Your ‘Going To University’ Bedding Shopping List

universityOver the next few weeks, tens of thousands of freshers will be heading off to university for the first time with many other students returning for their second and third (or even fourth of fifth) years of studying. Of course, when moving away to university for the first time, there’s usually a very long shopping list of things to buy, with some of those items falling into the bedding category, as you’d expect. At the end of the day, we all know that students love a good lie-in after a night out and there’s no better way to ensure that’s possible than ensuring a comfortable duvet and pillows.

As such, we’ve tried to help out a little and have put together what we believe to be the ultimate ‘Going To University’ bedding shopping list:


Choosing the right pillows can have a huge impact on the quality of sleep so it’s important that you buy the right ones. Students are unlikely to need anything too specialist and many will be on a budget so why not consider the ‘Silentnight Premier Pillow‘ which can currently be picked up for just £6.99. If you prefer sleeping with two pillows; buy two! Alternatively, why not take a look at the ‘Silentnight Febreze Soft Touch Pillow‘ (£7.99) which has been infused with lavender fragrance to help you relax and get a great night’s sleep.

Other great suggestions include:

Silentnight Supersleep Pillow – 2 Pack: £8.99
Silentnight Luxury Airflow Support Pillow: £8.99
Silentnight Just Like Down Microfibre Pillow – 2 Pack: £9.99
Bedcrest Memory Foam Contour Pillow: £12.72

Choose your pillow carefully and you’ll be well on your way to getting a great night’s sleep!



With Autumn well on its way and Winter not too far behind, choosing the right duvet to last you through until Spring is essential. Some prefer a natural filled duvet whilst others prefer a synthetic one, however on of the most important considerations is the Tog rating which you choose. For the colder months, you’ll want to go with a 9 or 10.5 Tog duvet whilst for the warmer months, you’ll be best off with either a 13.5 or 15 Tog duvet.

With that in mind, you’ll want a duvet which is going to last without breaking the bank and a great choice could be the Snug Cosinite All Year Duvet (from £10.04) or the Silentnight Super Springy Duvet (from £12.72). If you suffer from allergies, duvets such as the Snug Essence Of Sleep Anti-Allergy Duvet could be a great buy to ensure your bedding isn’t contributing to your symptoms.

Other great suggestions include:

Silentnight Hollowfibre Duvet: (from £14.99)
Dreamland Egyptian Cotton Duvet: (from £15.40)
Snug Warm & Cozy Duvet: (from £12.05)
Silentnight Just Like Down Duvet: (from £18.99)

Duvets are equally as important as pillows for getting a great night’s sleep and, as such, it really does pay to invest in a quality one which will last you your time at university and ensure you sleep well each and every night.


Of course, if you’re feeling extra luxurious, why not consider investing in a mattress topper such as Silentnight Superspring Topper (from just £14.99) or the Silentnight Deep Sleep Topper (from just £12.99). Both are fantastic products and guarantee to give you that extra level of comfort to help you sleep all night (or all day in the case of many students). In an ideal world, you’d always opt for a memory foam mattress topper.

Quality bedding doesn’t have to break the bank but by investing in the right duvet, pillows and topper, you’re investing in a great night’s sleep, something which we know all students long for!