1) What's inside a futon?
The word Futon originates from Japan; it actually means a complete bed unit ( shikibuton, futon and kakibuton.)
Many Eastern cultures sleep lower to the ground, while the Japanese named this style of bedding, the Futon. The Japanese sleep with a tatami mat or flooring, giving their cotton as well as cotton and wool mattresses breathing ability, their futons are thin so they can roll them up and store the futon in the closet during the day. The western cultures in the 70’s picked up this eastern tradition of sleeping on all natural fibers.
2)The Futon Shop’s history marks key points following the era of the Futon Frame time line. In 1980, William Brower a Boston architect who enjoyed working in wood, designed a beautiful black walnut hardwood futon frame that folded in three parts. This futon frame was displayed in the Arts and Craft museum next to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.The Futon Shop has been specializing in futon mattresses since 1976. Their futon mattresses all have the main ingredient, cotton.
You may pick from medium grade cotton, staple cotton, or organic cotton.
Then there are other options all depending on your comfort style. We have firm, medium, and soft: soy foams, springs, and individually pocketed coils, and latex and wool.
The Futon Shop has eight categories:
1) Organic (Organic cotton with different ingredients from our other categories)
2) Egyptian Cotton (futon mattresses with mainly cotton as the ingredient)
3) Comfort Care Collection ( futon mattresses with springs)
4) The Essence Collection (futon mattresses with wool and latex)
5) Royal Contour Soybean collection (futon mattresses with a lighter soybean foam feel)
6) Life enhancement Collection( futon mattresses with memory soyfoam)
7) Organic baby crib collection ( baby crib mattresses with 100% certified organic cotton)
8) Customize your mattress
Then there are other options all depending on your comfort style. We have firm, medium, and soft soy foams, springs, and individually pocketed coils, and latex and wool.
The Futon Shop has been specializing in manufacturing futon mattresses since 1976, and they have improved their futon mattresses, by finding the best green and organic fibers to give you the best quality in your futon mattress and for your platform bed.
The Futon Shop has found Staple cotton to be the best quality cotton to avoid lumpiness for their futon mattresses. Low-grade cotton has short fibers, which do not hold the moisture for very long and tend to break and become a lumpy futon mattress. Top grade Staple cotton has the strongest strands taken from the top of the cotton plant. 100% staple cotton futons therefore resist forming balls or lumps and give futons a longer life expectancy.
The Futon Shop uses the best quality long fiber staple cotton for 90% of their futon mattresses. You can choose from over 15 futon mattresses with Wool, Latex , Organic , Soy foam, Soy memory foam Latex and for your platform bed or futon sofa sleeper frame.
1. Wool fibers don’t hold moisture the way cotton does, the moisture is instead wicked away.
2. The longer fibers, when blended with cotton, result is a stronger, more comfortable, and more durable futon.
3. A wool futon, with proper ventilation, will help to regulate temperature.
Serenity Futon Mattress
Orthosupport Futon Mattress
Eternity Futon Mattress
Crown Contour Futon Mattress
and the Organic Selection (all mattresses with organic cotton)
Perfect Comfort Futon Mattress
Pure Comfort Futon Mattress
The Futon Shop is the only futon retailer in California that manufactures memory foam as well as all their foams in any of our mattresses with the least amount of polyurethane.
These futon mattresses also support your spine as you sleep, leaving you with a rested feel when you wake up in the morning. The memory foam has been proven to be best suited for side sleepers because these kind of sleepers need extra support for their hips and shoulders. It also supports side sleepers because it is the most supportive for your spine as you lie all your weight on your futon mattress. The memory foam slowly compresses and then slowly bounces back to its original shape, while gently comforting your joints and muscles as you sleep. The Futon Shop uses the highest and thickest memory foam, 5lb density memory foam. The memory foam is essential for side sleepers because they need more support for their shoulders and hips.
4) What mattress is the best if I have back problems?
Overall comfort while sleeping on the mattress is equally important as sufficient back support. Sleeping on a mattress that is too firm can cause aches and pains on pressure points. A medium-firm mattress may be more comfortable because it allows the shoulder and hips to sink in slightly.
If an old mattress sags visibly in the middle or is no longer comfortable, it is probably time to purchase a new one. Putting boards under a sagging mattress to keep it from sagging in the middle is only a short-term fix for the sagging; a new mattress is still needed.
The Futon Shop suggests you come in a lie down on our mattresses before you choose one at any of our California locations.
Or call 1-800-44-FUTON:
to speak to any one of our Futon Specialists. Take your time, lie on your side, back and stomach.Take you time and choose the right mattress for your body type.
These are the two ingredients you should have in your mattress for the longest lasting effect. We have plenty of futon mattresses that are firm and soft, but through and through Latex is the most durable core you can put in your mattress. And Staple cotton, whether it is organic or not will help your futon mattress avoid lumping, breaking, or dipping.
And your futon mattress will get very heavy from moisture not being released, leaving your futon mattress left with moisture soaking in the cotton and breaking your cotton fibers decreasing the lifespan of your futon mattress.