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A Simple RV Mattress Accessory List Of 7 Essentials You Absolutely Need

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By Kelly Beasley

Are you ready to transform your camper sleep experience?

This blog post unveils the ultimate RV mattress accessory list to elevate your sleep quality and comfort while on the road.

Say goodbye to restless nights and hello to the perfect sleep environment.

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Key Takeaways

  • Upgrade your RV bedroom with the right mattress accessories for a perfect night's sleep.
  • Invest in high-quality materials and hypoallergenic options for the most comfort and health benefits.
  • Balance budget and quality when selecting mattress accessories for maximum value.

Essential RV Mattress Accessory List For A Perfect Sleep Environment

Nothing beats a good night's sleep, especially when traveling with your bed. The right RV mattress accessories can make all the difference in achieving optimal sleep quality and comfort.

From mattress protectors to luxurious bed accessories, these essentials help you create the perfect sleep environment.

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Choosing the right mattress accessories can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a list of seven must-haves to help you sleep well.

  1. Mattress protectors
  2. Mattress toppers
  3. Pillows
  4. RV bed accessories
  5. Adjustable/Murphy RV beds
  6. Camper bed sheets
  7. Comforter or Duvet

Let's look at each RV bedding accessory in more depth.

Mattress Protectors

Considering how much RV mattresses cost, their protection should be a priority. RV mattress protectors, one of the finest and most effective mattress accessories, safeguard your mattress from spills, stains, and allergens, enhancing its lifespan.

Plus, they can also protect you from dust mites, oils, and allergens, making them essential for a healthy night in bed.

When selecting a mattress protector, consider options that are waterproof, less noisy, allergy-free, and made from soft cotton or natural materials like wool.

Wool-filled protectors offer excellent temperature regulation, absorbency, and resilience, while soft cotton mattress covers provide added softness and support for restful sleep.

It's especially good to have protectors for the beds on which your children sleep. As you know, they often spill things or may have an accident, so the protector is one of the best mattress accessories you can have for them.

Mattress Toppers

This RV mattress accessory may or may not be necessary. A mattress topper adds a layer of plush cushioning to your new mattress, enhancing your sleep experience by providing additional comfort and support.

If you don't like your camper's mattress, this can make it much better.

Or it can enhance the bed that your recreational vehicle came with, as they are known for not being so great. Mattress pads can also contribute to this improved sleep quality.

The best RV mattress toppers come in various natural fillings, such as:

  • Luxurious layers of wool
  • Cotton
  • Silk
  • Cashmere
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These fillings offer breathability and allergy-free sleep. To maintain your mattress topper, simply give it a good shake and fluff it up every time you change your bedding.

With a mattress topper, you'll enjoy extra comfort without compromising the feel of your mattress or the need for a box spring, which usually won't ft in the camper.


A good mattress accessory list would not be complete without RV bed pillows! Pillows complement a perfect mattress. With the right head and neck support that a pillow provides, a restful night's sleep in your RV is likely. There are various types to choose from, such as:

  • Cotton
  • Soft
  • Firm
  • Memory foam
  • Feather pillows
  • Body pillows
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Discover the perfect match for your sleep preferences and experience the best sleep. Matching up good pillows can ensure a great night's sleep and maybe the best night's sleep.

Don't underestimate the power of a comfortable pillow. With the right pillows, you'll improve your sleep quality and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for new adventures.

RV Bedding Accessories: Adjustable Beds And Sheets

Indulge in some luxury while traveling! High-quality sheets and adjustable beds, the epitome of luxurious RV bed accessories, promise to take your sleep experience to a new level.

Murphy Beds/Adjustable Beds

In an RV, where space is a valued commodity, Murphy beds might just be the perfect bed for the space it saves during the day.

Like the bed below, adjustable and Murphy RV beds are a perfect blend, providing comfort while conserving floor space.

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Murphy bed in stowed position

These beds come with numerous benefits, such as:

  • Improved breathability and support for the mattress.
  • Easy transformation from a bedroom to a living room.
  • Maximizing your RV's space without compromising on a comfortable and restorative sleep.

If your camper does not have an adjustable bed, you might figure out if one can be added or if yours can be modified into an adjustable bed.

It might be worth it! But just know that if you have one of these beds and you don't want to put it away during the day, a mattress topper probably isn't going to work well unless you have a place to store it during the day.

Camper Bed Sheets

The correct RV mattress sheets significantly impact sleep quality. Camper bed sheets should be breathable and enhance your sleep.

When selecting bed sheets for your RV, consider materials like cotton, microfiber, or linen, which are comfortable and help regulate body temperature and provide better air circulation for easier breathing while sleeping.

Choosing the same bedding you use in the house for better sleep is a good idea. That is unless you KNOW you will stay ONLY in super cold or hot temps.

In that case, buy accordingly, aka don't buy flannel if you're going to only camp in the summertime when it's hot.

If you have an odd-sized mattress, you may opt to buy custom-made sheets that fit (at least the fitted sheet).

Others, for budget purposes, just use sheet 'suspenders' to take up any slack in their fitted sheet.

Another option is to get sheet sets that zip up. These just seem to work well in many RV beds, especially adjustable and Murphy beds (makes them easier to make).

There are a couple different companies making zip up sheet sets that we know of:

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Comforter Or Duvet

Like your bed at home, you won't want to forget your top dressing, the comforter or duvet! Use the one you use at home, or get one for the RV.

It doesn't have to be anything special in size or material, but again, if you're going to always be in cold places, get materials that are warm and cozy.

If you're going in summer, get a light comforter. Or you can use a blanket. It doesn't matter what you use. Get creative!

