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Getting quality sleep can be rather challenging when camping.

By being out of our normal routine and in a different environment– with so many things to do, places to see, and adventures awaiting– quality sleep often gets put on the back burner.

Not only that, but loud neighbors, traffic noise and weather can disrupt much needed rest for adventures ahead. Plus, let’s not forget how uncomfortable RV mattresses are…

Although you can’t control the weather or who your camping neighbor will be, there are a few things you can do to help get that much needed rest for the following day’s adventures!



How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep In Your RV


Consider these tips and sleep aiding products to help you catch some peaceful Zzz’s on your next RV trip.



1.Invest in a quality mattress

Let’s face it. The mattresses that come with most campers are awful…The BEST splurge-worthy product for a great night’s sleep is a new, quality mattress. The Dreamfoam Essential Mattress delivers enhanced contouring and cooling with a high-quality layer of gel memory foam. This comes in a variety of mattress depths and sizes (bunk, twin, full, queen, king, short, XL, etc.) so be sure to select your appropriate mattress size. Require a curved-bunk mattress or angle-cut? Find the perfect fit and depth for your bed.




2. Get a mattress topper

Without dropping a hunk of money on a brand new RV mattress, add a foam mattress topper. One of these can turn a lousy bed into the coziest spot in your RV. The Comfort Tech™ Serene Foam® Mattress Topper and 3″ Gel Memory Foam Combo Topper add a thick layer of comfort to your RV bed. 




3.Block out light

Headlights keeping you up at night? Consider installing nightshades. Not only do they generate darkness for a peaceful sleep, but also block traffic and street lights in populated campground areas. Additionally they help provide privacy and control temperature, protecting your RV against sun damage. If installing night shades are out of the question, wearing a sleep mask is a quick and simple, low-cost option blocking out all light.



4.Stay cool and comfortable

Air conditioning units differ between RVs. Some rigs have multiple units, particularly one in the bedroom, and some lack AC units altogether. Staying cool and comfortable can help you get better sleep. Plus, the noise of the fan can help block out campground noise. As an alternative, a small fan can do the trick! Create cool air movement and noise to tune out sounds.




5. Block out disruptive noise

A white noise machine like the LectroFan or Dohm White Noise Machine can help block out some of the unpleasant sounds of a close highway, vehicles rolling through the campground, or late night campers nearby.




6.Stabilize the RV

Recreational vehicles, especially travel trailers, can feel very unstable when parked onsite. In fact, every movement can be felt as the trailer sways and jiggles from each foot step.

Ever experience a windy night in your camper? Even the largest motorhomes are affected by wind as it can rock, shake, and rattle to where there is no chance of a “happy camper” come morning. Although the weather is unpredictable, there are a few handy products that can help support your RV and make it more stable.


  • Camco Aluminum Stack Jack Stands – Designed to secure and level RVs, each stand can support 6,000 lbs and can extend from 11″ to 17″ high.
  • Valterra Universal RV Stabilizer – End annoying rattle virtually in any RV. It works with leveling jacks or can be used independently on travel trailers, fifth wheels, motorhomes or pop-ups.
  • Scissor Jacks – Manually stabilizes travel trailers and fifth-wheels with a crank handle and footpads that combat tilting or sinking.
  • X-Chocks – Applies force to both tires, locking the wheels and adding stabilization by preventing shifts.
  • Heavy Duty King Pin Stabilizer – Stabilizes fifth-wheels for front-to-back and side-to-side motion.
  • Andersen Hitches Trailer Jack Blocks – Assists in leveling and stabilizing your trailer eliminating nearly all of the movement in your parked RV.



Tip: Keep your trailer jack legs as short as possible. The more the jacks are extended, the more movement you will have. Andersen Jack Blocks are great for this. They prevent the jacks from needing to fully extend, eliminating movement while creating less stress on the jacks from swaying. 




7.Select the Right Campground

Busy RV resorts not for you? Research your destination before you go. Also, look at the location. Is it next to a busy highway? Consider the surroundings and atmosphere that may interfere with a good night’s rest.



8. Request a Site

Sites can’t always be chosen at some RV parks, however you can always try to request a site away from things that can interfere with your sleep, such as: the loud pool open until 10pm, community bonfire, or a large group of campers.



Have any tips that help you catch some quality sleep while camping?






RVING IS BEING well-rested and refreshed.