“Ok. But what’s wrong with my current bed?” In most cases, a mattress's lifespan is 7-10 years. And in most cases, a graduating high school senior has been enjoying the same bed since roughly their middle school growth spurt. Which is fine for at-home comfort and familiarity! But in a new, potentially scary setting for incoming freshmen, students need to feel comfortable whenever possible. And if not in their own bedroom, where? College bed frames also traditionally support Twin-XL mattresses, while childhood beds may be bigger. Plus, where will you sleep when you visit home without your old bed?
“Hmm. Fair. But why do I need to worry about sleep at college? Shouldn’t I be ‘studying?’” Coming from a summertime state of mind, it is easy to take what is very likely ample sleep for granted. That will soon change. College students are notoriously underslept, perhaps the most sleep-deprived group in society. And the effects are immediately apparent. Quality sleep is a pillar of a healthy life. We spend nearly a third of our lives doing it! It’s essential for maintaining our focus, our drive, our enthusiasm, and our ability to function healthily, from our memory to our diets. The best study buddy is a great night’s rest, and no, a strong cup of coffee is no substitute. Without sleep, our productivity, mood, and performance all suffer, as does our learning capacity. In college, you literally can’t afford for that to happen. Otherwise, you’ll be paying for extra semesters to retake classes you slept through. Remember: Zzz’s get degrees. Just make sure you’re getting them at the right time and place.
“You’ve raised many excellent points. But will a futon work instead?” No. Do not settle for a futon.
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