The secret to a great night's sleep

Making friends with your new mattress at uni

September is a busy month. Summer is coming to a close, the kids have gone back to school, Christmas is edging closer and students are going back to university - or for some, just starting.

For freshers, it can be daunting leaving home for the first time and of course, leaving their own bed in exchange for one used by many before in halls of residence.


To help make halls feel a little more like home, follow our five top tips:

Get a mattress topper

Not many student halls are known for their wonderfully comfy beds. To improve this, try using a mattress topper to add an extra comfort layer under your linen, such as the Sleepy People topper.

Get an early night

We know it's freshers week, but consider making the first night all about you and readjusting to your new settings. Get a good night's sleep and develop a new sleep routine to make sure you are ready for the 9am lectures.  

Decorate your room

Take time to decorate your room and make it feel more like home. Put pictures on your wall, buy a lamp, get some shelves, pin up pictures of your family, friends and the dog. It will help you sleep better!

Request a new mattress

If your mattress is clearly past its use by date, request a new one. So many students put up with poor sleeping conditions simply because they don't want to ask for a new one. If you don't ask you don't get.  

Air out your room

One of the top reasons for sleep disturbance is being too hot. Leave your window open an hour before bed to let the crisp autumn air in and bring down the temperature of your room before you go to sleep.

If you still need pillows, a duvet, topper and accessories for university, check out our bedding range:

At Silentnight, we know the secret to a great night’s sleep

You have the total reassurance of knowing you are choosing a quality product from the UK’s biggest bed manufacturer with 70 years of bed making heritage