Sleep Better Outside with These 4 Tips
All seasoned outdoorspeople know that falling asleep under the stars doesn’t always turn into a good night’s rest. These 4 tips will help you get some precious shuteye so that you can continue on the adventure ahead feeling relaxed and refreshed.
1. Upgrade your bedding
Sometimes a tight, claustrophobic sleeping bag can prevent you from getting the slumber that you need. After all, getting enough R&R is key to staying healthy on a rigorous trek. Even the most petite adventurer will appreciate the added real estate of Kylmit’s Oversized Down Sleeping Bag. These beauties come rated for either 0° or 20° weather and are even designed to size down to fit campers of most shapes and sizes.
2. Cancel out the noise
I think we can all agree that one of the best parts of spending time outdoors is taking in the sounds of those peepers and crickets. But all that croaking and chirping isn't necessarily conducive to a good night’s sleep. Consider popping in a pair of ear plugs before you turn in for the night. Even a pair of cheap foam plugs will help you drown out some of nature’s nocturnal symphony.
3. Keep Good Hygiene
Letting your hair down and getting a bit dirty is an important part of camping, but too much grit can leave you tossing and turning—or itching and scratching—at night. Before you zip yourself up for the evening, take a mini sponge bath with moisturizing cleansing wipes or paper towel. Just like a hot shower at home relaxes you before bedtime, this bathing routine will help keep that tossing and turning to a minimum.
4. Treat Yourself
Just because you decided to spend the night in the great wide open doesn’t mean you have to forgo all of your creature comforts. Take your pillow, for instance. Switching out your cheap travel cushion for an air-polyester hybrid inflatable like Klymit’s Luxe Pillow is a great call for all of you light sleepers out there. In fact, this lightweight little wonder is so comfortable that you just may be tempted to use it at home.