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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

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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

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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.

Hampton and Rhodes 8″ Medium Firm Gel Memory Foam Mattress

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The 8″ Medium Firm Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress offers superior pressure relief that can dramatically diminish tossing and turning for more restful sleep. The top layer features Gel Foam that disperses body heat and creates a cooler sleeping surface while retaining the pressure-relieving properties of traditional memory foam, and even better, the Gel Memory Foams aids in increasing circulation which can provide a deeper sleep. Say good bye to tossing and turning with this bed and hello to your best sleep ever!

Purple .2 Mattress

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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.

Simmons Beautyrest PressureSmart Pro 12.5″ Plush Mattress

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Experience pressure relief and immediate comfort like never before. This mattress helps reduce tossing and turning, so you can sleep more soundly throughout the night. Additionally, the antimicrobial performance layer works to keep your mattress fresh and cool while moving heat and moisture away, so you can sleep at your ideal temperature every night.

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 MattressFirm.com anytime.

About The Author

The Daily Dozers The Daily Dozers are the mattress experts behind The Daily Doze, pooling their knowledge to bring you all that you need to know about what’s right under your head (literally). The Daily Dozers are team members who have been embedded in the mattress industry for years, whether that’s at one of our thousands of neighborhood stores, or in our hometown of Houston at BedQuarters. These product experts can answer any question you might have about your bed. From ‘what size mattress do I need for my room?’ to ‘how do I know if I need an adjustable base?’ – there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers. Even better? The Daily Dozers work together with The Savvy Savers to make sure you’re getting the bed you want, at a price you can’t find anywhere else.

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