The Advantages of a Folding Bed

Don’t make the mistake of buying this contraption.

We’ve all been through it at one point in our lives. You have a guest who suddenly springs on you the fact that they don’t want to drive all the way back to their house and want to know if they can stay the night, and leave in the morning. This little niggle interrupts your family plans for the night, and you are silently seething. Well lucky for you, you have the perfect plan to extract revenge. You, my friend, have the devious device known as the folding bed.

Folding beds are a perfect device to have on hand when you want to mercilessly torture someone. These beds have those annoying springs that suddenly decide to come to life in the middle of the night and tear right through the barely there mattress and bite you in the back. What is even better is that this product folds right up in the middle, making it a great way to entertain yourself whenever you’re bored. All you have to do is simply put your weight down in directly in the middle of the bed, and bong! You have now made yourself into a mattress sandwich. Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? I know that I want to try it!

When it comes down to the nitty gritty, folding beds really do not make comfortable beds at all. This product is so uncomfortable to sleep on that it feels like you are sleeping on a wooden board. The mattress is incredibly thin due to the fact that it needs to be able to folded back up as tightly as possible and squish it back into the couch from whence it had initially sprung from. Regular size bed sheets do not properly fit the mattress, seeing as the mattress is too thin, as I have previously stated. You would have to put on a piece of foam to get the bed to the desired thickness, and sometimes that isn’t even enough to make the darn thing comfortable enough to sleep on. And if you have more than one person who wishes to sleep over, you’re going to have to come up with another spot for the extra person to sleep, seeing as most folding beds only allow a single person to sleep on it. I mean, you might as well buy a camping bed and stick that in the spare bedroom. Neither of the options is ideal.

The way I see it, if you have enough room to put a folding bed in your spare bedroom, then you have enough room to put an actual, comfortable bed in there in its stead. A bed that unfolds from a couch is bad enough, but some people try to take it a step further and place a china folding bed in the spare bedroom. Do you want your houseguests to have to go to a chiropractor? Because that is where they will end up from sleeping on that atrocious bed. I don’t think that the manufacturer was thinking when they came up with the design for a folding bed. Sure, it can be convenient because you get a couch and a bed at the same time, but it just isn’t worth it. Many suppliers offer portable devices for sleeping as well, so you might want to look into other devices that are available before you decide to shop around for a folding bed. I mean, for the poor quality that you will be paying for, you might as well just buy a truck bed cover and sleep on that.

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