If you are an over the road (OTR) truck driver, it is important to get plenty of sleep to remain refreshed and alert while driving. Part of getting restful sleep is making sure you have a decent quality semi-truck sleeper mattress. The last thing you want to do after driving all day is to try to fall asleep on a paper-thin, hard, and uncomfortable truck mattress.
Location, Location, Location
Finding the perfect spot to sleep is equally important for a peaceful slumber. When stopping at rest areas, truck stops, and other locations where you can park, try to pick one that is away from main traffic areas so it is quieter.
If you don’t have a choice and end up next to a refrigerated truck or a loud location, it is best to have some earplugs on hand. Earplugs can help block out loud noises so you can fall to sleep easier.
Drive at Night and Sleep During the Day
If you have flexibility in your driving schedule, you may want to consider sleeping during the day. Since most trucks are on the road, it is much easier to find a quiet location to park and sleep. To help block out sunlight, invest in sunshades for your truck.
Add Comfort to Your Sleeper Cab
In addition to the best mattress for your semi-truck, you will want to add other comforts. A quality pillow top topper, soft blankets, and comfy pillows make a huge difference. The more comfortable you make your sleeper bed, the easier it will to unwind and drift off to sleep.
Stop Using Electronic Devices an Hour Before Bed
Get into the habit of shutting off electronics, including the TV, at least one hour before you want to go to bed. This will allow your brain the time it needs to disengage so you can fall asleep faster.
Get a White Noise Machine
Some truckers find it easier to fall asleep with a white noise machine. These machines make a wide range of sounds, from waves crashing on the beach to rain showers.
We hope our recommendations and advice help you get the rest you deserve. For high-quality semi-truck sleep mattresses, semi-truck seats, and other accessories for your truck, please feel free to contact Suburban Seating & Safety at 844-727-7328 today!