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Buying Guide: College

When college students are preparing to head  back to school or move-in for the first time, the whirl of excitement can take over. In the midst of the dorm roommate assignments, new student mixers and adjusting to life on campus, it can be particularly difficult to establish a healthy sleep routine.

But, when sleep can have such a big impact on your academic success, it's important to start the new school year off with a good night's rest. From dorm room ideas for decorating to all the options for dorm room decor, there are so many things you need for college, but your sleep quality should be top priority. When you're putting together your college dorm check list, don't forget to add a mattress, so you can get the best rest every night.

To ensure you're packed all the necessary room essentials, we've compiled our best mattresses that are perfect for college students looking to upgrade to the perfect dorm bed:

The Best Mattresses for College

tulo liv Mattress


If you're wondering what to bring to college, make sure to put this bed at the top of your college packing check list! The tulo liv is designed to provide comfort and core support at an unprecedented price point. This memory foam mattress really is the best of both worlds— value and quality. The top two layers of your tulo liv combine to create optimal airflow and the perfect balance of cushion and firmness. A 1.5" top layer of foam, infused with LumaGel™, this bed works to provide optimal thermal regulation for a comfortable night's sleep every night.

Serta Alesbury 8" Plus Memory Foam Mattress


Affordable, comfortable, cozy: all words that describe the Serta Alesbury 8" plush memory foam mattress. A thin mattress that packs a lot of comfort into just three layers of foam, the Serta Alesbury plush memory foam mattress offers pressure point relief to back and side sleepers, conforming to your body and hugging you as you sleep. Even though you're away from home, you'll feel extra cozy in this bed as it works to prevent back, hip and shoulder pain.

Purple .2 Mattress


This bed is perfect for sleepers who like their mattress a little on the firm side, yet oh-so-comfy. Get the “soft where you want it and firm where you need it" support you've come to expect from Purple. The Purple .2 mattress uses Purple's patented Smart Comfort Grid™, a unique 2-inch top layer that dynamically adapts to the human body and stays cool for superior, personalized comfort and better sleep. Additionally, Purple has added a new base layer comprised of individually wrapped responsive-support coils that further enhance the overall comfort, responsiveness, and durability of the mattress. No matter how weird you sleep, this new-school classic has your back.

12 Park 9" Deluxe Gel Memory Foam Mattress


The 12 Park 9" Deluxe Gel Memory Foam Mattress features soft quilt foam like layers that relieve pressure for the ultimate sleep experience. This gel-infused memory foam mattress perfectly contours to every curve of your body and features cooling technology to make every night filled with sweet dreams. You'll love this bed so much, it'll make you feel like you never left home.

We know that you have a long list of move-in essentials, but a quality mattress is truly crucial to your long-term health and wellness, as well as academic success.

With  Mattress Firm locations nationwide, you can drop by one of our stores in your hometown or college city to make the selection process seamless, or shop online at anytime.

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