Futon Mattress Buying
How to choose your futon mattress
The best rule of thumb when
purchassing a futon mattress is understanding your own preference. Some prefer more of a cushion comfort and
others prefer more of a solid feel. Best way to figure out how soft or hard your futon mattress is is to try it
out or by reading our reviews to find out what type of mattress you're signing up for.
Consider your sleeping position
If you sleep on your side, you may want
a softer mattress where your shoulder sinks into the mattress so there's less pressure on your neck and spine.
While sleeping on your back, you would actually need a firmer mattress to support your back and also have a
contour top layer (e.g. elastic memory foam) to allow your spine to relax. And finally, for those who sleep
on their bellies - you will need the firmest mattress as this will prevent strains to your neck.
You get what you pay for
Thickness and interior materials of a futon
mattress is a significant indication as to how comfortable and long lasting it will be. The price of the
mattress do affect the durability and quality of the product, so it's a good tip to invest for your comfort -
it's well worth it! The minimum thickness any mattress should be would be 6 inches, any less than that and you
will find yourself with a bad back the next morning. Keep in mind also as to what type of usage you will need
out of a futon mattress, the more hours you'll be spending on this futon mattress means the more you should pay
for a long lasting product.
We generally encourage purchasing a futon mattress that consists of other materials other than just
cotton. Synthetic materials such as foam and polyester is a popular choice as it supports the form of the futon
mattress. Whereas cotton is an organic material that absorbs more moisture and sweat thus using up it's lifetime
pretty quickly with mold and smell.
How to care for your futon
Use a Futon Slip Cover
Protect your futon mattress with a slip
cover. A slip cover helps prolong the life of a futon mattress by keeping it clean from mold and spills.
Care for your Slip Cover
Do not put the slip cover in the dryer as
there may be a chance of it shrinking, the best is to hang dry.
Change your futon mattress position
Change positions of your futon
mattress about once a month so it gets evenly used, therefore you won't have uneven surfaces.
Serta Futon Mattress Guide
Serta futon mattresses consists of six choices ranging from firmness, sofntess, support, thickness
and of course cost. We chose this brand of mattress as an illustration as it consists of a combination between
foam and cotton (the 2 main choices of futon mattresses). Read each one carefully to find the right futon
mattress for yourself.