Online furniture sales are exploding the way online mattress sales exploded a decade ago. When you purchase your next sofa online, you cut out the cost of the salesperson who earns commissions on sales in furniture stores as well as the overhead costs of the store and the manager that “approves” the deal the salesperson negotiates for you in that arduous process that so many stores employ.
But how do you sort through the thousands of offerings to find quality products at a good price? We read thousands of reviews and Q & A’s for online furniture, discounting reviews that are suspect, and identifying buys we would make for ourselves or recommend to our mother or children. In total, we reviewed 400 sleeper sofas and identified 20 that we are comfortable recommending.
The best choice for you depends on your circumstances and priorities. There’s nothing wrong with spending a few thousand dollars on a quality sofa you love but neither is there anything wrong with only spending a few hundred if it meets your current needs. Cheaper options won’t be as durable but sometimes, when our life is in a transition phase, we aren’t looking for permanent solutions.
Whether you’re in the market for an Instagram-able stunner or a sleeper sofa that will be tucked away in the basement or kids’ playroom, we have identified options that match your priorities. Our buyer’s guide at the end of this article will help you know the right questions to ask so you’ll make the best possible decision about your new couch with a built-in bed.
If you know what you want, you can use the directory to jump right to it. If you just want help finding the best options and ignoring the choices that are iffy, keep reading. The choices are limitless.
20 Most Comfortable Sleeper Sofa 2020
1. For Daily Use -Stone & Beam Fischer Queen-Sized Sleeper Sofa
Stone & Beam is earning a reputation for being a reliable brand with fair prices. This queen-sized sleeper sofa is 79″ wide. The mattress is a 6.25″ innerspring mattress. The seat height is 20-inches and the depth of the seat is 23-inches which makes it nice for curling up with a good book. Returns are free during the first 30 days and there is a 3-year warranty. The seats are reversible. With two leather colors and five fabrics to choose from wrapping a solid hardwood frame, it’s a good choice. Two matching throw pillows come with the fabric versions of this sleeper sofa.
This traditional look sofa with rounded arms includes a pull-out sleeper sofa. In the sofa configuration, it measures 76″W x 37″D x 37.5″H. The bed is close to a Queen size when pulled out so you can easily accommodate two guests. The fabric covering the 8-gage sprung cushions is durable, a “performance fabric.” The frame is solid wood. There are free returns for 30-days and a 3-year warranty so expect quality. This sofa can be delivered fully assembled to the room of your choice.
Sand is the most popular of the three fabric choices which also include stone and navy. You won’t find this quality in a store for anywhere near the price!
3. For a Small Space -Signature Sleep Devon Sleeper Sofa with Memory Foam Mattress
This blue linen sleeper sofa is just 54″ wide to turn your small space into a cozy twin bed. The modern design has a Mid-century feel with a tufted back that will mix well with your décor. The memory foam mattress contours to your body, distributing your weight evenly, so you wake pain free. This is the only sofa bed that advertises the mattress is CertiPUR-US certified, which is great. If a heavier adult will be sleeping on the mattress, you may want to add a topper to provide extra cushioning.
4. For your Family Room – Artum Hill Regina Full Sleeper Sectional
The Artum Hill Regina provides plenty of room for everyone to relax in comfort. With built-in recliners and drink holders, everything you need to relax from the stress of the day and enjoy your family or your favorite author’s latest book is within reach. A hidden compartment in the armrest keeps the essentials close and out of sight. Room for five adults. The spring pocketed coil seats keep you comfortable while seated and the 4″ memory foam mattress ensures comfort while sleeping. Durable and easy to clean, this textured grey works well with today’s most popular color schemes. Well worth the price!
