Tips for Better Sleep When Camping

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An attorney who represents businesses associations nonprofits and individuals throughout Alaska, Bruce Weyhrauch is also a Boy Scouts of America volunteer who has served as a Cubmaster, charter representative, den leader, and merit badge counselor. He is also an avid outdoorsman who enjoys camping. Here are some tips for new campers on enjoying a good night’s sleep in a tent.

1. Choose the right site. A poorly chosen campsite will affect your ability to sleep, so locate flat, solid ground on which to pitch your tent. Take some time to clear the area of debris, such as pinecones and rocks, which may dig into your body when you lie down.

2. Handle noise. Light sleepers should bring earplugs to block out the sounds of nature at night. Those who do not like earplugs may find that using a smartphone app that generates white noise or other soothing background sounds will ease them into sleep.

3. Repeat your routines. Try to follow your bedtime routine as closely as possible, which may include everything from eating a light snack to brushing your teeth and drinking some water before bed. Your routine will send signals to your body that it is time to sleep.

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