The start of a new school year – and, for some, a new school - is an exiting time, but combine that excitement with the different sleep habits developed during the summer holidays, and it’s not suprising that many children find it hard to get a great night’s sleep. This can mean they don’t get off to a flying start in their new form.

Recent surveys conducted in the UK, USA and Spain* show that that lack of sleep has an adverse affect on children’s memory, ability to learn and solve problems effectively, on their spelling grammar and comprehension, and their ability to communicate and work out basic maths questions. The UK Sleep Council– one of the bodies conducting the research - states that sleep is as important as exercise and diet.

One way that parents can help their children settle down for a great night’s sleep – and so settle in to school – is by taking a look at their mattress. Is their new secondary school pupil still sleeping on the mattress they’ve had since toddlerhood? Or their new primary school pupil trying to get a sound night’s sleep on an ancient mattress handed down from their older siblings?

A mattress that will provide comfort and posture support as they grow into adulthood is a really good investment in a child’s future. Dreams, Britain’s biggest bed and bedroom furniture retailer, has been matching mattresses to customers of all ages for over 25 years, and offers everything from traditional open spring and pocket spring to high-tech memory foam and latex. 

Another great way to help a child get into a good sleeping pattern is to revamp their room – starting with the bed – and a multi-function bed can really make the most of limited room space. For a youngster moving up through primary school and starting to tackle their first-ever homework, a midsleeper with built-in desk could be just the thing, while a highsleeper is the perfect solution as secondary school beckons.

With young feminine styling, the Alice midsleeper is perfect for a beautifully girly bedroom, with crafted white wood and swirling ribbon detail. The bed comes with plenty of storage for toys, as well as a pull out desk and drawer, shelves, a ‘cameo’ silhouette mirror and a two step ladder perfect for younger children. The Alice range also includes a single bed, pull out trundle bed, bedside chest, three drawer chest, desk, top dresser, three shelf bookcase and two door wardrobe. Prices start at £63. 



The beautiful Jennie midsleeper has a beech finish with pretty pink detailing creating a girly finish perfect for all little princesses. Designed with excellent space saving storage and accessories tucked away underneath the platform, including shelving, a double door cupboard and pullout desk. Priced at only £299. 


In dreamy white and purple and with a built-in walk-in wardrobe, our Lucy highsleeper is perfect for your young fashionista’s bedroom. The raised sleeping platform allows an array of storage solutions, including a book ledge with sliding door, under-bed desk with shelving unit, full length mirror and a built-in walk-in wardrobe. Priced at £599. 


For your little prince, the Jack midsleeper is a fantastic multi-purpose bed finished in beach and blue, or white. With great storage and accessories tucked under the platform, including shelving, a double door cupboard and pullout desk, the Jack provides everything your child could want in his bedroom, including space to play. Priced at only £299.



The Charlie bunk bed is an ideal solution for two children sharing a room.  In a white and silver finish it will work with any décor. Including plenty of added storage comprising a trundle bed perfect for sleepovers and abundant shelving, it offers the ideal space saving solution leaving plenty of room for playing. Priced at £499. 


A modern beech finish with fresh white accents, the Snoop midsleeper is an attractive and versatile choice for your child's bedroom. The raised sleeping platform allows room underneath for a handy cupboard, shelf and even a desk which can be pulled out when needed, offering the perfect sleep and storage solution. The snoop range also includes a single bed with two drawers, single bed with drawers and storage unit, bedside chest, three drawer chest, desk and two door wardrobe. Prices start at £39.

Full details of Dreams range of children’s beds and bedroom furniture can be found on





Notes to editors:

  • Dreams is the UK’s foremost bed specialist, with over 275 bed superstores nationwide
  • Over 25 years experience offering everything for a great night’s sleep
  • Dreams extensive ranges combine the very latest in sleep technology with exclusive styles and designs to offer Britain’s largest choice of beds
  • Dreams has its own bed factory right here in the UK and is now one of the country’s largest  manufacturers of beds and mattresses
  • *Surveys by the UK Sleep Council, USA Better Sleep Council and the Autonomous University of Barcelona


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