How to Make Military Cots More Comfortable

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Military cots can be a convenient bed away from home, keeping you high and dry off the ground. While they may be superior to just a sleeping bag, many people find a cot lacking in comfort. Fortunately, there are multiple accessories that can make your cot much more comfortable and organized. If you will be sleeping on your military cot a lot, it is worth investing in making it as comfortable a sleeping experience as possible.

Purchase a thick, open-cell foam sleeping pad for your cot. Make sure that it fits the dimensions of your cot. Alternatively, you can purchase a single air mattress for even more comfort.

Invest in a comfortable pillow that will support your neck and head as you sleep. Purchase durable, soft and easy to clean sheets. Add a warm blanket if you will be sleeping in cool weather.

Keep mosquitoes and other bugs at bay with mosquito netting. Hang the net over your cot when you are sleeping in buggy areas.

Transform your cot into a comfortable place to sit as well as sleep. Outfit your cot with an attachable cot chair that provides a seat with a sturdy back.

Purchase cot accessories that will allow you to keep the belongings around your sleep space more organized, keeping the bed clear for sleeping. Accent your cot with a nightstand that attaches to the side bar with hook and loop straps and has hanging pockets to keep all of your personal belongings close. Keep your eyeglasses, pens, and alarm clock handy. Organize your toiletries, medication or the next day's clothes in one of the nightstand's multiple storage compartments. Attach a cot tree on either end of your cot for convenient places to hang things. The cot tree can also support your mosquito net high up off of your bed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Before purchasing any cot accessories, make sure they are compatible with your model of bed.

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