Health Benefits of Futon Mattresses
Good futons provide a really healthy sitting or sleeping surface which allows for the perfect amount of support combined with the comfort of a regular mattress.
This perfect support combination ensures your spine is aligned while you sleep. If your spine is not in the correct position, your muscles will stay contracted in order to compensate for the lack of support, leading to waking up with back problems and/or generally aching. Osteopaths and chiropractors say that if your joints are not supported well enough they can become lengthened, leading to a cricked neck or back ache.
It’s not just the industry professionals who agree that a firm mattress is the key to healthy joints; the Japanese have long promoted the health benefits from sleeping on futons.
Futons are usually placed on a slatted base, which allows for regular air flow to the mattress. This, along with the great temperature control of futons will reduce sweating in the night. A futon is warm when you are cold and will attempt to transfer moisture away from the body when you are sleeping in hotter conditions.
A good night’s sleep guarantees both physical and mental well-being, which stimulates appetite and a balanced immune system.
All-natural futon mattresses are much healthier and environmentally friendly than spring-based and synthetic mattresses, and are therefore an extremely popular choice. Natural fibres also have a really high degree of resilience, which is ideal for people who may need to move their mattress frequently or who move a lot in their sleep.