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Day Bed Mattresses
An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

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Day Bed Mattresses

In many situations, day beds are the perfect solution for combining somewhere to sit with a comfortable bed. While most people tend to gravitate towards sofa beds and futons as the modern day answer to this age-old problem, day beds are an old idea that still makes sense. Day beds were used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans, and they are still an extremely practical and stylish furniture solution.

What are day beds and why are they useful?

Generally speaking, a day bed is a single (or twin-size) bed that incorporates a frame on three sides, for comfortable seating, with a few strategically placed cushions for added elegance. Compared to futons and sofa beds, the emphasis of a day bed is on providing somewhere comfortable to sleep, so they are a great choice where you need a bed first and a sofa second.

Day beds offer a great combination of space-saving utility and comfort.  For example, day beds are an excellent choice for small rooms, where unfolding a futon or sofa bed is impractical.  Day beds are usually much less expensive than sofa beds or futons, and can be especially affordable if you already have a good quality twin mattress that you can use.  They also have the advantage of no moving parts. This elegant simplicity makes day beds into a common fixture in children’s rooms, where they are safe and leave no chance of trapped fingers in complex operating mechanisms.  The other bonus is that you can look for the daybed type that has storage drawers underneath, perfect for stowing the cushions and bedding.

Choosing the best mattress for a day bed

When choosing from the array of day beds, the most important factor is the strength of the edge of the daybed mattress. Unlike standard mattresses, day bed mattresses come under a lot of strain from people sitting down, and a cheap, non-reinforced type will soon collapse. This is non-repairable, and renders the daybed mattress extremely uncomfortable to sleep on.

The other consideration to bear in mind, when trying out day beds, is that they need many added cushions for extra comfort. Day beds are much wider than standard sofas, and a single or even double layer of cushions makes them into a comfortable sofa. Of course, the downside is that daybeds are only available in twin size, so they lack the flexibility of sofa beds and futons.

There is always an element of compromise with day beds.  For example, a daybed mattress that is hard enough for sleeping may turn out to be too hard for seating. On the other hand, a soft daybed mattress often develops indentations from people sitting on it that make sleeping on it uncomfortable. If you plan to use your daybed as an occasional bed, you may want to lean towards a slightly softer mattress. However, if it is going to be used primarily as a bed, then a solid and robust mattress is better.

Day bed aesthetics and budget – a balance of ideals

Choosing day beds is much easier than selecting the perfect sofa bed or futon, because you only need to worry about the frame. The mattress will be covered by bedding, and this allows you to change the appearance to suit your room design theme. For a child’s room, most people prefer a robust metal frame, sturdy and indestructible in the face of children using them as trampolines or impromptu fortresses.

For the aesthetically minded, many day beds have ornate wrought iron or brass frames.  Alternatively, wooden frames provide a wide range of options as well, such as for a living room setting. As with any furniture, you want your daybed to last for years and years.  There are some excellent discount daybeds on the market, but you should spend a little time researching the various options.

This old classic really has undergone a renaissance, and day beds are once again a realistic and practical solution to maximizing space. Due to the relative cost and complexity of futons and sofa beds, discount daybeds can provide a very attractive alternative solution to the same problem. If money is tight, it may be more prudent to spend it on a high quality daybed than a cheap and flimsy futon or sofabed.

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Available Brands Day Bed

Brands Making Day Bed Mattresses:

Brand Support Type Tags Price Reviews
Foxopedic Innerspring Gel, Gel Memory Foam, Hybrid, Memory Foam, Pocketed Coils 0 0
Sleep Revolution Foam Factory Direct, Innerspring 1 $ 0
Fox Certified Orthopedic Innerspring Gel, Gel Memory Foam, Hybrid, Memory Foam, Pocketed Coils 2 $$ 0
Southerland Collection Innerspring Gel, Gel Memory Foam, Hybrid, Memory Foam, Pocketed Coils 2 $$ 3.10576923076923
(104 ratings + 11 reviews)
Signature Sleep RenewFoam Gel Foam Gel, Gel Memory Foam, Hybrid, Memory Foam, Pocketed Coils 1 $ 0
Signature Sleep Coil Innerspring Gel, Gel Memory Foam, Hybrid, Memory Foam, Pocketed Coils 1 $ 0
Octaspring Foam Gel, Gel Memory Foam, Hybrid, Memory Foam, Pocketed Coils 5 $$$$$ 2.64606741573034
(178 ratings + 27 reviews)
Signature Sleep Memory Foam Foam Gel, Gel Memory Foam, Hybrid, Memory Foam, Pocketed Coils 1 $ 0
Personal Comfort Air Adjustable Comfort, Coil on Coil, Dual Comfort, Gel, Gel Memory Foam, Hybrid, Innerspring, Memory Foam, Pocketed Coils 3 $$$ 2.625
(32 ratings + 4 reviews)
Sprout Adjustable Comfort, Coil on Coil, Dual Comfort, Gel, Gel Memory Foam, Hybrid, Innerspring, Memory Foam, Pocketed Coils 4 $$$$ 2.0
(3 ratings + 1 review)

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Available Models Day Beds

Below is a list of available Ultimate Hybrid models.
Model Line Brand
Zedbed Aero Deluxe Zedbed
Zedbed Aero Zedbed
Nature's Sleep Sapphire Plush Nature's Sleep
Diamond ABC One Diamond DM Kids Diamond Mattress
Nature's Sleep Diamond Nature's Sleep

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