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Keeping your cool: Dreamwool Beds Ltd

With hotter weather fast approaching, we’re all enjoying the longer, warmer days but, for many of us, the balmy summer nights can quickly turn into the sleepless discomfort of overheating and night sweats. And your bed could be making it worse!


Dreamwool Director and Mattress Designer David Henderson says most mass-produced mattresses perform poorly in the warmer weather because they’re filled with synthetic products.

Memory foam, polyester and gel; then surrounded by a foam box which doesn’t allow for air circulation.

These materials lack breathability, making sleep uncomfortable or even impossible with the build-up of heat through the evening.

The luxurious single-source Merino and other natural materials of a Dreamwool mattress are far better at controlling your bed’s microclimate than any synthetic product.

The ventilation and breathability of a Dreamwool bed keeps you cooler and drier, promoting a lower heart rate to help you get to deeper sleep, faster.

And David says they’re better than ever.

“We’ve been busy upgrading our products and have recently rolled out what we think is the best range of mattresses Dreamwool has ever produced. Our improved product line now includes 25 percent more natural, single-source Merino from select South Island farms.

“That’s a full 10.5kg of wool for a super king mattress: up to six times more than other mattresses! We have also added 30 percent more latex to the Pocketsprings range and refined our micro-coils to have twice the number of springs, encased in an all-natural calico and plant fibre for maximum comfort and breathability.”

All of this adds up to a noticeable increase in plushness and comfort. Dreamwool’s unique design includes a range of flexible slat bases that work with your mattress to absorb the pressure on your shoulders and hips.

This gives you a better quality of sleep and comfort as air circulates underneath your mattress, with the added benefit of a design that gives you a bed that’s easier to make.

Dreamwool’s custom woollen overlay with thousands of tiny micro-coils provides natural insulation in any season, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter.

With a huge range of customisation options, there truly is a Dreamwool bed for everyone. Visit Dreamwool’s Sydenham showroom to find yours.

Lovingly handcrafted in Christchurch for nearly a century, Dreamwool’s uncompromising quality and craftsmanship will give you the most luxurious sleep of a lifetime.

Visit Dreamwool Beds, 96 Disraeli Street, Sydenham, phone 03 343 5105 or online.


A luxury holiday at home: Dreamwool Beds

The whole world would agree: New Zealanders are some of the luckiest people on earth. With our national lock-down deemed a global success and our lives now mostly re-opened for business, we are enjoying a much more normal life than most these days.



But all that safety and security has not come without sacrifices from our team of five million.

Many of us are now longing for that annual mid-winter journey to the high summer of the Northern Hemisphere, or a cheeky beachside holiday to an idyllic island paradise in the South Pacific.

With New Zealand’s borders closed for a while longer, how can we treat ourselves to some world-class pampering from the comfort of home this winter?

David from Dreamwool Beds has just the solution. “Swap the luxury holiday for a luxury bed,” he says.

“It’ll last longer and make a bigger difference to your life!”

Just think how wonderful it would be to have that top-end resort experience every night.

The best sleep you’ll ever have starts with the highest quality merino wool, sourced directly from select South Island farms.

New Zealand made and natural in all the right ways, Dreamwool mattresses have been handcrafted in Christchurch for nearly 100 years.

Dreamwool’s breathable merino wool adjusts to changes in body temperature to maximise comfort and create perfect balance – never too hot or too cold.

And with four customisable pocketspring models and three all-natural Latex models, David says there really is a perfect Dreamwool fit for everyone.

“Your bed is the most important item in your house,” David says.

“You spend more time there than anywhere else in the home. And with the quality and craftsmanship of Dreamwool, you’re investing in the most luxurious sleep of a lifetime.”

So stop daydreaming about faraway destinations and pop down to Dreamwool’s showroom to test the superior quality and craftsmanship for yourself.

David and his team can’t wait to help you find your perfect Dreamwool fit. You can even complete your experience with resort-quality organic cotton sheets.

Enjoy a luxury holiday experience from the comfort of home this winter.

With Dreamwool’s slimmer, European style mattress and flexible slat base, you’ll be dreaming that you’re on the Riviera in no time!

For more information, visit the Dreamwool Beds showroom at 96 Disraeli Street, Sydenham, search or call 0800 753 754.


Shhh… It’s a secret: Dreamwool Beds

The whole country has just spent more than a month quarantined in their homes. Spending a significant time in one space, you tend to notice a few things. Maybe the fence needs another coat of paint, the garden is looking rather overgrown or the mattress is feeling uncomfortable.



