Trench conditions were horrible in WW1. The first things that newcomers would noticed when they got to the trenches on the frontline was the smell, rotting bodies in shallow graves, odor of soldiers who have went weeks without cleaning themselves and the smell of creosol that was used to help fight against diseases. Overtime recruits would begin to be a part of the smell with their own odor. If soldiers were to get sleep in the trenches they would either lay down on the floor of the trenches with a coat over them. Sometimes soldiers would dig foxholes in the trenches to try to avoid getting trench foot. Some soldiers would try to light small fires in their fox holes before they went to sleep in them because it would make the ground warmer for them.