Best Sleeper Sofas and Mattresses 2017 – Buyer’s Guide

Want to know something everyone should consider buying at some point of their lives?

One of the best sleeper sofas mentioned below.

But why, you ask?

If you shop the right way, no-one will even know the comfy piece of furniture can be their comfy bed at night

In many cases, these 2-in-1 beds can be ideal for guests, and even more ideal when you have a small living space (such as a studio).

The question then becomes, WHICH ONE to buy?

There's so many to look at, it can get daunting rather quickly. In this buyer's guide, I will feature the top 5 sleeper sofa reviews, after I've compiled all the necessary date in my in-depth research.

Best Sleeper Sofas 2017

(top 5 chart below)

Several of these may carry a hefty price tag. 

But one thing is for sure, they made it to my top 5 best sleeper sofas and that's not an easy feat to achieve.

Have a look below:

Best Sofa Bed Mattresses 2017

1. DHP Premium Sofa Bed - Best Sleeper Sofa & Couch for ANY Budget

The DHP Premium is the #1 best sleeper sofa for my list because of a few reasons key reasons.

It’s affordable, seats 2, sleeps 1 comfortably, and is PERFECT for small to medium sized rooms.

With that being said, the styling is good but it looks unassuming from the moment you look at it.

Looking like any other couch/sofa. It’s not until you sit on it, that makes you’ll feel a surprising amount of comfort. 

In about 10-15 seconds, you can unfold it and be faced with a twin-sized spring mattress that is supported about 1-1.5 feet above ground. 

Though leather material is not genuine, you have the feel of the real thing, at the same time being more durable in the long run. Its the best seller on Amazon for a few GOOD reasons

Here’s the key features that I love about it:

Primary Features:

  • Upon folding out, there’s a 72” x 37.5” x 3” spring mattress, it can support an individual who can be rather big (up to 400 lbs). Easily interchangeable, for a foam mattress which is recommended in the long run.
  • Due to the amazingly low price, the sofa uses faux leather. Unlike the common problem faux usually has, this one actually feels genuinely real and soft.  
  • For the same price, you have the option of getting either leather or cloth. This all depends on your taste and needs.

  • The entire sofa framework (inside) is made of wood. This results in greater sturdiness.

  • It's extremely easy to assemble, due to clear instructions and needed tools provided. Don't be surprised if from start to finish, it takes less than 45 minutes.

Pros

  • Very affordable for anyone looking for a NEW sleeper sofa.
  • It comes with everything you'll need to start sitting and sleeping. Tools, proper instructions, 3" inch mattress.
  • Easily assembles without the need of a second person. Usually, only 30-45 minutes is required.
  • Whether you decide to sit or lay down, it's comfortable!
  • It's nice you can choose between leather and cloth material.

Cons

  • It's a spring mattress, so sensitive backs may not like this fact.
  • Leather is not genuine. Depends how you look at it (for the price, this should be expected).
  • The sofa is a bit heavy, at 143 lbs (65 kg).

Specs

  • When the sleeper mattress is folded out, you can expect it to hold up to 400 lbs before any compromise in structure is reached.
  • The twin mattress is 72” long ,37.5” wide and 3” thick. Although it says twin, you’re looking at a single person sleeping with adequate space.
  • From the tip of the mattress all the way folded out, to the back of the sofa, it’s approximately 85.5” long.
  • From the left arm rest to the right, you’re looking at approximately 58” inches in width. Quite small and like we said, ideal for small places.
  • Entire package weighs around 143 lbs (or 65 kg). This may require 2 people to move from place to place. But no additional help is required to start assembling.

2. Epic Furnishings Brentwood Mission Style 10 - Most Comfortable Sleeper Futon

The Epic Furnishings queen sleeper futon, is one of those kinds of futons. 

You look at it, and you know its not just a futon.. it’s also a bed someone sleeps on. But somehow, you’re okay with that.

Well, I’m okay with that too because it’s a pretty darn cool futon to have. 

Unlike with standard couches and sofas, where you need to unfold the hidden mattress and legs, with this one… it’s as simple as unclipping left and right side, letting it fully unfold flat.

