Futons - The Japanese Sleeping Solution
Even outside of Japan, the futon has grown into a popular, cheap and space-saving sleeping option for modern homes. Historically, the lack of space in Japan resulted in the invention of the futon, but this solution is a category of bed in its own right.
Today’s futons are not rolled up like in days gone by, although this option still exists. Instead the futon minimalistic style and shape characterizes the bedroom. Nowadays, fine cotton fabrics cover the traditional sleeping cushion. Over the years, European futons have become more comfortable through the use of finer textiles and thicker cushioning. New materials complement older fabric to create a more durable and resilient futon.
In addition to aesthetics and history, the sleep quality of the futon its key selling point. A futon is rather firm compared to the classic spring core or foam mattress and offers a stable lying option for those of you who suffer from back pain. Modern futon mattresses can also be ordered in softer versions to meet individual requirements.
Your personal sleeping position is important to take into consideration when thinking about buying a futon. If you normally sleep on your stomach or back, you often prefer a firmer foundation and a more resilient underlay is recommended. A robust wooden frame is also decisive for a good night’s sleep.
The futon conjures a touch of Asian culture and power into the bedroom. The proximity to the earth creates a more meditative space and the honest, simplistic structure provides energy that accompanies you throughout your day.
Therefore, in addition to the western version of the futon, the origina, light and rollable or foldable Japanese version can also be found here. Natural fabrics and convenient handling have proven themselves over the centuries and can serve as an ideal guest mattress, for example. The breathable cotton futons are pleasantly cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
In addition to the health benefits, futons are particularly economical because can have a lifespan of 20 years, if used and cared for correctly. Those who value ecological factors, value this longevity and can also benefit from the sustainable production of the materials by purchasing a bio-futon.