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The best fold-up beds are easy to fold and stow away. They also provide comfort and support for people who sleep on them.
This article explores why a person may want a fold-up bed, and the type that may be most suitable for them. We also discuss the various brands and products.
A fold-up bed consists of a mattress and a frame. The bed frame collapses into a smaller shape, allowing a person to stow it away when not in use.
Some folding beds also come with wheels, traveling cases, or both, which help people maneuver them. Manufacturers usually construct fold-up bed mattresses with foam or coils.
People may purchase a fold-up bed to:
- create a guest room
- make space for sleepovers
- get the most from their living space
If a person has a small living space and needs to keep a fold-up bed in an existing bedroom, they may want to consider buying a platform bed. These are suitable for storage as people can store their belongings underneath the slats.
Because there are various fold-up beds, people should consider what features are most important to them before buying one. The following are factors to consider:
- if it comes with wheels
- if there is a frame
- memory foam
- if the mattress has springs
- if there is some assembly needed
- if the bed is easy to move
Before purchasing a folding bed, people need to also consider:
The brands below offer different types of fold-up beds, each with varying degrees of portability and affordability.
Please note that no one at Medical News Today, including the writer, has tried these fold-up beds. All information is research-based.
Milliard, a New Jersey-based company founded in 2009, sell a range of sleep products, including:
- folding beds
- tri-fold mattresses
- mattress toppers
- crib mattresses and other baby-related products
- pet beds
The company offer free standard shipping on all orders and refunds on defective items returned with the original packaging.
Two examples of Milliard fold-up beds include:
Diplomat Folding Bed
Millard’s Diplomat Folding Bed is 75 by 38 inches. The metal frame is sturdy, with a wire lattice to prevent the mattress from sagging. Millard say the mattress is 5 in high, medium-firm, and comes with supporting layers and memory foam. The bed also features 360-degree pivoting wheels, which make it easy to move.
People should note some assembly is required.
Folding Ottoman Bed
This bed does not come with wheels as it doubles as an ottoman or leg-rest when folded. It is 30 in by 78 in and weighs 89 pounds (lb). However, at this weight, some people may find it difficult to pick up.
The bed is long-lasting with a wired-latticed platform to prevent mattress sag. It is suitable for anyone weighing up to 200 lb and is 16 in when folded.
Alwyn Home is a brand that sell sheets, comforters, mattress toppers, and bed frames. Their range has products for guest and family bedrooms, with several styles of fold-up beds. They include:
Folding Platform Bed
Alwyns’ Folding Platform Bed is a folding guest bed frame and mattress. This fold-up bed has integrated wheels for easy movement and storage. People can adjust the angle of the bed’s top half to lie flat for sleeping, or for propping up into a seated position. No assembly is required. The mattress is just over 1.5 in high, while the frame is 6 feet 3 in long, 2 ft 9 in wide, and 1 ft tall.
Indira 4″ Comfort Folding Bed
The Indira 4″ Comfort Folding Bed folds in half and features caster wheels. The steel frame has a flexible mesh base to provide additional support. It also comes with a 4 in mattress comprising 2 in high-density foam and 2 in memory foam. It is 74 in long and 31.5 in wide.
Linon Home Décor Products sell furnishings for the whole home, with a broad range of folding beds. Many of their consumer sales are through retailers such as Amazon or Wayfair.
Two examples of Linon fold-up beds include:
Linon Luxor Ultimate Folding Bed
The Linon Luxor Ultimate Folding Bed is an affordable option for people who weigh up to 250 lb. It consists of a metal frame with wooden slats to prevent the mattress from sagging. The 4 in mattress consists of supportive foam and a memory foam top layer. This bed has caster wheels, so it is easy to move around the home. It is 79 in long and 31.5 in wide when open. Some assembly is required.
Linon Verona Cot-Size Folding Bed
The Linon Verona Cot-Size Folding Bed has a 5 in innerspring multicolored mattress. The frame consists of metal tubes with a wire mesh base, and it is suitable for those who weigh up to 275 lb. When open, it is 74.8 in long and 31.5 in wide. The bed comes with four casters, while a person can fold and easily place it into storage when not needed. Some assembly is required.
The best fold-up beds are easy to move around the home, simple to set up, and most importantly, comfortable during sleep.
Plenty of brands offer folding beds of varying prices and features. When investing in a fold-up bed, consider what features are important.