Let’s solve the ongoing issue of how to make college dorm room beds more comfortable before you ever step foot into your college dormitory (An easy DIY) because one thing I know is that the dorm beds in universities leave a lot to be desired and dorm room beds boast mattresses that are very uncomfortable and hot, but your bed in dorm bed can be more comfortable and you’ll know what to things to buy to make that happen!
This DIY will help you alleviate the crappy mattress that will make you ache beneath your back, and resolve the heat of the mattress since it is often vinyl covered, while affording you comfort!
Understanding the Anatomy of Beds In College Dorm Rooms
The big day is coming for so many students out there, your first college dorm room and you’ll be leaving your personal bedroom at your home behind with all its comforts.
Your new digs are certainly not going to be anywhere near the standards of comfort you are used to because the bed in the dorm room will not be what you chose, rather it is what you are given!
What you need to know is that an uncomfortable bed in a college dorm room is not just a bed, rather there are 3 parts that make up a bed as a whole and the bed is the whole thing, so the bed is what we refer to as the whole item we sleep on but it is the parts on the bed that make us uncomfortable or make noise!
- the frame of the bed – which can be wood, steel, aluminum, etc
- the base upon which the mattress rests – slats or box spring
- the mattress – what you sleep on which comes in so many different forms from firm to hard and twin to California King
The part of the bed we can actually upgrade in a bed in college dorms and potentially finesse to make them far more comfortable instead of uncomfortable happens upon the mattress.
What You’ll Need To Make College Dorm Room Beds More Comfortable.
Embrace this as a pre-college challenge and work against the clock to grab what you need to be comfortable!
- The Mattress
- The blankets
- The Pillows
One thing is for certain you need your dorm room bed to be comfortable so that you can sleep comfortably, and be completely coherent in the classroom to pass your classes.
The ‘new to you’ dorm room will be your new ‘home away from home’ and that means you will need everything from the sheets to the pillows!
How To Make College Dorm Room Beds More Comfortable and Stylish
Here is how to upgrade that bed in the dorm room!
This is the bedding for your mattress and overall bed to make the thing comfortable and reflect a little bit of you along the way!
Step 1: Let’s Make That Mattress In The Dorm Room Comfortable
Since the mattress is going to be hot it is vinyl and yucky, it’s time to cover, that sucker and here are a few things to note.
First the dorm mattress probably will be either a Twin or a Twin XL.
We used a mattress protector over that overused mattress in the dorm room cause Ewwww to a used mattress.
This Twin XL Mattress Protector is waterproof, protects against mites, urine, ,perspiration and other bodily fluids that rocked that bed (sorry, transparent and truthful)!
The chintzy mattress in the dorm room is too simple, make it supreme!
The BONUS For The Matress Protector You’ll Appreciate
As a bonus, in fact, the protector was ‘cooling’ so it made that vinyl sweat-maker cool and since it was thick, it made it more comfortable.
Make College Dorm Room Beds More Comfortable Via Layers
Once you get that topper on the uncomfortable mattress you are well on your way to a more comfortable night’s sleep.
But 1 layer is not enough so let’s build that mattress up with layers of luxe.
Easily Luxe The Dorm Mattress
Make an epic luxe mattress out of the crapper you are given, and here is how!
Step 2: Top Off The Mattress In The Dorm Room Bed
Seek out a fabulous, memory foam topper, offering pressure-relieving memory foam support and great cooling technology which interplays with your ability to sleep soundly and comfortably in that bed in your college dorm room!
Also, the Quilted Deluxe Memory Foam Bed Topper has an anti-skid bottom to keep it in place on the mattress!
Make your mattress the best version it can be, and let it reign supreme in comfort!
This will do the trick!
As for comfort, the topper provides an enhancing dual-layered memory foam design.
Further, it is constructed out of cooling gel-infused memory foam and finally, it is paired with a soft, quilted foam installed cover.
Last, the topper has an anti-stain application which adds increased comfort and durability to the topper, who knows what you are going to spill on it!
Your measurements for the topper in a Twin/Twin XL are 38″ W x 75″ L.
Step 3: The Sheets Are Very Important To Comfort For Your Bed In The Dorm Room
You don’t just want any sheets however, you want comfortable sheets that are not going to make you sweat!
Luxury-like hotel sheets are a great option and sound so perfect, don’t they?
So, grab my favorite luxury-like hotel sheets that won’t break the bank and wash nicely.
Plus, we purchase 4 and 6 packs of fitted sheets (bundle of fitted sheets for dorm room beds), and yes that is a thing and a great thing for your bed in the dorm room because when you don’t have time for laundry day the bed in college dorms suffers and well you can fix that by just changing sheets and not having to wash each time because you have a set of FOUR or SIX!
Don’t forget, if you can, find a bundle of sheets that offer colors that you like, as this is where you start to get a little bit of color pop and a chance to STYLE your dorm room.
Step 4: Comfort For Your Head On the Bed In the Dorm Room
Don’t underestimate the power of a pillow because it helps your sleep!
Don’t just grab any pillow, you need the RIGHT pillow.
In fact, you want a pillow that provides pressure-relieving memory foam.
Take into consideration as well, a pillow that offers cooling technology and that neutralizes odor for fresh sleep.
There are a lot of pillow lines and brands out there, and you’ll find a plethora of options for every kind of sleeper from the stomach to the back!
You will spend a great deal of time in your bed, studying, hanging, and sleeping.
The pillow will take the brunt of the relaxation time, whether you are laying on it, holding it on your lap, or resting your feet on it!
What Not To Buy For Beds In College Dorm Rooms
I am not sure why microfiber, polyester, rayon, and Tencel exist when it comes to the realm of sheet materials because they all suck the ever-living Sweat out of your body because they are far from natural breathable materials.
Yes it is true that polyester and tencel and whatever the hell is in microfiber won’t shrink when you put them in a warm load in the washer, but I will tell you what they will do that is awful…those non-breathable materials will make you sweat.
You will be uncomfortable from dusk till dawn and vice versa in those sheets.
So unless you are a person that can’t get up with 3 alarm clocks blaring, I would highly suggest finding a breathable alternative such as Pima cotton FYI Target sells 100% basic cotton sheets for those silly Twin XL beds for Under $25, and on clearance if you are lucky enough to find them for $15 (top sheet, bottom sheet, and pillowcases!)
The reference to the alarm clock in case you didn’t catch the snarkiness is that you will be up all night when you can’t get cool and comfortable!
Make Sure To Come Back and Tell Me If You Used My How To Make College Dorm Room Beds More Comfortable and What You Did Differently.
Bedding for college is very important to your personal well-being.
You’ve now learned how to set up a dorm bed and what items you need to make it feel great when you slink into it at the end of each day!
Enjoy your next 4 years, and slumber peacefully each night with your 3 great products that make your dorm room bed much more comfortable.
Order online, create a registry for those relatives that want to give you stuff, and shop in-store too.
Do not wait until the last minute, get organized, and start the year off in comfort!
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What are you waiting for?
Order these items to make your college dorm bed more comfortable. ~ Dana XO