Futons vs Mattresses

Futons can be described as Japanese style mattresses, while the standard mattresses that we use are Western. Now, you may be noticing people around you switching to futons or debating that futons are much better than our standard western mattresses, and if you are curious and want to learn more about the differences between the two and which could be a better option for you, you can keep on reading below.

  • In terms of material, futons can be made of quilted material, but the best futons on the market are made entirely of cotton. When it comes to mattresses, they usually involve springs, box springs or varieties of foams.
  • In terms of affordability, futons are much more affordable than mattresses. Plus, with a mattress, you will also end up having to buy a bed frame as well. With futons, you do not need any extra pieces.
  • Futons can easily be rolled up and put aside the next day, so they can easily be folded and move around. With a western style mattress, you will have to disassemble the entire bed frame before you can move it anywhere else.
  • Futons can be great for your back since they are firm, and the fact that you lie down against the floor helps your back to stay aligned. Memory foam mattresses and certain types can be good for you, but really soft or really hard mattresses will affect your back health and worsen your quality of sleep as well.
  • Futons can be carried around with you and you can use them in smaller and tight spaces. However, you cannot do that with a matter because they occupy more
  • Futons do not require a lot of maintenance, and as long as you take care of them well-enough, they will last a long time. A standard bed needs to be replaced after 8 years.