A modern daybed is a couch styled bed for sitting and lying down. This dual-purpose piece of furniture is economical and space conserving. Most daybeds have a frame made out of metal or wood with two sides and a back for resting against, and of course a mattress or padding for comfort. They can also come with drawers. The modern styles vary from mattress thickness to frame design and depending on the primary use these elements should be considered for comfort and style.