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The Best Sleeper Sofas: 12 Couches Your Guests Won’t Mind Sleeping On

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Updated February 26, 2024

If you don’t have a guest room but love to host family and friends overnight, a quality sleeper sofa will save the day (or rather, night). Of course, pull-out couches sometimes get a bad rap, but they don’t have to be synonymous with back spasms, if you pick the right one. To help you choose the best design for your space, we’ve rounded up what we consider to be some of the best sleepers on the market, so your sofa can pull double-duty day and night.

Our picks for the best sleeper sofas

Best budget sleeper sofa: Perdue 81.5-inch Velvet Square Arm Convertible Sofa

This comfortable twin pull-out sleeper sofa is perfect for hosting guests in a small space. Made with foam-filled cushions, it turns into a very firm bed and back into mid-century modern seating, depending on your needs. We love that this velvet couch is available in eye-catching colors and minimalistic neutrals. With its low price, consider purchasing another one for an extra guest. Shopping tip: This sofa comes from Wayfair, which also made our lists for the best online furniture stores, best sectional sofas, and best mattresses.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: 600 pounds
  • Materials: Velvet, engineered wood and foam
  • Mattress size: Twin
  • Mattress type: Foam
  • Size: 34-inches high x 81.5 inches wide x 34-inches deep
  • Conversion mechanism: Fold down the backrest to create a twin bed
  • Price on publish: $479.99

What we like:

  • 10 color options
  • Good for small spaces

What we don’t like:

  • May not fit two people comfortably
  • Extremely firm mattresses: Some reviewers say it is too firm and “uncomfortable” if you prefer a softer mattress
Best budget sleeper sofa
Perdue 81.5" Velvet Square Arm Convertible Sofa

Perdue 81.5" Velvet Square Arm Convertible Sofa

Best high-end sleeper sofa: American Leather Lyons Queen Sleeper Sofa

This beautiful leather sleeper sofa has a high-density foam mattress for restful sleep. American Leather is known for its well-crafted couches (see our picks for the most comfortable couches for more), and its Lyons Queen Sleeper is no exception. Its sleeping area is over 6 feet long, and the high-density foam mattress is five inches deep. Upgrade to a Tempur-Pedic or Cooling Gel mattress for even greater comfort.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: 500 pounds
  • Materials: Fabric or leather; high density, high resiliency foam
  • Mattress size: Queen
  • Mattress type: Depends on your choice of mattress
  • Size: 75 inches high x 39 inches deep x 36 inches high
  • Conversion mechanism: Pull-out
  • Price on publish: $4,499

What we like:

  • You can upgrade your mattress
  • 10-year warranty on the mechanism; lifetime warranty on the frame
  • Needs zero wall clearance (great for narrow spaces)

What we don’t like:

  • On the more expensive side for a piece of furniture that may be used infrequently
Best high-end sleeper sofa
American Leather Lyons Queen Sleeper Sofa

American Leather Lyons Queen Sleeper Sofa

Best sectional sleeper sofa: Burrow Slope Nomad 5-Seat Corner Sectional

The five-star reviewed Nomad from Burrow made our list for the most comfortable couches, and by adding a Burrow Noma sleep kit, it remains a top sectional contender for a sleeper as well. The kit contains a two-inch memory foam topper, a quilted blanket, a pillow and pillowcase, and an eye mask. It even comes with its own sack, so it can be easily stored and taken out when you have an overnight guest. With nearly three feet of depth, there is room to move around in your sleep, and the sectional seats five, so when morning comes, everyone has room to relax.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: 900 pounds
  • Materials: Fabric or leather; memory foam
  • Mattress size: Twin
  • Mattress type: memory foam
  • Size: 88 inches wide x 35 inches deep x 33 inches high
  • Conversion mechanism: Bedding goes on top of the sofa
  • Price on publish: $2,618 (plus Sleep Kit: $299)

What we like:

  • Choice of fabric or leather
  • Memory foam mattress

What we don’t like:

  • Expensive
  • You have to purchase a separate sleep kit
Best sectional sleeper sofa
Burrow Modular Nomad 5-Seat Corner Sectional in Crushed Gravel, Walnut Legs

