We analyzed reviews for 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).

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Top Rated Mattresses

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Product Name D&D Futon Furniture Queen Size Cotton / Polyester Traditional Japanese Floor Futon Mattresses, Black
D&D Futon Furniture Queen Size
PharMeDoc Memory Foam Mattress Topper – 2 Inch Thick Soft & Breathable Bed Overlay Pad – Twin Twin XL Queen - White (Twin)
PharMeDoc Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Serta Sycamore Duct Cotton Queen Futon Mattress, Black
Serta Sycamore Duct Cotton Queen
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Owner satisfaction
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Durability
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Conforming
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Back pain relief
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No initial odor
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Motion isolation
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No noise
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No sleeping hot
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Easy to move on
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Low maintenance
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Futon Mattress FeaturesFuton is a Japanese term used for traditional Japanese bedding. The futon bed consists of padded mattresses and quilts that are laid directly on the floor and can be folded to put away when needed. The futon used in United States is thicker than the original Japanese futon. As sleeping traditions are different from Japan, most users place futon mattresses on the foundations instead of floor or on especially designed futon frame.

In United Sates, futon are available at different retailers and offered in different varieties in terms of material used. You can find futon filled with foams, cotton, springs or even combination of more than one material. Cotton or foam mattresses are thinner than spring mattresses. The thickness of futon mattresses vary from 3 to 10 inches.

Health Benefits

Futon mattresses are not known for their pain relief potential. Only foam mattresses are rated above average for pain and pressure point relief by users. Other than foam mattresses, futon mattresses are also effective for people with sweating issues.

Praises

Futon mattresses are inexpensive that makes them affordable for everyone. The spring and foam mattresses received more positive reviews than cotton or foam + cotton mattresses. The mattresses received an overwhelming positive review for their low prices and value provided against their money. For pain relief potential, foam mattresses are rated more positively than other materials. For pressure points relief, only spring and foam mattresses received average feedback.

Users can find variety for thickness but cotton futon are normally thinner and not for use for heavy people. Firmness also varies according to the material as futon mattresses are rated as mostly firmer. Thick mattresses are rated as softer so a lot depends on the thickness of the mattress and weight of the user.

All materials are also rated as temperature friendly to sleep except of foam for which few customers complained about heat build-up. They are mostly friendly for back and stomach sleep but not as comfortable for side sleepers. Futon mattresses are also quiet and easy to move except spring which received few noise complaints.

Complaints

As they are very inexpensive, they are not built to last for years. According to most customers, their futon mattresses last for 2 to 5 years with spring and foam mattresses living longer than cotton mattresses. Few customers also reported initial odor or off gassing which takes time to wear off in some cases. Cotton and foam + cotton mattresses are also rated negatively for their pressure point relief ability.

Price Range

Based on the material and size, the price varies from $90 to $900. Futon mattresses are considered as one of the most affordable mattress options in United States. On average, a good futon mattress is available for $150-$170.

Lifespan & Warranty

The average lifespan of futon mattresses is 2 to 5 years based on the material used. Different manufacturers offer varying warranties according to the price and thickness which ranges from 1 to 10 years. On an average, the warranty is normally of 2 and half years. `