Going to university is both exciting and intimidating, entering the social sphere where you know little or no people and are throwing yourself into the deep end of studying. For those prepared with their home comforts, we’re sure that there’s nothing to stop your thriving across studies, societies and social events too.

Student housing is certainly a minefield – from halls of residence to shared rentals – but it doesn’t mean that you can’t turn your bedroom into a piece of yourself. Student bedrooms are usually pretty bland with subtle signs of previous students living there before you. On top of this, you don’t know how many people have used your bedroom and bed before. Read our top tips below to discover how to get the best sleep in your student bedroom.

Invest in earplugs

Whether you’re moving into halls with strangers or a shared rental with friends you met previously, you don’t know what the sleeping habits of your new housemates are. Everyone has their own sleep schedules (especially students!), so if you don’t fancy getting disturbed in the early hours, you may wish to invest in some earplugs.

Make your mark

You want to feel at home in your new bedroom, right? So, why not bring a few decorations from home to make your space feel cosy. A rug, plant, fairy lights and photo frames can go far in bringing a piece of home to your new digs at university.

Use a mattress protector

As we mentioned above, you don’t know how many people have used your bed before you. That’s why it’s essential to bring a mattress protector when you move in. It ensures you will be sleeping in a cleaner environment whilst you’re staying there.

Consider a mattress topper

Generally, the quality of mattresses isn’t fantastic when you attend university, so how do lecturers expect you to energetically jump out of bed in the mornings to attend your classes (or even adequately drift off after a night out)? Bringing a mattress topper may save yourself from feeling the scratchy springs whilst you sleep, ideal for providing a sumptuous layer of comfort on your uni-bed. Many arrived vacuum-packed for extra convenience, as well as being reasonably priced too.

Invest in a new mattress

For those who think taking a mattress topper isn’t going far enough, we stock many affordable, vacuum-packed mattresses. This means you can maneuver a new sleeping solution to your uni-bedroom with ease, and you can sleep well knowing you are the only person to have ever slept on that mattress. We recommend the Silentnight Memory 3 Sleep Reflex Foam Mattress. Remember to place the old mattress on the bed frame when you move out though, and bring your new mattress with you to your next digs.

Bring fresh bedding

If you don’t have spare pillows or a duvet, lugging back these items back home for Christmas, Easter and the summer may be a bit of effort. Investing in a new duvet and pillows means you can keep these in your uni-housing for your entire degree.

Enjoy new funky sheets and covers

Lastly, to liven up your new room at university, you can get some fresh new bed sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases. A comfy, fresh bed will certainly be appreciated when moving to an entirely new place, even more so when you can easily get up feeling rejuvenated for lectures, hanging out with new friends, and most importantly, when you get in from a night out!

There you have Mattressman’s best tips on how students can get the most from their sleeping solution. Now all that’s left to say, is don’t forget to wake up for your lectures!