There’s no denying the power of a good night’s rest.
Getting sufficient sleep ensures that you awaken feeling fully charged and ready to face the next day. It also strengthens your immune system — which is particularly pertinent especially in these pandemic times. Recent studies have even discovered that deep sleep — the third stage in the sleep cycle where cells and tissues are being repaired — may reduce one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Naturally, having a conducive environment is instrumental to getting your full eight hours of sweet slumber. While you may not be able to completely block out the sounds of your neighbours next door or the traffic outside, investing in a comfortable, ergonomic bed definitely makes a great starting point.
Here are the best and fanciest beds that’ll help you snooze better.
Ocean bed by Savoir Beds
With a storied legacy that dates back to 1905 — when it created cushy beds for London‘s iconic Savoy Hotel — Savoir Beds can certainly be counted on to help you wind down after a long day. Its stunning Ocean bed, created in collaboration with designer Bill Amberg, is perched on a sturdy brass frame cloaked in digitally printed leather that’s inspired by sun rays bouncing off waves. The head and foot-boards are sheathed in the same leather and embellished with curved brass details in a satin finish.
The bed’s legs are customisable with material options including hardwood, chrome and hand-carved rosewood. It can be paired with one’s choice of Savoir mattress, such as the No.3 — which is hand-stitched and filled with horsetail hair, cotton and wool.
Grand Vividus by Hästens and Ferris Rafauli
Luxury bed manufacturer Hästens made headlines earlier this year when it joined forces with famed designer Ferris Rafauli to create the Grand Vividus, an ultra-lavish bed entirely hand-built and stitched by craftsmen in its Sweden facility. The bed frame, which resembles a massive luggage case, is wrapped in shagreen leather and adorned with a golden brass nameplate and studs, while its base is upholstered in nubuck leather with a debossed checked pattern. Its accompanying plush mattress is no less extravagant — it’s filled with horsehair, wool and cotton, and decorated with Hästens’ horse insignias.
Hip hop musician Drake was first in line to own this coveted bed, which currently has a waitlist.
Hi-Bed by Hi-Interiors
Recent years have seen the growing popularity of smart homes and devices. Italian design company Hi-Interiors has taken this a step further by launching Hi-Bed, a smart bed that comes with all the bells and whistles such as an adjustable base, reading lights, built-in speakers, an alarm system that will wake you up just the way you like it (to the soothing strains of Enya’s Orinoco Flow, or the rousing chorus of Toto’s Africa, perhaps?), and a 4k projector and retractable screen — so you can binge-watch The Crown without moving an inch.
The bed can be paired with an app, which enables you to programme it with even more sophisticated features such as an anti-snoring function, where the bed automatically adjusts your sleeping position or lifts your head to help you stop. Keen on getting your hands on one? Join the waiting list here.
Ergonomic Slatted Bed Base by Okooko
A good bed base is, well, the bedrock of a restful night’s sleep. Go for Okooko‘s Ergonomic Slatted Bed Base, which is crafted from FSC-certified beech wood and promises enhanced lumbar support. Its shoulder zone, for instance, boasts softer suspension and contouring slats for greater comfort. The bed base’s lumbar and hip areas are customisable via sliders, so you can tailor them to your favoured sleeping positions and comfort levels. Each half of the bed can be adjusted differently, which makes it ideal for couples with different preferences.
The brand also offers a motorised version of the bed base powered by a quiet motor that, with the touch of a button, can transform the bed into a cushy recliner equipped with adjustable sections. Perfect for all your late night reading sessions. The bed base doesn’t come with a mattress, but you can easily add one on here.
(Main image: Hi-Interiors; Featured image: Savoir Beds)