Is Sleeping on the floor really healthy?


Sleepkraft is a mattress company. So, it might seem counterintuitive to speak about the benefits of not using a mattress. However, in the interest of the reader, here we are. Sharing the good, and the bad, of not using a mattress at all and sleeping on the floor.

The Good

The most commonly used argument is that sleeping on the floor helps reduce backache and fixes posture. Sleeping on the floor helps with your alignment in many ways. A mattress can conform to your body in many ways, but sometimes you might feel that you end up sinking into the mattress, and your body can end up a little out of whack. By sleeping on the floor, the hard surface forces your body to stayin line. While you may lose the comfortable sinking sensation, your body will be better lined up, meaning you have a better opportunity to avoid some pain.

The Bad

A doctor would probably never ask you to sleep on the floor to treat your back pain, in fact, it could actually make things worse. The hardness of the floor could hit certain pressure points, such as the tailbone, heels, and shoulder bones. In some cases, sleeping on the cold hard floor for long periods of time could eventually cause muscle degradation.

The floor can also be dirty and unhygienic if you choose to sleep on it bare. One reason why people started using mattresses in the first place was to escape pests and dirt on the floor. The quality of your sleep — how fast you fall asleep, and how much time you’re actually sleeping — is the most important aspect of sleep. And you have to be comfortable in order to have good quality sleep. While sleeping on the floor might work for some people, it will not work for almost everyone else.


Sleeping on the floor might seem like an enticing option for those of us who haven’t found relief from back and body aches through various mattresses. However, the cons of sleeping on the floor far outweigh the pros. Sleeping on the floor can end up being uncomfortable, unhygienic, and in extreme cases even harmful. Your best bet would be to use an orthopedic mattress that helps provide support. Sleepkraft makes Doctor approved health mattresses specifically krafted to combat joint support issues, and make sure that adequate support is provided in order to help and reduce back and joint aches.

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