Camp offers the perfect opportunity to give up all your worldly conveniences and stay close to the nature. It doesn’t mean that you should compromise on the quality of your sleep.
But, it is still a challenge to sleep outside without the comfort of our own bedroom. Here are some tips that would help you sleep better,
- Invest on a good sleeping pad
There are many varieties of outdoor sleeping pads available online that are specially designed to provide you comfort. But you need to very careful while choosing your bedding option. When you are car camping, you don’t have to consider the weight, thickness and the width of your pad or mattress. However, if you are backpacking, select a closed-cell or light weighted sleeping pad.
If you cannot sleep without a pillow, bring one from your home. You can either buy small foam or an inflated pillow. Some outdoor sleeping bags come with pockets to stuff a pillow or folded clothes.
- Ear plugs
Bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper and do not appreciate being disturbed by the sounds of nature or snoring neighbors. It can effectively block the noises and are easy to carry along.
- Choose your tent site with care
Find an even and firm space and make sure that it is cleared of any debris before pitching your tent. If you are not a fan of tents, you can hang camping hammocks out in the campground. They can be quite comfortable.
- Do not overdress
When you wear a bulky garment before hopping into your sleeping bag, it cannot trap your body heat much effectively. Alternatively, you can arrange clothes over the bag as an additional insulation layer.
- Take measures to stay warm while sleeping
Eat a snack or a meal before you go to bed. The digestion process would build heat and warms you from within. Also, you can fill the empty spaces of your sleeping bag with dry clothes so that your body wouldn’t have to heat any extra space.
Without proper rest, you cannot truly have a relaxed outing. So make sure that you do everything you could to keep you comfortable at night.