Top 6 Most Popular Bunk Beds for Kids
Finding the right bed for your child can be tricky, especially is space is an issue or if you are trying to squeeze multiple kids into one room. Bunk beds are great for kids from age 2 to 22. Not only are they fun for the kids, but they solve space and storage issues for you as the adult.
Luckily bunk beds have come a long way from when you were a child and there are many stylish and versatile options now. Here are the top 6 most popular bunk beds for kids:
The LAKEHOUSE Loft Collection
This series of bunk bed is a loft bunk bed that will make your child feel like they are away in the college dorms. Depending on your needs you can add another bed underneath or a desk for homework. The ladder is removable and the bunk bed comes both in twin or full. And since it comes in a variety of colors, it goes well with any style room.
Schoolhouse Student Loft Collection
This series that is strong and durable and can last your child until he or she grows up. It is also very versatile and offers many different configurations. The Schoolhouse Student Loft comes with a twin lower bed or a desk option, and has plenty of storage, taking care of all your child’s sleep, study and storage needs. It comes in cherry, white, chocolate and pecan.
Another part of the collection is the “Taylor” Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed which is a simple bunk bed that is good if you don’t have a lot of space. This one doesn’t need a box spring. Schoolhouse also offers a Staircase Twin over Twin model. This is a fancy model which also offers you a better sense of security if you worry about a removable ladder. This model also has 4 drawers built on stair, the bottom drawer is a large pull-out rolling drawer. It also comes with an optional set of bunk storage drawers for under bed storage.
If you prefer a more rustic look, consider the Highland Collection which comes in an espresso or driftwood finish and is made of solid pine. It is configured as a twin size bed on top of a loft over a open area with a 3 drawer chest. It comes with different options like with a desk, or with a full size lower bed. “The Harper” comes either as a twin over full bunk bed or as a twin over twin bunk bed.
If you have Mission style in the rest of your home, and would love to continue that look in your kids’ room then you will love the Merlot Mission Twin over Full Bunk Bed. It has a complete slat system made of pine that gives a stylish, unique look to kid furniture. Optional features include a trundle bed or a 3-drawer under bunk bed storage.
DHP Twin Sized Bunk Beds
If you are looking for a more modern style or a more economical price then this white metal bunk bed may just be the ticket.
Caribou Solid Hardwood Twin Bunk Bed by Stork Craft
This brand of bunk bed is known for being well-made and elegant-looking. It is made of natural solid wood and is very versatile. With this bunk bed, you can even turn them into two twin beds instead.
While picking out a new bed for your child, pay attention to the quality of mattress. Don’t have your child sleep on an old and lumpy one because it will affect their sleep quality. And lack of sleep puts their health and wellbeing at risk.
Sleep experts recommend that adults get at least 7 to 9 hours asleep and children 9 to 11 hours. Here are some ways poor sleeps affects your wellbeing:
Sleep and Mood
Probably one of the first things you notice when you are at a sleep deficit is that you become more easily stressed and irritated. All the normal ups and downs in your day seem so much steeper when your sleep tank is low and because you are more snappish, your relationships both personal and work-related will be affected as well.
One study found that even just a little less sleep can have a big impact on mood. People who slept only 4.5 hours a night for a week found themselves more mentally exhausted and exhibiting stronger feelings of anger, sadness and anxiety. And when they went back to their normal sleep schedule, they immediately saw improvements in mood.
Long term sleep deprivation like with chronic insomnia can also lead to a mood disorder like anxiety and depression.
To make things worse, however, stress and anxiety can lead to insomnia causing a vicious cycle between sleep deprivation and mood. For some people, having difficulty sleeping is an early symptom of depression. According to sleep experts, almost 20 percent of patients diagnosed with insomnia will eventually develop major depression.
Sleep and Memory
Not only does poor sleep impact your mood, it also decreases your ability to concentrate and to remember things. During sleep is when your brain is restoring itself and processing the things you had experienced and learned that day. If you interrupt that cycle, then you are not giving your brain the chance to do what it needs to do. You are also more likely have more difficulty concentrating during the day as well when you are fighting the need for sleep and are mentally and physically exhausted.
Sleep and Disease
Poor sleep has also been linked to increased risk for certain medical conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease and obesity. Poor sleep actually affects your body’s insulin resistance and increases inflammation in the body. While studies on the relationship between sleep and the immune systems are still in early stages, findings suggest that sleep deprivation impairs the immune system, making you more susceptible to infection and disease, even the common cold. Some studies have also shown an association between poor sleep and a shorter lifespan.
Why is a good night sleep so important to your health? Well, probably because while you are sleeping is when your cells and tissues have a chance to repair and when your muscles tend to grow. Poor sleep also wreaks havoc on your hormone levels.
Sleep and Quality of Life
The impact sleep has on your life extends even further than this and permeates every aspect of your life. Your relationships will suffer, your ability to be creative will suffer and you are putting your life and the lives of those you love in danger when you get behind the wheel of a car or operate heavy machinery when you are tired. While there are so many things in life that we cannot control like genetics and other people’s actions, we can control what we do ourselves. Knowing the risks associated with poor sleep, how can you continue to ignore your body’s need for sleep? A good night sleep every night is a positive step towards a happier, more positive life.
For more information about bunk beds or the importance of a good night’s sleep, contact Harleysville Mattress today.