How to get a Good Night Sleep on an RV Adventure Away from Home

Wherever you travel to in your RV this summer, you will want to get a good night’s sleep. There’s not much point in going on vacation if you can’t enjoy it because you feel tired or cranky.

In this article, you will find some excellent ways to get to sleep when traveling or trying to sleep in unfamiliar locations- because RV mattresses are not always the most ideal of sleep circumstances.


If you’re heading off on a trip and you don’t know where you’re going to be sleeping, it’s time to find out. If you don’t do a little bit of prep before you go you increase the chances of having a poor night’s sleep. 

Will you be sleeping on a guest bed, a bunk bed, or a custom RV mattress? Knowing this will mean you can plan ahead. You can contact your destination to request extra pillows or blankets, which could reduce the weight you have to carry. 


When you travel, it goes without saying that you will be experiencing a new environment. This is what’s so interesting about traveling in many ways but it also means you may have trouble getting to sleep. 

We can become uncomfortable with our sleeping places, like our custom RV mattress. Light and unfamiliar noises in the new sleeping quarters can keep you awake and influence your vacation. Always remember to take some sleeping pills, earplugs, and an eye mask.  


One good way of integrating into a new environment is to, particularly a new sleeping environment like an RV mattress, is to bring a little of your home life with you. This could be a favorite blanket or pillow, a pet, or a book. 

When you’re in a new place trying to sleep you tend to focus on any new stimuli that is around. That could be lights, noise  or the space itself. If you have a comfort item from home it changes your focus, reminds you of home, and helps you relax.


Getting to sleep in a new place isn’t always easy so you need to be kind to yourself and allow plenty of time to drift off. If you find that you can’t get to sleep right away try not to get frustrated there are several reasons for this. 

One way to ensure you eventually drift off is to sleep on a custom RV mattress whenever possible- that can be created exactly to your preferred specifications. This can keep you comfortable and happy while sleeping on an RV trip.

If you don’t sleep after 15 or 20 minutes you can run through a relaxation routine such as a body scan. Try to focus on relaxing the body instead of following your thoughts. 


Most people have a bedtime routine. We brush our teeth, read, or do some yoga poses before settling down in our bed. It’s important to keep these routines up when you travel, they help to create familiarity and assist you to fall asleep. 

When you maintain a familiar routine your mind and body feels the familiarity and something of your comfort zones is maintained, wherever you are. Since you’re probably staying in various places it’s good to keep to this familiar routine.