A large part of our society suffers from back problems. The causes are many and the solutions are few unless you really enjoy taking strong drugs for the rest of your life.
Whether you work too hard, lift too much or sit too much, when your back really gets a chance to recover is while you sleep.
And we’re not counting good sleep as the time you passed out on the floor even though some floors are more comfortable than some beds or even a futon mattress.
These mattresses are great for that second or third bedroom, are convenient and light to move around and if you don’t mind sleeping on something that fells like cardboard they will do for a night or two. They do beat the heck out of those old fold up beds, where you feel each and every coil spring but still they feel a bit flat.
You could supplement the mattress by throwing extra padding or blankets on them but the next morning will tell you if you slept good or not. And don’t forget about the smells. Since the futon also is used as a couch it picks up the odor of every person or animal that has come into contact with it.
The solution for that is to use futon covers, these slip on and off and can easily be put into the washing machine to freshen up. Now try and do that with your regular mattress or the pets.
Like anything, you get what you pay for and if you are going to have a futon in your home to be used for the occasional guest, don’t be cheap but buy a high-end mattress. One that has pocket coils, soft and it doesn’t fell like cardboard when you lay down on them.