Survey about the different sleeping places of various cultures:
Unlike to futon beds you will find in a European bedroom Japanese futon beds have no frame. In Japan, a futon bed simply is a cotton mat spread on the floor. Here, the spatial conditions often are limited and a room just for sleeping often is luxury. Out of this reason it is simple and practical to prepare your sleeping place right there where is room for it.
“Charpai” or hammock
A Charpai is a traditional woven bed used in Indian subcontinent. It is a four-footed wooden frame covered with fabric belts or ropes. The Charpai offers good ventilation; clearly an advantage in the climatic conditions of these countries. Due to the open covering no humidity accumulates and no heat accumulation arises. Often, the Charpai is used for sitting as well.
Other countries with tropical climates often use hammocks for sleeping. Besides its room-saving characteristics it also offers protection from dangerous animals.
A boxspring bed consists of a wooden base frame on top of which multiple spring systems are fixed. On top of this lies the actual mattress and – if desired – a further topping. A boxspring bed is higher than a common bed and offers a special comfort in getting into resp. out of bed. Most boxspring beds are used in the US, but more and more in some European countries, too.
Slatted frame and mattress
In Central Europe, most of the time a bed furnished with a slatted frame and a mattress serve as sleeping place. Here, there are several different models like sprung mattresses, foam mattresses, natural latex mattresses etc. But, there also are holistic and orthopedic sleeping systems that clearly differ from the “normal” products, as well from their structure and from the used material.
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