Dorm Bedding Basics

Dorm Bedding Basics

Getting a good night’s sleep has a profound effect on your whole day. When you’re rested you usually wake up with a positive attitude and more energy. With a smile on your face, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish. Tackling classes, tests and assignments is a lot easier because your brain comes up with great ideas almost by itself. Sleeping sufficiently unleashes tons of creativity. In fact, it even improves your reflexes and reaction times during sporting events. And that’s not even mentioning the physical benefits – such as an improved immune system – of heading to bed early. At PBteen, we want you to feel as happy and comfortable as possible when it’s time to hit the sack. That way it’s easier to fall asleep when you want to. What kind of dorm bedding basics provide extra comfort? Here are a few sumptuous possibilities.


The first place you probably think of when dreaming of a luxurious sleep space is your mattress. How can you make it even more inviting and refreshing? One option is to use a featherbed – also known as a mattress topper – to give your body an extra layer of exquisite softness. If you enjoy sinking into a plush sofa when lounging around the house, then a featherbed is probably perfect for you. It cradles your body and treats your skin to a fresh and smooth texture. Mattress toppers either have a feather and down fill or synthetic fill, both encased in 100 percent cotton. That keeps you comfortably cool during the summer time.


Some mattress toppers feature memory foam. How does that help you to sleep better? Memory foam offers a mixture of firmness and softness. What makes it stand apart is that the foam adapts to your body’s contours. Instead of everything being pushed down equally, memory foam toppers form peaks and valleys while you sleep, giving support to elevated parts of your body like your neck or spinal column. When you wake up in the morning – especially if you sleep on your side – your back notices the difference big time.


Mattress protectors keep you mattress in excellent condition. They act as a shield against moisture. Why is that important? Throughout the year most people sweat a lot while sleeping. Mattress protectors help your mattress last longer. If you have a tendency to eat and drink in bed – maybe while studying – a protector makes cleaning up any accidental spills no problem at all.


Pillows, mattress toppers and duvet inserts often come with two main fill options: down fill or synthetic. How can you be sure which one is best for you? Our down and synthetic choices are both hypo-allergenic. They’re both super soft and long-lasting. So the main deciding factor is what you’re used to. If you usually sleep better with either down or synthetic, stick with it. That way the only thing your neck notices is how great your bedding feels. If it’s all totally new to you, go with your gut. You can’t go wrong with either for a good night’s sleep.

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