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How to Stop Rolling Off Your Sleeping Pad

Q: I keep rolling off my sleeping pad. What can I do to sleep better?
— Lucy, Augusta, Maine

A: This is a very common complaint. Luckily, there could be a simple fix. Many people tend to overinflate their sleeping pad. Blowing it up bigger will actually cause you to roll off.

Try this: Once it’s inflated, lie on it, and then open the valve briefly to let a little air out — that way, the pad conforms to your body.

If you’re looking for a good sleeping pad, check out our sleeping pad buying guide. These 13 tips for sleeping well on the trail might also help you get a better night sleep.


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1 Comment on How to Stop Rolling Off Your Sleeping Pad

  1. I’ve been a Boy Scout for a while now and I was wondering what is the most helpful tool for Boy Scouts when you go on camping trips I really need to know.

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