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How To Get a Good Night's Sleep in Your Car

Watch more How to Make the Most of Your Car videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Get a good night's sleep in your car with a little preparation. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Sleeping in your car is illegal in many places. Check with the local police before sleeping on public property. Step 1: Pick a good snooze spot Pick a good spot to snooze, meaning one that is relatively safe and that limits your risk of being hassled by the police or anyone else. Highway rest stops are good during the day, when many people pull over to catch a few Zs. Step 2: Park strategically Park the car with the morning in mind. If you want to be up with the roosters and don't have anything blocking out the sunlight, park facing east, where the sun rises. Otherwise, face your car west. Tip Bring a compass with you so you always know which way you’re facing. Step 3: Pee before bed Find a restroom to use before you settle in for the night. You don't want to have to answer the call of nature when you're bedded down in your car. Step 4: Install a tension curtain rod Put your blackout curtains on the tension rod and secure it between the driver’s side and front passenger windows to block the view through the windshield. Step 5: Make your bed Arrange your bedding into a cozy sleeping space. Adjust the seats to give you the most room, and tuck any seat belts you can into the cushions, so they don't poke you. Tip If you have a hatchback with seats that fold down, turn your backseat into a comfy bed with a camping cot or sleeping pad. Step 6: Dress for rest Change into something that's as soft and unrestrictive as pajamas, yet socially acceptable to wear in public. A sweat suit and thick gym socks is a good choice. Step 7: Regulate your body temperature If it’s cool outside, put on a wool cap and socks to preserve body heat. If it’s hot, wet a t-shirt, some wristbands and a bandanna with ice water and wear them to “bed.” Step 8: Keep your cellphone with you Keep your cellphone nearby just in case. Sweet dreams! Did You Know? Many Wal-Marts allows people to park in their lots at night to sleep.
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