Daybeds are very multi-functional. They can be used for lounging, reclining, seating in a common area, and sleeping of course. They can also be used indoors and outdoors. You can also get them with a trundle for more sleeping space. Daybeds can be made from wood or metal and in many different styles. If there is a room in your home that is space challenged for extra guests, a daybed is the perfect solution! You can utilize a daybed in your office to make it an office/guestroom, as daybeds do not take up a lot of space. Also you only need a standard twin size mattress for a daybed. So before you put money into an air-bed think of investing in a daybed instead as you'll get more bang for your buck!