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There’s a Better Way to Do Sofa Beds

Updated: Jan 9

Has anyone ever awoken from a night spent on a pull-out couch bed and honestly said, “That was a truly restful night”? I don't believe it for a second. Much like RV beds, the mattresses accompanying sofa bed couches typically lack comfort and quality.

These pull-out couch mattresses often serve as a fallback for accommodating guests in a space brimming with people and short on bedrooms. They're a space saving mattress that is considered disposable by many as they'll just buy a new sofa. It’s an understandable compromise. After all, finding a replacement mattress for a pull-out couch can seem like it won't get you anywhere. These mattresses, often around 44 inches wide, present a challenge when seeking an adequate alternative.

Sleeping on a pull-out couch is synonymous with sacrificing comfort. Similarly, RV beds face the challenge of providing optimal rest in constrained spaces. The existing mattresses in both scenarios seldom meet the standards for a truly rejuvenating slumber. Yet, despite this, there’s a growing recognition that a good night's sleep need not be compromised. Even in unconventional sleeping arrangements there’s a way. A custom sofa mattress is the answer.

Custom Mattress Options for Any Size Pull-Out Couch

A custom-made mattress revolutionizes the sofa bed experience. Unlike the lackluster, worn-out mattress that arrives with the couch, a tailor-made sleeper sofa mattress offers a bespoke solution tailored precisely to your comfort preferences and the specifications of the pull-out’s mattress frame. You can have the space saving mattress of a sofa bed with the comfort that you expect in a traditional bed.

Sofa mattresses come in various sizes. Some are queens or short queens, but more often than not, they span different dimensions entirely. They can require completely different bed shapes than you would normally buy from a store. Loveseat mattresses might need widths ranging from 42 to 52 inches, presenting a wide spectrum of sizing needs. Some couch mattresses can even extend up to 80 inches in width, a delightful surprise sure to elevate your guests’ comfort.

The non-standardized lengths of sofa bed mattresses pose another challenge. To facilitate proper folding and storage, the mattress must align perfectly with the bed frame. Typically, these mattresses fall within the range of 60 to 70 inches in length. You need precise measurements to ensure a seamless fit within the pull-out couch. It may sound like a lot of work, but it will allow you to take full advantage of this space saving mattress.

Deciding on the Right Mattress for Your Couch’s Fold-out Bed

You’ve got a few things to consider with any sleeper sofa mattress. Because these mattresses have to fold, there need to be hinges, or the foam material has to be flexible enough to fold without compromising its structure when flat. And this will affect thickness as well. Make sure to measure your sofa bed’s frame mechanism well, and measure that old couch mattress you’re replacing, too.

There’s also material to think about. Typical sleeper mattresses are poor-quality innerspring or equally poor-quality foam. A custom-made mattress for a sofa bed made of materials like latex, memory foam, pocket coil, or hybrids of both, can offer support, comfort, flexibility, and the ability to be made to fit any couch.

Completing Your Sleeper Sofa Bed Makeover

Then you’ve got the sheets to think about, and chances are you aren’t going to find a 52-inch-wide set of bedsheets at the store. This fix is even easier than designing the new couch mattress – have the same mattress makers create cotton or bamboo bedding tailored to the mattress they’ve already made for you.

Even if your new sleeper sofa mattress is a standard queen size, you should still strongly consider premium custom sheets, and not just for comfort. Sofa bed mattresses are much thinner than a standard 14” pocket queen size set of sheets, so they’ll still be ill-fitting even if the length and width of your pull-out couch is technically a queen size.

Sofa Beds so Comfy Your Guests may Overstay their Welcome

The thing is, dealing with these weird mattresses is easy now, and you don’t even have to leave your house to go looking for a new mattress for your sofa bed. Online custom mattress manufacturers can make exactly the size, shape and thickness you need, and can add mattress hinges, cut or rounded corners, and luxury materials like natural latex and custom memory foam.

A great sofa bed mattress is going to surprise guests and make them more likely to hang out for the night! It’s a win-win, really. And it’s so easy to order a custom mattress for your pull-out couch; you just need a few measurements and to make a couple choices about how your mattress is built, and before you know it, your bespoke loveseat mattress will show up at your front door conveniently vacuum-packed into a manageable box!


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