When purchasing a folding guest bed, it is important to know who the bed is intended for. The appropriate bed size, material and the bed top surface all change depending on who is using it.
If the bed is intended for use by a child, it is best to get a smaller bed with side supports so he doesn't roll out at night. For a couple, a larger or double-sized bed is appropriate. If taking care of a sick or elderly relative, it is best to get a bed that allows her to stretch without feeling as if she is running out of space. For a pregnant woman, a bed with solid foot supports helps prevent squeaking if she rolls over during sleep.