For truckers, the cab of the vehicle isn’t just for work. To keep hauling for those long days and longer nights, you have to turn your truck into a place where you can relax, sleep, and feel at home. Your sleep routine is integral to keeping you healthy and safe at the wheel of a semi because drowsiness and distractions can be harmful to you and others on
the road. Below, we have some tips on how to make your sleeper cab comfortable.
Optimizing your sleep environment in a sleeper cab requires a bit of creativity, but you can’t go wrong trusting your gut. Whether your particular cab has room for a standard twin, or even a double, you absolutely need a quality mattress. It should be close to the one that you are used to sleeping on, to ease how stressful trucking can be on your body. Invest in soft bedding that helps you relax and keeps you warm. Curtains, sleeping masks, earplugs, and noise-canceling headphones will block out light and sound to make for the best possible sleep while on the road.
If you know that you fall asleep better with some background noise, consider adding a DVD player, a small TV, or a good Bluetooth speaker to your truck. Having entertainment options goes a long way in creating a space that keeps you happy. Make sure to protect all electronics by storing them properly while you drive, and look for those marketed as durable enough for travel.
Nourishment and hydration are absolutely essential to your longevity in this business. Gallon water bottles will make tracking your hydration from day to day much easier. A few small kitchen appliances can make all the difference when you’re searching for a boost of energy in your workday. Adding a power inverter to hook up a mini-fridge and a microwave will allow you to keep your favorite snacks and some quick meals on hand, no matter where you are. Don’t forget about kitchen and dining utensils, and some sort of folding table for mealtimes if you can make space for it in your sleeper cab.
As you accumulate necessities for your personal sleeper cab lifestyle, you have to consider how you’ll pack them into the limited space you have up there. Gathering some storage crates, collapsible storage containers, labels, and establishing a good stocking routine makes trucking a far more manageable experience.
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