There you have it, it went from being a comfy and confident place to sit and relax.. to a place where you cans sleep (quite comfortably!).

Now this isn’t something you’d probably put in your living room, instead, a great piece of furniture to place in gaming rooms, kids rooms, guest rooms, offices, and heck.. maybe even your bedroom. 

Based on my research, here’s what makes this futon.. so great!

Primary Features:

  • Features a weight limit equivalent to 4-5 adult males.

  • Entire mattress is foldable into two positions. As shown in pictures, both as a relaxing futon or horizontal bed.

  • A variety of 8 different colors of suede to choose from.
  • Features fully washable suede upholstery.
  • Mattress with 350 coils, in addition to a 3” of padding beneath it all.

Pros

  • It's surprisingly comfortable to sleep on, considering it's not designed to be a dedicated bed.
  • Even with no cover, suede feels smooth to the touch. In addition the mattress feels relatively soft for long sitting and sleeping.
  • From top to bottom, the entire futon is well built. Metal base to hold mattress and dual wooden arm rests. All work together to give you the sense of stability.
  • It is easy to put together, and not unreasonably heavy (like many others can be). 

Cons

  • The price tag may not be suitable for everyone.
  • A handful of users have reported it being a bit difficult to fold the mattress back up-wards, towards a sitting position.

Specs

  • 10” inch thick mattress with 3” of additional padding.
  • 350 coils inside innerspring mattress.
  • Side arms are of solid hardwood, mahogany, medium oak, or walnut.
  • Sleeping area fully folded out, 54” wide and 75” long.
  • Total bed weight is around 67 lbs.
  • Available in either Full or Queen sized mattress (which is rolled up and vacuumed).

Most of us know Ashley Furniture as they’ve been around for decades. Looking at the Sierra Sleep by Ashley Furniture, it’s a pretty unique full sized sleeper sofa.

Look at it, it looks pretty classy with the basil brown cloth. If that doesn’t float your boat, you can even opt for the denim blue or crimson red.

One regular sized individual can sit VERY comfortably right in the middle. The four plush love seats you sit on and up against, are a delight for your body, likely to cause absolutely no strain. 

Lets dive into what really matters such as its key features and, how well it does being a sofa and fold-out bed.

Primary Features:

  • The twin sized mattress will fully unfold, giving you and possibly another user, a place to sleep (though comfortably, its great for just one person). 
  • Four love seats are included, with removable cloth cases. From multiple user experiences, they have proven to be VERY comfy to sit on. 
  • Folding-in and unfolding-out is a cinch, requiring just seconds. The mattress, along with metal supports, can fold in and stay hidden.  

  • You're not stuck with one color, in fact, you get 3 to choose from (basic, crimson, and basil). 

Pros

  • It’s compact in size. This translates to being Able to fit it in many more places, especially small to medium sized living rooms and offices.

  • The foam cushions are wrapped in thick polyester/nylon upholstery, plush to the touch. This makes for sitting, comfortable. Which is great, because your “bottom” intends for you to relax when it you plop down in a piece of furniture.

  • The innerspring mattress conceals well, leaving you to never even guess that there’s more to this sofa.

  • Lastly is the folding and unfolding of the bed. It may not be such a big deal to some, but for many others, it’s a big deal. Luckily, this twin sized sofa lets you fold and unfold the mattress with little effort. 

Cons

  • The biggest weak point of this entire sofa, is the mattress. A bit of a bummer, considering that’s primarily what users buy it for.

    We recommend users upgrade to a similar sized memory-foam mattress. 

  • The price is a bit steep for what it is, although it could be worse. We expected for the price, exceptional comfort. 


 It's worth noting, that the only drawback this sleeper sofa has, is the mattress. By getting a memory foam mattress, this will greatly improve the overall comfort while laying down. 

This is optional, as you can also lay down a layer or two of blankets and be just fine.

Specs

  • Two color variations available, basil and denim.
  • Dimensions are 58” wide, 37.5” long, and 38.5” tall.
  • Total weight, for everything included, is 144 lbs.

For something that can seat 3-4 adults comfortably, it can nearly do just as much when you fold-out its mattress. The Signature Design by Ashley Lottie DuraBlend came onto my radar for a few reasons.

