Bedding Down at University



The time has finally come – your young adult is poised to fly the coop for uni life. Part of you wants them to quickly vacate because you’re desperate to turn their room into an office. However, your maternal instincts have kicked in & the thought of losing them suddenly fills you a pending sense of dread.

And while you’re wrestling with all gamuts of emotion – there’s the actual practical requirements that come with moving your young adult into their new digs. We’ve come up with some easy tips to create a home away from home as they begin their tertiary education. Plus, if you plan it right, you might be setting up that home office before O week even kicks off!

A home away from home

It depends on exactly what type of accommodation they’re moving into but many new uni students, especially those moving to a new city, will take up tertiary accommodation on campus. The plus side to this, you won’t need to buy furniture or beds as it’s all provided.

The downside… none. Keep them in this dormitory accommodation for as long as you can. Our guess is that you will get a year… tops! What we do recommend, if their student accommodation hasn’t provided one already, is to buy a mattress protector.

Why they’ll need one – well spoiler – more goes on in those rooms than just sleep & study. They will need bedding though and it might be for just a single or king single bed. Check our stockists for this month’s deals on our Sleepyhead range of sheets, duvets and pillows. 

However, maybe your new uni student is moving into a flat with friends. Here’s where their requirements ratchet up somewhat. If they need a bed, we’ve got the perfect solution for travelling intercity or simply just pop in store and buy a mattress without having to order and get it made. 

Sleepyhead Zero, which comes as single mattress, stowaway or queen mattress is made to be fully recycled plus it comes in a bag. You buy it, take it home and once it’s out of the bag – the foam mattress can be slept on minutes later. The Sleepyhead Zero mattress is the ultimate in convenience and is an environmentally friendly mattress choice. Pair it with our new Kitset base – that comes in two boxes (available in February 2021) These can be also purchased in-store without the need to order it first.

Sleepyhead Zero

There is also the option of buying a Sleepyhead Trundler bed which is a handy king single with a single mattress below that can be used separately or pops up to make a double size bed. Good for if your new student has friends to stay or needs a bigger sleep space from time to time. 

Super storage

You could kill two birds with one stone and buy our Spacebase. It does exactly what it sounds like – you get a base with tonnes fo space below for storage – 180L. Spacebase comes with three 60L plastic bins provided hidden under side panels that magnetically lock. Available in single, long single, king single and queen size beds.

Sleepyhead Spacebase

But if you new student wants to go for a larger size bed then Sleepyhead has bed bases that include two, three and drawer options for added storage inside their dorm or in their student flat. 

Going to university is an exciting time, get more sleep and bedding tips on the Sleepyhead Sleep Guide. Discover the perfect plants for your bedroom and 10 tips for a better nights sleep.

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