As a parent, you do everything you can to make sure your child has a happy and healthy school year. But let's face it: The college dorms and apartments your child will be moving into are, well, gross. Communal bathrooms, a lack of cleaning, and a mattress that has been slept on by X amount of people (and has never been cleaned), combine to create a less-than hygienic living environment. Since college dorms and apartments are breeding grounds for bacteria, it's no wonder why sickness spreads so easily among students.
What can you do about this? Besides providing your child with the proper cleaning supplies (and the occasional text to remind them to actually clean), not too much. However, you can ensure the bed they sleep on is healthy by adding an antibacterial mattress to the list of back-to-school essentials.
Your child's sleep is vital to their health and their academic performance at college, and the mattress they sleep on does help make a difference. Tim Bono, assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, explains that "a full night’s rest translates to higher ratings of happiness, enthusiasm, and energy, and lower ratings of anger, nervousness, or disappointment throughout a college student’s day." Inadequate sleep also leads to a cognitive decline, which makes it harder for students to concentrate and retain new information.
Not only is the mattress the college provides uncomfortable, leading to a poor sleep, it's also dirty. These mattresses haven't been replaced in years, are never cleaned, and have been slept on by countless other students. Consequently, they make perfect breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses and fungi that can make your child sick.
The Perfect Antibacterial Mattress For Your Child's Dorm Room
This back-to-school season, upgrade your child's college dorm room experience with a PangeaBed. Available in all sizes, including twin XL for dorm rooms, our copper mattress will help keep them healthy for the entire school year. Not only is our mattress incredibly comfortable and supportive, providing your hard-working student with a quality night's rest, it's also clean. Made with high-quality materials, our mattress is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, and hypoallergenic. So, it'll inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms that can make your child sick.
We know it's stressful fitting your moving-in items into your car, which is why we ship our mattress right to your child's new dorm room or apartment in an easy-to-move box, so it's ready to go when you arrive. Plus, our twin XL mattress fits perfectly on the bed frame that colleges provide, and doesn't require a box spring.