Let’s say you’re throwing a party in your home. Your friends get so drunk that they can’t go home by themselves. As a host, you’re worried about their safety, and so you suggest that they stay over at your house for the night. But where do they sleep when there are not enough beds to spare? That’s when a foldable mattress can come in handy.
While a foldable mattress may not provide the same level of comfort as a regular one, it can be pretty useful at times.
In what situations would I use a foldable mattress?
Foldable mattresses can be thought of as spare beds. If you’re housing a family member from overseas, or have a guest over, a foldable mattress would be a better alternative to regular beds. Not only are they cheaper, but they also take up less space than regular beds.
Alternatively, if you’re the type to go camping often, you can simply bring along your foldable mattress, so that you won’t have to sleep on the rocky, prickly ground of your tent.
If you have children, nightmares are an all-too-common occurrence. They might be too scared to sleep alone in their room, but there’s not enough space for them to sleep on your bed either.
What you can do is to set up a foldable mattress in your room and bring their blankets and pillows over. That way, your children won’t feel as scared as they’re sleeping in the same room as you.
What to look for in a foldable mattresses
When sourcing for a foldable mattress, you have to consider the type of material that goes into making it. Even though it won’t be used as much as your normal bed, it doesn’t hurt to have a comfortable alternative for when you can’t sleep on your bed.
Memory foam is a dense material that adjusts itself according to the weight of the person lying on it. They are incredibly soft, and very durable – although it can get a bit uncomfortable if you’re not sleeping in an air-con room. That’s because memory foam absorbs a ton of body heat.
They’re also rather expensive compared to their other popular counterpart.
Polyurethane/ latex foam
An alternative to memory foams, polyurethane and latex mattresses are typically more affordable, although not quite as long-lasting.
Polyurethane foam is a man-made material that’s lightweight and soft. It is very ‘bouncy’, which is a lot better for solo sleepers, since any movement on one side of the bed can be felt on the other.
Latex mattresses are derived from rubber sap, and are longer-lasting compared to polyurethane mattresses. They provide better support for your back and have better ventilation than memory foam mattresses. However, they tend to be a tad pricier than polyurethane mattresses.
Covers help to maintain the durability of the mattress. Just like bed mattresses, foldable mattresses require covers to prevent the insides from getting dirty or damaged. Once they get dirty, they can be removed and washed in the washing machine.
It’s best to select a sturdy, strong fabric cover to prevent your mattress from getting damaged.
A thicker mattress is usually more comfortable, but the extra weight often means that they’re a lot less portable. They’re also more expensive compared to the thinner versions, so you’ll have to take your budget into account.
Most foldable mattresses come in either 4 inches, 6 inches, or 8 inches.
Foldable mattresses generally come in 3 sizes: twin size, full size, and queen size. The measurements are as follows:
- Twin size: 75 x 39 inches
- Full size: 75 x 54 inches
- Queen size: 80 x 60 inches
A twin-sized foldable mattress is suitable for kids, while a full-sized foldable mattress is big enough for a single adult. Similar to regular mattresses, a queen-sized foldable mattress is suitable for couples.
A folding mattress shouldn’t be too heavy for you to carry around. When you pick your mattress, make sure that it can fold up easily and be moved from place to place. Most foldable mattresses usually come with a carrier bag.
It’s also better to select a foldable mattress that consists of 3 panels instead of 2, as it’s easier to keep and store.
Now that you know what to look out for, here’s our list of the best foldable mattresses that you should get.
10 foldable mattresses to get in Singapore
1. Univonna Single Foldable Foam Mattress
|Firmness level||Medium-firm (5/10)|
|Size||Folded: 63 x 91 x 33cm|
Unfolded: 190 x 91 x 10cm
|Public reviews||4.7/5 (131 ratings)|
Besides being made of high-density foam, this foldable mattress from Univonna is fitted with mesh fabric. The good thing about it is that it allows better air circulation, keeping you cool and comfortable even in the hot weather.
Another good thing about this mattress is that it comes with a removable cover with a zipper, saving you the hassle of finding a cover that can fit it. Whenever needed, you can simply remove the cover to wash it.
It also has 3 panels, which means you can fold it in for easy storage. Plus, you can easily shove it in your car when you want to bring it for camping.
2. easyHome.sg Foldable Mattress
|Size||Unfolded: 178 x 70 x 4cm|
|Public reviews||4.6/5 (36 ratings)|
What’s unique about this foldable mattress is that it folds 4 times, which makes it really easy to carry for camping or travelling. Given its thickness, it’s also a more comfortable alternative to sleeping bags, allowing to you sleep soundly on the floor.
In addition, the bottom of the mattress cover is waterproof, which makes it extra useful for when you’re going camping. Better yet, a laptop sleeve is sewn into the underside of the mattress. When you fold it up, you can slip your laptop inside, for the times that you really need to do work while enjoying your time in the wilderness.
This product comes with a free pillow while stocks last, so if you want one, the best time is now.
3. SUPERFOAM Foldable Super Single 4 inch Mattress
|Price||Single: $149 |
Super Single: $189
|Firmness level||Medium-firm (6-7/10)|
|Size (Single, unfolded)||2″ thickness: 190 x 91 x 5cm|
3″ thickness: 190 x 91 x 8cm
4″ thickness: 190 x 91 x 11cm
|Size (Super Single, unfolded)||2″ thickness: 190 x 107 x 5cm|
3″ thickness: 190 x 107 x 8cm
4″ thickness: 190 x 107 x 11cm
|Public reviews||4.7/5 (28 ratings)|
The SUPERFOAM foldable mattress comes in 2 sizes, Single and Super Single. Depending on your thickness preference, you can choose to get either the 2-inch, 3-inch, or 4-inch mattress.
