This is the time of year when we provide mattresses to college students, usually for off campus apartments, but also for dorm rooms. If you’re moving off campus, unless your parents have a spare mattress set they’re willing to part with, you are probably going to have to buy a brand new sleep set. When it comes to a mattress, size really does matter. First, consider your room space. If you’re going to share a bedroom with a room mate, that means that you’re going to have to two sleep sets in the same room. Each twin mattress measures about 38 inches wide by 74 inches long (add five inches for twin extra long). Unless it’s a huge area, there probably won’t be much room for larger bed(s). If you have space for a full, ( appx. 53″x74″) or queen, (appx. 60″x80″) or king, (appx. 76″x80″) go for it. But don’t forget to consider the logistics involved in getting the stuff to your room this year, and maybe a different apartment next year. Many off campus housing options are older homes which have been converted into a half dozen or so apartments. Twins and fulls tend to go into these old places rather easily, however, If you want a queen size, opt for spending a bit more on a two piece, split foundation (box) that can be navigated up and down even the tightest of staircases. My personal recommendation is a full size if there’s room, since it will fit nearly any situation. At gotomattress.com, we don’t offer “cheap” bedding,” but if you want a good quality mattress that won’t break your back or your budget, visit out store. For the budding scholar who knows the value of a great night’s sleep, we carry an entry level Simmons Beautyrest Classic Recharge Miki twin mattress for a very reasonable $399, and that includes tax-free delivery anywhere in the continental US. Two piece sets and larger sizes run somewhat more. The Miki features the latest in sleep technology and shares many characteristics with the more expensive Beautyrest models. Start with the renowned individually pocked coils, which give even support to the entire length of your body. Overlay them with a hefty three inches of durable, pressure relieving foams, including a full inch of “Air Cool” comfort foam for cooler, more enjoyable rest. Sleeping on a mattress like this may very well raise your grade point average by a couple of levels!