Buying a sofa bed is no easy choice. With so many features to choose from, you want the bed you select to be comfortable and to last for years to come, without paying an arm and a leg for it.

To help you pick the best sofa bed for you, we’ve done all the research and put together a list of the best sofa beds on the market in 2019.

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Your Best Sofa Bed Buyer’s Guide

folded sofa bed

What to look for when making a decision about which product to buy can be tricky.

You want a couch that’s comfortable for sitting, but also easy to convert to sleep on. You want something that will last, look great, and fit into your space seamlessly. But you need to be able to move the sofa bed open and closed easily, and you want your guests to be comfortable during their stay.

You also want something that will last, a sleeper you won’t have to replace after one use.

Here are the 3 most important things to take into account (after considering the size dimensions that are right for you):

Mattress

The mattress in your sofa bed is what distinguishes a good night’s sleep from waking with a sore back. Because the mattress folds, it won’t be as firm and solid as traditional mattresses. However, there are three options for sofa beds:

  • Innerspring: Contain coils inside, which provide the bounce. The more coils, the better. Average mattresses have 345 coils, but 644 is considered a great number.
  • Memory foam: Possibly the best choice. Because they contain no coils, the foam used can conform to your body to provide added support and comfort.
  • Air-coil: On par with memory foam options, air-coil mattresses are innerspring with an inflatable air mattress built on top. The construction allows for a mattress twice as thick as a standard sofa bed mattress, but it tucks away easily when the airbed top is deflated.
  • Open-and-Close Mechanism

    a sofa bed in a living room

    A good sleeper will have a mechanism that’s easy to use in one smooth, fluid motion. Without squeaking or sticking, the bed should lift up and out easily. Sofa beds with a lock-down bar will ensure proper closing as well. A power open option may be best for you if you have back problems or mobility issues.

    Materials

    A sofa bed with high-quality materials will influence your comfort both while sitting and sleeping as well as the longevity of your sleeper. Look for a sofa made of real, high-quality steel or other metal, durable fabrics, and high-density foam. A durable frame is also important, so avoid softer woods like pine in favor of the most durable kiln-dried hardwood frames (or a combination of kiln-dried hardwood and furniture-grade plywood).

    Top 10 Best Sofa Bed

    After our extensive research, we’ve rated and put together a list of the top 10 best sofa bed in 2019. We have sorted them in order of best overall rating. This rating is based on which sleepers are comfortable and durable in terms of the materials used to make them as well as how easy each is to convert from sitting to sleeping, the function they were made to perform. Check out the list:

    1. Benchcraft - Daylon Contemporary Queen Sleeper Sofa

    Benchcraft - Daylon Contemporary Queen Sleeper Sofa - Accent Pillows...
    • QUEEN SOFA SLEEPER: Brimming with mid century modern appeal, this sofa's button tufting and box cushions are sure to...
    • CUSHIONED COMFORT: Enjoy plush cushions wrapped in polyester and 4 polyester/acrylic toss pillows. Included bi-fold...
    • CHENILLE-FEEL TEXTURING: Inspired by tailored menswear, this gray sleeper loads on the softness thanks to the chenille...

    Not only is this three-seater sofa bed beautifully designed for sitting, its concealed memory foam mattress provides the ultimate comfort for your overnight guests. The long cushion seat is perfect for families, as no one is crammed into the middle or falls into the cushions, and the fabric upholstery is quality made. Thanks to its kiln-dried Eucalyptus and stainless steel, this sofa bed is made to last and remain comfortable whether you sleep on it for a night or a month. If you frequently play host, this is the sleeper you need! The only negative is that the length of the mattress is a bit shorter than typical queen beds.

    2. Rivet Elliot Easy-Pull Modern Sofa Bed

    Rivet Elliot Easy-Pull Modern Sofa Bed, 71"W, Grey
    • This modern sofa is a comfortable place for you and your friends to enjoy many game nights. Getting late? Just remove...
    • 36.6''D x 71.3 "W x 35.4 ''H
    • Solid beech wood legs with espresso-color finish

    With a kiln-dried hardwood frame wrapped in 2lbs of foam and topped with thick foam cushions with layers of fiber for superior seating comfort, this fun retro sofa bed is built to be comfortable for years to come. The 5” high resilient mattress is actually a low-profile innerspring. However, because it’s topped with an insulator pad and a 2”- high-density memory foam topper, your guests will snooze comfortably. The tufted cushions add a tailored look, and the upholstery and craftsmanship are handcrafted specifically with you in mind. This means you can choose from over 100 colors of fabric and leather, order free swatches, and customize your furniture to fit your style. Customers call this sleeper firm but comfortable but say to make sure you order the memory foam mattress option. With the memory foam, this is a 5/5 option.

    3. Signature Sleep Devon Sofa Sleeper Bed

    Signature Sleep Devon Sleeper Sofa with Memory Foam Mattress, Grey...
    • Modern design with wide track arms for extra comfort and Mid Century style tufted back
    • Sofa bed perfectly sized for small spaces. It includes a pull out bed with a memory foam mattress that contours to your...
    • Seat cushions are made with independently encased coils that deliver additional comfort

    Whether you entertain often or occasionally, this plush sofa is perfect for curling up with a good book or folding out the queen-sized innerspring mattress to allow friends or family to sleep over multiple nights in comfort. The upholstery and back cushions are customizable (even available in leather), coming in various colors, and the seats sit extra-deep to allow the thick padding on the back and arm to pull you in. Deeper, a fall-away crossbar makes sure you never feel the bar on your back as you sleep. The mechanism is of the highest grade and made for heavy use while the sleeper frame uses trampoline-style springs to eliminate the need for metal support rods underneath.

    4. Baja Convert-A-Couch

    Baja Convert-a-couch Sofa Sleeper Bed Sofa Converts Into a Full-size...
    • Baja Convert-a-couch Sofa Sleeper Bed Charcoal Gray
    • Sofa Converts Into a Full-size Bed and Seats 3 Comfortably

    Compact in size, this modern designed sofa has thin arms and an easy fold-down back that provides to smallest possible footprint when the bed is open. No matter if you select the twin or the king size, Day & Night sleepers are made to take up less floor space than traditional sofa beds while remaining true to mattress sizes. The tri-fold platform system allows the high-resiliency foam mattress to be supported comfortably, without springs or bars. A hardwood frame and foam seats wrapped in polypropylene make this a durable and stain resistant option great if you have pets, kids, or lots of direct sunlight.

    5. Mechali Products Furniture Sofa Sleeper

    Mechali Products Furniture Sofa Sleeper Convertible into Lounger/Love...
    • Perfect for small spaces, apartments, dorm rooms. