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What is a shikifuton?
A shikifuton, or shiki futon, is a traditional Japanese style mattress of about 3 to 4 inches thick that is often placed on a platform or directly on a traditional floor mat (called tatami).
One of the biggest advantages of a shikifuton is that it is extremely portable and can easily be rolled up and stored while not in use.
Health Benefits of Shikifutons
Shikifutons can be the ultimate solution for people with back pain. Have you ever heard that sleeping on a hard surface may help to diminish some back problems? The reason why many people experience back pain when they sleep on a regular mattress, is because the mattress may simply be too soft or have indentations from years of usage. Sleeping on a shikifuton will help to align your head, neck, and spine and helps you maintain a good posture.
Besides the fact that shikifutons improve your sleeping position, they also provide a night of blissful sleep. Many people have already discovered that they sleep better on shikifuton than on an expensive innerspring mattress.