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Mid Sleeper Bed

Mid Sleeper Beds: A Complete Guide

When it comes to children’s beds, there are few options that are as universally popular or as well known as mid sleeper beds. While its metaphorical sibling, the high sleeper bed does have its fair share of fans, the faithful mid sleeper offers a unique and special middle ground. 

While the exciting world of children’s beds can seem rather daunting and sometimes even overwhelming; the crowd pleasing mid sleeper is definitely a bed you should take note of. But the world of high rise beds, mid sleeper and stylish Thuka beds might be so confusing we hear you say. Luckily, we have decided to give you the complete guide regarding mid rise beds. 

What Is A Mid Sleeper Bed? 

 To put it plainly, a mid rise bed is the middle ground between a traditional single bed and the previously mentioned high sleeper bed. Whereas high sleeper beds, or bunk beds for that matter, can usually accommodate for up to two beds or have much more storage space, the mid rise edition is not nearly as fruitful with exactly how high the bed actually goes. 

The bed is sometimes referred to as middle child as far as children’s beds are concerned. This slightly raised bed is more than a simple middle child however, it is actually a fantastic storage solution. Because of this unique use, the beds are sometimes referred to as cabin beds. In cabin beds, you can store a plethora of everyday items and materials (we will expand more on this later). 

Why Choose One?

As previously alluded to, there are many reasons to choose a cabin bed. One reason being that it is incredibly helpful when it comes to storage. Because the beds are only slightly elevated compared to a high sleeper which expertly caters to having another bed underneath or even a desk depending on your requirement; the bed lends itself much better to the storing of many household items. The items can include, but are definitely not limited to; clothes, blankets, game consoles and other day to day items. 

Another contributing factor to why people opt for these industry leading child’s beds is the fact they are exceptionally stylish. Just by having the bed a couple of feet from the floor, this spices up its aesthetic immeasurably. In addition to this, the bed can actually have multiple different themes and/or decor draped around it. We will touch on the different ways you can implement different themes to your mid rise bed later in this blog. 

The famous mid rise bed is also very adaptable making it the perfect child bed to suit a majority of different decors. 

So, as you might have gathered, the mid rise bed is particularly practical, undeniably stylish and caters to a unique requirement in the bed industry.  

What Age Do Mid Sleeper Beds Best Suit? 

As opposed to the high sleeper, which can sometimes be used by much older teenagers or even adults; this being because high sleeper beds can be repurposed as an office desk and bed combo amongst other things. Mid sleepers do not have this distinction. 

The mid rise bed is more commonly associated with younger children. Although we say young teenagers; we might reiterate that before you consider buying a mid sleeper for your child there are some caveats. 

One of these caveats being that you must make sure your child is not too young to cause a safety concern. This is why most manufacturers suggest that your child is at least 6 years old. However, we might additionally ensure that your child is comfortable enough to sleep in a single bed on their own and to be able to do so safely. 

We have taken the liberty of breaking down the 3 main age categories that mid sleepers appeal for you. We have also provided a short detailed explanation as to why this unique bed is so suitable and popular in the specific age categories: 

6-9 year olds

For this age category the bed really helps to expand their imagination whilst also having the clear advantage of being able to store their favourite toys or other items under the bed. 

10-14 year olds  

10 to 14 year olds might still want to keep their imaginations running wild but this age category requires a greater focus on academic achievements. As such, the area underneath the bed can be used for a convenient storage area of pens, notepads and other academia products.  

14-18 year olds

14 year olds and overs are potentially the least likely age category to still have a mid sleeper but that doesn’t mean they can’t find new and interesting ways to explore their unique sleeping arrangements. 

Are They Safe? 

One of the questions on most parent’s minds will of course be, are mid sleeper beds safe? And who would blame them? when it comes to choosing a bed for your children, the overall safety of the bed is paramount. Generally speaking, mid sleeper beds are pretty safe. It must be said however, this is assuming certain rules are always followed.

Firstly, the bed should have been assembled in the correct manner. The same can be said for any bed. If the bed is not assembled correctly then the general integrity of the bed might be called into question. The last thing you want is the bed facing a catastrophic collapse when you or another member of your family are near it, or worse, on it. 

Jumping should also be discouraged. Because the bed is raised slightly off the floor, you can imagine your little one might be tempted to jump down from the bed. But the mid sleepers are not designed for this purpose and subsequently jumping from the bed is heavily discouraged. 

Additionally, a sufficiently sized mattress should be used for the bed. While this is not a great safety concern; having an ineffective mattress can lead to a great deal of discomfort for your child. 

Expanding Your Imagination With A Mid Sleeper Bed

As previously alluded to, mid sleepers are far from a one trick pony. There are many themes and designs which can be implemented. We thought we would break down some of the most common. 

With A Slide

We start with potentially the most fun of all the eligible accessories available for your mid rise bed. When you equip a slide to your bed; you ensure that every time your child comes to get out of bed it is a fun and exciting experience. You might think that this novelty would get boring, but we have heard from our customers, it never actually does!

With A Tent

By installing a tent into your cabin bed; this enables children to create their own little get away from the rest of the world. The tent acts as their own personal play space whilst simultaneously offering a unique and special experience for your child. 

