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what makes hästens beds unique? interview with dr. breus, the sleep doctor

HÄSTENS COLLABORATES WITH DR. MICHAEL BREUS – THE SLEEP DOCTOR 

 

as part of designboom’s ongoing investigation into the qualities of life, we had the opportunity to talk with leading specialist for a good sleep, dr. michael breus, about his collaboration with hästens, one of the world’s oldest bed manufacturers. founded in 1852 and based in sweden, hästens stands for unparalleled quality and hand craftsmanship through six full generations of bed makers. the family-owned company, driven by a passion for sleep and the benefits it brings to body and soul, makes beds and accessories using only the finest natural materials, sustainably produced and ethically sourced. in order to assist and educate people on sleeping well, the company has launched the hästens sleep spa, where sleep experts trained by dr. breus provide clients with an exclusive mattress and wellness experience. the latest addition is the hästens sleep spa at the CBR boutique hotel in coimbra, portugal, which offers guests the chance to spend the night on the iconic blue check mattress, along with a personalized selection of pillows, duvets and sheets for a 360-degree hästens experience.what makes hästens beds unique? interview with dr. breus, the sleep doctordr. michael breus

all images courtesy of hästens unless stated otherwise

 

 

‘when you look at the hästens bed, it’s very different than any other bed on the market,’ dr. breus tells designboom during our interview, which you can watch in full on the video above.‘it’s the oldest bed on the market, and many people don’t know, but hästens actually developed the boxspring and developed the bed frame. it’s really interesting from a historical standpoint.’ known as one of the world’s most successful sleep specialists, michael breus, Ph.D – the sleep doctor is a clinical psychologist and both a diplomate of the american board of sleep medicine and a fellow of the american academy of sleep medicine. he was one of the youngest people to have passed the board at age 31 and, with a specialty in sleep disorders, is one of only 168 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction.

what makes hästens beds unique? interview with dr. breus, the sleep doctor
hästens: perfect sleep tailored for you since 1852

 

 

‘it happened in two distinct ways,’dr. breus notes on how his collaboration with hästens first took place. number one, I actually have a hästens so I was familiar with the product, but I was giving a lecture and the CEO of hästens was in the audience. he walked right up to me afterwards, and he was like, have you heard of hästens? I was like, yes, I have, I’ve got one! and he was like, we’ve got to talk. he said, I’d love to bring you in and let you see the new sleep spas and it just kind of went from there. but I really felt like it was a company that had very high integrity, very high materials in terms of the quality, and it really spent some time thinking about and learning about sleep. for me, it made a lot of sense, and it would turn out to be a good match.’

what makes hästens beds unique? interview with dr. breus, the sleep doctor
the hästens sleep spa – CBR boutique hotel in coimbra, portugal

 

 

DR. BREUS SHARES FIVE TIPS TO HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER

 

during our interview, dr. breus explains what makes the hästens bed so special, while he also shares tips on how to sleep better. ‘there are five things that people can do that will automatically help them sleep better. number one is to wake up at the same time every single day. number two, is to stop caffeine by 2pm. number three has to do with alcohol, I ask people to stop alcohol three hours before bed. number four is to do an exercise. exercise daily, but stop exercise four hours before bed. step number five is what you do in the morning when you wake up. I call it the three 15s. so you take 15 deep breaths, you drink 15 ounces of water and you spend 15 minutes in the sunshine.’ find out more on these as well as other key points that will improve the quality of your sleep on our full-header video interview above. 

what makes hästens beds unique? interview with dr. breus, the sleep doctor
a selection of pillows, duvets and sheets for a 360-degree hästens experience

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the exterior of the hästens sleep spa – CBR boutique hotel in coimbra

what makes hästens beds unique? interview with dr. breus, the sleep doctor
production of the handcrafted mattresses using only the finest natural materials

what makes hästens beds unique? interview with dr. breus, the sleep doctor
production process – image by studio kjell

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production process – image by studio kjell

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