First off, most of us know the Ashley Furniture brand. As a result, you know they’ve been there for quite a while. 

This is the kind of sofa you’d put inside your living room, for more of a luxury piece than anything.

At first glance, you’d probably not assume a single thing... but once you fold out the giant queen mattress, you’ll start to think otherwise.

With 3 beautiful colors to choose from, there’s definitely some verity for you to have.

Let’s dive into the primary features, and what really makes it my #4 pick.

Primary Features:

  • The primary feature of this sleeper sofa, as you’d expect is the fold-out bed. What’s unique about this one, is it fits 2-3 people comfortably when folded out!

  • Before you consider this one there’s three colors to choose from, almond, chocolate, and slate. In addition to colors, you can also choose from twin, full, and queen. 

  • Exterior upholster, is a mixture of vinyl, polyester, and polyurethane. 

  • The bi-fold memory foam mattress is a step forward from traditional innerspring mattresses, something your back will thank you for.

Pros

  • Like stated above, full unfolded, sleeps up to 3 comfortably. Folded in however, can seat the same amount… also, comfortably.

  • It looks classy, especially in the Chocolate Brown color (actually to looks good in the other two colors as well, slate and almond).

Cons

  • A few customers have stated that, in transit a few parts have managed to come apart. 
  • Build quality could be better, considering the price it is. However, it's a big couch/sofa. So, cheaper materials used for its size can sometimes cause this.

Although there have been many sales of this queen sized sleeper sofa, it's by no means perfect. Some customers have reported some damage during shipment, it's best to contact original retailer asap in this kind of case.

With that being said, that portion of people is small

You're getting a queen sized bed, with a comfortable living room sofa, all-in-one. The price adds a big plus as well.

5. Emily Design Modern Sofa Bed and Sleeper - Beautiful Sectional Sleeper

Making it to the number 5 spot on our list, its the Emily Design Modern Sofa Bed and Sleeper. If you want a modern design, you can’t go wrong here. 

Although lets be honest, it’s nothing like a dedicated mattress, especially memory foam. But, it’s a much better option in most cases when you put it up against innerspring counterparts.

If you have minimalist in mind, this is the #1 choice out the 4 other ones we’ve mentioned so far. Look at it, it’s so basic in design… yet it does two things that we all enjoy doing.

Sitting and sleeping.

Lets talk about the main features which could prove to be a good choice for you:

Primary Features:

  • First thing I noticed about this sleeper sofa set, was that it was very modern. As many still are looking like they were made in the 90's, this one speaks 10 years into the future. Probably to a younger crowd too.
  • Metal support legs on all ends, and faux white leather wrapped all around the cushions.

  • The two piece sofa set is foldable, allowing you to choose from sitting up-right or, laying flat down.

Pros

  • It has a modern look, keeps minimalist, and manages to still.. be two things in one.

  • It's easy to use and setup, assembly is easy, all tools are provided, and its simple design makes it sturdy.

  • Feels high quality, especially for the low price.

Cons

  • Color as stated does not match up always, not ivory white but instead a creamy white. 
  • For sensitive backs, it may not be comfortable. If however, some blankets are used, long term use will work.

There's a few things to state about this sofa bed kit. First off, it may not be comfortable for some people. As you can probably tell, it folds out for convenience. 

Adding padding when laying down, especially a thin mattress, can help you tolerate sleeping on it long term.

It's not meant to be a long term bed.

Top 3 Sofa Bed Mattress Reviews

1. Classic Brands 4.5” MFM - Best Memory Foam Sofa Mattress To Buy

When it comes down to replacing your old mattress with something a million times better, this is what comes to my mind.

Classic Brands Memory Foam is the ideal mattress for your sofa bed needs.

Not specifically for bedroom use, but instead for the couch you have in the living room or, guest room.

We all know innerspring is rough on your back, and the not too old technology of having foam take shape of your back as you sleep, will improve your aspects of life from every direction.

Lets cover the main features found with this mattress.

Primary Features:

  • Most standard fold-out sofa bed sizes, will be compatible with this memory foam sleeper mattress. Be mindful this one is 4.5" inches thick, and anything greater could cause headaches… specifically when you fold the your mattress back into the couch or sofa.

