How to get a good night’s sleep when camping

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How to get a good night’s sleep when camping

We have camped for many years and we desperately needed to find a better way of getting a good night’s sleep.  A family friend recommended we try camp beds.  Whilst online camping sales are currently in full swing, we did our research and decided to buy camp beds.  So, how to get a good night’s sleep when camping?

Follow our guide:

  1. Wear some thermal underwear to keep you warm during the night.  Temperatures can drop dramatically from a hot sunny day to a very cold night.
  2. Invest in a decent camp bed.  Not only does it give you much better sleep, it also gives you storage space underneath the bed to place necessities that help to keep your tent tidy.
  3. Try using placing an inflatable bed over the camp bed or invest in a self-inflating mattress.  We use inflatable beds as they are much easier to pack and store away when not in use.
  4. Wear thick socks at night and if you do not have the luxury of having a heater, wear a woolie hat.  You’ll be surprised how much both of these keep you lovely and warm.

We bought three single camp beds as they are much easier to transport.  We placed a double airbed over two of them placed side by side to make a double bed.  We placed a single airbed over the other.  Each bed was so simple to put up, very sturdy and they did not take up too much room in the car.

Although we were initially concerned that the low price of the camp beds would reflect poor quality, we were not disappointed when we slept soundly on them for 5 days.  The airbed/camp bed combination was the most comfortable sleeping experience we have ever had whilst camping.

How to get a good nights sleep when camping - Home Guide Expert

The camp beds were so high off the floor we were able to put storage bags underneath and even our portable toilet fitted neatly underneath one of them.  This solution really kept the tent clutter-free.  We did not experience the cold normally associated with sleeping on airbeds so close to the floor.  In fact, it felt more like sleeping in a real bed (obviously without the comfort of a mattress) but we genuinely didn’t notice much difference.  We all had a good night’s sleep, we felt very refreshed in the morning and could not quite believe we had finally found a fantastic sleeping combination.

We love the ease of assembly and disassembly of each bed and the fact that these can used at home for kids sleepovers or for the occasional guest staying over.

For the best experience, ensure you top up the beds every night just before you go to bed.  If you are not on an electric pitch, this can become a long process but there are manual airbed pumps you can take with you.

This year we also bought a lovely heater for the tent that warmed it up just before bed.  This is great if you have little ones with you as it helps them get off to sleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow.

We bought the products below but you can always shop around to find a product to suit you:

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