Whether you’re sleeping at home or out on the road enjoying an adventure, a good night’s sleep contributes to your well being, energy levels, and your overall vacation experience. Staying cool in an RV at night is vital to the sleep you need so you can both continue driving the next day, and have a fun, productive time at your next destination.
Here are some tips for keeping your RV cool enough to regulate your temperature while you are sleeping.
Portable fans are really handy, especially on road trips where hot and humid weather can creep up on you. And these days, there are a variety of options available that are reasonably inexpensive, both battery operated and electric, so no matter your needs, you can find a great fan for you.
Portable air conditioners are also a popular item, and surprisingly affordable, though they can only do so much. Don’t expect miracles from these tiny AC units, but they can help take the edge off of a hot evening, especially when enhanced by an additional fan.
If you don’t want to use too much power, or you prefer to do things the natural way, you can cool down with simple, window ventilation. Use sheets or curtains to block out the hot sun during the daytime hours, and at night, pop open windows, doors, or sunroof to let in the cool night air.
If mosquitoes or other bugs are a problem, you can use mosquito screens to keep them out. There’s just something satisfying about letting in the cool breeze from your natural surroundings that helps you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
LED Light Bulbs
LED light bulbs are more energy efficient, and heat up a confined space much less than their traditional counterparts. If you don’t have LED bulbs, try to limit the usage of hot overhead lights and lamps in the evenings just before bed.
Using reflective insulation will help keep things cooler in your camper/vehicle during the day, which means that you’ll have less trouble cooling things down so you can sleep comfortably at night. There is a wide variety of reflective insulated products on the market, for windshields, windows, doors, and more.
Keep Cooking to the Daytime Hours
If you can help it, don’t cook inside the RV at night. Cooking, even on a basic small cooking top, can heat up a confined space very fast. Try to limit your cooking to the daytime hours to keep things nice and cool at night.
A good rule of thumb is to prepare breakfast and lunch, and have a cold dinner (like sandwiches or salad) for dinner, or splurge on takeout in the evenings only. Not heating up your kitchenette will keep the rest of the RV feeling much more comfortable.
Airflow RV Mattress
Using an RV mattress with proper airflow and temperature regulation is one of the best ways to keep cool when sleeping in your RV at night. An RV Mattress like the Utopia mattress from TOTCHA featuring a cooling “dual phase change” foam works at the molecular level to disperse body heat and keep you at the optimum sleeping temperature all night.
These mattresses are comfortable and easy ways to stay cool, and well-rested while enjoying the outdoors. They can even custom-make these for any size RV, so no matter how confined or large your space is, you can sleep comfortably with the proper bedding that is designed to fit in your space.
Because they’re easily customized, and generally affordable, you can invest in one of these mattresses for everyone in the family. There’s a reason these are so popular with RVs, campers, and more.
Your body temperature naturally drops when you go to sleep, allowing for maximum rest, and sleeping around cool air helps facilitate this. Whether you’re on a lengthy road trip, or camping trip, staying comfortable and cool at night is important. Getting a good night’s sleep ensures that you’ll be alert and safe to drive during the day, and that everyone on board is comfortable, full of energy, and ready to face the next day.
There’s no need to pack it in and spring for a motel room or bust out the sleeping bags on the ground because you’re too hot inside. You can be comfortable, cool and well-rested right from your own RV. With these easy to follow tips, you’ll all be cool and cozy every night of your adventures.