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Are you thinking about changing your mattress and want to run away from traditional models? Are you looking for a light alternative that allows you to accommodate your guests without transforming a whole room? The Japanese futons can be the natural alternative you are looking for.
The Japanese futon is a traditional Japanese bed designed to be placed on a tatami floor. It is composed of a cotton mattress designed to be folded and stored during the day, allowing the tatami to be ventilated and the room can be used for other activities.
One of the most characteristic elements of traditional Japanese houses is the tatamis. They are tapestries made with pressed rice cane covered by a soft jonquil mat, lined with a natural cotton fabric, which offer a solid, stable and breathable base. Two elements, in addition to the previous ones, are essential to achieving maximum comfort: a quilt of greater or lesser thickness depending on the time of year and a pillow.
The Japanese futon is a natural bed that is traditionally made by superimposing different layers until reaching the chosen thickness. Subsequently, these layers are attached to a cotton cover so that they do not move and the fastening points are covered by small cotton sheets in the shape of a ring that gives the Japanese futon its characteristic appearance.
In order to adapt to the needs that each of us has at bedtime, Japanese futons have undergone different transformations. The most notorious is the increase of its thickness to adapt to Western cultures and resemble the traditional mattress.
The filling has also evolved to adapt to our needs. The cotton layers used to prepare the traditional filling are replaced by latex. This material provides greater elasticity and flexibility to the futon. This provides a base for resting softer and unmemorable. In addition to a more durable product, since the perforated structure of the latex allows better ventilation.
In addition, they have been developed low structures that maintain the traditional Japanese aesthetic of the tatamis and convey the sensation of sleeping directly on the ground. These structures have slatted wooden slats that favor the ventilation of the futon and isolate it from humidity, cold and heat. They fulfill the same function of the tatami and are very appreciated to decorate minimalist houses.
You can find today in the marking, also, numerous furniture inspired by Japanese futons to decorate our home. The sofas are probably the most popular. They also provide us with a comfortable and informal place to sit and read or watch TV, a place to accommodate our guests.
Have you ever wondered why Japanese people sleep on the floor, on futons? They consider the futon a healthy bed in which to rest and beneficial for their health. But the health-related benefits are not, as we have seen, the only advantages.
Did you know the advantages of Japanese futons? Now that you have a greater knowledge of what Japanese futons can offer you, would you substitute the traditional bed for one? Would you use it to create an impromptu guest room?