It’s an interesting question. One I think would be a first for me to ask if someone told me they were living in their car. How do you sleep? 🤔
It seems logical to me that you would make a bed in your back seat. As a matter of fact it’s the first thing I asked friends in various nomad Facebook groups.. How do you make a bed in the back of a car? I remember one particular friend spelled it all out for me…roll up towels to even out the slumps.. roll memory foam around a sleeping bag.. voila a bed!
Others shared how they took out the back seat.. mounted plywood and then started building their bed with foam, comforters, pillows etc.
I have a couple friends who live in a Prius.. well actually we say we live outside our vehicle not in.. 😊but they sleep in their vehicle; of course.. They put the seat flat .. once again.. voila a bed!
It seemed to make the simplest sense in a Sedan to go the first route.. memory foam, sleeping bag, towels. To me it sounded very comfy and cozy and I was excited! I hit up Wal-Mart for everything I needed. Went back to the home where I was renting a room at the time of preparation for ‘ new beginnings’ and spread everything out on the driveway.. roll roll roll till I had a narrow homemade mattress! It started raining as I was placing the big heap in my back seat. I climbed in and laid down. Oh my; much to my surprise (or not) it was terribly uncomfortable for me. Reason being is I am a side sleeper and flip from left to right, back and forth several times a night. It was very uncomfortable to do this.. pretty painful actually. See; I have had a ‘rib cage’ discomfort for a few years. Had it checked out.. MRI, X-rays.. nothing. The drs best guess was ‘hiatal hernia or acid reflux.. ok.. I’ll live with it since it was only during my side to side movement that I experienced the sharp twang. But it was not an option to sleep in the back seat of my new nest (aka home) to be.
I remember my mom being most comfortable sleeping in a recliner for years.
The next logical place for some slumber I figured would have to be the passenger seat in a reclining position. After all the seats go way back and being positioned in the front would be awesome if I had to move quickly.
Awe.. not so fast. Now that meant climbing over the console to drive away. My days of being like Gumby are long gone. Oh my; there’s only one option left!
Yes; you guessed right! I sleep in the front driver’s seat! It couldn’t be more perfect (and comfortable)’for me’. No climbing, no shifting stuff from one seat to another, no problem if I gotta get away quick! I love being in control and feeling as cozy as can be. Staying true to a ‘serene and simple’ life I flip and flop.. using the steering wheel as a gripper bar.. There is plenty of room to curl up and to keep the blood moving. I can move from side to side as much as I want.. waking up refreshed and ready to go!
I gave Andy the passenger seat😊
Here’s a video I produced on the number one burning question How do you sleep? 💤😴 https://youtu.be/PyhOQMorH00
I even share a glimpse of my night time routine too.😀
My wish for you is you too receive the rest and relaxation you need.. the kind that makes you rise and rejoice in a new day!
smiles and joy,