Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by an uncomfy sleeper sofa.
I’ve had to sleep on more than one pull out couches that stabbed me in the back or felt like I was sleeping on the floor. Right now I’m shopping around for my new cabin retreat and we’re thinking of putting a sofa bed in the loft for larger parties to use.
Turns out, it’s hard find the most comfortable sleeper sofas online (they aren’t all made the same!) but I did tons of research and shared what I discovered with you.
When looking for sleeper sofa features, you have to find one that is comfy both as a couch and as a bed. AND, you need to find one that fits your room’s decor style
It has to transform from couch to bed and back quickly without fuss, and ideally without the need of multiple adults wrestling it back in.
Personally, we’re hoping to make our loft area a little reading nook where guests can hang out in, but at night can turn the couch into an extra bed if needed (or stay as a couch if they are a smaller group).
16 Insanely Comfortable Sleeper Sofas Your Guests Will Love
Monroe Sleeper Sofa
The Monroe Sleeper Sofa is a collab between West Elm and Pottery Barn Teen, which is as good a team as peanut butter and chocolate.
Studio apartments are amazing until it’s time to host overnight guests. This sleeper sofa is perfect for small spaces. It is only 56” wide but folds out into an entire full size sleeper sofa. The Monroe Sleeper is great for a tight space just big enough for a small sleeper sofa.
The bed pulls out directly from the couch cushions, which extend into the convertible sleeper sofa. This makes set up and take down almost too easy.
There are multiple options for fabric here, so you really do get to customize this piece. You can choose between velvet, twill, and canvas in a couple of different color options. Add a couple of fun throw pillows and a blanket, and you’re looking at an adorable couch that is super functional.
The Day Bed Thuma
I’m always suspicious of a daybed because sometimes they can look like a full size bed just plopped into the middle of the living room.
That’s not the case with The Day Bed Thuma. The design of this day bed is so streamlined and modern, the fact it’s also a twin size bed is practically an afterthought.
The cushioned slats are the key here. This piece was designed with corners in mind, and the cushioned slats provide extra comfort against the wall. Whether you're sitting watching TV or using the daybed to sleep for the night, the cushioned slats will keep you cozy.
Luna Upholstered Daybed Sleeper
The Luna Upholstered Daybed Sleeper Sofa is less of a sofa and more of a window nook bench. Its ability to convert into a full size bed is almost like a magic trick because from the look of it… you’d think it’s your average twin sleeper sofa.
The design is super unique. This piece would look amazing underneath a window with a big green plant nearby. It just looks like the best place for a cup of coffee and a book.
It’s purposefully very adaptable. The legs can come off, as do all the extra pillows, for maximum comfort. There are tons of different colors and fabric types to choose from, so you can make this piece work for you and your home.
August Grove Croswell Metal Daybed
It’s pretty much common knowledge that Wayfair is the spot with the best deals. The August Grove Croswell Metal Daybed is no exception. This is the best value sleeper sofa on the list.
It should be noted that this piece does not include the mattress, but rather just the frame. But, that means you get to pick your own mattress type. So, it’s a win.
The sleigh style design is timeless, and the black metal frame goes with most color schemes. This piece is great for those looking for a farmhouse chic style.
However, it can be anything you want it to. It’s so versatile! There’s even an option to add a skirt to the bottom of the frame, should you be aiming for a cozier feel.
Little Seeds Monarch Hill Ambrosia Twin Daybed with Trundle
I don’t know why this Little Seeds Monarch Hill Ambrosia Twin Daybed with Trundle from Wayfair reminds me of old Hollywood, but it just does. I feel like if I saw a picture of Elizabeth Taylor sitting on one, I wouldn’t question it.
What makes this a contender for the title of best sleeper sofa is the secret bonus beneath the top mattress: it’s a trundle sleeper sofa, as well! There is a rollout trundle bed beneath the couch, so this sofa easily sleeps two.
Beyond the convenience, this couch is just super cute. It’s upholstered in velvet, and the textured back and armrests make it the perfect accent piece in any living room.
Plus, Wayfair has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife Program to help save the Monarch Butterflies, so you can feel good about this purchase while upgrading your space.
