No matter how stiff or supposedly ergonomic they are, traditional mattresses are simply not comfortable or effective enough for some people. You could spend considerably more than you would on a normal mattress to get one with all the trimmings or take a different perspective and not just go lower price wise, but closer to the floor as well.
As you’ll see, the right futon takes care of all of your sleeping, relaxing and back pain relieving needs, and here’s one that fits the bill down to a T!
This traditional Japanese floor futon is the best-selling model from D&D Futon Furniture, a company dedicated to producing futons and similar furniture in a recognizable style while adhering to strict modern regulations and making clever use of materials the futon makers of old could only dream of.
This futon can benefit practically anyone as its mobility, small footprint and accessibility make it versatile indeed. Everything from its main use as a worthy replacement for a standard bed through using it as a safe and comfortable play space for toddlers all the way to bringing it along to one of your car camping trips as a comfortable alternative to a sleeping bag in mild weather goes. It is 80 inches in length and a little narrow, so taller people might find it too short to rest comfortably in.
The futon is all that you get in the package. No additional bedding or covers are included, which is a fair compromise and a good sign that more resources have been put into making the futon itself more durable and of higher quality.
Unlike a lot of futons, this one is exceptionally well padded. You have a generous layer of cotton sandwiched between foam and synthetic fibers to thank for this. The padding is also distributed equally thanks to a smart stitching pattern which helps divide it into smaller sections which don’t move as much. The top layer is of a velvety black color that goes well with everything and doesn’t stain nearly as much as the more traditional white or cream alternatives.
Its mobility and practicality haven’t been affected by the additional padding though; at just around 5 pounds, the futon is a breeze to move around and even school-aged children shouldn’t have problems in setting theirs up and rolling them back up again. Speaking of which, the futon comes with two straps used to keep it in place while in its rolled-up state. It’s the ultimate space-saving strategy as it allows you to set it aside or store it in a closet, opening up your living space for the day.
As there’s not that much space to move around on, you might say that the futon also has the hidden feature of helping you to adopt a healthier, less strenuous posture during the night. You’ll feel most comfortable if you sleep on your back without much movement, and both your body and mind will thank you for it in the morning.
The trick to keeping this futon as stiff and inviting to sleep on, even after many years of use is to fold it up every time you’re done using it if your use is more infrequent. Sleeping on it without doing so can cause the stuffing to become flat and uncomfortable as a result of this. Rolling the futon up causes it to regain its additional form and gets rid of flattened or lumpy areas which could lead to stiffness and uneasy sleep.
Probably the only reason one would want to forgo this futon for a different model is its narrow build. If you’re the type of person who tosses and turns at night or like to sleep with your arms and legs in all kinds of outstretched positions, getting a wider futon may be the answer. You don’t have to look far for that though as D&D Futon Furniture has recently started offering a queen size model with the same characteristics.
Whether you’re about to take your first steps into the adult world and need a cheap, yet effective way of getting a good night’s sleep in your dorm room, or are fed up with your old lumpy mattress, a futon like this one is the perfect solution.
Easy to store and move, comfortable without compromising on firmness, and graced with truly excellent form retention, D&D Futon Furniture’s futon is the perfect solution for accommodating (unexpected) overnight guests, a good option for someone who’d like to make the transition from the bed to the floor but is still on the fence about it, and certainly a more than viable one to forego that bed entirely.