We’re going to be honest here, sofa beds might be convenient but they are certainly not comfortable. But worry not, you can considerably improve the comfort of just about anything with the right mattress topper. So how do you choose a mattress topper suitable for your sofa? We’ll guide you through it in this article:
The downside of sleeping on a sofa bed: disturbed sleep, uncomfortable, back pain.
The mattress topper solution: optimal comfort, easy installation, protection of your sleeping surface.
Criteria for a mattress topper suitable for a sofa: maximum thickness of 5 cm, easy to install, stable.
Why choose a mattress topper for your sofa?
Sleep is disturbed by lack of comfort.
It’s not uncommon for people sleep on their sofa, futon or pull-out couch. However, sofas aren’t designed for us to sleep on night after night. Not even a “sofa bed”. In fact, although sofas are comfortable at first, when we lie down, the pressure we exert is different from that exerted when we are seated and the springs and the padding of the sofa simply cannot adapt for this use.
Because of this, we suffer from disturbed sleep, usually because of a lack of comfort and pain from misaligned spines and aggravated pressure points. This is also likely to cause back pain, an annoying factor when you know the importance of quality sleep.
To find out more, see our article: Which mattress topper to choose for back pain?
The mattress topper solution:
A mattress topper can be added over your sofa, futon, or sofa-bed to offer you many advantages. It's two main advantages are as follows: significantly increased comfort and an increased lifespan of any sleeping surface.
To find out more, read our article: 10 good reasons to buy a mattress topper
As mentioned before, sofa beds and futons as they are manufactured are not suitable for nightly use, as their mattresses are generally uncomfortable, thin, and often saggy.
A mattress topper is an easy fix to offer you a real boost in comfort as well as spinal alignment and minimized motion transfer so that you can get the most optimal sleep possible. The level of which this is achieved depends on which mattress topper you choose. Mattress toppers are the ultimate solution for restful sleep, especially since it also helps to relieve your back pain.
If you suffer from back pain, we recommend that you opt for a memory foam mattress topper, known to relieve pressure points and ease pain.
In addition, these mattress toppers offer an enveloping comfort while simultaneously promoting blood circulation. They’re incredibly underrated and once you get one, you’ll understand why!
To learn more, read our article: How to improve the quality of your sleep?
Protecting your sofa bed
Over time, bacteria, perspiration and other liquids get stuck in the mattress of your couch. Bacteria and mites love humidity and often flourish there. Because of this, it’s important to opt for a mattress topper which provides an extra hygienic layer and allows you to establish a distance between yourself and the mattress.
The mattress topper, easily maintained, will also aid in increasing the life of your mattress. It’s important to note that the mattress topper is not intended to replace an actual mattress protector. The topper allows you to add a layer of comfort and softness to your mattress, but is often not waterproof, and we still recommend purchasing a protector for the cleanest bed possible.
How to choose your sofa bed mattress topper:
There are many types of mattress toppers on the market. In general, to find a mattress topper that suits your needs, we recommend that you make this choice based on the condition of your mattress. If your mattress is too hard, get a soft mattress topper. if your mattress is too soft, get a firm mattress topper.
To find out more, see our article: All about the firm mattress topper
In order to be fully satisfied with your mattress topper, it must correspond to your personal preferences, so to be sure to make the right choice! For help, please consult the following article: How to choose the right mattress topper.
In the case of a sofa bed mattress topper, your choice of topper will depend on your needs, but also on the type of sofa you that have.
Which mattress topper is best for corner sofa?
A sectional is not a small piece of furniture, and is often recommended for spacious rooms. Often used for it’s notable comfort ability to create a separation between two open rooms. It’s not uncommon that these types of couches will come equipped with a fold out mattress. Unfortunately, these mattresses become uncomfortable after several hours, particularly because of their firmness.
In order to add more softness to your bed, we recommend that you opt for the serene mattress topper.
This topper is one of our best sellers which is understandable given the multitude of advantages it offers to its users. This mattress topper helps fight back pain by evenly distributing the pressure points and it feels like you are sleeping on a cloud. To boot, the top layer is completely machine washable.
We advise you to opt for a memory foam mattress topper for its versatility. Indeed, this type of mattress topper is the best suited to meet your different specific needs, while being marketed at a more affordable price.
To learn more, read our article: What is the best cheap mattress topper?
If you’re looking to really dive into comfort, we recommend that you choose a mattress topper thickness of at least 2 inches.
However, regardless of the type of mattress topper you choose, if you plan to store the topper inside of your fold-out couch, make sure it is not too thick so that you can close your sofa bed properly (we recommend a maximum of 3 inches).
If you are using it directly on top of your couch or on a futon, you can go as thick as you want!