Sleep Well, Sleep Sound
While the great outdoors has so many wonderful things to offer, it is important to remember that often during peak times, you will be sharing a camping site with others who may not share the same sleeping patterns as you (and your family). This has the potential of leading to a poor night’s sleep… meaning you go home feeling exhausted and missing out on adventures.
However armed with these top tips you will be sleeping soundly for the duration of your trips, waking up bright eyed and bushy tailed ready for the day ahead.
Don’t let the bed bugs bite!
Invest in good quality bedding that will be sure to keep you warm and comfortable. Many of the motorhomes, camper-vans and touring caravans you can buy here at Broad Lane come sleep-ready with excellent mattresses. However, if you really want to look after yourself and your sleep, why not think about a memory foam mattress topper and some big comfy pillows!
While it might seem self-explanatory for some, the fact that you are in a new and unexplored area of the country or even world may be over looked for others. There are always a host of treks, trails and tasks that you can engage in no matter what campsite you visit. The more you wander and explore the more likely you are to retire for the night, ready for a well needed sleep and rest. This is especially important when taking little ones away with you, be sure to allow plenty of time for adventure and running around so they can fully recharge their batteries at the end of the day, ready for the next.
Location, Location, Location
As previously mentioned , while the great outdoors is a wondrous thing - many others also want to enjoy it at the same time. Whether that’s noisy neighbours or late-night stargazers who don’t realise they are the only thing you can hear at 3am in the morning. Location can really save you a literal headache if you suss out where a slice of serenity is! Always pitch up as far away from roads, to lessen the noise of midnight rumblings which could disturb your sleep. The same goes for positioning yourself away from the registration office and restrooms, people tend to underestimate how clamorous they are when searching around for the toilets in the middle of the night. Location is also important in the warmer weather when BBQ’s are popular – meaning lots of smoke! Camping upwind of BBQ’s allow you to avoid any smoke drifting into your space and causing disruption to your sleep or otherwise! Finally in terms of location, while it seems obvious, ensuring you are parked on a flat level ensures your sleeping area will be flat – allowing greater comfort and more importantly greater sleep.
Baby It’s Cold… Inside
The warm weather is never really that far away, but on days when the sun is hiding, and the rain is dancing, it is always better to be prepared. Make sure you have plenty of cosy bedding to keep you warm through the nights, avoiding disturbed sleep. If you are particularly averted to cold, why not pack a hot water bottle or put hand warmers at the bottom of your bed to keep the tootsies toasty. Another alternative is ensuring you have thermal underwear to keep the heat close to your body. Of course, most caravans, motorhomes and campervans have heating systems, but they often require a mains electric supply or gas, so don’t get caught cold.
Preparation is Key
While you may not have trouble with sleep at all, it is always important to be prepared for any disruption that may occur so your holiday can be just that, a holiday! Even little things such as preparing for late night loo trips by having your shoes and a torch by the door, keeping to your regular routine, and bringing comfort blankets etc. for little ones. It’s the little thoughts which add up to a holiday with sleep-filled nights and fun-filled days.