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Camping Insomnia Help

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ilovebagpuss Fri 26-May-17 20:12:33

I love camping we go fairly regularly as a family of 4. I am comfy and warm at night but really struggle to shut off and the first few nights can lie awake for ages even if it's quiet.

I have tried earplugs and necking many bevvies but still struggle. Does anyone else have this and if so what helps you?


hz Fri 26-May-17 20:57:43

This totally happens to me. So annoying. As you say it's not about being cold or uncomfortable it just my brain staying in alert mode. I've found a eye mask helps a bit bit in the end I just try not to get stressed about it and comfort myself with the idea of a little nap during the day if possible! Good luck!

WildNightsWithAndyDay Fri 26-May-17 21:02:05

I get this. I lie there thinking how lovely and cosy it is and how I'm all comfy and snuggled up....then I just don't sleep. Then check the time and get in a tizz because if I don't get to sleep soon it'll be time to get up and I'll feel crap.

It's weird, I have no problem getting to sleep when staying in hotels it just seems to be camping. I did try taking a Nytol once which I would definitely not recommend/ I was up about 5 times needing a wee and felt like crap most of the next day. The only thing I've found that helps is a big glass of wine. But then you have the wee issue again.

hz Fri 26-May-17 21:41:20

Yes, WildNights! I do the same. Lie there thinking about how lovely it is to be camping. If there's a bit of wind or rain that adds to it. So cosy. I guess it's partly excitement! So sad.

DermotTheSprog Fri 26-May-17 22:17:25

Yes, I have audio books on my ipod and listen to them with earphones. No problem nodding off then or at least passing the time happily

Bourbonbiccies Fri 26-May-17 22:21:02

I do this too! It drives me crazy. First night I barely sleep a wink. Second night is usually better because I am shattered.

ilovebagpuss Fri 26-May-17 22:46:08

Glad it's not just me! I lie awake stressing myself out I'm not afraid of anything but it is this hyper alert state!
I will try the eye mask my youngest loves those so has a spare fluffy cat one somewhere grin.
I do have an audio book app too which I had not thought of trying. We are off to Aberdovey Monday so will see how it goes.

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