Can You Sleep on a Sofa Bed Every Night?

Can You Sleep on a Sofa Bed Every Night?

  • Post Author:
  • Post Category:Sofa Beds

We all know that if you want to get a good night sleep, you should be sleeping on a high quality mattress and bed in your bedroom. 

However, nowadays many people are living in smaller spaces, such as studios or small apartments, where there is simply not enough room to fit a regular size bed inside.

Therefore, many people are turning into multifunctional furniture pieces in order to solve their problem of limited space.

A sofa bed can serve as an extra seating area during the day, where you can relax, read a book, or watch TV for example. 

You also have the option to convert it into a sleeping area at night, so you can host guests there or sleep there yourself. 

Are Sofa Beds Comfortable For Everyday Use?

Sleeping on a sofa bed every night is possible, but it may not provide the same level of comfort and support as a regular mattress.

Sofa beds are designed primarily for occasional use, as they often feature thinner and less supportive mattresses. Prolonged use can lead to discomfort, back pain, and poor sleep quality.

However, there are high-quality sofa beds with improved mattress options, which can offer a more comfortable night’s sleep. 

How to Choose a Comfortable Sofa Bed?

If you plan to use a sofa bed as your primary sleep solution, investing in a premium model or adding a mattress topper for extra cushioning can make it a viable long-term option for some individuals.

Shop around for a sofa bed that is strong, durable and well-made. Double check the material the sofa frame is made of (wood or MDF).

If you choose a sofa bed that comes with a mattress that unfolds from inside, check what type of a mattress it is. You should pay attention and see if it’s an all memory foam mattress or if it has pocket springs or open coil inside. 

Another thing to look at is, how thick the mattress is? Ideally it should be at least 15cm so that it gives your body the support it needs. Also, you can check to see how firm the mattress feels, it can have either a soft, medium, or firm feel.

Emma Sofa Bed

One of our top picks for a comfortable sofa bed is the Emma Sofa Bed! This is a three seater sofa bed that has a pop-up trundle bed. You can easily set this furniture piece from sit to sleep mode in 10 seconds. 

emma sofa bed
emma sofa bed review

It has two superior comfort Emma mattresses, which are 18cm deep. They provide ergonomic support, so you or your guests can get a comfortable night sleep. It comes with 2 year guarantee and 200 night trial, to see if you like it.

Haze 2 Seater Sofa Bed

The Haze 2 Seater Sofa Bed is one of the top selling Sofa Beds sold by Dreams. This is a 2 seater sofa, that’s been built to be stylish, comfortable and practical.

It has a “clic-clack” back and pop up mechanism, which allows you to transform it into a double bed very easily. The sleeping area has supportive pocket springs, so it won’t create a sink in feeling. 

haze sofa bed review
Haze sofa bed

When the Haze sofa is closed it measures 163cm wide and 89cm deep. When the sofa is open the sleeping area is 185cm deep and 135cm wide. This product has a very high customer rating of 4.7/5 stars from over 300 reviews. Many have mentioned that it’s comfortable and feels very sturdy, and that it has a very simple pull out mechanism.

How to Make a Sofa Bed More Comfortable for Sleeping?

The easiest solution to making a sofa bed or even a normal mattress more comfortable, is by adding a mattress topper. Make sure that the mattress topper you choose is the same size as the sleeping area of the sofa bed. 

If you’re looking for a top selling mattress topper, consider the Emma Mattress Topper, which is all memory foam and is 6-9cm deep (depending on model).

Also the Simba Mattress Topper is another great product that is 7cm deep and has memory foam and up to 2,500 micro pocket springs. 

The only negative to having a mattress topper, is that when you’re not using it, you’ll need to store it somewhere in your home. Just like your bedding sheets, blankets and pillows you’ll need to find a place where you can store away the mattress topper.

Pick the Right Size:

And lastly, before you choose the right sofa bed, make sure you double check its dimensions when it’s folded and unfolded. This way you’ll have an idea how big the sitting area is. For example, is it roomy enough to sit 1, 2 or 3 people there during the day?

sleeping on sofa bed every night

On the other hand, double check to see how large the sleeping area is. 

If you’re planning on sleeping one person there, then a sleeping area that’s close to a single size mattress (90x190cm) is sufficient. 

If two people will sleep there, then you should look for a sleeping area that’s at least small double (120x190cm) or double size (135x190cm).