• Kathryn McCarrick

    Kathryn McCarrick

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    Hello! My name is Kathryn McCarrick. I grew up in Saint Paul as an only child. I am an Elementary Education major hoping to specialize in 4th, 5th or 6th grade. I chose CSS because of the vibrant and wholesome community that inspires me to be a better person every day. In my free time I hang out with friends, study and watch various Netflix comedy specials (Bo Burnham is an all-time favorite). On campus I am involved in inkeeping, where students can choose to stay with me in my dorm overnight, and the choral program.

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Dorms Have Very Hard Mattresses: Pad or Topper??

When looking as an incoming freshman, you see on a lot of lists of things to bring to a dorm is a mattress pad or mattress topper. I, myself was very confused at the differences and what they each did.

The mattresses by themselves on campus without any extra comfort can definitely screw up a persons back. Unless you prefer to sleep on a rock than feel free to skip this post all together. So here is a quick run down of the differences and what you should choose for you.

All of the mattresses on the CSS campus are long beds which means a Twin XL is necessary when looking at any bed supplies because a simple Twin will not fit.

2" Orthopedic 5-Zone Foam Mattress Topper - Authentic Comfort® - image 1 of 2

A mattress topper (like the one pictured above from Target): Is a piece of foam that may have shapes and swirls in it to help alleviate body pressure on one part of the body. It is very, very cushy but does not have sides or material to keep it in one spot on the bed. What happens is when you put the fitted sheet over it, it tends to stay in place.

Harmony Waterproof Mattress Pad with 3M Scotchgard® Moisture Treatment - image 2 of 3

A mattress pad (like the one pictured above from Target): Is slightly less cushy but if you prefer a harder bed it is the way to go. The difference is they are like a padded fitted sheet (a fitted sheet should still go on top of it) So they usually have areas on the side that adhere to the sides of the mattress using elastics.

I used both at the beginning of the year but just switched to just the topper as I prefer a softer bed. I think they can both be an asset and the topper is usually cheaper. I would advise not to sleep on the rock but however you sleep best.

Sweet Dreams!

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