Creating A Relaxing Sleep Environment With Additional RV Bedding Accessories

Beyond the essential mattress accessories, other RV mattress extras as additions can also enhance the tranquility of your camper's sleeping space.

Things like weighted blankets, blackout curtains, and white noise machines are all geared toward greater comfort and can be used in your recreational vehicle as RV mattress extras.

Weighted Blankets

Oooooh, Marshall LOVES weighted blankets! Weighted blankets are designed to provide a gentle, comforting pressure that can help reduce stress. They have gained popularity in recent years for their ability to give a sense of security and improve sleep quality.

These blankets apply gentle pressure on the body, mimicking the feeling of being hugged or swaddled.

The benefits of weighted blankets are numerous, including:

  • Calming effect
  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Pain relief

When selecting a weighted blanket, consider size, weight, material, and fill type to ensure you find the perfect fit for your needs.

Blackout Curtains

Light can be a significant sleep disruptor, especially when you're trying to catch some Zs in a recreational vehicle. Blackout curtains can help ensure a dark and restful sleep environment by blocking out light and providing a sense of privacy.

In addition to their light-blocking capabilities, blackout curtains may slightly help muffle sound and provide extra insulation, making them a versatile and valuable addition to your RV bedroom.

Investing in blackout curtains will help you get a better night's sleep and create a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere in your camper.

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White Noise Machines

Unwanted noises are certainly a real nuisance in many campgrounds or other parking spots you may choose. Your RV itself might make noises that disturb your sleep, such as a noisy furnace.

White noise machines mask disruptive noises by producing calming, consistent sounds.

White noise machines offer numerous benefits, such as:

  • Helping you fall asleep faster.
  • Improving sleep quality.
  • Masking environmental or outside noises
  • Aiding in relaxation and stress reduction

With a white noise machine, you can create a calming atmosphere that promotes restful sleep, ensuring you wake up refreshed and ready for your next adventure.

As an alternative to a dedicated white noise machine, consider using a white noise app on your smartphone.

RV Mattress Accessory List Buying Guide: Tips And Considerations

Now that you're familiar with the various mattress accessories and bedding options available, it's time to select the ones that best suit your needs.

In this section, you get tips and considerations for choosing the right RV mattress accessories, focusing on material quality, hypoallergenic options, and budget considerations.

Material Quality

The material quality of your RV mattress accessories should be considered. High-quality accessories enrich your sleep experience, last longer, and offer superior support.

When shopping for RV mattress accessories, consider the following factors:

  • Thickness
  • Support
  • Construction
  • Cover
  • Comfort and durability of materials

For mattress toppers, opt for materials like memory foam, latex foam, and gel foam, known for their superior quality and comfort.

Bedding often comes with a 'thread count.' And often, the higher the count, the better quality the material is. Consider how often you'll use your camper. The less often, the less high-quality items you can likely get away with.

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Hypoallergenic Options

For those with allergies or sensitive skin, hypoallergenic options are almost mandatory.

These products, typically made from materials like natural fibers or synthetic materials, mitigate allergy risks and other health concerns.

Hypoallergenic options reduce the risk of allergies and other health issues, provide a healthier sleep environment, and improve air quality by reducing dust mites and allergens.

When selecting hypoallergenic options, consider the material, size, cost, and certification.

Budget-Friendly RV Mattress Accessories

Choosing RV bedding accessories might have more to do with your budget than anything.

While budget considerations are inevitable when purchasing RV mattress accessories, it doesn't imply quality should be compromised.

Ways to economize while still investing in high-quality accessories include exploring sales and discounts, comparison shopping, and considering second-hand items.

Also, consider factors like size, shape, and type of mattress when selecting your affordable RV bedding accessories.

Ultimately, the key is to balance budget considerations with quality and comfort, ensuring you get the most bang for your buck while enjoying a restful night's sleep in your camper.

RV Mattress Accessories List Summary

In conclusion, the right RV bedding accessory options can truly transform your RV sleep experience.

From essential accessories like mattress protectors and toppers to luxurious adjustable beds and high-quality sheets, investing in these items will ensure a comfortable sleep environment. Don't forget the additional bedding accessories like weighted blankets, blackout curtains, and white noise machines to create the ultimate relaxing atmosphere.

With these tips and considerations in mind, you're now well-equipped to make the best choices for your RV mattress accessories, ensuring a perfect night's sleep on the road.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Mattress Accessories?

Mattress accessories are simply additional products to outfit your mattress and enhance the sleeping experience, like mattress toppers, comforters, mattress protectors, and pillows.

What Do You Put On A Bed Mattress?

A mattress pad and protector are both essential pieces of equipment for maintaining your bed's comfort and cleanliness. Pads add an extra layer of comfort while protectors keep your mattress free of dirt and spills, making sure you sleep soundly without sacrificing your bed's feel.

How Can A Mattress Topper Improve My Sleep Experience?

A mattress topper adds extra comfort and support, making your bed even more comfortable.

How Do Blackout Curtains Help Me Sleep Better In My RV?

Blackout curtains can help you sleep better in your RV by blocking out light, providing insulation, and helping muffle sound.

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I dedicated myself to living the full-time RV life for over 6.5 years, immersing myself in the unique quirks and joys of the boondocking lifestyle and gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience along the way. In December 2020, my business partner and I made the transition to part-time RVing, but in January 2023, we hit the road once again, this time in our trusty vans. My mission is to help others embrace the RVing lifestyle with confidence and excitement, armed with the knowledge and resources needed to make the most of their adventures. I believe that the more you know, the more you can truly appreciate and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of the open road.

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