Futon Sofa Bed mattresses are not as thick as standard boxspring mattresses. While some manufacturers do make thick futon sofa bed mattresses, this alone does not determine comfort. A well-made, supportive mattress that is thin works better than a thick mattress with no support. There are many types of futon mattresses. These types are differentiated by what material is used in their core. The main ingredients can include innersprings, foam and cotton,. More recently, higher end futon sofa bed mattresses have become available featuring latex and coconut coir as their main center ingredient. The average thickness of these mattresses ranges from four to eight inches thick. Although innerspring mattresses are one of the most common types, many people find them uncomfortable because they are thin and can wear out quickly. A common complaint is that they can feel the coils digging into them while they sleep. Foam mattresses also have their drawback as well. You may not feel the springs, but there is a chance that you will feel the support bar or base of the futon sofa frame after just a few uses. Buying a more dense foam mattress will last longer than the thin ones. Firmer foams and memory foams are on the market, however, you are bringing potentially hazardous chemical fumes into your home and sleeping on them. Futon sofa bed mattresses made of natural latex or coconut fiber are supportive, comfortable and do not contain chemicals. They may tend to cost slightly more than a foam sofa mattress, but you will receive a more comfortable night’s sleep for a much longer time on it.
If a new sofa bed mattress is not in your budget, you still have options. A mattress topper is an excellent inexpensive choice to increase the comfort of your futon sofa bed mattress while you sleep. Toppers adds extra layers of cushioning but are thin enough to be easily stored away when not in use.
When considering which futon mattress to purchase, consider a chemical free natural latex and wool mattress. They are comfortable, affordable, and durable.
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