Sleep expert, Sammy Margo, has given the Volkswagen California a five-star rating for sleep comfort and overall wellbeing.
Chartered physiotherapist and author of The Good Sleep Expert, Margo, was so impressed with the California’s fully sprung loft bed and medium-firm, breathable mattresses, that she concluded that the camper could help optimise sleep after a day of exploring.
An estimated 7.5 million Brits suffer from poor sleep*, with the lack of rest posing a threat to their mental and physical health, according to medical professionals.
As part of her research, Margo spent a week living with a Volkswagen California 6.1 Ocean during which she measured the numerous factors that help promote a good night’s sleep against the conditions within the Volkswagen California.
Margo concluded that the campervan had performed well with regards to comfort, temperature and mattress firmness, which all help with better sleep quality and improved circulation, making for a comfortable night’s rest.
Further, Margo found that additional lifestyle factors that promote rest – such as physical exercise, blocking out artificial light, disconnecting from devices and connecting with the body’s circadian rhythm – were much more likely to be realised when camping out.
Sammy Margo, Sleep Expert commented: “Sleeping outdoors offers myriad benefits in helping promote good sleep, including improving mental and physical wellbeing and helping connect campers with their natural circadian rhythm.
“It is my belief that a good night’s sleep under the stars has the potential to act as a circuit break and ultimately encourage more restful sleep.”
The Volkswagen California 6.1 offers high-quality interior fittings, including two sleep-enticing mattresses.
Both mattresses offer medium-firm support which has been linked to better circulation, reduced back pain and even better recovery from muscle fatigue, which will be welcomed by adventurers.
Downstairs, a two-seater bench can transform into a two-person bed (2000x1500mm).
To aid sleep, the mattress is made from high-density polyurethane foam – for support – and is coupled with a high-density memory foam topper, complete with an air mesh, which provides temperature control.
It is designed to minimise the transfer of movement across its surface, ensuring the movement of one occupant does not disturb another.
Upstairs, users will find a fully sprung loft bed, with flexible springs, which adapts precisely to the person to improve sleeping comfort (2000x1200mm).
Margo said: “After a day of adventuring, the last thing anyone wants is to go back to a bed that’s uncomfortable and unsupportive.
“What’s really needed is a great night’s sleep, to ensure that you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to get exploring again – you certainly don’t want a holiday ruined because of backache and a bad night’s sleep.”