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Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:40 am
by Alm
chrstjrn wrote:Alright... I WILL say that one of those 2" Thermarests would be a lot more comfortable than the mattresses most Americans have at home.
Those bed matresses can be a terrible thing for your spine. I've been sleeping at home on 2" self-inflated pad (not by Thermarest), since my back has rejected traditonal home spring-boxes and soft matresses. May be because Canada isn't America yet :-) ... Many locals of asian origin sleep "on the floor" in their million-dollar houses here in Vancouver. On some pads or mats - I didn't have a close look. Not because they don't have money. They just find it more comfortable.
I still wouldn't take one with me on a trip,
Take it in addition to blue foam pad.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:12 am
by chrstjrn
My wife is Asian. We had a bed forced on us for two years-- miserable for the back. Now we're back on futons for good. North America has a lot of good futon manufacturers whose products, in many ways, are the best in the world.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:29 am
by Christov_Tenn
For several years I slept in bedding on a sheet on the carpeted floor of my apartment. No thermarest or sleep pad. My back never felt better.

Then moved to a futon while in seminary dorm room (bed provided sagged and hurt my back) and my subsequent Louisville apartment. Not as good as the floor, but not all bad, either.

Now that I'm married, I have to sleep on a bed, but the mattress and springs are reasonably supportive. Nothing like sleeping on the floor however, to motivate one to keep a clean house.

C.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:41 am
by chrstjrn
Christov_Tenn wrote:Nothing like sleeping on the floor however, to motivate one to keep a clean house.
Don't wear your shoes inside, especially on the tatami mats :wink:
(sorry... this is becoming a coffeehouse thread)