Tuxedo 2-Piece Sectional Sleeper
For a bigger space to fill, the Tuxedo 2-Piece Sectional Sleeper Sofa is ideal. I love sectionals for larger rooms. They fill up the space and provide just the right amount of seats for guests. This sectional in particular is excellent, as it's a queen size sleeper sofa too!
When going for style, a sleeper sofa apt2b find is like a gem in the rough. There are a ton of color options with this particular piece, and it’s the kind of classic design that never goes out of style.
The bed itself has two different mattress options: a spring mattress, or a memory foam mattress. The memory foam option is a bit more expensive, so you could always go for the spring mattress and add a memory foam topper in the future.
Also, all the couch covers have hidden zippers and are easily machine washable for the next time someone gets a little too excited on game night.
Harper Reversible Chaise Sleeper Sofa Bed
The Harper Reversible Chaise Sleeper Sofa Bed is ideal for the indecisive. The chaise that turns this sofa into a sectional is not only removable, but can be added to either side of the couch depending on your mood.
This couch is so awesome because of its versatility! You can have either a sofa or a couch, and you’ll always have the sleeper sectional bed feature. It’s basically a smaller, more compact version of the Tuxedo 2-Piece Sectional Sleeper.
When it comes to comfortable sofa beds, I personally think that the pullout couch bed is the way to go. You can pick between a queen sized mattress with springs or memory foam, and rest easy yourself knowing all guests will be well rested and chipper in the morning.
Braxton Sleeper Sofa
I love this couch. I’m a sucker for buttons tailored onto the backrest. It’s just begging for a Netflix marathon or a cup of tea during a snowstorm.
The Braxton Sleeper Sofa is an amazing choice for a couple of reasons. One of our favorite sleeper sofas from Joybird doesn’t look like a pullout at all. It just looks classy! It has a solid wood frame, multiple fabrics to choose from (including velvet), bolster cylinder cushions, and rectangular arm rests.
The mattress is 5” of density foam loveliness on a queen size bed. The pullout mattress feature is very easy to use and will ensure your guests never want to leave.
Best of all, their policy is 90 days for all returns. If you don’t love it, you can send it back!
James Leather Sleeper
The James Leather Sleeper from Interior Define is just a beautiful couch, period. Its ability to transition into a queen size bed seems almost tangential.
The Sleeper Sofa Interior Define Sloan used to be the Interior Define fancy pullout couch, but the James Leather has taken over.
This couch is extremely customizable from the cushion covers to the type of mattress type for the pullout. I’m partial to the leather sleeper sofa vibe since it feels more unique, but the possibilities are endless.
The mattress for the pullout is a queen size bed with a couple options, the most expensive being 6 CM high density foam.
Barrett II 3-Seat Queen Sleeper
For a sleeper sofa Crate and Barrel experience, consider the Barrett II 3-Seat Queen Sleeper. It’s a linen upholstered sleeper sofa that easily fits three people, and is one of the most comfortable pull out couches on the market.
The couch itself is classic, and the linen upholstery makes it look straight out of a Nancy Meyers movie or a Coastal Living catalog. With a deep seat and cushioned arm rests, it should be super comfortable.
Plus– it’ll last long. The dried hardwood frame has been kiln-fired to be long lasting.
The pullout is a queen mattress size with infused memory foam. Set up looks pretty standard, as does the take down process. A bonus to this mattress is the lock tilting headrest feature. Your guests can watch tv or work in bed without hurting their necks!
Cameron Roll Arm Slipcovered Sofa
Reliability is what you’ll get with a Pottery Barn sleeper sofa. They’ve been in the game a long time! You can trust they know how to make a quality sleeper.
The Cameron Roll Arm Slipcovered Sofa is the definition of cozy. Plus, you get to pick out most of the options so this piece will be super personalized to your taste.
It’s one of the best queen sleeper sofas due to the sweat-wicking mattress material that will leave your guests cool and dry all night. Also, the arms of the couch are padded to ensure comfort for both sleepers and sitters!
Betoko Linen Futon Sofa Couch
Every now and then, Amazon drops a fire piece of furniture for an insanely great value. Such is the case for the Betoko Linen Futon Sofa Couch.
This futon is made from high density foam for maximum comfort. It’s super easy to set up/take down for a spur of the moment couch-crasher.
