We all know how important a good night's sleep is. But let's face it - when you're camping with your partner, is not always plain sailing! This guide will help you and your partner get a good night's sleep so you can wake up ready to explore the great outdoors!
Get The Ground Rules Clear
Make sure you're both on the same page about when you want to go to bed. There's nothing worse than one person wanting to stay up and talk around the campfire while the other person is ready for bed.
Reading permitted? If you tend to read before bed, make sure your partner is happy to have light in the tent. Star gazing enthusiasts may find this irritating. Compromise may be required!
Environment and Ambience
Choose a comfortable spot to sleep. If you're not comfortable, you're not going to sleep well. Make sure your sleeping area is level and that there are no rocks or roots poking you in the back.
Temperature Control: Be sure to consider ventilation. Never fun waking up sweaty.
To share or not to share? The debate rages on about whether to sleep in a double sleeping bag or not. Of course if you are winter camping, snuggling up together has its attractions, but be aware that some people feel the cold more than others.
Noise Pollution: Sleeping with a snorer? No-one wants to listen to their partner snore all night long. Invest in some earplugs so you can get some sleep. If earplugs don't do the trick, try playing some white noise on your phone or another device. This can help drown out the sound of snoring and keep you from going crazy all night long!
The Right Bed
Bring a camping pad or an air mattress. Sleeping on the ground is never comfortable, no matter how many blankets you have. Bring along a camping pad or an air mattress to make things more comfortable. You can use a couples camping mattress or it might even be worth investing in two single mattresses that clip together. That way if the snoring becomes unbearable you have the option to relocate!
With a bit of planning you can create a lovely sleeping area for a good night's sleep. A comfortable mattress will make all the difference in the world. You don't need a fancy one, but something that's comfortable and won't leave you with a sore back in the morning.
Camping with your partner can be a great experience... as long as you can get a good night's sleep! Wake up refreshed ... and still together! We have done some investigating and have uncovered some awesome camping mattresses for couples. So have a look: consider it an investment in a harmonious couples camping experience.