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Do you prefer to sleep in the dark or with at least a nightlight on?

When you’re all tucked into bed at night, is there a light or a nightlight on somewhere in sight? Or are you wearing an eye mask in a room with blackout curtains? In other words, do you prefer to sleep in the dark or with a nightlight (or other source of light) on?

We know it’s weird to have favorite night lights, but working at RVtravel.com that’s just what we do: we admire a lot of cute camping stuff. This bears-roasting-marshmallows night light is one of our favorites, but we also love this adorable vintage-trailer-shaped one too. Oh, and check this one out. It’s not a night light, but it’s small enough that it could be used as one. It’s so cute!!

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Austin
29 days ago

Total darkness.
Upon purchasing our 5th wheel we quickly attached thick towels over the windows in the bedroom. Both for darkness and of course to assist with the exterior heat.
Perhaps being raised in the country where no lights existed after the sun went down? Not sure.

jillie
29 days ago

I love sleeping in total darkness but when you are at a campsite you will have some lite shinning thru. I work with it.

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

Minimal light works best for me.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

I get upset if the DW wants to watch the TV. I want it dark. I will put a night light in the bathroom. In our RV, we have motion activated floor lights so I don’t trip over the dog going to the bathroom. 😋

Michael Galvin, PhD
1 month ago

The more light there is in the sleeping room, the more melatonin production and circadian rhythms are disturbed. Total dark is best for your health.

Diane Mc
1 month ago

Some light, not nightlight. Have nightlight in master bath so provides faint amount. Hate all dark. Blinds in open position so morning light comes in.

Bugsy
1 month ago

Totally dark. Absolutely can’t stand all the on/off, recording, radio, coffeemaker lights. Everything seems to have a little light on these days. No need for a nightlight.

Tom
1 month ago

Sleep with light on or off. My mom called it the sleep of the just.

Judith Castle
1 month ago

Still not seeing the polls—two weeks now!

Kyle
1 month ago
Reply to  Judith Castle

Try it in an incognito browser window. Problem is likely something like a plugin on your browser and incognito will block all of that.

John Koenig
1 month ago
Reply to  Judith Castle

Same here. I vote but see NO results UNTIL I click on the Return to Poll link at the bottom. I guess SOMETHING was changed on the host’s end.

Hakker
1 month ago
Reply to  Judith Castle

I see the polls but can’t vote. Something changed just over a week ago. I can view the results by clicking on “view results ” but I have no idea if my vote counted. Before I would get the results as soon as I voted. I always read this on my tablet and I’ve made no changes to it in months.

Pat Daubenmier
1 month ago

Nightlight is in the bathroom to guide the way. In the coach we have the mini floor lights that are turned on so I don’t kill myself when I go to bed later than my hubby.

Marilyn M
1 month ago

I prefer the dark but hubby (who needs to get up every hour or so and with 2 dogs sleeping who knows where) needs a night light in our bedroom area plus one in the bathroom.

Daphne Rashall
1 month ago

If the monster is going to get me, I want to be able to see it. Neither my house or my RV is totally dark at night.

Rolling Coal
1 month ago

Wife is an ICU nurse who works 12 hour shifts, day or night. She needs total blackout to sleep so the motor home and house bedrooms are fitted with black out curtains. Me? I can sleep lights on or off anywhere, anytime!

Shon W.
1 month ago

About going pee we have hockey puck motion lights on the way to the bathroom.

Don
1 month ago

Interesting result! I guess those voting for total darkness never have to get up in the night to pee… Lucky folks. 🙂

TIM MCRAE
1 month ago
Reply to  Don

Bathroom trips:

I use several methods.
Navigate like a blind man (touch)
Bedside light or switch.
Motion detecting night lights (wyze just came out with some really great ones) https://wyze.com/wyze-night-light.html

At night I really am blind because it takes 10 minutes to clear my blurry eyes and only 5 minutes to go.

The Wyze night lights have some negative reviews about battery life, which I found too, but I stuck with them and after the 2nd or third charge that problem went away. I am almost at a month on the third charge and still going strong! I have 3 of them linked.

Kamwick
1 month ago
Reply to  TIM MCRAE

Yep, I do the ‘walk slowly touching things like a blind person’ method. Works well, but you have to be familiar with your home.
Plus, there’s also generally very low ambient light, it’s never completely dark.

Ron T.
1 month ago
Reply to  Don

Actually I think a lot of people don’t realize that if you keep things as dark as possible your eyes will adapt allowing you to see quite a bit although it will be in black and white (remember the rods and cones in your retina from biology class?) It takes roughly 30 minutes to adapt but if you turn on a light your eyes have to start all over. Astronomers and those who hunt at night (legal hunting not spotlighting) experience this all the time. As a backup you can always feel your way to the bathroom going from object to object with a hand held out in front of you to keep you from creasing your forehead on the edge of the door.

Dan A
1 month ago

In our motorhome. we have courtesy lights along the floor, one in the bedroom, one in the bathroom and one in the kitchen. Those are our night lights.

Richard Hughes
1 month ago

I can sleep in a chair, in a fully lit room, with the TV blasting, but in bed, especially in my RV, if some turns on s light within ten miles I wake up.

Bob p
1 month ago

Actually since Marine Corps boot camp when we were awakened by the drill instructor turning on the lights and kicking a 20 gal. galvanized trash can down the squad bay any kind of light wakes me up. DW likes a night light so we compromise, she has a small night lite that illuminates her side floor and I sleep comfortably on my side. Years ago when I was still working I used a plug-in timer to turn on a bedside light and also a windup alarm clock set for 5 minutes later in case the power went off.

ValC
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob p

Interesting! My time in the service included deployments that involved a dozen or more to a tent with 1 lightbulb. All shifts assigned so we learned to sleep with light on so no one had to try to dress in the dark. On the other hand, its impossible for me to sleep if its totally silent – got to have at least some white noise.

Kamwick
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob p

What a brutal wake up! My father-in-law used to sleep like a baby below the fog horn on deck during WW2. He could literally sleep through anything.