Camping is all about enjoying the great outdoors and freeing yourself of everyday living constraints. It’s also a great holiday with the kids as it gets them away from their computer games and into the fresh air.
But this all sounds great as long as you get a good night’s sleep! Being tired can massively effect the enjoyment of your trip so here are our top tips on ensuring you get quality shut eye while camping:
• Ensure you have a tent that is large enough to comfortably fit the number of people in it. Being cramped can mean disturbing each other when you move in the night, or go to the toilet and the tent may get too stuffy during the night.
• Good bedding is essential! Outdoor sleeping equipment has come a long way over the years so with the right gear, you should have a great night’s sleep. As experts in sleeping bags, we have a wide range to accommodate all sizes, weather conditions, temperatures, tastes and price points! Have a browse here.
• Temperatures at night can vary and if you have children with you, they are more prone to these changes. Make sure you have suitable sleeping bags for them. We have a specific selection of quality sleeping bags for kids.
• The comfort of your own pillow from home often helps people to drift off. That includes taking the kid’s pillows if you’re on a family holiday.
• Sleeping mats are essential for a good night’s sleep to make sure you wake up ready for the day. They provide an extra barrier between you and the floor to help keep you warm. We have a selection with various specifications depending on what you need.
• Having the right clothing makes all the difference. It can get very cold during the night (even in summer) so we suggest a good pair of socks – which is a sure way to keep you snug – but also good base layers help. Often when the sun starts to rise, the temperature does too, so layers help as you can take clothing off when it starts to get too hot.
• For those light sleepers, a good pair of earplugs will prevent noises (and snoring) from waking you up. Try a sleeping mask to block out the light as well.
• Make sure you take a bottle of water to bed with you so that if you get thirsty in the night, you don’t need to climb out of your cosy bed. It’ll also stop you waking others if you don’t need to get up.