If you are a college student (or you know one), then you know how much fun it can be to decorate a dorm room. Picking out a color scheme, finding the perfect accessories… it’s all part of the experience. You might not have thought about the more boring, practical side of things, though. Every part of your dorm should help you accomplish your educational goals. Your bed is no exception to this. You spend (more or less) a third of your time sleeping in it, and you might work on it as well. Therefore, it’s important that it’s serving its purpose, and doing so well.
Most dorms come with a standard twin mattress already in place. However, these basic mattresses often don’t fit the needs of the students who are sleeping on them. These mattresses are often reused semester after semester, and over time, they can easily become worn down. They’re usually an economic model to begin with, which means they aren’t the most comfortable things out there. Many students complain about the beds in their dorms, because they aren’t as good as they could be or need to be.
You can get around this in a couple of ways. You can buy a high-quality mattress pad. These pads can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of a new mattress, but they make an old bed feel brand new. Simply lay the pad over your mattress before you put on your sheets, and you’ll notice a difference the very first night.
You could also buy your own twin mattress to replace the one that you already have. It’s maybe a little more expensive than your moving budget allows but it’s a great way to make sure you get the best quality mattress during those college years where you’ll be needing a great night’s sleep.
High-quality bedding is a great investment in your college experience. Studies have shown that a good night’s sleep can aid memory retention and help students function better throughout the day. Naps help students to learn new information more easily, and a regular sleep schedule can help prevent you from catching that cold that’s going around campus. The quality of your sleep is an overlooked but essential part of your education. You owe it to yourself to get a good night’s sleep during your college years. Upgrade your dorm room bedding today, and you’ll feel the positive effects of it tomorrow morning.