What Is The Best Futon Mattress?
We analyzed 1237 reviews of the futon mattresses available on the market (read about our accurate, unbiased method). We compared them side-by-side, and scored them according to a range of factors including comfort, snoring reduction, pain relief potential, durability, initial odor, and heat retention ability.
Below, you will find top rated mattresses (click on the product name to read the full review).
Are you curious about what the advantages and disadvantages of a futon mattress are? Are they comfortable, do they last, are they worth it? Perhaps you are looking for a futon mattress for your guest room, or for your children. Here we will discuss their main features, their pros, cons and which one is best for you!
What are Futon Mattresses
Futons are generally classified as sofas that can also be transformed into a bed. They are normally made up of compressed layers of materials which can include cotton, wool, memory foam and latex. Memory foam layers can be added to the materials which will help with its comfort and rigidity. When wool is featured in a futon, it provides extra comfort and keeps your body warm in winter and cool in summer. This type of futon will often outlast a futon mattress that is made from synthetic materials. However you will also find futon mattresses that are made from innersprings and pocket coils, foam and polyester.
Futon mattress will generally be best for people who are looking to make the most out of their space, and that want to use this piece of furniture as both a couch and a place to sleep. And they are normally best as guest beds that aren’t used as a main daily bed.
Areas to Consider
If you are planning on sleeping on your futon mattress regularly, then perhaps consider one that is made from innersprings. This type of construction will provide you with the best type of support. For shorter use, foam and cotton mattresses provide great support as well, and they will hold their shape well.
Futon mattresses aren’t particularly known for their edge support. It often depends on the specific model, but futon mattresses generally perform poor to average when it comes to decent edge support, especially if the futon is to be used daily.
Pressure Point Relief
Most owners have reported experiencing little to no pressure relief on a futon mattress. This is usually based on regular use, and is because of the futons’ firmness.
Easy To Move On
Overall, futon mattresses are ok to move around on. Futon mattresses with springs are the best because they have some bounce to them. Cotton futons have little to no bounce and therefore are not great or easy to toss and turn on.
Futon mattresses perform average in regards to pain relief. No matter the type of material, futon mattresses have decent support which can lead to some pain relief, but not an outstanding amount.
No Initial Odor
Futon mattresses that contain synthetic foam do tend experience off-gassing. Futon mattresses that don’t contain any polyurethane foam layers (and cotton or wool instead) tend to have no off-gassing.
The motion isolation of a futon mattress again depends on its material. Memory foam futon mattresses are great for motion isolation. Cotton and wool mattresses are constructed of tightly packed material which creates good motion isolation. Innerspring mattresses can be pretty good for little motion transfer however it greatly depends of the type of coil being used. Pocket or offset coils tend to perform much better than bonnell or open coils in regards to motion isolation.
No Sleeping Hot
Most customers tend not to have a problem with sleeping hot on their futon mattress. However, if the futon mattress is made from memory foam, it is more likely that the sleeper will experience a warmer night’s sleep.
Heavy Person Friendly
Futon mattresses are not going to be the best option for heavier people. They are much more suited to small to average sized people due to their often thin thickness which will not support a heavier weight as well as a smaller person.
Futon mattress are often easy to care for as they generally comes with removable covers, and can also be vacuumed. Most models can be easily transported, are easily foldable and can be stored away when not being used. Many brands recommend that you flip or turn your futon mattresses if you use it regularly to prohibit moisture build up and gathering mold.
The hypoallergenic properties or dust mite resistance will depend on the type of material used or the type of cover that each futon mattress has.
Top 10 Futon Mattresses
So which futon mattresses out there are the best on the market? Check out our top 10 favorite futon mattresses and why they perform well:
Royal Sleep Products
At 8 inches thick, the Royal Sleep futon mattress is available in both full and queen sizes. It is a memory foam mattress that features four layers of a cotton and poly blend, a layer of polyurethane foam and two extra layers of thick and supportive memory foam.
This futon is great for using as both a couch and a bed, which can be a rare find in this type of mattress. It is strong and durable and is very supportive. It is also good for people who want to use it pretty regularly as it has the strength to handle more often use than other futon beds.
Kodiak Futon Lounger
This futon is great as it has three functions – couch, bed and chaise lounger. This is because you can keep one of the arms positioned halfway up whilst the other arm is slightly lower, which creates the feeling of a lounger. The futon is made supportive due to its metal frame and wooden slats which provide extra support.
