Monday, August 22, 2011

Sleep Better with a Memory Foam Futon Mattress vs a Traditional and Innerspring Futon Mattresses

Today you can pick up a futon for as little as $150.00 at your local Wal-Mart or Target store and that includes the futon frame and the mattress. A futon is great for a smaller guest bedroom, basement or den. It still provides an option for a bed and a sofa and today’s futons are much more stylish and comfortable. I purchased a futon in 1994 for $300.00 and the mattress was very hard to sleep on. You have a choice of futon mattresses today; the traditional foam and cotton, the innerspring and the memory foam mattress.

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All provide comfort and unlike a regular mattress it also folds when using the futon as a couch. A futon mattress that easily folds can be a challenge as well as one that is comfortable and fits your needs.

Foam and Cotton Futon Mattresses or the Traditional Mattress is good for all year round as the cotton fabric allows the mattress to breathe therefore keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Just like the one I purchased in ’94 traditional mattress can still be too hard for comfort.

Innerspring Futon Mattresses are like traditional bed mattresses and feels like a typical bed. Innerspring mattresses are harder to fold so if you would use it a lot you should take this into consideration.

Memory Foam or Latex Foam Mattresses are easy to fold, excellent for supporting the body as it will alleviate your pressure points such as your shoulders or hips. It is a good idea to purchase a terry cloth cover with your memory foam mattress as this will help keep you cooler during the night. Latex foam doesn’t need a terry cloth cover, but with any mattress it is best to buy a futon mattress cover as it will protect it from spills and moisture. Futon mattress covers come in a variety of fabrics and designs. Memory foam or latex foam futon mattresses are considered upgraded mattresses that cost more but in the long run they will outlast the traditional or innerspring mattress and are much more comfortable to sleep on.

If you have purchased a traditional or innerspring futon mattress you may consider getting a memory foam topper that can provide the best comfort for the money. Serta 3-Pound Memory Foam Full 1-1/2-Inch Mattress TopperMattress Pads) (starts around $68) that will mold to the contours of your body while providing support to your pressure points. If you sleep on your side like me, you will find that it helps with your shoulders and your hips as it levels out your body’s weight through the foam topper. Many people find that sleep aide foam toppers alleviate tension and stress. This Serta memory foam mattress topper is the perfect fit for your full size futon mattress and you can fold it up for storage when you are using the futon as a couch.

With this memory foam mattress topper I would recommend a Terry Cloth Waterproof Mattress Protector, Full SizeWater-Resistant Mattress Pads). As you know memory foam responds to heat. Your body’s heat will mold the topper to your body as you will feel you are in a cocoon. Your body’s heat can become trapped between you and the foam topper and you could over heat. For this reason it is advisable always cover your foam topper with a terry cloth cover as it will keep you cooler. It will provide an area between you and the foam topper to circulate air and keep you cooler during the night.

Purchasing a sleep aid foam topper will not only extend the life of your mattress and save you money in the meantime; it will allow you to have the comfort you deserve for a restful night sleep. An addition benefit, a memory foam mattress topper doesn’t provide an environment for dust mites and bed bugs to live due to its dense properties. Not only will this protect you from blood sucking bug bites, but will minimize allergies. Now there’s a really good reason to get a sleep aid foam topper, yes?

The content provided in Sleep Better with a Memory Foam Futon Mattress vs a Traditional and Innerspring Futon Mattresses is for information purposes only, intended to raise the awareness of different solutions for you or your families sleep problems and should not be considered medical advice. For medical diagnosis and treatment, please see your qualified health-care professional.

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