Inadequate sleep—both in terms of quantity and quality—has serious consequences. Evidence from various scientific studies confirms that sleep is as important as diet and exercise when it comes to our well-being. Insufficient sleep not only leaves us feeling tired, but if it’s an on-going issue, research shows that it contributes to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular concerns.
The nation’s weight problem is also tied to poor sleep as is the early onset of type 2 diabetes. Adequate sleep is essential for our learning and memory processes and enhances our creativity. It also plays an important role in our emotional health, our ability to cope with stress and manage anxiety.
We should think of a healthy lifestyle as an equilateral triangle made up of diet, exercise and sleep. It’s all about balance.
Do I Really Need 8 Hours of Sleep?
How much sleep do you really need? It all depends on how well you want your body and mind to function. Most studies indicate that the average adult performs best when they are sleeping an uninterrupted 7 ½ to 8 ½ hours per night.
Naps can help, but are less than optimal, and are usually tough to sneak in at work. “Catching up” on the weekend is a popular strategy but also has major drawbacks. Our bodies dislike changes in our sleep/wake cycles because it takes time to adapt to new schedules. Similar to jetlag, sleeping in on the weekend throws off our internal clocks and makes it hard to readjust our body clocks on Monday—we feel the “Monday blahs”. Plus, it still leaves us sleep-deprived during the week when we should be at our very best.
Sleep Quality Matters
The quality of your sleep also matters as much as the quantity of sleep you get each night. If the room is too warm or cold, the mattress is too hard or soft or if you just can’t seem to get comfortable, you won’t sleep as well and won’t awaken feeling rested. This principle holds true at home and in your RV, where you especially want to feel refreshed and ready to enjoy the day that awaits you. If you add up the hours, you probably spend more time in bed in your RV than you do behind the wheel or out exploring. After hours of driving or a day of fun, you need a bed that will give you deep, restorative sleep.
The first step to improving sleep in your RV is with a superior quality mattress. Most RVs come equipped from the factory with basic foam pads or economy-grade coil spring mattresses. Neither offer the best level of support to allow your body to relax, so you awaken stiff, sore and tired from spending the night tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable. That’s why a mattress upgrade is definitely a worthwhile investment that will pay huge dividends in the enjoyment of your RV.
The only RV bed that offers you customized comfort that supports the entire length of your body at your greatest level of comfort is the Sleep Number® bed RV Edition Premier
by Select Comfort®. The individualized comfort of the Sleep Number bed can help you get a better night’s sleep, so you can wake rested for your day—traveling, seeing sights or relaxing. The Sleep Number bed features a luxurious 9 ½" thick mattress. A unique, adjustable air-chamber gently contours to your body to more properly support your neck and spine, reducing uncomfortable pressure points, so you awake refreshed every day.
Take Control of Your Sleep
With the Sleep Number bed RV Edition Premier, you can adjust your mattress firmness at the touch of a button on a wireless remote to your ideal level of comfort and support—your Sleep Number® setting. On a Sleep Number bed, a fully adjustable cushion of air gently supports your body. Its patented design distributes your weight more evenly and helps reduce the pressure points that can cause tossing and turning.
Perfect for Couples
Nine out of 10 couples don’t agree on the firmness of their mattress, which means one of you is compromising on the quality of your sleep. With an ordinary mattress, you’re stuck with one firmness option but with the Sleep Number bed, you can adjust each side for individualized comfort and a better night’s sleep for both of you.
Once you find your Sleep Number, just set it and forget it, or adjust the firmness any time you like, independently of your sleep partner. The backlit digital remote is easy to adjust without turning on the light and disturbing your sleep partner, and its Memory function retains your favorite setting. The Firmness Control™ system quietly and quickly adjusts your side of the bed to your preferred level of support.
Clinically Proven Back Pain Relief
Are you among the millions of people who suffer from back pain? If you are, getting a restful night’s sleep on your ordinary RV mattress or a thin foam pad may be a real challenge. The Sleep Number bed is the only bed clinically proven to relieve back pain and improve sleep quality.* It contours to each person’s unique body type, providing more even weight distribution and support for the entire body. Your spine maintains a more natural alignment on the Sleep Number bed, allowing your muscles to relax.
Less Pressure, More Comfort
A good night’s sleep will help you stay alert and focused, with a positive mood and a better overall sense of well-being. A proper sleep surface, like a Sleep Number bed, provides a good night’s sleep each night. Because each person can adjust his or her side of a Sleep Number bed to the ideal firmness setting, pressure points are reduced, resulting in a more comfortable sleep experience.
Along with the individually adjustable firmness settings, the Sleep Number bed RV Edition Premier features a luxurious European-style quilted pillowtop surface with 50% more foam padding than previous models. The soft fabric is breathable so you stay cool and comfortable as you sleep. The exclusive Intralux comfort layer adds a full 2" of foam --33% more than previous models -- covering the air chambers in three distinct comfort zones.
The Ideal Bed for Any RV
Finding a Sleep Number bed for your RV is easy. RV-specific models are available in a 60" x 80" Queen, a 60" x 75" Short Queen, a 72" x 80" King and a 76" x 80" Eastern King.
Because the Sleep Number bed is much lighter than a traditional coil spring mattress, it reduces weight inside your RV and is easy to install—in fact, the hardest part of installing your new Sleep Number bed will be removing your old, heavy, bulky coil spring mattress! Sleep Number beds fit on existing RV bed pedestals; no additional platform is necessary. Standard RV or residential sheets fit the Sleep Number bed; no special sheets are required.
A Sleep Number bed is built to last far longer than a traditional mattress, and is covered by Select Comfort’s 20-year limited warranty, so you can expect to enjoy a good night’s sleep every night for as long as you own your RV. The Sleep Number bed operates on standard 120-volt electrical power from your RV generator, inverter or campground power connection, and is designed to hold its Sleep Number settings even when power fails. A special Full Fill setting gives the bed a plush, finished look to simplify bed-making.
To find the Sleep Number bed that’s right for your RV, visit any Camping World SuperCenter
, call 800-626-5944 or visit CampingWorld.com/sleepnumber
. Then get ready to enjoy the best sleep of your life and even more enjoyment from your RV lifestyle!