Why Sleep on the Floor When You Can Invest in One of These 11 Futon Mattresses?

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Hi, It's Time to Invest in a Futon Mattress Edloe Finch

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If you're anything like me and are tight on square footage in your home (thank you, big city living), then you know more than anyone how important it is to be able to maximize your space. You also probably know that things can get a litttttle tricky when you have friends staying over and you want to host them comfortably. Trust me, I've had to get creative.

But thankfully, a few years ago I discovered the magic that is a futon mattress—aka a mattress that sits on a couch frame that can fold down into a bed—and honestly, I've never looked back. My "extra" area literally hides in plain sight, and I sit on it day in and day out when my girls aren't sleeping over. Needless to say, I can confidently tell you it's worth jumping on the futon train.

That's why I put together this list of the 11 best futon mattresses on the market—and trust me when I say I've got something for you, no matter your personal preferences or home aesthetic. Below, you'll find thick and plush picks, breathable pads that'll keep ya cool, and everything in between. I even popped in some all-in-one futons that come with the mattress built into the frame, for those who are starting from scratch!

Whether you're using it for yourself or for *that* friend who won't stop inviting themself over, these babies will become your new favorite spot to rest at the end of the day. Sweet dreams!

Natural Wool and Organic Cotton Shiki Futon Bed

Sprawl out on this lightweight bad boy and you'll notice your eyes instantly get heavy. It's just So. Soft. Seriously...it's like sleeping on a cloud. Plus, your mind will be at ease knowing you're resting on all-natural materials. Only the best for you, baby!

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thefutonshop.com%2Fwool-shiki-futon-folding-mattress%3Fsscid%3D21k8_hz1d7&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosmopolitan.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg46806437%2Fbest-futon-mattresses%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Natural Wool and Organic Cotton Shiki Futon Bed </p><p>thefutonshop.com</p><p>$324.98</p>

Foam Futon Mattress

If you need to lay on something thick and plush to get your beauty sleep, this futon mattress is worth the investment. Reviewers say the memory foam padding cradles your body, and it's worth every penny. Warning: your guests may end up your roommates after sleeping on this.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AZQY86?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10049.g.46806437%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Foam Futon Mattress</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$649.99</p>

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Cooling Gel Foam Futon Mattress

Run hot? You can sleep with ease with this pick from Loosh Home, which keeps snoozers chilled out and comfy thanks to cooling gel foam technology. Even on the hottest of summer nights, you won't have to worry about waking up drenched in sweat. Take my money!!!

<p><a href="https://looshhome.com/products/cooling-gel-foam-canvas-futon-mattress?variant=42121593946370" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Cooling Gel Foam Futon Mattress</p><p>looshhome.com</p><p>$306.00</p><span class="copyright">Loosh Home</span>

Floor Futon Mattress

Perfectly low maintenance (unlike myself, heh), this budget-friendly option (look at that price!) gives you all of the support without any of the hassle. It's easy to fold, so you can store it away in your closet or pack it with you for a road trip, but still has a solid amount of stuffing to keep ya cozy. It's also available in a variety of chic colorways, making it a fab housewarming gift!

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088M4CBHT?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10049.g.46806437%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p> Floor Futon Mattress</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$109.99</p>

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Spring Futon Mattress

For those who prefer springs instead of coils, this one's for you! Built to support your neck and back (even when it's in a couch position), you'll wake up feeling wonderfully refreshed each morning. And I really mean that—like, your body won't even notice the difference if you accidentally fall asleep during a TV binge sesh. (Don't worry, it's a judgment-free zone over here.)

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2F--%2Fpdp%2Fsignature-sleep--braga-full-size-pocket-spring-coil-futon-mattress-tcjk1083-l50-tcjk1083.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosmopolitan.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg46806437%2Fbest-futon-mattresses%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Spring Futon Mattress</p><p>wayfair.com</p><p>$167.99</p><span class="copyright">Wayfair</span>

Coil Futon

Can you say chic?! This cutie all-in-one futon acts as a sleek couch by day, and folds down into a cozy sleeping option by night, making it the perfect option for those who want to have a Pinterest-worthy home but also tend to have a lot of visitors. The foam padding also sits on top of a series of coils, so you'll have all the support you need when kicking back.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ashleyfurniture.com%2Fp%2Fandora_coil_futon%2FU600001-145.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosmopolitan.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg46806437%2Fbest-futon-mattresses%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Coil Futon</p><p>ashleyfurniture.com</p><p>$425.99</p>

