The Truth About Your Dorm Mattress

The biggest piece of furniture in your dorm room is the bed. It needs to be comfortable and it needs to serve lots of purposes, such as sleeping, studying and socializing. Unfortunately, the dorm mattress most colleges provide is stiff, saggy and old, and it could actually hurt your GPA.

Sleep helps us all retain what we learn during the day. At night, we go through different stages of sleep where our minds are working, filing and organizing all of the information we collect during the day. If the mattress doesn’t support you properly, you will toss and turn and that can lead to fragmented memory and trouble in school. Set yourself up for success with these vital sleep essentials:

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A New Mattress

Dorm rooms are typically equipped with an extra-long twin bed, but old college mattresses are not a good way to start the year. A good night’s sleep is vital for your health and learning process, and you want both the right support and a healthy sleeping surface. Art Van Furniture offers the new Twin XL mattresses to fit the dorm frame. They start at just $149, and we’ll deliver one right to the dorm or apartment on move-in day.

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Mattress Topper

If you’re unable to replace the mattress, make your bed more comfortable by using a mattress topper. Made of memory foam, the topper will provide a soft surface that allows for airflow and contours to your body, helping you sleep.

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Mattress Protector

Whether you bring your own mattress or use the dorm mattress with a mattress topper, invest in a good mattress protector. Not only does it wick away moisture while you sleep; it safeguards against spills, stains, dust mites, germs and allergens, protecting your bed and keeping you healthy.

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Pillow

A pillow has a huge impact on the quality of your sleep. Not only does it support your head and neck; it helps align and maintain the curvature of your spine during sleep, so you have a restorative experience and retain what you learned during the day. Here are some tips for choosing the right pillow.

Sleeping might not be the first thing on your mind as your head off to college, but a comfortable bed will help you make the grade. Make sure you have everything you need to go from Zzzz’s to A’s.

College Style for Guys

When it comes to college style for guys, “tricking out” the dorm room is the number-one goal. This is the place to cram for exams, hang out with friends, and blow off steam. College style for guys needs three things:

Dorm Guys
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Convenience

For most guys their bed is mainly just a place to crash, so when choosing the décor, the simpler, the better. Look for low-key designs in bedding, especially in colors like blue, grey, and brown tones. You’ll also want to invest in a good mattress protector to keep the bed safe from spills.

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Comfort

After a marathon day of classes, guys need a relaxing place to crash before hitting the books again. Futons are a great option because of their versatility. We’re sure you’ll appreciate one covered in a soft microsuede fabric with beefy cushions to sink into. If the room is super tight on space, a twin sleeper is a chair that converts into a twin-size bed—the perfect spot for your best bud to sleep when he comes to visit.

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Hi-tech Toys

Of course the reason you go to college is to study and get a stellar education, but everyone needs some downtime. A media console that organizes your TV, PS4 and games will keep things together and organized. Just remember to keep it to a dull roar so that the R.A. doesn’t show up at your door and pull the plug.

Heading off to college is a big milestone in life, and a sweet room will make it better. Make sure to grab all of the items you need to get your college style for guys.