5. For Watching TV -Homelegance Platina Sectional Sofa with Pull Out Bed and Ottoman
It’s not the best price but this 3-piece sectional with a pull-out bed makes a wonderful TV sofa bed for the whole family. Everyone can stretch out for a movie marathon or cuddle up in comfort. The ottoman provides storage for sheets and blankets. The soft fabric holds up to dogs, cats, and children. The adjustable headrest is a unique feature that increases the comfort of this durable 253-pound sleeper sofa.
Almost 104-inches wide and 87-inches deep, a family of four will enjoy sprawling out to watch their favorite shows on this sofa.
This little sofa loveseat is a great deal for the price. It has a memory foam mattress that will quickly make into an extra bed for guests. The woven fabric is a grey polyester that will hold up to regular use. The frame is made from plywood. The mattress is about 4″ deep. The weight limit for the sleeper is 225 pounds and the sofa will hold 400 pounds. The design is very basic with curved arms that aren’t oversized, making it easy to sit close to an end table. Puts together without tools.
This budget piece is full of surprises. The gold velvet draws attention and makes it a conversation piece. The pull-down cup holders add great utility. Add its ability to lay back into a comfortable flat surface for napping or an overnight guest and it’s a touchdown for a low price. The tufted back makes it look much more expensive than it is and provides vintage appeal. The legs are tall enough that your Roomba can dust underneath, an added, time-saving bonus. Kids and older relatives alike will love this soft fabric and elegant look.
8. Most Comfortable Luxury Sleeper Sofa -Maxima House
If only the best will do, this white, full-leather sleeper sectional with adjustable head rests will make the perfect addition to your home. Unlike bonded leathers, full leather will last for many years. My 15-year-old leather reclining sofas look new. The massive storage area helps keep your family room neat while keeping the bedding and blanket throws handy. 108.2″ wide. This sturdy, well-made real leather sectional sleeper has adjustable headrests for added comfort. The bed sets up in seconds. Plenty of room for guests or for everyone to lounge around on movie night. Durable leather can last a lifetime.
9. For Nightly (Regular) Sleep -Stone & Beam Blaine Modern Sofa Bed
If you’re going to sleep on your sofa bed, this mattress is thicker than most although we recommend adding a topper to any sofa bed mattress if you’re a side sleeper, this one will be comfortable as is for back and stomach sleepers who aren’t heavy. The solid wood frame makes it sturdy enough to hold up to every day use. The 30-day free return period provides a mini-sleep trial so you can be sure you can sleep well before you’re locked in. The 3-year warranty ensures it will last. This sofa sleeper provides a great value for someone who wants a 2 in 1, sofa and bed. Matching pieces (ottoman and chairs) are available.
10. For Heavy Sleepers -Lilola Home Ashton Saddle Brown Microfiber Reversible Sleeper Sectional Sofa
The cushions on this sofa bed won’t bottom out as fast as a pull-out mattress does with a big or tall sleeper so you’re more likely to sleep comfortably. If you decide you still need a mattress topper, the cavernous storage area under the lounge portion will store it neatly out of the way with your bedding during the day. The seats have pocket coil springs covered with foam supported by a solid wood frame. The chaise can go on either side and even be reversed. This sleeper sectional provides a lot of comfort for the money.
11. For Back Pain -Leggett & Platt AirDream Hypoallergenic Inflatable Mattress
Let’s face it, sofa beds aren’t designed to be comfortable for long term use. If you are experiencing back pain, a good mattress is even more important. If you’re going to sleep on a sofa bed, this AirDream mattress can be inflated to a medium firmness which is what experts usually recommend for back pain. This is a mattress you can use on any sofa bed. It is available in twin, full, and queen sizes. An electric hand pump makes it easy to inflate even if it’s a daily task. It has springs under the air mattress and padding on top of the air mattress to provide comfort and support.
