The dorm bed is a very utilitarian piece of furniture topped with a flimsy and slim mattress. Anyone who is used to sleeping on a thick and plush mattress in a sturdy bed frame will feel immediately as if their sleeping experience is being compromised. Though there is not much that can be done about the construction of the dorm bed or it’s existence in a dorm room there are a few adjustments that new dormers may want to make so their bed is a more comfortable place to be. First of all the dorm bed’s mattress is about as thin and not supportive as a mattress can get. Mattress pads are the answer to this dorm bed problem because they can easily and snugly fit over the existing dorm mattress. Mattress pads can be made with goose down fill or down alternative fill for those with allergies. The extra layer of padding and softness makes it much easier to find a comfortable sleeping position on a dorm bed. Feather beds are a little thicker and more padded than the traditional mattress pad. Feather beds can be found in twin and full sizes so it fits comfortably atop a dorm mattress. These feather beds turn a dorm bed into a comfortable and cozy sleeping space as the feather bed cradles the body and adds an extra layer of warmth underneath a sleeping body.
Though dorm beds are small another way to add some extra comfort is with extra pillows. Traditional feather or alternative down pillows tend to slip and slide against each other. This can be a challenging problem when trying to fit extra pillows on the dorm bed. One way to add more pillow comfort to a dorm bed without having the pillows slide and tumble to the floor is to use memory foam pillows. These pillows are denser and more solid than regular pillows and usually have a square shape. These pillows are about as comfortable for the head as any luxurious down pillow because they conform to the shape of the head. The square shape of these pillows will keep them firm on the bed and less able to slide around upon each other so more pillows can be used at once. Though more pillows can be used memory foam is often comfortable enough that just one pillow is needed at a time.