Posted by: Marc | 2009-02-09

Futon beb VS regular bed

Hi Doc,

I am searching for a new bed. I love comfort when it comes to a there a big health benefit in a futon vs a conventional matress? Which of the two would you recommend...? as there is this perception the harder the mattress the better it is for your back...

please advise...many thanks

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Hard is not necessarily good. Hard beds can be very uncomfortable and do little to support the spine in a natural recumbant posture. Some people on the other hand relate that they sleep best on a very firm mattress. Best way to judge for yourself is to lie on a few of the mattresses you are considering - feel which one is the most comfortable. Too soft is also not advisable - thus a gently firm mattress such as a pocket spring mattress or a good foam mattress (Cloud 9) is preferable.

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