Sleep Essentials

Sleep Essentials

For most, the college experience is your first time living away from home and out from under mom and dad’s roof. It’s a thrilling, exciting and eventful time which is compounded by the joy of being on your own for the first time and delving into your studies. Your dorm room is a space that you can truly make your own, letting all of your personal tastes stand out. All of the decoration is completely up to you – and your roommate. It can be tough when you’re first striking out to not only find essentials that match your personal taste, but are also comfortable, well-made and durable. When it comes to sleep, you need the highest level of comfort so you’re well-rested for each new day your college adventure brings. PBteen has laid out a collection of absolute sleep essentials to keep you comfortable, stylish and ready for anything.


A comforter set is a must-have for any college student. Instead of buying individual pieces to put a bed set together, opt for a collection that has everything you need for a comfortable night’s sleep. For instance, the feather scallop comforter set offers you sheets, a pillowcase, a comforter and sham to polish off your bed’s look. Made of 100 percent cotton percale, these sheets are comfortable and are machine washable, allowing for quick and easy care. Many different comforter sets are available to suit any dorm need. Opt for pale or bright blue paisley patterns, or choose muted and neutral stripes that work well with any existing decor. Styles easily suit both teen guys’ and girls’ tastes, from bright pink to sporty plaid.


You may want to add extra pillows to your bed or to other spaces in your room such as a lounge chair, so opt for pillow covers that complement your bedding, or choose bright colors that simply broadcast your personal taste. A lot of these pillows can be personalized, making them perfect for you or a great gift for friends that are going off to school as well. Personalize a dorm room pillow with your home state, a comforting reminder if you’re far from home, or simply have a pillow monogrammed with your initials or a short phrase. You’re also able to get monograms with Greek letters to match your fraternity or sorority. Look for bright pillow cover styles with metallic patterns or designs, faux Mongolian fur or a pretty petals pillow that offers a playful look. Extra pillows should definitely be on your dorm checklist, offering you extra comfort on those nights you’re up late in bed working on homework or as a comfy landing spot when lounging with dormmates and friends.


In addition to your comforter set, you’ll also want a handy blanket or throw that you can either use as part of your bed ensemble, or as cover when you’re relaxing and the weather gets a little chilly. Look for a classic fleece blanket that works well on top of your bed, but is versatile and durable enough to take to a Saturday football game. As with many other items, this blanket has the ability to be monogrammed, making it uniquely and completely yours. For a more eco-friendly twist, opt for a Pom Pom organic throw. Made of 100 percent organic cotton, this throw is durable and soft, and is a great choice for an everyday blanket. Machine washable and easy to care for, this throw can also be personalized. Other throws and blanket choices include a classic Bohemian fringe throw for a more urban look, or a simple plush blanket to warm up with on cold nights. Opt for the Greek dorm essential throw, and have it monogrammed with the initials of your fraternity or sorority.