A futon mattress sits on a futon frame, which means it doubles up as a bed and a sofa. It is great if you are looking to save space in the home, but it most likely isn’t providing you with the best quality of sleep possible. Here we explore whether it is time to replace your futon mattress with a natural mattress instead.
A futon mattress is a mattress that is specifically made for a sofa bed so it doubles up to allow you to turn it into a bed whenever you like, but the cushions fold over so that you can use it as a sofa as well. The principle of the futon is that it can fold down into a bed or up into a sofa. Some futon frames come ready with a mattress, whilst others have cushions.
Traditionally futon mattresses were originated from Japan and they were filled with materials like hay, animal hair and reeds. Nowadays, they are often filled with foam, innersprings or a combination of coil and foam.
Futon mattresses are quite thin in comparison to typical bed-only mattresses, but they are functional. Sometimes we want more than functional and that is why a natural mattress is the best option if you are looking for luxury, and to improve the quality of your sleep.
Some people will purchase the futon as a guest bed, rather than their primary bed, but this type of furniture is only used now and again. If you want a mattress that is healthy for you, then a natural mattress is definitely the better option.
We are not fans of foam over at Ely Mattress as you’ll know if you have read our blog here. However, without mentioning the thinner quality of the mattress, it also has a shorter life cycle for it’s optimum use.
A futon mattress will typically last 5 years, whereas a natural mattress like ours will last you around 10 years if you take care of it as recommended.
If you are looking to upgrade your old futon mattress and want something that is 100% natural, and healthy for you, then look no further. The Ely Mattress ticks all the boxes!
With Ely you are investing in your sleep. You are getting a mattress that will literally feel like a hug and you get the extra cushioning that you deserve after a hard day’s work!
You can check out the Ely Mattress here to read more about its benefits, before buying.