Q. I’ve been camping for years but am still having trouble getting comfortable when I’m sleeping. I can only sleep on my side with my right arm under my pillow but that can be trouble on cold nights when my mummy bag is cinched up tight. Any help Gear Guy?
—Sleepless Jake, Adamsville, Tenn.
A. Hmmm, Jake, that’s a tricky one. You might want to try a roomier, rectangular-shaped sleeping bag instead of a mummy bag. It’ll give you more space to move around and roll over on your side without feeling tight and uncomfortable. Of course, rectangular-shaped bags don’t insulate you quite as well since there’s more dead airspace inside the bag, so you might want to get one that’s rated for slightly colder weather than your current mummy. You might also consider a hammock tent like the one I wrote about here. Some guys find that hammocks help them sleep better and are a great alternative to regular tent camping. Hope this works and the ZZZZs find you on your next trip.
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