Fit A Pull Out Desk

While the high sleeper bed might be able to have a fully fleshed out desk; the frequently mentioned mid sleeper bed can actually come equipped with a pull out edition. The pull out desk is extremely beneficial as not only is this incredibly practical as the desk can be used for academic purposes but the fact the desk can be put away after use is a clear advantage. 

A Unique Tailored Design

When it comes to designing your mid rise bed, the sky really is the limit. There have been so many different designs tailored to unique ideas we can not actually keep track of them all. One such example is a mid sleeper which had been changed to resemble a doll house. This came equipped with sliding doors which opened to reveal the picturesque bed.

At UK Bed Store, we stock a wide range of children’s beds. From kids’ high sleepers, to mid sleepers to traditional children’s beds. No matter the requirement for your bed, we are sure we will have something to fit your purpose. 

Should You Eat In Bed

The Great Food In The Bedroom Debate

Enjoying a meal or a delightful snack can be done in a number of diverse and exotic locations in a variety of different ways. From enjoying an afternoon bite on a park bench during a glamorously sunny day; to grabbing a conveniently sized breakfast in a pub or local cafe. You can enjoy food anywhere.  

However, one location to enjoy food that has been the topic of much discussion is the bedroom. While some bedrooms are littered with empty plates and/or food packaging as they think nothing of chomping down on a late morning snack; there is a large selection of people that prefer to keep their bedroom and food consumption mutually exclusive.  

Whether you are lazing about on a day bed, relaxing on a mid sleeper bed or watching or watching a television program on your metal bed, enjoying food in your bedroom can happen in a variety of locations and in numerous ways. 

So we thought, why not look at the argument for eating food in the bedroom as well as arguments against it. 

Why Should You Eat In Your Bedroom

There are many reasons to enjoy a relaxing bite to eat in bed. Some of which include but are not limited to: 


There is little doubt, eating in bed can be incredibly convenient. Aside from the fact that you can wake up and start eating pretty much immediately, eating in your bedroom also offers potentially incredible viewing options. A lot of bedrooms come already equipped with televisions, as such, you can enjoy a meal or snack of your choosing as you enjoy watching your preferred TV show. 


At the top of many people’s reasoning for choosing to eat in bed is the fact the experience is comfy and relaxing. Generally speaking, beds are designed to be comfortable. Because of this, you might argue that eating in bed is one of the comfiest places to do so. 

A Variety of Eating Positions

Whilst the traditional eating position of sitting down with your back against a chair might be struggled to achieved; there are many different positions you can adopt when eating in your bedroom. You can lie down, although it is maybe not recommended for conjunction purposes, when tucking into a desert. Or, you can pick at snacks when lying on your side. 

If you feel like being more experimental, you can sit on the edge of a mid sleeper bed as you tuck into a meal. There are a variety of positions for you to explore.

Does It get Any Better Than Breakfast In Bed? 

Without a doubt the most popular meal to eat in your bedroom is breakfast. Nothing says comfort or relaxation like enjoying a spot of breakfast in bed. Whether that be a full English fry up or a simple bowl of cereal. 

You Can Eat In Your Bedroom While Not Being In Bed

A common argument against eating in the bedroom is the mess you will produce on your bed. However, it must be said, your bed is not the only place to eat food in your bedroom. Many people have office desks or conveniently placed bedroom chairs where you can sit down, relax and enjoy a bite to eat. 

Arguments Against Eating In Bed

While we have showcased some convincing arguments for eating in bed, on the other hand; eating in bed does have many detractors. Some of the reasons they cite include: 

Mess, Mess and More Mess!

Depending on the food, eating in bed can be a very messy process. Snacks such as crisps or food such chicken wings can produce an absurd amount of mess. If you are enjoying these foods in a double bed, or single bed for that matter, there is little doubt your covers will be covered in crumbs and sauces alike. 

The Potential for Unwanted Guests

Following on nicely from the mess being created in your bed, mess from food can be a breeding ground for unwanted guests such as ants, cockroaches and a plethora of potentially harmful bacteria. 

Bedbugs or other organisms that can live on your bed sheets will be attracted to the excess food left from your eating. Similarly, unwanted bacteria is attracted to the mess making your sheets the perfect breeding ground for more harmful bacteria. 

It Is Sometimes Impractical

Sometimes, eating in bed can be completely impractical. For example, if you are in a metal bunk bed or even a day bed for that matter, eating is not just extremely difficult but virtually impossible. Likewise, if your bedroom is too small, you might find it incredibly difficult to eat in your room as the room will feel generally cramped and small. 

Encourages Poor Sleep Habits 

At UK Bedstore, we frequently try to encourage good sleep habits. For example, we recently produced a blog highlighting the importance of getting at least 8 hours of sleep. However, many of you might not know that eating in your bed can be to your sleeping pattern detriment. 

By eating in your bed; it tricks your brain into thinking that the bed space is no longer a place for rest and recuperation. As a direct result of this, you might struggle to get to sleep leading to poor quality sleep. 

Regardless of your stance on the matter, why don’t you contact us for all of your new bed queries. Whether you are looking for double bed frames, high quality sofa beds, super king beds, a fantastic range of colours or something else entirely different; we are sure we will be