the art of sleep
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Here we take a closer look at sleep and explore what it takes to get a good night's sleep.  





 



ARE YOU WELL RESTED?



It's true what they say, a good night's sleep is worth its weight in gold! Nothing is quite so important to our health, quality of life, and wellbeing.


Discover HANRO's high-quality pyjamas and nightdresses, which are made from first-class feel-good materials, meet sustainable quality standards, have a purist style and a great love of detail, all of which contribute to a sophisticated sleep culture.


For almost 140 years, HANRO has been a champion of understated luxury. "Less is more, and only the best" – this maxim is our passion.




Nothing beats a night of deep and peaceful sleep. But let's face it, we don't always get the rest we need or deserve. In the summer, the heat makes us toss and turn for hours, while in the winter, we often shiver in bed despite our thick blankets. The solution? Nightwear made of natural materials that perfectly adapt to your own individual sleep needs and circumstances.

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'Natural Comfort' Pajama


„My evening rituals include a thorough facial cleansing, a nourishing face mask, soft and comfortable nightwear, and a movie with my kids before they go to bed. Later, I listen to soothing music and read a few pages from a good book to relax and get in the right mindset. Even when I'm exhausted, I try to stick to this routine.“
VIKY RADER

Influencer, style icon, mother of three, and self-professed HANRO fan. In our Home Story,
Viky not only divulges her secrets for a restful night of sleep, but also reveals her favorite looks designed with HANRO nightwear.



From left to right: 'Grand Central' Spaghetti Top and Trousers, 'Lovis' Spaghetti Dress and Robe‚ 'Loungy Nights' Pajama

 



WE ALL HAVE A
CHRONIC SLEEP DEFICIT



"The closer something is to your body, the more it affects your sleep. Your underwear is your second skin, your nightwear is your third skin, and your bed is your fourth skin. Ideally, these layers will interact with each other."



INTERVIEW WITH PROF. GÜNTER W. AMANN-JENNSON
Sleep psychologist and Samina company founder


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SLEEP CULTURE BY HANRO
A RETROSPECTIVE

HANRO has been celebrating the culture of sleep since 1927 - long before it became fashionable to get a perfect night of sleep. Our legendary archive in Liestal (Basel, Switzerland) features one-of-a-kind nightwear that caused a sensation back then and is still cult to this day.


HANRO Sleep Campaign 1 EN

1930

 The first HANRO nightwear collection: Liseuses, or so-called bed jackets done in specially knit fabrics, and floor-length nightdresses. Nevertheless, the super modern woman of the 30s opted for the collection's extravagant pajamas.
HANRO Sleep Campaign 1 EN

1930

 The first HANRO nightwear collection: Liseuses, or so-called bed jackets done in specially knit fabrics, and floor-length nightdresses. Nevertheless, the super modern woman of the 30s opted for the collection's extravagant pajamas.
HANRO Sleep Campaign 2 EN

1950

 This pajama look is reminiscent of the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" starring style icon Audrey Hepburn.
HANRO Sleep Campaign 3 EN

1960

 Sleep culture rebellion: Miniskirts and short nightdresses revealing bare legs fueled the women's liberation movement.
HANRO Sleep Campaign 4 EN

1980

 Top model icon Linda Evangelista was the face of the 1985 nightwear collection campaign.
HANRO Sleep Campaign 5 EN

1990

 Stylish nightwear became respectable. The 90s marked the birth of loungewear, which is so popular today.
*Photos: Hanro Collection, Archaeology and Museum Baselland, Liestal ©HANRO International GmbH, Götzis.







What does sleep actually mean in terms of our existence as humans? Artists, writers, and philosophers have approached the complex sensory phenomenon in countless different ways, cultivating sleep into a cultural treasure.



The Sleeping Gypsy, Henri Julien Félix Rousseau, 1897: At the time of its unveiling, this painting was misunderstood and rejected by the public. Its integrated symbols are disturbing and play directly on our subconscious. Today, "The Sleeping Gypsy" belongs to the collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art.

