4 Ways to Make Your RV Bed More Comfortable

Last Updated on July 10, 2024

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

Life on the road can have its challenges, so why not make it a whole lot easier on yourself and make sure you have a comfortable place to sleep every night? The quality of your RV bed can truly make all the difference for your road trip. With camping on the rise and more people embracing the "road life" for longer periods, curating the ultimate RV bedroom space has never been more important.

Despite the close quarters, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your home-on-the-go and create the coziest bed possible. Here, we're sharing our favorite ways to make your RV bed more comfortable, which you can personalize to meet your preferences.

Overview: 4 Ways to Make Your RV Bed More Comfortable

Spending extended time on the road in a modified van, luxury RV or family-friendly pop-up trailer is the dream for many people these days. Make sure you wake up a happy camper every morning by curating a comfy and cozy setup.

Here's how:

  • Upgrade your RV mattress
  • Invest in luxurious sheets
  • Select the perfect pillows for your sleeping style
  • Add a memory foam topper to your RV mattress
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1. Upgrade Your Mattress

Finding the right balance between comfort and support is the key to comfortable sleep, whether at home or on the road. Sticking with the standard mattress that may come with your RV or keeping an old one that you've been using for several years is not likely to give you the best sleep possible.

Instead, consider an RV mattress upgrade. Whether your RV is a way of life or a landing place for your yearly family vacation, a fantastic mattress can make all the difference. With the GhostBed RV, you get all the cooling features and comfort that GhostBed mattresses are known for in an RV- and camper-friendly size! With a mix of gel memory foam and aerated, non-allergenic latex, the GhostBed RV Mattress offers a cooler experience for more restorative sleep while on the road.

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2. Be Choosy About Bed Sheets

Selecting cozy sheets is the perfect accompaniment for a high-quality mattress. Our GhostSheets are the coolest in the world, crafted with Supima cotton and cooling TENCEL™ fibers. TENCEL™ is plant-based and eco-friendly, offering breathability and resistance from allergens and bacteria.

When choosing the size of your sheets, simply use the option that corresponds with the mattress size. For example, if you have a Short Queen RV Mattress, you can use the queen-size bedding. Our GhostSheets have a wide elastic band that keeps fitted sheets in place, with any excess of the top sheet easily tuckable underneath.

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3. Pick the Right Pillow

A relaxing RV bed setup can easily be ruined with the wrong pillow. It's essential to pay attention to the support and comfort of your head and neck. Rather than constantly trying to find the "cool side" of the pillow or fluffing it up repeatedly through the night, consider one of our three GhostPillow options, each designed to keep you cool, calm and collected.

GhostPillow ‐ Gel Memory Foam

For those who love an ice-cold pillow and an ergonomic design that cradles your neck perfectly, this is the pillow for you. Camping can cause night sweats and stickiness from the humidity, which can be combated with the aerated gel memory foam, phase-change material and our cool-to-the-touch cover of the GhostPillow ‐ Gel Memory Foam.

GhostPillow - Faux Down

There's something luxurious about a down pillow, but people tend to avoid them due to the expense and allergies. With the GhostPillow - Faux Down, you get the comfort of this traditional pillow type at an affordable price. It's dust-mite-free and hypoallergenic with a cozy plushness to please any kind of sleeper.

GhostPillow - Shredded

Deemed the Goldilocks of pillows, the GhostPillow - Shredded can be customized to your exact sleep preference. With its medium feel and removable fill, you can add or remove cushioning as needed to curate your perfect sleep situation. Plus, the breathable cover wicks away moisture and keeps you cool through the night.

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4. Add a Memory Foam Topper

For the ultimate addition in comfort, try a memory foam topper. The GhostBed Memory Foam Topper adds 3" of cooling and contouring comfort as you sleep. And with the deep-pocket cotton cover doubling as a waterproof, breathable mattress protector, you don't have to worry about dampness or sweating on steamy summer nights.

Additionally, our 2" signature GhostGrip elastic band securely holds the topper in place as you shift through the night so you don't have to worry about getting tangled up or missing out on the memory foam magic.

Note: Be sure to measure the space in your RV and consider any limitations you have. At this time, we only offer our Memory Foam Topper in traditional (non-RV) sizes.

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Wake Up a Happy Camper by Keeping It Simple

RV sleeping gets a luxurious upgrade when you choose a well-crafted mattress, bedding, pillows and decor to complete the space. Show off your personality with throw pillows, wall art and breezy curtains that let in tons of light and fresh air. But remember, try to keep unnecessary decor to a minimum as space will be at a premium in such tight quarters.

With the variety of GhostBed options available, you can mix and match whichever elements that work best for you to create an inviting and revitalizing RV sleeping space that rivals your at-home set up.

Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

Marc Werner

Founder - GhostBed

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Marc has spent the last two decades designing & manufacturing mattresses and other sleep products, drawing on a lifetime of experience working with the material sciences. With several patents to his name, he works closely with the GhostBed team to create products with the perfect balance of comfort & support. Learn More

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