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What Makes The Best Sleeper Sofa?

Looking for a sofa that does a little more? Sleeper sofas are a versatile way to enjoy comfort in your home. The best sleeper sofa is one that is most importantly, comfortable for both you and your guests. Some sleeper sofas can have terribly uncomfortable mattresses or uncomfortable sofa seats which is a lose/lose for everyone. When purchasing your perfect sleeper sofa be sure that it is comfortable all around. There are also a couple styles of sleeper sofa including Pull-Out and Futon. A pull-out sleeper sofa uses two or three-fold mechanisms that fold and place the mattress snugly within the seat of the sofa. a Futon uses a detaching mechanism to lower the sofa back to seat level so to allow sleepers more room to rest. 

Below are 3 of The Sofa Judge’s 3 favorite sleeper sofas. Whether you prefer a pull-out mattress style, or futon style below are some options to check out. 

1. Article, Soma Sleeper Sofa

The Article Soma sleeper sofa is highly reviewed for it’s aesthetics as well as it’s comfortable mattress. The 4.5 inch inner mattress is all memory foam to ensure your guests have a comfortable nights rest. Article offers the Soma in 3 colors including Midnight Blue (shown below), Dawn Gray, and Twilight Gray.

Price: $1099

Sofa Dimensions: 35.5″H x 82″W x 36″D

Mattress Dimensions: 4″H x 60″W x 70″D

Colors: Article offers 3 Color options

Materials: Eucalyptus, stainless steel, high density foam, polyester fibres, sinuous springs, rubber webbing and pocket springs. Memory foam mattress. Fabric- 100% Polyester, Martindale rating- 40,000 rubs

Shipping: 1-2 weeks

Article Soma Sofa in Midnight Blue



Article Soma Sofa in Midnight Blue with mattress out

2. Crate & Barrel, Barrett Sleeper Sofa

Price: $1799

Sofa Dimensions: 30″H x 78″W x 36″D

Mattress Details: 5.5″ innerspring mattress

Colors: Crate & Barrel offers 15 colors at the $1799 price point

Materials: Hardwood, spring suspension system, polyfoam seat cushions wrapped in soy-based foam and encased in synthetic ticking, allergy-free, odorless, mildew-resistant mattress core

Shipping: 7-9 weeks

barret queen sleeper sofa

barret queen sleeper sofa with mattress

3. CB2, Tandom Sleeper Sofa

The Tandom Sleeper Sofa features an unlocking mechanism that allows you to lay down the back rest converting the sofa into a sleeper rather than a pull-out mattress. This allows for a sleeker, lower profile design. The Tandom can fit a flat queen bed sheet and can accommodate 2 sleepers.

Price: $1,399

Sofa Dimensions: 26″H x 78″W x 38″D

Open Dimensions – Sleeper : 17″H x 75″W x 56″D

Colors: CB2 offers 2 color options

Materials:  Poly fabric, metal tube frame, high-density foam seat cushion/mattress, sinuous wire spring suspension

Shipping: 2-3 weeks

Tandom sleeper sofa in gray

Tandom sleeper sofa in gray laid down


Still not convinced? Read my sofa buying guide.