix this problem, and get better sleep on your next RV adventure!
Many RVers will simply scrap their stock mattress altogether, and purchase a brand new one. While this is the more expensive option, it does allow you to customize your home-on-wheels experience. If you’re not ready to invest in a brand new mattress, however, consider adding a memory foam topper! This added layer of comfortable memory foam makes a huge difference, allowing you to sleep well and enjoy your RV vacation to the fullest.
Keep a Sleep Kit in your RV
When traveling, it’s best to be prepared for any situation, and this absolutely includes sleep! Always make sure to have items on hand that lend to a good night’s sleep, including:
- Earplugs: From the sounds of nature, to the sounds of your campground neighbor’s loud TV, extra noise is guaranteed to keep you up at night. Always have a pair of earplugs in the RV to drown out unwanted noises.
- White Noise: If you’re not a fan of earplugs, a little background noise can help you get comfortable at night. There are many apps available for smart phones that allow you select from a wide variety of white noise options, including gentle rain and calm music.
- Eye Mask: Extra light can be tough to avoid, especially if you’re staying in a large metropolitan area or busy campground. Have an eye mask on hand to ensure you get the shut-eye you need.
RV Temperature Control
Whether you’re a summer RVer trying to beat the heat, or a winter traveler fending off chilly temperatures, controlling the environment in your RV is a key component to getting a restful night of sleep.
To keep things cool, consider using a fan in your RV bedroom to help with air flow, and to prevent your space from feeling too stuffy. For more information on keeping cool, check out this blog from RV Repair Direct. If you’re looking to keep heat in, however, consider adding a layer of insulation to your rig windows, or investing in a small space heater.
Hit the road refreshed and ready for adventure when you follow these easy steps towards better sleep in your RV. Have a tip or trick of your own? Share your best RV sleep tips in the comment section below!
Tyler Meredith says
I really like what this article mentions about temperature control in the RV. It makes sense that this could help you sleep as it would allow for you to totally relax without having to worry about being too hot or cold whether it’s an RV or a trailer. It’s something to keep in mind for my trailer as I want to make sure my family is comfortable so it could be a good investment.
David R Lavergne says
To block out all light, we cover the window and skylight with an automobile windshield sun blocker. We attach it with a strip of velcro. we use the same material to cover the skylight in the living area and during the extreme heat of the summer, all windows facing the sun. Also use velcro. You can buy this material by the roll at a hardware store.