Well if it is the latter, we have the solution for you. We caught up with David from Dreamwool Beds on how he spent his time in isolation, what is going to get you through those winter months and most importantly the secret to a good night’s sleep.

Like the rest of us, David also recently spent a significant time in his home.

When we asked him how he made the most of that time he laughed to himself and replied, “Well… I spent more time in bed”.

He went on to explain that a leading cause of that was the electric recliner! With more time on his hands came a lot more reading, relaxing and thinking.

Mainly the reoccurring thought was how “I’m lucky that I have such a nice bed, but a lot of people were probably sitting in their bed wishing theirs wasn’t so uncomfortable”.

And if you were one of those people thinking you could do with a bit of an upgrade, then the answer is a Dreamwool mattress packed with generous layers of merino wool.

The difference between the natural and that of the synthetic is that the mattress can breathe and keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter because, “body temperature is key to a good night sleep”, David says.

The team puts enough Merino wool in so that you can reap all of the benefits and get the best night sleep possible; ensuring that you wake up in the morning more recovered. It really is the secret to a quality night sleep.

The way the world would normally carry out every day processes has been flipped on its head.

So, we found out the best way you can start looking for your must-have mattress and just how Dreamwool Beds can make it safe and accessible for customers.

While the team will not be turning people away at the door, it is preferable that you make an appointment ahead of time.

Social distancing will be implemented with one person or couple at a time. Fresh pillowcases will be given on entry to be used on each bed.

David ensured that they “Will have your best interest and health and safety at heart. Some people prefer facetime, phone or even a Zoom consultation”.

WINTER SALE: Dreamwool Beds are having a Winter Sale through to the end of June. When you purchase a Dreamwool mattress, you will save 50 percent on one of their matching flexible slat bases. Terms and conditions apply


New Zealand’s most luxurious sleep: Dreamwool Beds

With summer just around the corner, the thought of beautiful, long warm days is an exciting thought, but for many, it also comes with the prospect of hot sleepless nights.



The good news is you can now say goodbye to waking up all hours in a lather and positioning fans around your bedroom to keep you cool.

Local company Dreamwool Beds really has thought of everything. “It’s all about controlling the bed micro-climate and that starts with the mattress and then what goes on top of the bed. We can help you with both,” owner David Henderson says.

For more than 40 years, the Henderson family has been perfecting the design of premium handmade mattresses, creating a specialist product featuring a thick layer of 100 percent natural merino wool designed for climate control. “We offer New Zealand’s most luxurious sleep.”

When it comes to their much-loved mattress products, Dreamwool sleep systems use the advancements in technology and a combination of pure merino wool, natural latex and micro-coils for breathability.

This all helps provide comfortable support without pressure. The mattresses are anti-static, dust repellent, and the natural probiotic fabric treatment uses no harmful chemicals. “Our mattresses are natural and have no hot foams or synthetic fillings that would hold the heat,” David says. “And they’re on flexible slat beds, rather than box bases.”

To add to the luxurious sleeping experience, Dreamwool Beds also has bedding options available that can help even the hottest sleepers experience a more refreshing sleep.

This season they’ve introduced a range of German-engineered Tencel Mattress Protectors, made with cellulose natural fibre. The Tencel fibre absorbs moisture to store it at night and emit it into the environment during the day, therefore providing a comfortable, dry and healthy sleeping environment keeping dust mites, bacteria and odours out.

For a more low-tech but equally beneficial alternative, they offer organic cotton mattress protectors, which their customers love.

Another European product on offer is a range of summer blankets, designed for a refreshing sleep during hot summer nights as they’re cool to the skin.

Made from Tencel and cotton, they have lovely drape-ability, and are weighted so hot sleepers can still feel the comfort of being covered by a beautiful soft blanket, yet enjoy the benefits of the sophisticated climate control concept of Tencel that ensures pleasant temperatures and a dry sleeping environment. The summer blanket range comes in six colour options.

Also available are resort-quality organic cotton sheets, which come in white or silver and are especially good for deep mattresses.

For more information, visit the Dreamwool Beds showroom at 96 Disraeli Street, Sydenham, search, or call 0800 753 754.




Invest in a good night’s sleep: Dreamwool Beds

Gifted by Mother Nature from the sheep’s back to your back, merino is a miracle fibre. Imbued with the rugged beauty of New Zealand’s high country, created in icy temperatures, under the blue skies and sunshine, and within storms straight from the Southern Ocean, this material’s list of qualities can’t be beaten by anything created in a lab.



