Welcome to the world of university life, where late-night study sessions and dormitory disruptions are part of the package. But fear not! You can still enjoy blissful slumber amidst the hustle and bustle of student housing. In this article, we’re unveiling a curated list of budget-friendly, space-saving accessories and gadgets to transform your student bedroom into a sleep haven. Say goodbye to restless nights and hello to rejuvenating sleep.
White Noise Machines: Block Out the Chaos
Picture this: It’s Friday night, and your flatmates are hosting a lively gathering next door, but after a long week of intense study all you want to do is have a good night’s sleep. You have three options here: be a buzzkill and ask your flatmates to quiet down, get wound up as your flatmates keep you from your sleep, or invest in a white noise machine! White noise machines are small affordable devices that emit a consistent, soothing sound that masks unwanted noise from outside your room, letting you drift into peaceful sleep!
Blackout Shades: Keep the Light at Bay
Many student accommodations come with cheap window shades that let in far too much light at night, which can make it hard to fall asleep at night. For a quick fix, consider swapping out your room’s tatty shades, with a cheap blackout blind. Blackout shades are easy to install and create a cocoon of darkness perfect for uninterrupted sleep. Just remember to store the original shades for when you move out at the end of term.
Mattress Toppers: Elevate Your Comfort
Student housing mattresses can be hit or miss in terms of comfort, for ever student room with a new mattress, there are 10 more with old, lumpy and uncomfortable ones. A mattress topper can be your secret sleep weapon. These budget-friendly gems add an extra layer of cushioning to your bed, instantly transforming it into a haven of comfort, they cost a lot less than a new mattress and when you move out you can bring it with you.
Comfortable Bedding: Snuggle in Style
Quality bedding is the unsung hero of a good night’s sleep and all too often uncomfortable bedding is the enemy of a student’s sleep. Scratchy and uncomfortable bedding will make it harder for you to sleep at night, but if you splash a little cash you can get yourself some cosy bedding that will make you feel like you’re sleeping in a cloud, allowing you to easily drift off to sleep. Don’t hesitate to upgrade from any uncomfortable or low-quality options, you deserve the best sleep possible!
Heated Blanket: Winter Warmth on a Budget
Winter can be brutal on student budgets, especially if you live in a privately rented house-share. Turning the heating on, in anything but the coldest weather will likely annoy flatmates and run up your heating bill, but if you invest in a heated blanket you can keep warm and toasty without causing a spike in your energy bill. Perfect for those chilly nights in.
Scent Diffusers: Aromatherapy for Serenity
The stress of university life can interfere with your sleep quality, as a university student, you’re likely in a new place away from your friends and family which doesn’t help with stress either! You can combat this by introducing a scent diffuser into your room, as calming scents like lavender to reduce stress levels and promote restful sleep, and as an added bonus, your bedroom will always smell fresh and clean.
Potted Houseplants: Bring Nature Indoors
Studies show that exposure to nature and plant life can significantly improve our sleep quality. Since university life often unfolds in urban settings, you may not have the luxury of finding a meadow to frolic in before bed, so consider potted houseplants. Houseplants will not only purify the air in your accommodation, but also provide a refreshing touch of nature to your room, enhancing your sleep environment.
By incorporating these budget-friendly and space-saving accessories and gadgets into your student living space, you’ll create a sleep sanctuary that rivals the comfort of home. Say goodbye to restless nights and hello to rejuvenating sleep, ensuring you’re at your best to conquer your academic pursuits. Sweet dreams!
Sweet dreams and happy studying!