ParalympicsGB has announced a new partnership with bed retailer Dreams ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics ©ParalympicsGB

ParalympicsGB chief executive Mike Sharrock says "quality sleep" is "fundamental" to athletes' preparations for Tokyo 2020 after securing a partnership with bed retailer Dreams.

The British-based company has been named as a Paralympics GB partner ahead of next year’s rescheduled Paralympic Games.

The agreement comes as preparations intensify, with ParalympicsGB planning to send around 240 athletes to compete in 19 sports, including new additions taekwondo and badminton.

"Quality sleep, rest and recuperation is fundamental to athletes’ preparation and overall wellbeing," said Sharrock.

"Through this partnership Dreams are demonstrating a genuine commitment to inclusion and we are really looking forward to working with them.

"This is fantastic news as the unprecedent postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games due to the Covid-19 pandemic has presented us with many challenges, so welcoming a new partner will give us a real boost in these final critical months of preparation.

"We are increasingly confident Tokyo 2020 will be a wonderful celebration of all that humanity can achieve after such a tumultuous year and with the support of the British public our talented ParalympicsGB athletes can inspire and unite the nation once again."

Dreams, which claims to make 10,000 mattresses, bases and headboards per week, is also the official sleep partner for Team GB.

"We’re thrilled to be partnering with ParalympicsGB in the lead up to the 2021 Games," said Mike Logue, chief executive of Dreams.

"The athletes are demonstrating extraordinary talent and determination as they train for the rescheduled Games and quality sleep plays a hugely important role in this.

"We believe in better sleep for all and hope this partnership gives all the fantastic athletes that extra edge as they prepare for the most anticipated sporting event of the year.

"This builds on our existing Team GB partnership where we are the official sleep partners. “We can’t wait to see all of our athletes well rested and in action next year."

ParalympicsGB captured the imagination of the British public at London 2012, winning 120 medals.

The team eclipsed that performance at Rio 2016 by registering 147 medals including 64 golds to finish second in the overall medals table.