How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep While Camping

Worried about how restful it is sleeping outside?

Studies show sleeping away from artificial light and waking up with natural sunlight can reset your circadian rhythm which will help you feel refreshed after a better night’s sleep.

But to get a good night’s sleep, it’s important to stay warm, dry and comfortable.

Here are few of the ways to increase your comfort while camping:

  1. Find the right spot for your tent

    Pitch your tent in a flat, level spot. Clear the area of rocks, sticks and other poke-y objects before you get set up. Some other things to take in consideration are: wind/sun exposure, proximity to tide line and beach vs forest camping.

  2. Choose the right bedding

    Hello Nature Adventure Tours has taken care of this for you. We supply each of our guest with Exped sleeping mats; Filled with down insulation, comfortable to lie on and compact to stow. We match this mat with a Helinox cot to give you the best sleep you have ever had in the out doors

    These high beds keep you elevated from the ground and are easy to assemble.

    You’ll also need to choose the appropriate sleeping bag. Consider temperature rating, shape and insulation type as you shop. If you don’t want to bring your own bag we can provide one.

    We would also recommend that you bring a camp pillow for the added touch. Visit MEC before your tour for numerous options.

  3. Stay warm

    Go to bed fed and hydrated to fuel your internal furnace. Be sure to hit the washrooms before you hit the sack.

    A key to warm sleeping is staying sweat-free. Change into fresh clothes before bed. Dress in layers, but not so many that you work up a sweat while asleep.

    *Protip* If the temperature drops, wear a tuque or sleep with your head inside your sleeping bag. We lose a lot of heat through our heads.

  4. Don’t invite nocturnal visitors

    This means all food and toiletries should be securely packed away inside your kayak.

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