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If you’re not getting the sleep you need to do your best in school, a mattress topper could help. Quality sleep plays a huge role in maintaining a good GPA and staying healthy enough to make it to class, so find out how to get better sleep so you can make the most of your college investment.

How a Mattress Topper Can Help You Get Better Sleep

Let’s face it: Your dorm bed is nowhere near as comfortable as your bed at home. Waking up with back pain from a hard-as-rock mattress is no way to start your school day, and if you even think about how many sweaty, oily people slept on your college mattress before you, you’re sure to have a tough time drifting peacefully to sleep at night. DormTopper was developed to fit on top of a twin XL or twin mattress to provide a plush, anti-bacterial surface that will help you get better sleep.

  • Durable, silky Bamboo knit fabric absorbs moisture and is antibacterial.
  • Breathable, moisture-wicking pure New Zealand Joma wool is naturally hypo-allergenic and odor- and mold-resistant.
  • Dense gel-infused memory foam keeps you cool and provides cushioning and support even on lumpy dorm beds.
  • Elastic straps keep it from slipping off the mattress.
  • Made in the USA by hand in our Beloit, Wisconsin factory.

College students getting good sleep

Why Do College Students Need More Sleep?

You have a lot going on in college and should be able to enjoy your newfound independence. But just because your parents aren’t around to tell you to go to bed doesn’t mean you don’t need to sleep. In fact, in a recent interview with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Dr. Lawrence Epstein, medical director of Sleep HealthCenters in Brighton, Mass., and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, says sleep deprivation affects a student’s ability to stay awake in class as well as how well they perform in school.

“After two weeks of sleeping six hours or less a night, students feel as bad and perform as poorly as someone who has gone without sleep for 48 hours,” says Dr. Epstein.

He goes on to say that research has also found the importance of sleep in learning and memory.  “Students getting adequate amounts of sleep (7-8 hours per night) performed better on memory and motor tasks than did students deprived of sleep.”

College student not getting good sleep

How to Get Better Sleep

With 72% of college students admitting they’ve received bad grades due to inadequate sleep, it pays to take measures to improve the quality and quantity of shut-eye in order to get the most out of your education.  A comfortable mattress topper can make a big difference in getting better sleep, along with making the following changes to your daily routine:

  • Go to sleep earlier. It’s hard to skip a late party or to just study for one more hour, but getting that extra hour or two of sleep can really make a difference for college students.
  • Turn off electronics 30 minutes before bed. The blue light from your phone or laptop can mess with your circadian rhythm. It basically tricks your mind into thinking you’re not really sleepy, and if you do fall asleep you’re likely to wake up within a few hours. Try reading an old fashioned book instead!
  • Limit naps. We know you love to crash between classes, but sleeping for too long or too late in the day can make it hard to fall asleep at night. If you do need a nap, limit it to 30 minutes and make sure it’s before 3 p.m.
  • Keep the same schedule on weekends. If you stay up until 4 a.m. on Saturday night, you’ll be sleeping all day on Sunday, which means waking up for class Monday morning will be a bear! To get better sleep during the week, go to bed and wake up at a decent time on weekends.
  • Avoid caffeine too late in the day. Coffee or caffeinated soda stays in your system for hours, making you lay awake in the middle of the night. Try not to drink it after lunch time.
  • Get regular exercise. According to the National Sleep Foundation, physical activity improves sleep quality and increases sleep duration. College students can enjoy better sleep by taking a long walk each morning or hitting the gym on campus between classes.
  • Let the sunshine in. A dark shade over your dorm window may be able to help you sleep in, but your body and mind will be confused when your alarm goes off in a pitch black bedroom. Use a curtain that lets a hint of sunlight in so you can wake up when the rest of the world starts moving.

Buy the Mattress Topper that’s Made to Help College Students Sleep!

When you crawl into bed at the end of a long day of classes and studying, you deserve to be comfortable enough to easily drift into dreamland. We created the best topper for dorms called DormTopper so college students can sleep on a soft, supportive, clean surface.

Whether your dorm bed is a twin XL or a twin mattress, we have a mattress topper that will fit perfectly on your bed. Start enjoying better sleep now so you can get the grades you need to succeed in school and beyond!



Connecting Sleeping and Good Grades

We’ve developed this ebook titled “The Connection Between Sleeping and Good Grades” that you can download for free.  It will answer lots of questions and help you turn your Z’s to A’s.

Free Ebook on Better Sleep

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