College Dorm Accessories

There’s nothing like the anticipation of moving into your college dorm. From finding the perfect roommate to figuring out how you’ll fit everything you need into such a compact space, it is exciting and overwhelming all at the same.

As you’re creating your college packing check list, don’t forget about the things you need to help you get the quality sleep you’re body deserves. While often forgotten, sleep plays an integral role in your well-being and your academic success. To make the transition to college life a little easier for you, we’ve shared some of our favorite dorm essentials so you can be sure you’re starting your college sleep schedule off on the right foot.

Dorm Essentials for Your College Checklist​


You may not be able to bring your own mattress to the dorms, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your pillow. Pillows play an integral role in our sleep quality and should not be overlooked as you’re prepping your dorm room checklist for everything you will need at your new home away from home.

If you’re looking to upgrade to the most comfy pillow experience, here are some of our dorm room favorites:

Purple Pillow

Sleepy’s Cool Pillow

tulo Pillow

Bed Sheets

Another essential sleep item that should not be overlooked on your college move in check list is your bed sheets. There’s no better way to make your dorm room a sleep haven than with cozy sheets. If you’re in need of some new bedding basics, here are some sheets that we just can’t sleep without:

Brookside Microfiber Sheet Set

DreamFit 1 Basic 100% Microfiber Sheet Set

Purple Sheet Set

Mattress Protectors

Oftentimes, dorm room mattresses have been around for years and have had their fair share of sleepy owners. Between hosting various owners and all the messy materials you are bound to spill in your dorm, do yourself a favor and invest in a mattress protector. Trust us, you’ll sleep well knowing there’s a barrier between you and your mattress’ past.

For the best mattress protectors around, check out these great options for your college dorm list:

Sleepy’s Basic Waterproof Mattress Protector

Purple Mattress Protector

Protect-A-Bed Cool Mattress Protector

Now that you’re set with the best dorm room accessories for you petite sleep sanctuary, it’s time to check off all the other essentials on your college move in check list. To ensure you don’t forget a thing, use this college packing checklist while packing:

If you’re looking to stock up on a few extra dorm room essentials or want to upgrade your sleep space all together, head to your nearest Mattress Firm or shop online at And, don’t forget to check out our latest sale when shopping.

Happy move in!

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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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