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5 Tips to Choose the Best Futon Mattress

5 Tips to Choose the Best Futon Mattress

People have many choices in beds. They can choose a Sleep Number mattress, a Serta mattress, a Tempur-Pedic mattress, a sofa bed or a futon mattress. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages.

For example, if you and your spouse have different needs for firmness, you will want to go with the Sleep Number bed. If you want the bed to conform to your body, a Tempur-Pedic is the way to go. If you live in a one-bedroom or studio apartment, you might want a futon for when guests visit. Although you have your choice in futon mattresses, some futon companies offer more variety than others. Why would you want to choose a futon mattress? Here are some reasons.

  • Visitors

As previously stated, people, especially those in large cities, who live in small apartments can benefit from futons. They serve dual purposes. It is a couch when no one is visiting and a bed when they do. While sofa beds also serve dual purposes, they often take up more room than futons when they are made into a bed. Some small spaces don’t allow for a sofa bed when it is extended. FabFuton can beautify any decor because it offers many prints, solids and colors.

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  • Health

Some people have trouble sleeping on traditional mattresses. These people prefer futons for their health and ability to sleep. Often, a futon provides the support health professionals recommend.

Some brands use natural materials without chemicals and dyes. This makes the sleeping environment healthy for people because they don’t have to worry about possible issues. In addition, some futons are able to prevent allergy or asthma attacks.

  • Comfort

Futons used to be stiff and uncomfortable. They were the bed of choice for bachelors. However, today, they are comfortable and fun to use.

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They are soft and are they are showing up in homes besides bachelor pads. Some brands of Futons are comfortable and stylish. Therefore, they serve two purposes – comfort and style in addition to a bed and a couch.

  • Long-Lasting

While mattresses are recommended to be replaced after eight years, futons will last longer. Part of the reason for the longer life of futons is the fact that they are used sparingly. But, they are also are built to last because they serve two purposes. And, their design lends itself to longer life more than a mattress.

  • Fits Style

FabFutons, as well as, other companies offer a variety of styles and options for apartment residents. At FabFutons, the company sells complete futons, futon covers, futon beds and  futon mattresses. The styles can fit any personality and achieve the vision of residents or interior designers. Futons also work in small spaces more than sofa beds or other types of beds. You can have beauty and function both.

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How to Choose a Futon Mattress

Once you decide to put a futon in your space, you need to choose the right one for you. Follow these tips for the best futon buying experience.

1. Use

You need to determine how often you will be using the futon as a bed. Do you have a relative that crashes at your place regularly? You want to choose a durable design with a darker color choice. If you get visitors only once or twice a year, then you can get away with light colors and designs not necessarily built to last. You might want to avoid light colors if you don’t want stains from spills on it.

2. Vibe

Every futon sets a tone for a room. You want to choose the futon that fits your personality and the mood you envision in the room or space, and color choices for the walls or drapes.

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3. Thickness

Before you purchase a futon, you should decide how thick you want the mattress. This will relate to comfort level for the guests or yourself if you are using it.

4. Covers

Some people want to put a mattress cover on their futon. If you do, make sure the cover matches the decor.

5. Frame

Like beds, the frame will determine the size of the mattress. Pick the futon mattress that will fit the frame but will not be hanging over it. At the same time, you don’t want a futon mattress that is too short or thin either. You want it to fit correctly.

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Last Updated on January 3, 2020

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

 I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

 2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

7. Positive people smile a lot!

When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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8. People who are positive are great communicators.

They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

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