Burrow Modular Nomad 5-Seat Corner Sectional in Crushed Gravel, Walnut Legs

Best sleeper sofa for small spaces: Antetek Sleeper Sofa Bed

The right-sized sleeper sofa can make a small space feel like a guest suite. You don’t have to sacrifice style or comfort when selecting this sleeper sofa bed, which folds out into a 78-inch long twin bed. The mattress is foam, so you might want to add a mattress topper for extra comfort while sleeping. The sleeper includes detachable storage bags and two pillows, as well.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: 250 pounds
  • Materials: Foam, velvet, metal, and manufactured wood
  • Mattress size: 78 inches
  • Mattress type: Foam
  • Size: 35.7 inches deep x 54 inches wide x 33 inches high
  • Conversion mechanism: Fold out
  • Price on publish: $309.99

What we like:

  • Affordable
  • Easy to fold out

What we don’t like:

  • Assembly is required
  • May need to purchase a mattress topper for more comfort
Best sleeper sofa for small spaces
Antetek Sleeper Sofa Bed, Modern Velvet Loveseat Sleeper Sofa Couch

Antetek Sleeper Sofa Bed, Modern Velvet Loveseat Sleeper Sofa Couch

Most comfortable sleeper sofa: Apt2B Tuxedo Two-Piece Sleeper Sectional

All of our recommendations earn top marks for comfort, but this sofa stands out with its Queen-size memory foam or deluxe innerspring 5.5-inch mattresses. We love that the couch covers are machine washable, too.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: Not listed
  • Materials: Eco-friendly wood, fabric, and high-density foam
  • Mattress size: Queen
  • Mattress type: Memory foam or deluxe innerspring
  • Size: 83 inches wide x 39 inches deep x 30 inches high
  • Conversion mechanism: Easy-fold, pull-out
  • Price on publish: $5,598

What we like:

  • Choice of mattress
  • 56 color choices
  • Queen size

What we don’t like:

  • Expensive
  • May be too large for smaller spaces
Most comfortable sleeper sofa
Apt2B Tuxedo Two-Piece Sleeper Sectional

Apt2B Tuxedo Two-Piece Sleeper Sectional

Best sleeper sofa for bad backs: Poly and Bark Napa Leather Sleeper Sofa, Cognac Tan

If you or your house guests have a bad back, you want to look for a sleeper with a comfortable mattress. This convertible sleeper sofa is easy to retract when you (or your guests) are ready to rest and has a tri-layered (cushioning fiberfill top, memory foam, and dense polyurethane foam) mattress that can help to provide enough support and cushion for a person with back issues. Created with comfort and style in mind, this full-grain, pure-aniline, Italian tanned leather piece comes with bolster pillows and a feather cushion topper. Shopping tip: If you’re shopping for your bedroom and have back issues, read our guide to the best mattresses for back pain.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: 220 pounds
  • Materials: Full-grain dyed leather, kiln-dried wood, foam, polyester, feathers, metal
  • Mattress size: Queen
  • Mattress type: Tri-layered
  • Size: 82 inches wide x 39.25 inches deep x 32.5 inches high
  • Conversion mechanism: Pull-out
  • Price on publish: $3,956

What we like:

  • Comfortable tri-layered mattress

What we don’t like:

  • Only comes in one color
  • Only supports up to 220 lbs
Best sleeper sofa for bad backs
Poly and Bark Napa Leather Sleeper Sofa, Cognac Tan

Poly and Bark Napa Leather Sleeper Sofa, Cognac Tan

Best king-sized sleeper sofa: Harmony King Sofa bed with Memory Foam

If you want your sofa bed to really offer up space to stretch out, consider purchasing a king-size sleeper. Harmony sells a good-looking, comfortable sleeper sofa that lays flat to provide a roomy night’s rest when you’re ready for bed.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: 500 pounds
  • Materials: Eco-friendly memory foam, fabric
  • Mattress size: King
  • Mattress type: Eco-friendly memory foam
  • Size: 80.3 inches wide x 32.5 inches high x 36.76 deep
  • Conversion mechanism: Fold out
  • Price on publish: $2,795.00

What we like:

  • Becomes a king-size bed
  • Made in the USA

What we don’t like:

