Whether you’re on the road or at home in your own bed, getting a restful night of sleep is essential to your mental and physical wellbeing. If you’re traveling or staying in an RV, you’re likely spending your days exploring the great outdoors or seeing the incredible sights in your vacation city. It’s easy to tire yourself out with all of this constant activity and excitement!
To make the most out of your trips, it’s especially crucial to be able to get a good night’s sleep when you’re bunking in your RV to keep you refreshed and energized for your adventures. Follow this guide to guarantee you wake up feeling recharged and ready to go every morning you spend on the road!
Get your own mattress.
The right RV mattress can make all the difference when it comes to achieving maximum relaxation. If you’re having trouble getting quality sleep during your travels, this is the first place to start!
Generic RV mattresses don’t provide the support or comfort you need to easily fall and stay asleep. Upgrade to something that’s specific to your size, preferred material, and perfect level of firmness (spring, foam, etc). Don’t forget to get a waterproof protection pad too, to help keep it dry, undamaged, and make it easy to clean.
Be sure to take proper measurements for your replacement mattress.
It’s important to know how much space you have to work with before you invest in a mattress for your RV so you can choose the right one. You’ll want to start by measuring around the edges of the bed to determine the size of the frame. Then, decide how much depth you have to work with and what will work best for you.
For example, if you have a pop-up trailer or a bunk bed, a 5” camper mattress might be the best choice. However, if you have enough space (like in a Class A or B+ recreational vehicle) you can and should go for a thicker RV mattress—something closer to 8”.
Choose comfortable bedding.
A lot of people make the mistake of grabbing whatever extra used bedding they have lying around to prepare their RV bed. You should buy a new set of sheets, brand-new pillows, and a new comforter to top your RV mattress and make it as comfortable as possible!
Grab a few firm pillows to support your back, breathable, high thread count sheets for cool and cozy cushioning, and a quality comforter. As you’re choosing your comforter, keep in mind you want one that isn’t so heavy you’re sweating in the summer but has enough thickness to it to keep you warm on those cold nights on the campground.
Optimize your sleeping environment.
After you’ve set yourself up with a comfortable, relaxing place to sleep, it’s time to turn your attention to your surroundings. There are a number of environmental factors that affect how good of a night’s sleep you get—noise, light, and temperature. Here are a few tips on keeping these elements under control in your RV:
- Choose a quiet campsite to minimize distractions and disruptions
- Wear ear plugs and a sleep mask
- Use a sound machine
- Install blackout curtains to block out sunlight, moonlight, and firelight
- Shut off your screens before bed to eliminate blue light that keeps you awake
- Use fans, AC, and heaters to manage airflow
- Keep extra blankets
You don’t need to sacrifice quality sleep to make use of your RV! Upgrade to a custom camper mattress from Replacement Mattress to put sleepless nights in your RV to bed for good. Contact us today to order your ideal RV mattress and make every night of sleep in your camper from now on a great one!