Memory Foam Futon Mattress

Ayyyyy it's a three-fer! Not only does this mattress fold up into a couch and down into a bed, but it folds halfway down to a chaise lounge, as well—perfect for movie nights with the group chat. Plus, with the minimalistic aesthetic and fun texture, you'll have no trouble styling it inside your living room.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2F--%2Fpdp%2Fivy-bronx--anzley-memory-foam-futon-mattress-x121634680-l50-w010523579.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosmopolitan.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg46806437%2Fbest-futon-mattresses%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Memory Foam Futon Mattress</p><p>wayfair.com</p><p>$215.99</p>

Futon Mattress

Who needs a partner waiting for you at home when you have this big softy to come back to at the end of the day? It's cushy yet firm, just like the supportive hug you never knew you needed. There are also a buncha fun color options, so you can let your inner interior designer run wild.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A68L0FO?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10049.g.46806437%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Futon Mattress</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$316.00</p><span class="copyright">Amazon</span>

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Faux Leather Futon

Faux leather and convertible?! We are not worthy! This buttery smooth, faux leather option is a great modern piece that will elevate any space without taking up too much surface area. The tufted details and metal legs totally pull the look together, making this piece look way more expensive than it really is. Honestly, what could be better?

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2F--%2Fpdp%2Fcorrigan-studio%25c2%25ae--71-convertible-faux-leather-futon-twin-size-with-adjustable-arms-x110310816-l305-w009209705.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosmopolitan.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg46806437%2Fbest-futon-mattresses%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Faux Leather Futon </p><p>wayfair.com</p><p>$229.99</p>

Futon Floor Mattress

Sometimes, all we really want is a classic staple, and voila! I've found it. You can pull out this portable option anytime a guest stays over, then roll it up tight and shove it in your closet or under your bed when you're done. Don't worry, it's super easy to fold—so much so that you'll probably want to bring it out for every movie night.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FFULI-Japanese-Futon-Floor-Mattress-Foldable-Portable-Shiki-Futon-Shikibuton-White-Full%2F1902962107&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosmopolitan.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg46806437%2Fbest-futon-mattresses%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p> Futon Floor Mattress</p><p>walmart.com</p><p>$268.00</p>

Sleeper Futon

Who says you have to pick between style and functionality? I certainly don't think so, and the proof is in this fashionable, fully-formed futon (lol, that's a tongue twister). I mean, come on, the luxe velvet speaks volumes! And the wooden frame!? So chic.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fedloefinch.com%2Fproducts%2Fashbury-sleeper-sofa-olive-velvet%3F_pos%3D1%26_sid%3D46474decd%26_ss%3Dr&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosmopolitan.com%2Flifestyle%2Fg46806437%2Fbest-futon-mattresses%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Sleeper Futon</p><p>edloefinch.com</p><p>$244.00</p>

What to consider when looking for a futon mattress

Let's be honest: It's not every day you're in the market for a futon mattress. Instead of looking at every option available (and getting overwhelmed in the process), let's narrow it down by finding out *exactly* what you—or whoever is going to be sleeping on the mattress—needs to get a good night's sleep.

Ask yourself if you're a back, stomach, or side sleeper...

If you know the position you tend to sleep in at night, you're one step ahead of the game. Knowing this will help you determine the type of support you'll need. For instance, those who find themselves sleeping on their stomach will feel better on a firm mattress, while those who sleep on their side may prefer a medium-firm or soft choice. If you tend to sleep on your back, then an option with medium support will be your new best friend.

Determine your preferred level of thickness...

If you don't mind sleeping lower to the ground, then a futon mattress under six inches will be suitable. However, you might end up feeling the bars from the frame underneath you. On the other hand, if you select something thicker than six inches, you may not have as easy of a time folding the mattress into a couch/upright position. It's all about what matters most to you.

Examine what it's made of...

Innersprings! Coil! Memory foam! Futon mattresses come in so many styles, and you should know what each feels like. Innersprings do well under pressure (literally), making them a great choice when you're looking for a firmer feel or are in the market for something more durable. On the other hand, coils can soften over time and mold to your body type. If you're looking for something soft straight out of the box, look for a mattress made of foam or cotton.

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How we chose the best futon mattresses

As you probably know, Cosmo's lifestyle team spends all day, every day scouring the internet, testing products, and reading reviews so we can bring you the type of high-quality content we'd want for ourselves (and our standards are preeeetty darn high, TBH).

It's also really important to us that each of our shopping articles adheres to the 15 Percent Pledge, and we try to make sure the products we feature are good for both you and our planet. If we wouldn't buy something for ourselves, we sure as heck won't recommend it to you—and we're always gonna keep it really, really real. Pinky swear.

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