12. For Napping -AC Pacific Tracey Collection Contemporary 3-Piece Tufted Living Room Set with Sectional
Although this sleeper sofa will set you back double the cost of the Stone & Beam Fischer, it provides twice as much seating and includes two recliners. Recliners are perfect for napping. This sectional works great for daily use, company, game day, and imagine needing to be near someone who is ill and needs tending and being able to snooze in the recliner but still be right there when you’re needed. The frame is made of hardwoods. If you like to be comfortable or to ensure your guests can relax in comfort, this sectional sleeper sofa checks all the boxes!
13. For Elderly People – Bladen Full Size Contemporary Plush Upholstered Sleeper Sofa
Enjoy comfort day and night in this coffee brown sleeper sofa for a very reasonable price. The pillow soft armrests are soft on skin that bruises easily but provide support at a good height if needed when rising. The full-size innerspring mattress gives guests a comfortable place to sleep and sets up easily. Made by Ashley furniture, it’s a brand you know. 90″ W x 36″ D x 38″ H and the 20″ height of the seat makes it easy to stand up after relaxing in its cozy confines.
14. For Teens -Jaxx Zipline Convertible Sleeper Sofa & Three Ottomans
This unique sofa easily converts into a California King-Size Bed. Weighing in at just 70 pounds, it’s also easy to move. If you want seating in the rec room or basement that can be abused until the kids head off to college, this versatile piece won’t break the bank. Just flip it open, tuck the ottomans in the gap and it becomes a big bed. The cover is machine washable with childproof zippers. Made in the USA. The Sofa is 80″ W x 37.5″ deep. The depth doubles to 75″ when you open it up to use as a bed.
15. For Young Children – US Pride Furniture Daisy Modern Fabric Loveseat and Sofa Bed
This inexpensive sofa bed is good for young children because it’s low to the ground. They won’t fall out of bed if they’re roughhousing with each other. The inexpensive price lets Mom relax about spills and stains because the kids aren’t ruining an expensive sofa if they have an accident. Available in five colors to suit any décor including dark Grey, light grey, beige, tan, and blue.
This loveseat measures 47.5″ W x 72.5″ D x 6″ high when opened to a bed and 32” H x 60” W x 29” D as a sofa. The fabric is 100% Terylene.
16. For Dogs -Furniture of America Charlton Contemporary Corner Sectional with Pull-Out Sleeper
Shed fur won’t cling to the sleek lines of this affordable contemporary sleeper sectional. When you lounge with the bed in place, your dogs have plenty of room to lounge with you. Pets and humans will be comfortable on this sturdy design. The seat cushions have springs topped with comfy foam. The extra storage under the base provides a place to store blankets. The seat depth is 22 inches without the bed pulled out and extends 63.75 inches from the wall. Spot clean to keep it looking fresh and new.
17. Most Instagram-able Sleeper Sofa – Tosh Furniture Miami Contemporary Sectional Sofa
If you want a snazzy backdrop for your Instagram photos that you can change up (each piece can be arranged and rearranged as the whim strikes you). This is the most comfortable and photo friendly sleeper sofa you’ll find. The chaise serves as the sleeper sofa, raising your legs the way an adjustable bed does to ease pressure on your back. This sofa is unforgettable, just like you! Next to the chaise is a cooler so you can keep a cold one next to you and don’t have to get up when you’re thirsty. Comfortable and durable.
18. For an RV -RecPro Charles Collection 65″ RV Hide A Bed Loveseat
Spiff up your RV with a new sleeper sofa for about a grand and it will feel new without the expense or hassle of trading it in for a new model. If you need to attach the sofa to the floor of the RV, you can use “L” brackets to securely immobilize any of these options.
This comfortable sleeper sofa fits through narrow RV doorways. Easy to assemble and to pull out the 5-inch memory foam mattress to convert it to a full-size sleeper sofa. The Toffee, Chestnut, Mahogany, and Putty polyurethane leather-look colors match the standard décor in many RVs. Measures 65″W x 37 “H x 34″D and has an 89-1/2” overall depth when used as a bed. For a bed and sofa combination, 220 lbs. won’t use too much of your available cargo weight.