  • Only available color is gray
Best king-sized sleeper sofa
Harmony King Sofa bed with Memory Foam

Harmony King Sofa bed with Memory Foam

Best twin-sized sleeper sofa: Interior Define Charly Sleeper Sofa

This extremely pretty twin sleeper not only offers a single guest a place to lay their head, but comes in a variety of materials to match your living space. We’re partial to the velvet in blush combination, but it also comes in an array of neutrals and modern colors in a range of shades. Thecozy twin sleeper seats and sleeps two adults in comfort. The bedding is a standard box-spring mattress, but for only $100, you can upgrade to memory foam. It also offers three options for its cushion fill: Standard down, double down, or alternative down.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: 350 pounds
  • Materials: Various
  • Mattress size: Twin
  • Mattress type: Standard box spring or memory foam
  • Size: Depends on your selection
  • Conversion mechanism: Pull-out
  • Price on publish: $1,516

What we like:

  • You can choose a mattress, material, legs, and cushion fill for a personalized experience
  • Color palette

What we don’t like:

  • It may take up to 14 weeks for delivery
Best twin-sized sleeper sofa
Interior Define Charly Sleeper Sofa

Interior Define Charly Sleeper Sofa

Best futon sleeper sofa: Serta Linen Tufted Back Convertible Sofa

Made by Serta, a leader in sleepers, this is a great choice if you want a foldable sleep couch for a den or home office. A modern-looking and sleek sleeper, this doesn’t resemble any futon we’ve seen. It is a mid-century gray and its armless design, this sleeper is extremely easy to assemble. It folds down into a twin bed and as a two-seater sofa, it won’t overcrowd a small space.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: 600 lb.
  • Materials: High-density foam and manufactured wood
  • Mattress size: Twin
  • Mattress type: Foam
  • Size: 66 inches wide
  • Conversion mechanism: Recline
  • Price on publish: $399.99

What we like:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Fits in small spaces
  • Serta is a known entity for comfortable beds
  • 6.3 inches of cushion

What we don’t like:

  • Design is very modern
  • No armrests
Best futon sleeper sofa
Serta Linen Tufted Back Convertible Sofa

Serta Linen Tufted Back Convertible Sofa

Best velvet sleeper sofa: Rove Concepts Milo Sleeper Sofa

Offering luxury at a relatively affordable price point, we love the Milo sleeper because it’s slightly roomier than a queen-sized bed and comes with a washable mesh mattress cover to protect against any mess. Its elegant and stylish modern design elevates the everyday “pull-out couch” concept.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: 661 pounds
  • Materials: Wood, foam, fabric
  • Mattress size: Slightly larger than a Queen
  • Mattress type: Foam
  • Size: 88 inches wide x 40 inches deep x 25 inches high
  • Conversion mechanism: Pull-out
  • Price on publish: $2,856

What we like:

  • Roomy
  • Multiple customization options

What we don’t like:

  • It may be too low to the ground for some sleepers
  • The mattress is slightly larger than a Queen size, which can make sheets an issue
Best velvet sleeper sofa
Rove Concepts Milo Sleeper Sofa

Rove Concepts Milo Sleeper Sofa

Best leather sleeper sofa: Lark Manor Rasberry 81'' Leather Sleeper Sofa

We like this sleeper because it’s an affordable option in a field of high-priced leather furniture. It pulls out into a bed with an innerspring Queen mattress that fits two adults and comfortably seats three guests. With 13 colors in soft leather and a modern design, this sleeper will look stylish in any space.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: 750 pounds
  • Materials: Leather, solid and engineered wood frame and foam cushions
  • Mattress size: Queen
  • Mattress type: Foam
  • Size: 33 inches high x 81 inches wide x 35 inches deep
  • Conversion mechanism: Pull-out
  • Price on publish: $1,929.99

What we like:

  • Great selection of colors
  • Affordable price for leather

What we don’t like:

  • For maximum comfort, you should be prepared to add a mattress topper or additional sleep pad
Best leather sleeper sofa
Lark Manor Rasberry 81'' Leather Sleeper Sofa

Lark Manor Rasberry 81'' Leather Sleeper Sofa

Best daybed sleeper sofa: Serena & Lily Presidio Trundle Daybed

The Presidio has it all, with a good-looking seat and the potential to set up a comfortable resting place. Prop yourself up with pillows for a more sofa-like seating experience, and when you or your guest need a nap, use the connected trundle to stretch out. Best of all, choose from 154 fabrics in various colors and patterns. You have to provide your own mattress (here are our top picks for the best places to buy a mattress online), but with so many options to choose from, you can customize your (or your guest’s) sleep experience.