Mozaic Memory Foam
The Mozaic memory foam mattress is 8 inches of visco memory foam as well as polyurethane foam which sit inside a blend of cotton. The combination of these materials create a supportive and plush feel which make it more comfortable that your typical futon mattress. It can be used as a couch and a bed and both are equally comfortable and durable.
This futon mattress is suitable to be used on a frame, on the floor or as a mattress pad. It is best for someone who is looking for a comfortable and durable futon whether its used as a sofa or a bed. It is made from a 100% antibacterial polyester fiber stuffing which is great if you like a plush, soft feeling to sit or sleep on. The stuffing is blended with 200 thread count of 100% cotton which makes it smooth and comfortable, and not too soft. When not used every day, this futon will be set to last you for many years.
Wade Logan Leland Convertible Sofa
This futon is great as both a sofa and a bed. As a couch, it can comfortably sit three people, but when folded out to a bed, it will be most convenient for just one sleeper. It is 9 inches thick and has a plush filling which gives it a good level of softness to provide a comfortable night’s sleep. The metal legs provide good support and although the futon has a plush feel, it has a medium firmness which will help to support your body.
Kodiak Montreal Espresso Futon
This futon mattress from Kodiak is made from innersprings which makes it comfortable, supportive and as similar to a ‘real’ mattress as it can be. The frame is comes with is strong, sturdy and durable and can withstand the weight of one or two adults. The mattress itself is thick and springy, bouncy and resilient, and you won’t feel the harsh frame below. This mattress is pretty firm so it will be best for those who tend to sleep on their stomach or back.
Another innerspring futon mattress, the Serta Cypress combines comfort and support through its medium firmness. It combines three layers of cotton fiber and foam, with four inches of 288 Bonnell springs. It is durable, strong and comfortable whilst providing a springy and bouncy feel.
It features Cottonique which is a blend of cotton grades and polyester fibers which give it extra longevity and more durability than other types of futons. It is also double sided and it comes in full or queen sizes and you have a choice of natural, khaki or black colors.
White Lotus Organic Mattress
The White Lotus Organic mattress is made from a 3 inch piece of natural Talalay latex with an organic cotton core that sits both above and below the latex. The cotton and latex layers are covered in 1.5 inches of lambswool. The wool is resistant to dust mites and it helps to keep the sleeper cool and comfortable by drawing away moisture.
The wool has no added chemicals and also works in the opposite way, by keeping you warm in the cooler months. The mattress has a medium-firm feel which helps support your body, whilst the wool helps to keep it smooth, soft and comfy. The latex element of the futon allows it to be responsiveness and helps to provide good motion isolation.
DHP Premium Futon Mattress
This futon mattress from DHP is affordable, comfortable and durable. It is made with 522 coils that are individual covered. These coils, along with the high quality foam and polyester layers, provides a good amount of support as well as comfort.
The coils are especially good for providing back support. It is durable and can withstand quite a lot of pressure so it would be a good option for a heavier person.
The DHP mattress is available in black, brown and chocolate.
Serta Sycamore Double Sided Convoluted Foam
This mattress from Serta is features a 4 inch cotton fiber padding and two layers of convoluted foam. The cotton fiber padding provides extra support as well as comfort and the foam gives it a softer and more comfortable feel.
The overall feeling is plush which is greatly supportive. The CertiPUR-US convoluted foam provides excellent weight distribution and the polyester and nylon tufts provide great strength and stability.
So which is the best of the best? Although we are fans of all of the mattresses above, we have to go with the White Lotus Dreamton Organic Mattress as our top futon mattress.
This mattress is one of White Lotus’ best selling items and it’s clear to see why. The 3 inches of natural latex, combined with the 100% organic cotton core and 1.5 inches of pure wool make it exceptionally comfortable, soft and comfortable, yet with a medium-firm feel which provides support and strength. The natural latex helps to give the mattress responsiveness as well as some spring and resilience.
The wool is flame-retardant, resistant to dust mites and helps to regulate your body temperature whilst you sleep. It also has good motion isolation so if you sleep on the mattress with a partner, you won’t be disturbed by their movement.
It comes in a twin, full, queen and king size option and are a totally organic option. They contain no harsh chemicals which means you can sleep peacefully knowing that you aren’t breathing in any nasty toxins.
There is no off-gassing, however the futon does have a smell to it. The good news is that this is a pleasant smell! The natural cotton and wool give off a friendly and clean smell. And what’s more, this mattress (as with all White Lotus mattresses) are all made in the USA.
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