You’ll enjoy relaxing in this sofa after a day of hiking, fishing, or sight-seeing. Heavier adults will want to add a topper to increase the comfort of the mattress.
This RV sleeper sofa comes in 60″, 62″, and 68″ widths and four colors, Grantland Doeskin, Majestic Chocolate, Cobble Creek, and Jaleco Chocolate so you can match your space and décor perfectly!
The leather look versions are made with Polyhyde which is a leather with a polymer coating which makes it durable and easy to clean with mild soap and water. If your RV has seat belts built in, you can bring them up through the sofa and continue using them. Fits through a 26″ door opening. The sleeping surface is 6″ long. One-year limited warranty.
20. Jack Knife RV Sleeper Sofa -RecPro Charles Collection RV Jack Knife Sofa w/Arms
If you don’t have space for a pull out, a jack knife provides a sofa and sleeping surface with a smaller footprint and less of a drain on your wallet. Convenient storage under the sofa for bedding or anything else you need to tuck out of sight. If you have existing seat belts, they’ll slide through and work with this configuration. Folds into a 62″ L x 42″ W sleeping surface. Weighs 160 pounds and only requires three inches of wall clearance. The sofa is 70″ W. Four colors, Mahogany, Putty, Chestnut, and Toffee. Faux leather.
What should I look for when buying a sleeper sofa?
An in-home trial
Although they’re not as easy to find as in-home mattress trials, some manufacturers are moving toward allowing 30-day free returns which means you have 30 days to try the sofa and mattress to see if it meets your needs.
Look for a sofa that is comfortable. Most people spend more time on the sofa than they do on the sleeper. It’s also much easier to improve the comfort of the sleeper than the sofa. Remember to look for durable fabrics that are easy to clean and construction that will stand up to regular use.
The worst sleepers have thin mattresses and/or a support bar under the back. Some of the newer styles use a trampoline type support system for the mattress that doesn’t have any bars. A thicker mattress is generally better. If you’ll use it regularly, look for a CertiPUR-US certified mattress to void potential exposure to harmful chemicals.
The mattress should be at least 4″ thick. If you can add a topper, we encourage you to do so.
What is Important in the Construction of a Sleeper Sofa?
Look for solid wood frame construction, durable fabrics, sprung cushions, and if your budget can manage it – leather. You want the sleeping components to work smoothly and not require you to exert a lot of energy to convert the sofa to a bed.
How much weight will a sleeper sofa hold?
Most sleeper sofa’s hold at least 250 pounds per sleeper.
Twin – 250-pounds
Full – 300-pounds
Queen – 600-pounds
King – 650-pounds
Check the manufacturers recommendations to be safe if you’re close to these limits.
Online prices can shift quickly so click on the link to see the current price. New products are often introduced at a lower price to encourage sales that will lead to good reviews that allow the seller to increase the price. Buyer’s need to decide if the risk of buying a product that doesn’t have reviews is worth the discount and uncertainty.
Generally, you’ll get a lower price for the same quality when you buy online and cut out the middleman. You’ll also be a more informed buyer than one who is guided to the purchase by a commissioned salesperson.
Read the Details and the Reviews Carefully Before You Buy
This review represents many hours of research by an experienced reviewer. However, manufacturers sometimes switch the product without changing the listing. We think this practice is unethical and exclude products where there is evidence of it, but we can’t continue to monitor what every product seller we review does after we’ve reviewed their product. Make sure the product we reviewed and the one you’re buying match. If they don’t, proceed with caution. Sometimes it is just a color change and not a different product, which is fine.
Sometimes sellers try to pass a product off as the one that has positive reviews. The photographs buyer’s post is a good way to catch this trick. Look to see if the photos are of the same product. We’ve seen some sellers who sell a low-priced product at high volume (such as a cell phone cover) to build the number of reviews and then switch the listing to an expensive product. Don’t fall for this trick!