Listen to our 30-minute dreamy audio play, themed around the wonders and benefits of sleep, plus three amazing podcasts presented by the delightful Zoe Salmon. Zoe introduces an array of interesting guests all talking about how to get a great night’s sleep. Before you leave, there is a fun interactive Sleep Time Karting game to play too!
Sweet Dreams follows the interstellar adventures of Ivy and her toy rabbit, Bun Bun. Every night bedtime comes around, but tonight they cannot sleep. When Ivy and Bun Bun find themselves alone on the moon, sleeping is not so easy. Ivy tries her best to sleep but she just can’t!
It’s too dark! The stars are too bright! Earth is too noisy! And now the galaxy is too quiet to sleep!
Join this funny and charming double act on their quest to find a perfect place to sleep under the stars. This out of this world audio adventure includes celestial songs composed by Christella Litras. If you can’t sleep, won’t sleep or love to sleep there is something in this 30-minute audio play for you.
Generously funded by the Wellcome Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation.
Podcast for school staff – health and wellbeing for children to thrive in school
An informative podcast all about sleep presented by ambassador for The Sleep Charity, Zoe Salmon. Listen to invited guests Prof Colin Espie, the Professor of Sleep Medicine at the University of Oxford, talking about the science behind why we need sleep, CEO of The Sleep Charity, Vicki Dawson, and Year One teacher, Caroline Lister, who explore some of the problems primary teachers and school staff face when they have children in class who they believe may be sleep deprived.
Podcast for families – health and wellbeing for families to be happy
An insightful podcast all about sleep presented by ambassador for The Sleep Charity, Zoe Salmon. Listen to invited guest, Claire Earley, sharing her true-life story of sleep deprivation and how it was overcome, and sleep practitioner, Helen Rutherford, talking about bedtime boxes – a clever technique to help young children get to sleep at night.
Podcast for children – to play before bedtime to help you relax and fall asleep
A dreamy podcast presented by ambassador for The Sleep Charity, Zoe Salmon, who introduces you to her friend Bun Bun the rabbit from the Sweet Dreams audio play. He is going to help you feel calm and sleepy with soothing music by Christella Litras.
It’s time to snuggle up, get cosy and relax…..
Sleep Time Karting Game
Try our fun interactive game Sleep Time Karting, to play with your children. The game has been developed to find out about our audiences’ sleep behaviour and will support the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust‘s future work.
This game contains five multiple choice survey questions on your child’s sleep routines. The data generated cannot be traced back to an individual player. The data will provide insight into sleep routines for the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to help them with further research, which in turn will help children and families with sleep conditions and sleep problems.
To aid better sleep we recommend you do not play the game or use screens during the hour before bedtime. This game has been designed to be used on a desktop or laptop using the keyboard.
Click the blue arrow to play
All the audio and game content is underpinned with research about sleep behaviours in children and families supported by our partners, The Sleep Charity and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Thank you to all the artists who contributed to the development of the ideas for Sweet Dreams: Sandrine Monin, Catherine Chapman, Warda Abbasi, Izabela Janina Duszenko, David Sappa.
This project was developed during the Coronavirus pandemic under safe conditions – recorded and worked on remotely at the homes of the creatives.