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Old 11-06-2013
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Re: How to sleep

Originally Posted by brokesailor View Post
How do you stay in bed? Or should I just sleep on the floor?
Practice. It's not that difficult.

I don't have a lee cloth. I sleep in the forward berth at sea, even when solo unless it's very congested waters, I find my 20 minute sleeps blew are better than on deck because I am more comfortable.

So how was it in January this year when I did 14 days working to windward?no it got to be a bit of a grind and I didn't need to winch another sail in for a while (I just did a 3 night passage and I don't need to reef a sail again for a while!), but I was comfortable and safe and never rolled out of bed. A couple of pillows is good to prop up the low side a bit, and when you drop off a huge wave it does tend to influence your dreams.... Lol. But it's fine.

Just give it a go.

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