5 Tips for Better Sleep in a Dorm

Sleeping with roommates can be hard. There’s nothing worse than knowing that you have an early morning, while your roommate decides it’s the perfect night to stay up late with a movie and snacks. Here are five tips to help you achieve better sleep in a dorm.

Comfortable Bedding

Investing in a quality mattress topper and comfortable bedding might make a bigger difference than you think. Maybe also bring your favorite pillow for a touch of familiarity and extra comfort. 


Open communication about sleep preferences with your roommate can help create a more sleep-friendly environment for everyone. Talk about lights out, noise levels, and study schedules so that you’re all on the same page. 

Use an Eye Cover

An eye cover can be a game-changer, blocking out unwanted light. When your roommate is looking for her pajamas with the light turned on, you won’t even notice. 

Noise-Canceling Headphones

Dorms can be loud. Noise-canceling headphones can help create a peaceful auditory environment so that you can focus on your sleep. 

Bedtime Routine

Create a consistent bedtime routine to signal to your body that it’s time to wind down. A consistent routine can cue your body that it’s time to transition into sleep mode no matter where you are.

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