Do you think a hollow stone surface carved out in the exact shape of your body would be as comfortable to lie on as a mattress?
Hear me out on this.
I think the reason why mattresses and other soft things are so comfortable to lie on is because they shape themselves to your body, so that your weight is divided over a very large surface area, lightening the pressure. Of course it also helps that it gives way when you move into it, and by doing so absorbs what would otherwise be an impact, which a bas-relief stone mold wouldn’t do. But if you lie perfectly still you shouldn’t be able to notice that difference.
What do you think?
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