Every month brings more bad news about the effect of synthetic material chemicals on our health and environment. With a third of our lives spent in bed, we really need to know that our well-earned rest is doing us good, rather than just the opposite.

At Dreamwool Beds, David Henderson knows that the natural fibre of New Zealand’s own merino is the key to a night’s rest that is not only extremely comfortable, but healthier and good for the environment too. “Imagine the peace of mind of jumping into bed at the end of the day, knowing you’re sleeping on something natural, rather than a bed full of stuff other manufacturers might prefer you didn’t know about,” says David.

While once every bed manufacturer used Sample Boxes, clear display units showing the layers within a mattress, these have largely disappeared. Not so at Dreamwool, where David is very proud to display mattress composition – without you having to ask.

A queen size Dreamwool mattress contains 5–7.5 kilograms of merino wool, bringing its innate qualities of breathability, natural heating and cooling, wicking away of moisture, strength and resilience, odour resistance, quick drying, and static resistance. You just won’t beat that list with a 21st century techno fibre whose name ends with “…tex” or “…max”.

“You get superior control of the bed’s microclimate,” David says. “Your sleeping temperature is more constant and the fibre density of merino wicks away excess vapour before it forms into perspiration on your skin.”

Music to the ears of those suffering the dreaded night sweats, a reduction in dampness also minimises the environment for dust-mites – great news for allergy sufferers and asthmatics. “The built-in merino mattress topper zips off for simple airing and cleaning too,” David says.

The balance of the streamlined European-style mattresses is microcoils that allow air to pass through, and natural rubber latex. Then create a bespoke mattress choosing springs for a softer feel, or selecting from three densities of latex. Airflow is further enhanced because sides and bottom are not foam encased, and Dreamwool’s flexible slat bed system works in conjunction with the properties of the mattress.

Designing the mattresses himself, David says he “enjoys creating top quality products that make a big difference to people’s lives”. He could easily copy other products but that’s not what the brand is about. “I’m constantly aiming to increase the level of comfort.”

Begin your fresh start at Dreamwool, open Monday to Saturday (they’re sleeping on Sundays) with parking at the door. “Your best investment in tomorrow is a good night’s sleep.”



Better Sleep Solutions: Dreamwool Beds

If you find you’re often waking at night clammy and perspiring in an overheated bed, the cause could be that your mattress is of a synthetic composition.



“We hear many complaints about people having really uncomfortable sleeps with their new mattress,” Dreamwool Beds owner David Henderson says. “Initially it’s good, but two to three hours later, this great wall of heat rises beneath them and it doesn’t get any better through the night.”

Natural product is used both in the filling and the comfort layers of Dreamwool mattresses, which gives better control of the micro-climate in the bed, due to the aeration within the mattress. New models, the Paradise and Revolution, have thumb-nail sized micro-coils inside them which lift the body, resulting in more air being passed through the bed.



For women going through menopause, night sweats impede a good night’s sleep. David has received comments from a number of women who’ve said their quality of rest has become significantly better (due to the mattress remaining cooler and dry) since switching to one of his beds.

“Our move to merino has enhanced sleep comfort even further. Our top-line Queen size beds run at over 7.5kgs of merino wool. Other beds on the market may have around 500 grams of wool – so naturally, that huge difference is going to impact on the sleeping experience. And that’s the word I want to emphasise – experience – because to sleep on one of our mattresses is an experience,” David says.



There are two choices of mattress support – pocket spring and natural latex. With the aid of a see-through sample box, customers can see precisely how each mattress is layered with its natural components. The mattresses sit on European flexible slat frame beds, which provide the best in comfort, but also give ventilation under the bed and through the mattress.

“The lighter frame doesn’t take up space visually, unlike big box bases; the beds look finer, so you have that pared down ensemble. It’s very much that ‘less is more’ take on design,” David says.



With a flexible slat frame, each side of the bed can be customised, allowing for that all-important flexion of shoulder and hip. The showroom is airy and uncluttered. Colour coded blankets – blue for a firm mattress, lime for a medium, and lilac for a soft mattress – allows customers to try all the beds at their leisure.

“Once we’ve explained the blanket colour codes, we often find customers literally rolling from one mattress to another to find their perfect bed; we make buying beds easy!” David laughs.

Find Dreamwool Beds at 96 Disraeli Street, Sydenham, freephone 0800 753 754 or 03 343 5105 and email or visit


Sweet Dreams: Dreamwool Beds

As we embrace the warmer weather and dream about the balmy days of summer ahead, the downside of scorching hot days, can be sleepless nights in bed.


