The sleeper area of the truck is often bare-bones and lacking in comfort. However, there are a number of things that can be done to make the area more comfortable. Find out about a few of our favorites here:
Get a small rug. It doesn’t have to be a terribly expensive one, or anything fancy for that matter. Tossing a rug down in the sleeper area can really warm the place up! It also makes for easier clean up in the event of a spill or build up in debris. All you’ve got to do is roll it up, carry it out, and give it a good shake/vacuum/scrub depending upon the circumstances. It’s a lot easier to clean off a rug than drag cleaning products or a vacuum up into the cab.
Invest in some blackout curtains – if you don’t already have them that is. Keeping your sleeper as dark as possible while you’re trying to catch some shuteye can be hugely beneficial when it comes to getting quality sleep!
Buy comfortable bedding. Get yourself a nice pillow, a cozy blanket or both! The more comfortable you feel when you’re trying to get a quality re-start, the easier it will be to fall asleep faster! If you’re feeling like spending a little money – you could even look into finding a reasonably priced feather or memory foam mattress topper to place on top of your bed!
Develop a system for organization. Instead of letting things pile up – be it in the mini fridge, or in the sleeper – keep things neatly stacked and organized. Whether you’re conscious of it or not, messy piles can be a source of stress. Keeping your small space tidy will help you to relax and rest easier.
Take the time to clean your space. Invest in a hand-held vacuum and wipe down surfaces that accumulate dust or residue. The realization of a mess can be a real mood killer, doing a little bit of cleaning-up can be a huge stress reliever and you’ll feel happier in your environment when you have a clean space that you can be proud of.
Bethany of One Girl Trucking has one of the coziest sleepers we’ve ever seen! Is there something that you do to keep your sleeper comfortable? We would love to hear about it – and even see a photo if you’ve got one! Send them our way!