The couch has a unique flair with the button tufting and wood-finished legs. It’s like a flea market find that will be delivered right to your door.
Another similar option is the Novogratz Brittany Linen Futon with a sturdy wood frame and easy to clean fabric.
Joss & Main Kodie 77” Sleeper Sofa
The Joss & Main Kodie 77” Sleeper Sofa is a no frills, classic pullout couch bed. Easy to use, deep seats, and plush cushions make this a no-brainer to add to our list.
The fabric comes in 43 colors. You’d have to have a pretty special color scheme to not find a match for your living room.
The queen size mattress pulls out for full sleeper mode, and is easy to store.
Ashbury Mid-Century Modern Sleeper Sofa
The Ashbury Mid-Century Modern Sleeper Sofa just really does not look like a sleeper sofa. At all. If you’ve been on Tik Tok anytime in the past year, you know just how in a velvet couch is, too.
The fact this piece is so fashionable and converts into a full-size futon bed is what makes it a contender for the title of best overall sleeper sofa. If you’re looking for a sitting couch as much as a sleeping couch, the Ashbury should be on your radar.
Nathan Velvet Sofa Bed
For futons, sometimes having a singular cushion is best for sleeping on. Such is the case with the Nathan Velvet Sofa Bed. This is a super comfortable sofa bed for daily use, and it’s a great price.
Host guests or fold out the futon just for yourself during your next Harry Potter rewatch marathon.
The Field Sleep Kit
Okay, The Field Sleep Kit is the odd one out on this list. If a full sleeper sofa isn’t in your budget (or you just really love your current couch), but you still want to host overnight guests, this is an awesome option.
The Field Sleep Kit converts any couch (at least 76” wide) into a cozy sleeping spot your guests will be grateful for. The kit includes a thick memory foam topper, a custom sheet set, a quilted blanket, a pillow and pillow case, and even an eye mask.
The best part is, it all fits inside a waterproof bag for convenient storage!
What to Look for in a Sleeper Sofa Bed
The number one thing to consider when purchasing a sleeper sofa bed is the couch itself. If this is going to be a piece of furniture in the center of your living room, you better be sure you like it! Pick out something that feels like you. The sleeper sofa aspect is just a side benefit
You’ll also want to consider mattress size. Are you looking for a futon? Or a full pullout queen size bed? This will all come down to how many guests you anticipate, or just how comfortable you want those guests to be.
Generally, a pullout couch is roomier and a bit more comfortable than a futon. However, a futon is easier to set up/take down, and can be better for everyday use.
Mattress type is also something to keep in mind. Many of the pullout couches listed allow you to pick between a spring mattress and a memory foam mattress.
A memory foam mattress will in most cases be cozier and easier to sleep on, but tend to be more expensive. It all depends on where you want to spend!
Lastly, don’t forget about size. Some of these sofas are quite large while others can fit snugly into any space (think studio apartments).
No matter which sleeper sofa bed you go with, your guests are going to thank you!
Frequently Asked Questions About Sofa Beds
What is a sleeper sofa?
A sleeper sofa is any couch/sofa/futon that can convert itself into a makeshift bed. That could mean a full pullout bed, or even just a flattened version of your couch that can be stretched out on.
Are sofa beds comfortable?
Comfort is relative here. Sleeping in your own bed is always going to beat a pullout couch. That being said, a pullout couch is one million times more comfortable than trying to sleep on a lumpy couch, or worse, the floor.
All of the sleeper sofas on this list have been picked purposely for their consumer reports on comfiness. Which means you may have a hard time getting guests out of bed in the morning.
Is a queen sleeper mattress the same size as a standard queen?
NO! A queen sleeper mattress is actually 8 inches shorter than a standard queen. You can either buy sheets for a queen sleeper mattress, or just fold your standard queen sheets in at the end.
Do I need to take bedding off the mattress to put the sleeper away?
Yes, always take bedding off of a pullout mattress before putting it away. This just keeps the bed fresh for your next guest, and makes sure that the folding mechanism doesn’t break.
If you go for a futon instead, consider layering it with sheets before guests sleep over. Stains happen, so you just want to be prepared.
They’ll be happy with any of the finds above, though I’ll keep updating this list if a brand comes out with a new couch!