Going off to college can be an exciting time for most people. Experiencing new things, making new friends, and living independently are just some of the things you’ll be doing as an independent college student. Not to mention pulling an all-nighter studying, writing term papers, or just chillaxing with a couple of buds.
But you can only go on a study- or gaming-binge for so long before needing to get some shut-eye. It’s important for college students to understand that a good night’s sleep is highly needed in order to keep the brain as functional as possible. Not only that, but it’ll also help you maintain a good appearance so you can hopefully find that special someone in college with whom you can enjoy spending the rest of your life. This means that your bedroom, especially your bed and sheets, need to be as high-quality as possible.
Prior to purchasing a bed and sheets, make sure that you know what size bed your dorm room allows. You can ask the all sorts of student organizations about the dorm room specifications or dormitory management; they’ll tell you everything you need to know and more about your dorm. Once that’s clear, it’s time to shop. To make things a bit easier for you, here’s a list of some of the best XL twin bed sheets for your dorm.
If you like solft, silky sheets with in sateen weave then you’ll love these sheets from Wamsutta. These sheets are so durable that they can continue to be used well after your college days are over. Because these sheets are made of sateen (not satin), they have way more horizontal-running threads than vertical, translating into a super-soft feel for longer. These Wamsutta sheets are mde of 100% pure cotton that breathes extremely well. As an added bonus, the company sells these XL sheets in a wide selection of colors like blue, coral, and purple, just to name a few. With over 800 positive reviews from happy customers, combined with an affordable price tag, you can’t go wrong with these silky but long-lasting bed sheets.
If you’re looking for something with a crisp feel with just a hint of “toothiness,” then a percale weave is what you’re looking for. Unlike sateen, percale weaves have the same number of threads running horizontally and vertically so it’s more durable but feels super-soft against sensitive skin. The Big One’s sheets are made of a blend of cotton and polyester so even though it breathes well, it’s not on the same level as pure cotton sheets. This won’t be an issue for many college students since breathe-easy fabric in stuffy dorm rooms won’t make much of a difference. One amazing thing about these sheets is that they don’t wrinkly easily, so you have less ironing to do after it comes out of the dryer.
If you enjoy a luxurious cover for your bed, then the Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheets are the bed sheets for you. These percale cotton sheets are silky-smooth the moment you take them out of the packaging. One awesome feature is that the older these sheets get, the softer they become (not a sign of wear and tear). With more than 6,000 satisfied customers, you know that these percale cotton bed sheets are worth the purchase. In addition to high quality fabric, you also have a wide selection of colors to choose from. Finally, if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, Brooklinen will give you a complete refund within 60 days of the purchase date, no questions asked!
Chevron appears to be everywhere nowadays, but there’s a good reason: it’s bold enough to give it edge, classic enough so it’s not overbearing, and fascinating enough that it grabs your attention without being in your face. The Andres Sheets from Viv+ are made of microfiber that doesn’t wrinkle, fade, or tear very easily. Over 800 customers have left their two cents about how great these sheets are. What’s amazing is that despite it being made of polyester microfiber, it doesn’t retain heat so you can sleep comfortably through the night. The sheets may seem a bit thin but that’s to help with the lack of the material’s breathability.
This polyester bed sheet and pillow case set is made of 100% microfiber polyester that feels as the silkiest out of all the products on this list. Despite being made of polyester, there are very few complaints from its more than 27,000 customers about how hot it is, even during the summer. It’s also thinly made to compensate for the stuffiness it can cause. Customers can pick from more than 20 different colors to suit their personality and dorm room décor. This is definitely a bed sheet you need if you’re looking for comfort at an affordable price.
Another bed sheet set worth mentioning is an AmazonBasics-made T-shirt-feel sheet. If you’re looking for a large, comfortable shirt to wrap your bed in, then this is the sheet for you. The 100% cotton sheet has a stretchy feel to it so there’s very little trouble fitting the sheet across the surface of your bed. The set includes one fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and one pillow case. Jersey sheets are definitely all the craze, especially for dorm students looking for a unique look for their bedroom décor. Of course, jersey sheets are a little on the expensive side, but considering that these sheets could still be used by your offspring, it’s definitely a worthy investment. It has received an overwhelming number of positive reviews from its customers, but one of the most common complaints made is that, despite being made of breathable cotton, it’s rather thin and prone to tearing if stretched too far too quickly. Other than that, it’s the perfect option that’ll fit well in you dorm room.