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When you pull your RV out of storage for the spring and summer travel season, you’re probably thinking about all of your upcoming adventures exploring the Southwest. Your mind is probably filled with images of sunny afternoons on the open road, spontaneous stops to check out hiking trails and historical landmarks, and cool evenings eating dinner and watching the sunset with your travel buddies. However, in order to make the most of these memorable moments, you need to be well-rested–and it can sometimes be tough to get a good night’s sleep in an RV. Here are some of the top tips for improving your sleep in an RV so that you will wake up energized and ready to go every morning.

  • Maximize the ventilation in your RV. The Southwest is famous for its spring and summertime temperature swings, so you can expect that your RV will heat up during the day–and it might not have cooled down by the time you go to bed. After the sun goes down, make sure to pop your skylight and crack your windows so that it’s relatively cool in the RV when you’re trying to get to sleep.
  • Make sure your RV is adequately stabilized. It can be unnerving to feel your RV rock when you (or someone else) rolls over during the night. Therefore, you should make sure that you have chocks and blocks that work with the terrain at your campsite. Also, if your RV has leveling jacks, make sure they are fully extended before you go to bed.
  • Get blackout curtains or a sleep mask. As spring turns to summer, the days are getting longer–and in the Southwest, you can almost always bet on clear skies. Therefore, if you’re particularly sensitive to light, you might want to get blackout curtains for your RV or use a sleep mask to block out the sun.
  • Replace or enhance your mattress. Especially if your RV is on the older side, finding the right mattress can make a world of difference for your sleep quality. Alternatively, you can consider adding a mattress pad to make your existing mattress more comfortable.
  • Use a sound machine. A sound machine can block out background noises that disrupt your sleep, like dogs barking, people walking around the campground, or birds that start chirping before you’re ready to get up. Just make sure you keep the volume low enough that you don’t bother your campground neighbors

For more tips on RV travel and storage, get in touch with Absolute RV & Storage. We are here to help with all of your RV needs!