Plus, it’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-dustmite, so you can be sure that you won’t wake up feeling itchy after sleeping on it.
It’s also rather firm, which might make this foldable mattress more suited for people who require more sturdy back support.
Do take note, though, that the mattress cover design is subject to availability, so the mattress cover that you get might not be the one shown on the product page.
4. Viro Lion Foldable Foam Mattress
|Firmness level||Soft (1-3/10)|
|Size||2″ thickness: 190 x 91 x 5cm|
3″ thickness: 190 x 91 x 8cm
|Public reviews||5/5 (1 rating)|
This mattress is one of the softest foldable mattresses on this list and is probably more suitable for very young children. In fact, the product page suggests that it makes for an excellent play mat for children, on top of it functioning as an extra bed.
Another good thing about this mattress is that it’s pretty compact when folded and doesn’t take up much space when stored. So it’s the ideal foldable mattress to get if you don’t have much space for storage. Since it’s pretty light, it can also be easily carried for travelling.
Do take note, though, that you won’t be able to choose the colour of the mattress. While it comes in 4 colours (blue, green, pink, and grey), the system will randomly assign you a colour.
|Price||$154 – $174|
|Firmness level||Not stated|
|Size||Small: 60 x 185cm|
Medium: 90 x 200cm
|Public reviews||4.7/5 (64 ratings)|
What’s special about this foldable mattress is that it has wheels on it, which makes it easy to store it. After using it, you can simply fold and push it across the room for storage.
While it’s not as portable as the other foldable mattresses on this list, it’s one of the more comfortable ones. It’s made of memory foam, which adapts to your body shape to provide you with more comfort and support.
This makes it an ideal foldable mattress to get if you don’t have much space at home to store it. You may also consider using it as a regular bed if there’s not enough space in your room, and keep it after each use to maximise space.
6. Sea Horse Single Size Foldable Mattress
|Firmness level||Firm (7/10)|
|Size||190 x 91 x 5cm|
|Public reviews||4.7/5 (69 ratings)|
Sea Horse is one of the more popular mattress brands in Singapore and is best known for its affordable and high-quality mattresses. On top of selling mattresses for regular beds, they offer foldable mattresses as well.
This foldable mattress comes with a 3-layer foldable design, which allows for convenient storage. The compact size also makes it easy for when you want to carry it for travelling.
It’s also suitable for both children and adults. Made of high-density and hard foam layers, it’s designed to provide firm support for your back, allowing you to sleep comfortably.
The Sea Horse foldable mattress is also one of the few foldable mattresses that come with a 2-year warranty covering manufacturing defects.
7. Sintex Country Club 3 Fold – Single Size Mattress
|Firmness level||Medium-soft on one side, firm on the other side|
|Size||2.5” thickness: 91 x 191 x 6.25cm|
4” thickness: 91 x 191 x 10cm
This Sintex foldable mattress is designed to provide good support for the entire body. Made of high-density foam, this mattress is also well-known for its durability. So you can be sure that it can be used by you and your guests for many years to come.
What’s special about this foldable mattress is that you have 2 firmness options to choose from. It’s specifically made to be medium-soft on one side, and firm on the other side. Since it’s a foldable mattress, you can easily flip it around to change the firmness level for a comfortable sleep.
8. Sleepy Night Orthopaedic Foldable Mattress (Single)
|Price||2″ thickness: $168 (usual price at $219)|
3″ thickness: $198 (usual price at $249)
4″ thickness: $218 (usual price at $269)
|Firmness level||Medium-firm (6/10)|
|Size||2″ thickness: 190 x 91 x 5.1cm|
3″ thickness: 190 x 91 x 7.5cm
4″ thickness: 190 x 91 x 10cm
The good thing about the Sleepy Night Orthopaedic Foldable Mattress is that it comes in 3 thickness options that you can choose from to suit your needs.
It’s also designed to be extra firm to provide back support. If you find that your regular mattress isn’t comfortable enough, you can put this foldable mattress on top of your bed for extra support.
In addition, it comes with a soft knitted fabric cover which helps to keep you cool and comfortable at night. The fabric cover can also be removed and washed, which makes it easy to maintain the cleanliness of the mattress.
Plus, it comes with a 5-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects.
9. Homez 3 inch Foldable Anti-Static Bamboo Foam Mattress with Portable Carry Bag – Single
|Firmness level||Not stated|
|Size||Unfolded: 190 x 90 x 7.5cm|
Folded: 63.5 x 90 x 22.5cm
|Public reviews||4.8/5 (23 ratings)|
What sets this foldable mattress apart from the rest is that it’s made of bamboo foam. The good thing about this is that it provides better support for a healthier sleeping posture, allowing you to sleep peacefully at night.
In addition, it’s fitted with a bamboo cover, which helps to release body static and regulate body temperature.
It also comes with a durable carry bag for portability and easy storage, allowing you to easily carry it when travelling.
10. Robin 3 Fold Mattress
|Size||190 x 91 x 8cm|
|Public reviews||4.9/5 (12 ratings)|
If you’re looking for portability in a foldable mattress, you can consider getting this Robin 3 Fold Mattress. Its weight is around 5 kg, making it one of the lightest mattresses that you can bring along during travelling.
Designed to provide orthopaedic support to help you sleep better, this 3-fold foldable mattress is made of foam and cotton knitted fabric. Additionally, it comes with a washable cover, saving you the hassle of finding a mattress cover that fits it.
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