Hastens, the best beds in the world? … the final results
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of life’s essentials but unfortunately for many people it can also be one of life’s luxuries. How many people can say they get good sleep every night? My 2 week trial of the Hastens 2000T II has now finished so just how good was it? Did it change my life?
The first thing I quickly realised is that when you change your bed it is actually going to take a few days to get used to a new bed! The bed was undeniably comfortable but after a couple of nights I was wondering if we’d done the right thing?
This uncertainty passed after a couple of nights and last weekend I slept for 10 hours – it wasn’t uninterrupted sleep due to work issues on my mind but it was very restful. I can never usually sleep for that long and it shows just how comfortable the bed is.
Sleeping in the Hastens bed every night felt like I was in a luxury hotel rather than at home. My usual bed is a king size – we were loaned a super king size from Hastens which is 180cm wide! The width of the bed allows you and your partner to both have your own space in the bed and this helps to achieve good sleep. The Hastens Continental bed experience is however very different to sleeping in a wooden frame bed. It is a much more solid build and also generally higher. The mattress is obviously built to your preference, we had a medium firm bed and it felt perfect.
The Hastens bed has now been returned and I have now had 2 nights in my regular bed. My regular bed is a wooden Ikea bed frame with a very good quality John Lewis mattress. The phrase ‘no bed like your own’ came into my mind on Friday night. Maybe as I knew the Hastens bed wouldn’t be staying I didn’t allow myself to get too attached to it! My own bed felt good, but in a very different way – and the following morning we did question if we failed to appreciate the Hastens …
Creating a good environment for sleep is not just about the bed and the mattress. I always use bed linen one size larger than the size of bed i.e. a superking size duvet on a kingsize bed. This is the one thing we missed on the trial, the cosy feeling of oversized bed linen – but I can’t blame Hastens for that!
Hastens produce a wide range of beds. Although we tested one of the top models that retails for over £20,000 they start from a reasonable price – still not cheap but for the quality it is worth it. For the price of an expensive holiday you could probably buy your own Hastens bed that would last for life. Book yourself in if for your own consultation and you will understand the quality they put into their beds.
The question everyone wants answered is would I personally buy a Hastens bed? If I had the money I am sure I would as I now understand the quality and workmanship that goes into them. They also come with a 25 year guarantee so you can be sure they will last. I would probably buy an Excel II myself, this model has the Hastens craftsmanship but is only the price of a small family car! If you want the Vividus shown below you better get saving …
PS I received no payment from Hastens to conduct this trial. The only thing I received was some earplugs – my partner was sleeping so well I needed noise protection from the snoring!