1. Futons are child friendly
Due to the nature of the low base, there is no fear of children hurting themselves if they roll off the bed. No more expensive safety rails that you will eventually throw away.
2. Space saving
The futon mattress is flexible and therefore easy to roll up and store in a cupboard if need be. Same goes for the base, it folds into a third of its actual size.
Also useful when trying to manoeuvre into a tight area such as an attic or up a narrow stairwell.
3. Easily transported
Futons are flexible and foldable, and can easily be transported in a standard hatchback. Ideal when moving home or just needing a bed away from home for the weekend.
4. Multi-purpose room
An empty room can be converted into anything you wish — a play room, study area, yoga center, and so on, and at night, you can pull out that futon you rolled up this morning, lay it out (with the sheets still on it and everything), and use that empty room as a bedroom during the night.
The Japanese do this — you can convert any room with a clear space into a quick guest bedroom. You don’t need a proper bed or even a bulky sofa bed, just pull out your guest futon from the closet, unroll it, slap on some fitted sheet covers and linens and you are good to go.
5. Better for back health
It is better for our posture and backs, period.
I know people think that very soft comfortable beds are better for bad backs, but from our feedback over the years, it has shown that a firm (but not hard) bed is better for your back. It keeps your spine aligned, and you do not wake up with back pain on a futon. No more sleeping on a mattress that sags in the middle.
Due to the fact that futon mattresses can be packaged and stored away, they tend to be less prone to dust, the effects of children and pets and thus will be more hygienic when actually used. If a permanent fixture in a home, we offer removable, machine-washable zip covers. Click here to shop.
Futons are generally cheaper than conventional mattresses and bases. For the benefits and support, futons offer great value for money and will outlast a standard foam/spring mattress. The cotton/polyester filling is not prone to the sagging effect which regular mattresses suffer from.
8. Disturbance free
Due to the fact that there are no moving parts (springs) in the futon mattress, partner disturbance is kept to an absolute minimum. Go get a great nights sleep.
It is easy to lay a futon out on the floor for a guest.
Guests will generally find them quite comfortable, and even if they don't, it is all the more incentive for them not to over stay their welcome.
Save the best for last! The futon bed can be configured into a bed, daybed (raised backrest) as well as a couch position offering versatility which is non existent in a conventional bed. This ultimately makes a futon bed the ideal piece of furniture in small living spaces such as studio apartments and flats. Check out the different configurations here.
And that readers, is why a Japanese-style well-made futon rocks!