Specifications:

  • Weight limit/capacity: Not listed
  • Materials: Depends on your choice
  • Mattress size: N/A
  • Mattress type: Daybed is designed for a standard non-adjustable mattress; it does not accommodate adjustable mattresses
  • Size: 85 inches wide x 40 inches deep x 40 inches high
  • Conversion mechanism: Pull-out trundle section
  • Price on publish: $4,198.00 (mattress not included)

What we like:

  • You can use any standard non-adjustable mattress
  • You can customize your daybed

What we don’t like:

  • Mattress is not included
  • Pricey
Best daybed sleeper sofa
Presidio Trundle Daybed

Presidio Trundle Daybed

What to consider when buying a sleeper sofa

Just like any piece of furniture, you should consider a few factors before purchasing.

How will you use the sleeper sofa?

Will you use it mainly to sit on and sometimes for guests? Or do you host regularly and will the sleeper mainly play a role at bedtime? If you’re looking for a sofa for your living room and simply want the option of a sleeper, you might look for a design that appeals mainly to your living room aesthetic. If you’re setting up your den to pull double duty as a guest room for family and friends, make sure the sleeper aspect of the pull-out is comfortable and attractive.

Size of the sofa

Do you host couples, families, or your single sibling? There are sleeper sofas designed as twin, queen, and even a few king-sized options, so make sure your sleeper is the right size for your guests. And of course, the right size for your room: Always measure your room before you investigate a potential sofa, to check that it fits.

Delivery of sleeper

If you live in a small home, make sure your sleeper sofa (be aware, they tend to be heavy!) can get around snug corners and tight hallways and through door frames. Some manufacturers, like Albany Park and Burrow, pack their sofas and other furniture into easily moveable boxes. You may also need assistance in setting up your sleeper, especially if it has a heavy pull-out bed. Sleeper sofa vs. sofa bed

Most sofa beds do not have a pull-out component with an actual mattress. A sleeper sofa usually has a mechanical hinge that you pull out and contains a mattress and mattress topper. Some sleeper sofas come with a mattress, others do not. Decide if a mattress matters or if you and your guests are okay with a sofa bed that you put bedding on top of.

How we selected the best sleeper sofas

Unlike, say, buying chairs or coffee tables, a sleeper sofa is more about comfort than style—after all, your guests will be spending 8 hours or more on this piece of furniture. When researching the best sleeper sofas, we took the time to consult with friends and colleagues alike to find out about their experiences with sofa beds. We read through many customer reviews, and researched expert advice about the difference between sofa beds and sleeper sofas. In addition, we reviewed each pick’s design, comfort factor, price and size to make sure we chose the best options for many budgets, styles and spaces.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What types of sleeper couches are out there?

Pull-out sleeper sofas, day beds, futon couches, foam fold-out sofa beds, and chaise loungers are all different types of sleeper sofas you can try.

Are sleeper sofas good for everyday use?

A good sleeper sofa with a comfortable mattress can be used every day. Others, depending on the type of mattress, may start to sag over time, especially if used over the weight capacity stated by the manufacturer.

How long do sleeper sofas last?

The life of a sleeper sofa depends on a few varying factors, like usage, materials, and design, as well as wear and tear. A quality sleeper could last up to 15 years, if you take care of it.

How to make sleeper sofas more comfortable

You can make any sleeper sofa more comfortable by replacing an uncomfortable mattress with a better one, or adding a feather or foam mattress topper or sleeping pad. Adding soft bedding, like a quality sheet set and pillows, will help add to the comfort.

What is the difference between a sleeper sofa and a sofa bed?

A sleeper sofa has a bed frame (usually made of metal) and a mattress you pull out to make a bed. A sofa bed does not have a bed frame and simply pulls out to make a flat surface that may or may not be cushioned, that you can sleep on.

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