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Answering Common Web Search Questions About Futon Sofa Beds

Are Futon Mattresses Good To Sleep On?

You are assured a great night’s sleep on a futon mattress if you choose one that is constructed using good quality materials and made by a specialist futon manufacturer. Like most things in life, it’s usually a question of the more you pay the better level of comfort you will enjoy. You should always look for a mattress that is a minimum of 6”/14cm thick and if being used on a 3 seat frame or bed frame even thicker. There’s a lot of choice for filling materials but generally the more natural fibres such as wool, latex and coir last longer than those made from cotton and polyester. Pocket springs also offer a comfy feel for your sitting/sleeping surface.

To find out more about what makes a great quality futon mattress, click here to download our futon buyers advice guide

Which Is Better – Futon or Sofa Bed

It depends on why you are asking which is better. If you are asking which looks better, then that’s a question of personal taste. If you are asking which will give you the best level of comfort and durability, then it really depends on each individual piece of furniture. Our advice is to make a list of your requirements i.e. measure the space where it will go, think about how firm/not so firm, wood or metal etc. This way you can have a clearer picture to judge each piece and whether it suits your needs one rather than the other.

Is A Futon Good For Your Back?

A futon mattress if it’s been well made from a specialist company is fantastic for your  back. The reason is that the heavier parts of your body such as hips and shoulders lay on the surface of the mattress ( don’t sink in) and consequently that’s what will keep your spine aligned and lead to restorative sleep. But it does goes back to the quality issue. If you are laying on a poor quality mattress, which is thin and filled with poor quality fibres, then you risk getting a bad back, time off work, being grumpy and worse kicking the cat.

What Is The Best Futon Mattress for Sleeping?

Futons Online carry a very wide range of futon sofa bed mattresses. Click here to view our range. If you are unsure which mattress will be best for you, you can always contact us by email: or phone 020 7223 7212 to discuss your needs.

Is It Bad To Sleep On A Futon?

No, it’s not bad to sleep on a futon. However, you must ensure that the futon has all the attributes that will give you the best chance of a proper night’s sleep. It must be made by a specialist, have fillings that are tailored to your requirements and support your back so you have restful restorative sleep.

Whatever your questions or concerns about buying the right futon sofa bed, click here to contact us and we will help you to make an informed decision.