"I have an idea... I want to simply paint my room, but this time the color must do everything, and by simplifying it provide it with more style, with an overall effect of sleep and rest. In other words, the painting should calm the nerves and the imagination."


VINCENT VAN GOGH

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"This early rising makes one quite stupid. Man must have his sleep..."

FRANZ KAFKA

 

 


 



NIGHTWEAR FOR EVERY TYPE

 

Flannel is one of the oldest and most effective materials for cold temperatures. Pretreated, flannel does not lie directly on the skin. The material therefore always stays at a comfortable temperature. Cotton nightwear with a brushed interior also provides for outstanding sleeping comfort.

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Do you sweat while sleeping? If so, then opt for nightwear that quickly absorbs moisture. TENCELTM Lyocell fibres are known for keeping skin cool and dry. Less is more - if you're usually on the warm side, then lightweight, quick-drying cotton is for you. After all, cotton is highly absorbent.

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You‘re traditional and love to sleep in pure, basic cotton? This natural material is perfect yearround and feels wonderful on the skin. An expert in natural fibres, HANRO only uses high-quality cotton fibres, resulting in nightwear that is more durable, long-lasting, and sustainable.

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You're a fan of sustainable luxury and have to have exclusive materials, even while sleeping?You can't go wrong with our nightwear made of modal, viscose, and silk. The modal-silk blend is also very special because it’s wonderfully lightweight, flexible, and breathable - and most importantly, sustainable.

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10 SLEEPING TIPS

 

Scientists in the USA discovered that people who got under the covers with socks on their feet fell asleep around 15 minutes faster than those who were barefoot. Socks create heat by improving the flow of blood in your feet. This causes your body temperature to drop, which in turn provides your brain with the impulse to induce sleep.

First of all, regularity and good timing are essential to proper sleep. And since our bodies - like any living thing - follow cycles and rhythms, you're better off giving in to this instinct and establishing a consistent time for going to bed and getting up in the morning.

Sleeping on your back ("supine" position) is excellent for your orthopedic health. Sleeping on your side helps your brain to detox. Sleeping on your stomach is not recommended as this position can be hard on your lower back.


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We will give you an exclusive stone pine pillow* worth € 29, filled with fragrant stone pine flakes, with every purchase of € 150 or more from our nightwear collection.


The pleasant scent of the wood, whose chips are processed into pillow fillings, has been proven to promote sleep.


Please add the pillow to the shopping cart. The price will be deducted at check-out.


*Only while stocks last, once per customer and order.


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An absolute taboo is a "digitalized bedroom," especially in today's world where we tend to use our laptops and smartphones until our eyes close. The radiation and blue light from digital devices have been shown to interfere with the process of falling (and staying) asleep.


According to experts, your bedroom should therefore be as minimalist as possible: a comfortable bed with a breathable mattress, a small table, a lamp, absolute darkness, a temperature of 16 to 18 °C, and the perfect nightwear are the ingredients for the kind of sleep we all crave but rarely get.


A short meditation accompanied by deep and steady breathing through the nose can quiet the senses and help you let go.




To allow your digestive organs to detoxify overnight, try to refrain from consuming fatty foods, caffeine, or alcohol for up to three hours before going to sleep. Instead, nibble on a few nuts.

Exercise improves sleep: Outdoor activities are ideal, for the more sunlight the body absorbs, the faster the natural sleep aid melatonin is released in the evening.


The right nightwear is vital to your overall sleeping comfort. High-quality, natural materials are pleasant on the skin and breathable to prevent sweating and freezing.


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MAGAZINE ON THE SUBJECT OF SLEEP



In our magazine, we take a closer look at sleep and explore what it takes to get a good night's sleep.


The magazine is available in our shops.


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Enjoy browsing through our flip page magazine!