sleeping outdoors in Scotland

Sleeping Outdoors In The Summer

Sleeping outdoors in the summer can be an exhilarating experience. While it allows you to get closer to nature and enjoy the warm breeze and starry sky, it can also present challenges that can hinder your sleep quality. Thankfully, there are ways to make your outdoor sleep more comfortable and enjoyable. We have five tips for sleeping outdoors in the summer.

Tip #1: Choose the Right Materials. The material of the bedding you bring will determine your level of comfort. The key is to choose materials that are breathable and moisture-wicking. Ava Innes natural bedding is an excellent choice because it uses natural materials of cashmere guard hair, wool and organic cotton, which is highly breathable and absorbent, keeping you cool and dry throughout the night. As we move towards late summer watch for the dew that can settle, so staying covered with something waterproof is recommended.

Tip #2: Use an inflatable mattress. Use an inflatable sleeping pad or air mattress providing cushioning and insulation from the ground while keeping you elevated and comfortable.

Tip #3 Bring a blanket. Even in the summer, the temperature can drop at night. It's essential to be prepared for the drop in temperature by bringing ideally a wool blanket. Ava Innes offers a range of fine wool soft blankets perfect for this time of year.

Tip #4: Keep Insects Away. One of the biggest challenges of outdoor sleeping is the presence of insects. Midges, in particular, can be very irritating and can disrupt your sleep. To prevent insects, use mosquito nets, citronella candles, or bug repellent.

Tip #5: Keep your sleeping area clean to ensure a good night's sleep. Clear any bits of shrubs that can disrupt your sleep. Additionally, avoid eating or drinking in the sleeping area to prevent any crumbs or spills that may attract insects.

TIp #6: Do not light fires. In summer the shrubbery is so dry, a fire can start so easily and have a devastating affect on our landscape, wildlife and people. Please be responsible.

Sleeping outdoors in the summer can be an exciting adventure, but it's important to be prepared. Using Ava Innes natural bedding can help make your outdoor sleeping experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

Head over to our Ava Innes sleeping bags with removable cover on a double duvet, it can make for an excellent investment in your sleep.