How to Sleep in a Car
If you’ve ever had to sleep in a car, you know that it’s not always comfortable. It depends on the vehicle, where and how you are sleeping, and for how long. If you’re going on a long road trip, there may be times where you need to pull over and nap in your car for a bit. Or maybe you just need to take a bit of a nap during your lunch break at work because you’re beat from the long week.
Whatever your reason for sleeping in the car, here are some ways to make it easier and better for you:
- If you’re the driver, make sure your vehicle is not in motion and is in a safe place. If you’re a passenger, make sure your driver is alert and able to drive while you rest (this works great for adults who want to switch off and take turns on a long drive).
- If you are sleeping sitting up in your seat, make sure your restraints are still on properly if the vehicle is moving. Be sure the airbag will still deploy properly if you’re sleeping in a moving vehicle. If you’re going to park and sleep, make sure you have blankets if the engine is off, and that you can stay properly cooled if it’s hot weather.
- Always be sure to have an emergency kit in your vehicle before your trip and that it is accessible before you go to sleep in your car.
- Be sure you have a working cell phone or some other mode of communication in case you run into trouble or have an emergency.
- Always lock your doors when sleeping in your car and be sure you are parked legally and in a safe location. Put on the parking break for good measure.
You can stop by Atlantic Toyota NY to see what vehicles we have that might suit your road trip a bit better. Or, if you’re just in the market for a new vehicle, they happy to help you out.
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