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Many people can become quite uncomfortable in summer at night as they are too hot in their beds, so they just can’t get to sleep,” says Dreamwool Director David Henderson, who can provide the best solution to ensure a consistent, comfortable slumber. Specialising in natural, breathable mattresses and bedding – no glues, foams or polyester fillings are used – only New Zealand wool, spring systems from Denmark and quality Vietnamese latex. “We also provide cotton and Tencel based fabrics, which are known for their breathability.”

He says the reason mass-produced factory beds generate so much heat is because they are full of synthetic, man-made products, such as polyester, foam and gel. “Dreamwool is all natural and breathable. We use 2.5kg of Merino wool per square metre, which provides a buffer underneath the body to allow the air to circulate, keeping you at a constant and more even temperature throughout the night.”
Wool also makes a drier bed, is anti-dust mite and anti-microbial – and of course, the flipside to keeping you naturally cool in the summer, is keeping you naturally warm in the winter. “You can’t sleep if you’re too hot or cold.” Manufactured on site and made to order, the mattresses provide for firm, medium, or soft support, customised to body weight and contouring to each partner.

The range of Dreamwool Underquilts enhances the cooling effect, with one option featuring tiny micro-coils, within temperate-controlling wool layers. The springs act like tiny balloons lifting the body, allowing air to circulate, keeping the bed cool and dry. The company’s European flexible slat bed systems also provide more comfort, by allowing air to pass under the bed. An important point to consider when purchasing a beautiful, handmade Dreamwool mattress, David says, is the right mattress protector. “An organic mattress protector allows the bed to breathe, rather than wrapping it up with a plastic mattress protector, which makes everything hot.”

A true family business, David’s father bought it in 1974, renaming it around the millennium to reflect the transition from entry level to a top end wool-based product. David is hands-on in the Sydenham showroom, where customers are also welcomed by Nicky.


Visit Dreamwool Beds Ltd, 96 Disraeli Street, Sydenham, phone 03 343 5105 or visit


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A site for SLUMBER: Dreamwool Beds

“Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care,” wrote Shakespeare. He was right. Sleep is a physical necessity allowing both the body and the mind a chance to recover and repair themselves after the stresses of the day so you wake refreshed and recharged. Adequate sleep is just as important for your health as eating well and exercising.

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The best investment in tomorrow is a good night’s sleep

David Henderson of Dreamwool Beds says, “The best investment in tomorrow is a good night’s sleep, but unfortunately too many of us are missing out on that. There are simple steps you can take to dramatically improve your chances of getting a good night’s rest and one of these is to choose the best bed you can. We spend about a third of our lives in bed so it’s vital to invest in one that gives you the comfort and support that is right for you and your lifestyle.”

The beds at Dreamwool Beds use no synthetic materials – no glues, foams or polyesters – only New Zealand wool, Australian fabrics, pocket spring systems from Denmark and quality latex. “Wool makes for a drier bed; it’s anti-dust mite and anti-microbial, as well as being naturally cool in summer and warm in winter. We have been making our beds for 40 years using New Zealand wool from Perendale and Southdown sheep. Now we are using only 100 percent merino wool. Everyone knows the quality and luxury of merino in clothing. That’s what you get in our mattresses. They are exceptionally comfortable and supportive and we are the only bedding company that uses merino.”

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David explains that merino is lighter and finer than other wools and very springy, allowing his company to put a greater density of wool into their mattresses. That means real benefits such as better comfort and insulation. “We have increased the amount of wool in each mattress by 25 percent with the queen size mattress now containing up to 7.5kgs of wool. And merino does not have that lanolin smell.”
There may be more wool in the merino mattresses, but they are still slim, fine and not bulky. The European-styled mattresses sit atop equally slim European-designed slat-system bases and visually they take up less bedroom real estate. “They are also very easy beds to make because of their design.”
Firm, medium or soft support can be customised to body weight and contouring to each partner. There are nine ranges from a basic model up to the Heaven, Paradise and Euphoria ranges. “All mattresses are manufactured onsite and made to order. There is no compromise on quality or performance across the ranges, just variation in comfort layers and spring systems. Customers can look forward to enhanced quality of sleep on our beds.”

Visit Dreamwool Beds Ltd’s new warm and bright showroom at 96 Disraeli Street, Sydenham. There is plenty of onsite parking. Phone 03-343 5105 or go to