How to Make a Futon More Comfortable

Even though futons are extremely versatile and functional, they tend to feel more firm than traditional mattresses. Therefore, people who like sleeping on soft beds find them less comfortable.

So how do we resolve this problem? I’ve got a few budget-friendly ideas below, including mattress toppers, memory foam and air mattresses.

Mattress Thickness Counts…

The first way is to get a thicker futon mattress. A mattress that is 10 inches thick offer much more comfort than one that is 5 or 6 inches thick, and it still provides great support. Of course, to have this option usually means that you need to be purchasing a mattress separate from the frame.

So what if you want to purchase a convertible sofa sleeper, like a klik klak, where the mattress and frame are a single piece of furniture? Or what if you already own a futon and want to make it more comfortable – what then?

Memory Foam – It Costs Less than You Think

How to Make a Futon More Comfortable: Use a Piece of Memory Foam for a Mattress TopperYou can still make it more comfortable with a simple piece of memory foam which you can purchase online through stores like Amazon. Choose from several different sizes and thicknesses. For example, you can get a full size 1-inch thick mattress topper for about $25.

By using a mattress topper, your futon can still maintain the nice shape of a sofa during the day. Then, it quickly transforms into a comfortable bed at night without a lot of work. Foam is lightweight and can be easily rolled up and stowed in a closet or even under the futon itself if necessary.

By using a layer of foam, you are also protecting the surface of your futon. If you use your futon regularly for sleeping, this can cause lots of wear and tear to the furniture itself. By using foam or similar alternative, you can help your sofa look newer for longer.

2 More Alternatives to Make a Futon More Comfortable:

Alternatively, an extra comforter or a $20 air mattress can add another layer of soft comfort. If you don’t want to buy a piece of memory foam and already have these items on hand, try them first.

…or Buy a Memory Foam Futon Mattress?

Alternatively you can buy a memory foam futon mattress. Memory foam futon mattresses are super comfortable and come in a variety of colors – just a few are shown below. You can also get them in full and queen sizes, with 8″, 9″ or 10″ thickness.

Prices below are for mattresses only (not frames). Some memory foam futons are conveniently shipped vacuum-packed with a choice of cotton or microfiber covers and a 10 year warranty.

High performance futons provide sleep comfort similar to traditional bedding, with pressurized foam that does not flatten or change shape over time. These mattresses also offer a crisp clean look with their boxed edges, and they are lightweight and flexible to make moving easier.

Mozaic 8″ Memory Foam
Futon Mattress, Full
Original Price $230

Mozaic 8″ Memory Foam
Futon Mattress, Queen
original Price $280

10″ Soft Memory Foam
Futon Mattress, Microfiber, Full
Original Price $325

High Performance Futon
Pressurized Foam, Boxed Edge
Original Price $510