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Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.
  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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Dorm rooms aren’t exactly known for being the most comfortable living spaces. They are usually small, cramped, and filled with generic furniture. It's likely that nothing about your dorm room will feel comfortable until you spruce it up and make it into exactly the place you want it to be. One of the places in your new dorm room where you will need comfort the most is your bed. 

Dorm beds are normally small and not as comfortable as a bed you’d typically buy on your own. But it's definitely not a lost cause. You don’t have to spend the whole year on a tough mattress struggling to sleep, we can give you a few tips to make your dorm bed a comfy place to sleep. It doesn’t really take much, you’ll just have to focus on a few key parts of your bed space, and after a little while you’ll have a bed that you’re excited to sink into each night!

Use A Mattress Topper

Put a soft barrier between you and a too tough mattress. 

two college women sitting on the dorm bed talking and holding coffee and their phone
Jumping into bed has never been so comfortable. Image courtesy of Dormify

When you are faced with a bed that isn’t soft enough for you to sleep on, the right solution is to get a mattress topper. A mattress topper adds an extra layer to your mattress that is soft and comfortable. It's also much easier to carry around than a whole mattress. Many mattress pads can be easily rolled up, so on top of being thinner than a mattress, it is also easier to carry and store in a place like a dorm room. 

You can find many different kinds of mattress toppers that fit your preferences. You can find gel toppers, fiberbed ones, memory foam, bamboo, and even mattress pads infused with cooling technologies. That means you can customize your dorm bed exactly how you would like it. If you run warm, get a cooling mattress topper, a hypoallergenic one if you struggle with allergies, or a waterproof mattress topper if you like to have drinks in your bed and you sometimes make a mess. With a mattress topper, you will take your bed from a too firm mattress into exactly what you need to get a good night’s sleep on the regular. 

Use High Quality Sheets

Quality matters when you’re choosing bed sheets. 

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These sheets will be as great to sink into as they are to look at. Image courtesy of Dormify

One thing that can really impact how comfortable your dorm bed is is the quality of your sheets. Sheets aren’t one size fit all. They might seem like the least important part of your bed set up, but the kind of sheets that you lay against each night can certainly affect your sleep. When you get high quality sheets for your dorm bed, you get the benefit of natural materials and a smooth texture. With a smoother bed sheet texture comes less irritation on the skin and less reasons to twist and turn and wake up in the middle of the night. 

When it comes to choosing good sheets, you have to keep a few factors in mind. You need to choose natural fabrics with high thread counts. As a new college student, you may never have heard of the term “thread count” before, but it is really important when it comes to buying sheets. The higher the thread count, the softer the fabric, and the softer the fabric, the better sleep you end up getting. When you use soft and natural fabrics, they are also more durable and have better breathability. Some of the best sheet sets you can get for your dorm bed are cotton, jersey cotton, and microfiber. Any of these will elevate your nightly sleep. 

400 Thread Count Cotton Sheets

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These sheets are calling your name. Image courtesy of Dormify

When you want sheets with an adequate thread count, these 400 thread count sheets are the way to go. They are smooth, breathable, and will give your dorm room a luxurious look. These sheets will feel just as luxurious to jump into and you’ll be happy to have them each night. 

Bamboo Sateen Sheets

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These sheets look like luxury personified. Image courtesy of Dormify

These bamboo sateen sheets are silky smooth and will be something you are happy to lie in. These sheets are ideal for people with sensitive skin because they are hypoallergenic and free of harsh chemicals. These sheets are perfect for the warmer months because they will keep you really cool. 

Add Cozy Blankets 

The right blankets will make your nights as warm as you need them to be. 

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Using the right blanket to cover up at night can impact your sleep in a big way. A good blanket can make you feel secure through the night and will make you feel as warm or as cool as you need to feel. Some blankets can work for any season, and sometimes you might need different kinds to satisfy you based on the weather. Whatever you choose to go with, though, should be something that makes you happy to climb into bed at night. 

When you are choosing what type of blanket to cover up with at night, you have the option to get a comforter, a duvet, or a smaller blanket. It is really up to you whatever makes you feel comfortable at night, but there are different benefits to each of those options. A comforter and a duvet are similar in texture, but a duvet requires a cover. You can switch up your style with different duvet covers or go with one style with a comforter. Both are puffy and filled with material while blankets are usually thinner because they don’t have filling. 

Polka Dot Comforter

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These little fruits might remind you of summer. Image courtesy of Dormify

This comforter’s design is as comforting as its texture is. It is covered in colorful fruit that could just remind you of your hometown’s kitchen. This comforter is bright and fun, and is light enough to use when it is warm outside and warm enough to use when it is cold out. 

Crinkle Texture Comforter

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This is a comforter that you just want to roll around in. Image courtesy of Dormify

This crinkle comforter is thin enough for springtime use and thick enough to use in the fall. The crinkle style is not only fun and trendy, but is also a great texture to feel while you’re lying in your dorm room bed. This warm color will also add a layer of comfort to your dorm bed. 

Pile On the Pillows

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The pillows really make the whole bed. Image courtesy of Dormify

Something that can always make a new bed feel cozy is lots and lots of pillows. You will need to get the standard pillows that you will sleep on, and then you should stock your bed with a bunch of fun decorative pillows. Decorative pillows make a bed look more comfortable than the standard pillows can do on their own. Piles of pillows can just easily make a place look cozier than it does without them. And you can follow a certain theme with the decorative pillows that really suit your style. 

Decorative pillows can be added to or removed from your bed whenever you need to move them. You can place them in different parts of your room like your chair, desk, or windowsill whenever you want a little more space on the bed. But nothing beats sinking right down into a pile of soft pillows after a rough day of classes. And having a well-dressed bed can make a room feel complete which makes it feel overall more homey, so pile on as many pillows as you’d like!

Blue Embroidered Pillow

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Make your bed your own. Image courtesy of Dormify.

This deep blue throw pillow will remind you of the ocean and shout out your name. This pillow can be embroidered with your name, a detail that can make your dorm room feel more like your own space. 

Butterfly Pillow

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A symbol of the outdoors can make the indoors feel more comfortable. Image courtesy of Dormify.

Butterflies represent a part of nature, and the colors of nature can make an indoor space feel a lot more comfortable. This pillow will bring some of the outdoors into your dorm room, and some of the prettiest parts of it, butterflies. These butterflies will add color and personality to your dorm bed as well as more comfort. 

A comfortable dorm bed is a must when you want to feel comfortable living in a new dorm room. Thankfully, it really isn’t too difficult to make a rough dorm bed feel a lot more comfortable when you have the right elements. With a pile of pillows, a mattress topper, soft sheets, and warm blankets, your dorm bed will make you feel happy to jump into it each night. 

Finding comfort in a dorm room bed isn’t something that comes automatically, but you have the power to make it as comfortable as you need it to be. Your dorm room bed may not be comfortable on its own, but with some strategically placed mattress toppers, sheets, and pillows, it will definitely be ready to go!

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