  • You get three sizes to choose form, starting with twin, queen, and full. Although there's a $20 price difference between one another, it's best to get the right size the first time around.
  • Being memory foam, it will maintain its original shape and easily fold into most sofa beds. As for you and your guests, a higher level of comfort will be achieved.

Pros

  • Reasonable price, something you can expect to use for years to come.
  • It does wonders to anyone who uses it, especially for ones with troubled backs. 
  • Multiple sizes are available, as stated earlier.

Cons

  • Could use more density, 4.5" to 6.0" inches would be ideal (without a price change).
  • An odor can be present upon unpacking. Usually air's out, but can be unpleasant to some.

Although it has the memory foam inside (about 2.5” inches worth), keep in mind the other 2” inches is a base foam which acts as a support. 

In a few instances, users who bought this have said there’s not enough padding for them. In fact, they said they could still feel the bars beneath the mattress.

Well, this could be an issue if the individual is rather heavy. However, many others have stated that it is fantastic the way it is.

Specs

  • 4.5” thick mattress, with 2” memory foam and 2.5” high density base foam.
  • Twin, Full and Queen sizes available.
  • White in color.

2. Zinus Sleeper Master 5.0" Inch - Comfortable Memory Foam Mattress

Moving on to our next sleeper sofa mattress, is the Zinus Sleep Master Cool Gel with Memory Foam. Where do we start with this one…

First thing you should know, is that it’s slightly cheaper than one made by Classic Brands (mentioned earlier). It features a square shape from all four corners, and acts as replacement from innerspring mattresses

There’s not much else to introduce about it, other than its primary features and why you’d buy one.

Primary Features:

  • The first feature, is the memory foam integrated right beneath the knitted jacquard cover. There’s around 1” of the magic stuff, primarily used absorb some of the sensitive points of your back (more on this below).

  • From the moment you get this from Zinus, they provide you with a 5 year limited warranty, in the event this mattress decides to prematurely deteriorate.
  • There's three sizes to choose from, first one being full, twin, and queen. 

Pros

  • Reasonable price, affordable for most.
  • Features actual memory foam, with adequate additional foam support. 
  • Can be compact. Rolls into a smaller size with ease.

Cons

  • There's not enough memory foam thickness at just 1" inches.
  • From three sizes, only two are available.

Specs

  • 5.0” thick mattress, with 1” memory foam and 4.0” high density base foam.
  • Twin, Full and Queen sizes available.
  • White in color.

Last on our list is the Lifetime Sleep Products Memory Foam Mattress. Quite similar to our #1 pick, but different in a few ways.

First and foremost, this is what you’d buy to replace your innerspring mattress found in sleeper sofas. There’s an identical level of padding inside, both with the memory foam and the base high density foam. 

The main difference for why this is #3, is due to the price. For a very similar product, you’re paying a bit more. But don’t worry, as it’s still a bit cheaper than many others. 

Here are key features:

Primary Features:

  • Inside the mattress, you'll find two different layers of foam. Main one being memory at 2" inches thick, and the last one being 2.5" inches for sturdiness and form.

  • Three different sizes to choose from, starting with twin, full, and queen.
  • Ratio of memory and high density foam seems to be just right. Enough to absorb your body, and enough after that to keep you from feeling the bottom.

Pros

  • Features actual memory foam, with adequate additional foam support. 
  • Can be compact. Rolls into a smaller size with ease.

Cons

  • Price is a bit steep, compared to some similar counterparts.

Specs

  • 4.5” thick mattress, with 2” memory foam and 2.5” high density base foam.
  • Twin, Full and Queen sizes available.
  • White in color.

Final Words, Wrapping Up

Hopefully, i've given you enough information on picking the right kind of sleeper sofa. There's many to choose from, the ones I featured above are the 5 best sleeper sofas I could find while doing research and dig into user feedback.

When you find your ideal look and price range of a pull-out sofa, consider investing some money into a memory foam mattress of good quality. Although there's a lot less variety to choose from, three mentioned above are some of the most popular I've come across. 

Remember, don't rush into it, look at user feedback, and trust your intuition. See you in next time.

Roman
 

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