Hello, my fellow campers,
I want to share about the amazing pop up tent bed and 3 very practical uses.
1. Five proven tips to a great night's sleep while camping.
2. Extra sleeping space for guests.
3. A magical space for kids!
My 5 Proven Tips for a great night’s sleep on your next camping trip.
It’s no surprise that the average adult requires between 7 to 8 hours of undisturbed sleep per night. What is a surprise is that according to the National Sleep Foundation, “forty-five percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the past seven days.” And “Overall health was highly associated with sleep quality. Sixty-seven percent of those with less than good sleep quality also report “poor” or “only fair” health.”
Not only do adults need abundant quality sleep but our children need even more.
· Infants need 12 to 16 hours.
· Our toddlers need up to 14 hours.
· Those rambunctious preschoolers need 10 to 13 hours.
· The average school-age kiddos need up to 12 hours.
· Teenagers need about 10 hours.
Wow! Our daily performance and health are affected by how much quality sleep we get.
So, what do you do when you go camping? Obviously, I'm not a sleeping expert, but I have learned these few counterintuitive tips over the past few decades about getting some great sleep especially if you are on a camping trip and here, they are:
Tip #1 Don't set a schedule as you do at home for sleep like 10 pm to 6 am. Instead, sleep when you are sleepy. If it's midnight or during the middle of the day. And if it's during the daylight hours use a Pop Up Tent Bed. Best thing ever invented for naps or sleeping during the day.
Tip #2 Get plenty of camping exercise like cutting and hauling campfire wood, carrying camping gear, swimming, hiking, canoeing or just going for walk every day. Don’t overdo it, but at least push yourself and the kiddos to play hard.
Tip #3 Tell stories, joke around, and laugh a lot. Camping should be fun and not stress you out. You can also do this by giving everyone something to do around camp instead of doing it all yourself. Teach the kiddos how to cut wood, build a fire, put up the Pop Up Camping Tent, make a fire, fish, or just play checkers on a stump. Throw knives or shoot a bow. Attitude is everything so make everything fun.
Tip #4 Eat well but only when you are hungry and not on a schedule. Drink lots more water than coffee. Staying hydrated is also a huge key to sleeping well while camping. Eat fewer carbs and more protein and veggies.
Tip #5 Turn off that darn cell phone unless you have an emergency. I personally believe our addictions to social media and emails can destroy the fun and joy as well as a good night’s sleep especially when camping.
Oddly enough my experience has been while out in the bush camping, the more I can interrupt my normal sleep and eating routines until I feel sleepy the better my quality of sleep. All of these together will help in making camping a blast. So what, if you sleep less or more, the point is to have the best sleep possible.
Extra Sleeping Space for Guest
Ever had this happened to you? Hey, Mom or Dad, "I promised a few friends from college that they could stay overnight…” You know the rest of that story. After the usual remarks about “why didn't you tell me sooner," you start doing headcounts and scrambling to figure out sleeping arrangements. So that's where the amazing (I know I said that earlier but I just love this thing) Pop Up Tent Bed comes to the rescue. What’s so cool about it is not only can you sleep a 6-foot person in it, it creates a private space. This means you can place it in the middle of the living room, on a porch, or even in a clean garage. Because it zips up and blocks out the light they can sleep as late as they want. They are easy to set up and take down and only weigh about 5 lbs. And by the way, they will empress the heck out of your kids’ friends. Get a couple and keep them in the garage then you are ready for the unexpected and you can be the hero!
A Magical Space for Kids
When my eldest daughter was 6, her bedroom was on the second floor over the garage. The steep roof pitch of the garage created two separate spaces behind her bedroom walls that we used for extra storage. We had done some spring cleaning and she decided to take one of the spaces and use it for her own special space. She filled it with her dolls, books, favorite pillows, CD player (remember those), and a couple of flashlights. It was her magical space and on occasion, she would invite her younger siblings to come in and play. She would spend hours in there playing all by herself.
I’m not sure what it is about closed small spaces that cause kids to love to play and spend time in them but they do. So, if you have a kiddo that needs their own space the Pop Up Tent Bed also works very well for this. Occasionally we would check on my daughter just to be sure she was okay and we would find her curled up and asleep with her pillows and dolls. I'm not a psychologist but I guess that these spaces create a "safe place" for them to relax much like when I zip up my pop up camping tent for a nap during the afternoon after fishing that morning.
Well, that's all I got for you today!
Thanks for reading my articles. My goal is to help you to save money on great products and have a great time. And maybe throw in a few nuggets of helpful tips that I've learned along the way.
Until the next article…do yourself a favor and take a kid camping, it will change your life.
All the best,
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