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Brian 's Comment
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After my 1st 5 nights trying to sleep in a moving truck....on the top bunk with not much luck....I slept in a hotel last night.

first thing I did was look at the mattress tag to see what brand it was......MAN did that bed feel great....

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah it's really tough sleeping in a moving truck. Some people get used to it, many don't.

's Comment
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I'm sure it takes time to adjust, my question how thick are these mattress in these trucks? I personally like a firm mattress, do these trucking companies let you choose your mattress??? Since your working for them & living in their equipment. Make it a safe day!

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Sleeping on the top bunk while the truck is moving is a no no. It's dangerous for starts. I have a Sleep Dogg mattress. Best money I ever spent. 10 inches of memory foam. It's a bit more expensive than most mattresses but worth every penny.

Jared McClure's Comment
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Sleeping on the top bunk while the truck is moving is a no no. It's dangerous for starts. I have a Sleep Dogg mattress. Best money I ever spent. 10 inches of memory foam. It's a bit more expensive than most mattresses but worth every penny.

I've been finding sleeping on that rock they call a mattress to be a real challenge so far... Really considering buying one of the sleep dogg mattresses, but 580 bucks seems very expensive..

Mr. Smith's Comment
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While we are on the topic, do you have to sleep in the sleeper? are you allowed to sleep in the passenger seat?

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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While we are on the topic, do you have to sleep in the sleeper? are you allowed to sleep in the passenger seat?

Who's going to stop you? I mean, unless your company has some very specific policies, I don't see why you couldnt sleep where you want so long as it's not illegal and you get properly rested? Theoretically, (while not advisable) you could sleep UNDER your truck if you really wanted to. shocked.pngconfused.gif I have a friend who used to drive tell me that he would sometimes put up a hammock in his trailer (reefer unit) and sleep back there because it was cooler then he could get the cab with the AC on when it was really hot outside.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Charles K.'s Comment
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my question how thick are these mattress in these trucks?

On my company truck, 6in for main deck, top bunk is 3in. FYI

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Sleeping on the top bunk while the truck is moving is a no no. It's dangerous for starts. I have a Sleep Dogg mattress. Best money I ever spent. 10 inches of memory foam. It's a bit more expensive than most mattresses but worth every penny.

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I've been finding sleeping on that rock they call a mattress to be a real challenge so far... Really considering buying one of the sleep dogg mattresses, but 580 bucks seems very expensive..

One suggestion that may work well... look at Costco or Walmart, Overstock or even Amazon for Memory Foam Mattress Toppers. They come in various styles and types, some have a gel coating to keep it cool, etc. They also come in various thickness from 2" to 4" and densities for a soft or firm mattress, etc. Depending on the size you get, they are well under $100 AND if your truck has a weird size mattress, you can always cut the foam topper down to size with an electric carving knife. These are very similar to the old egg crate foam, but much longer lasting and better quality.

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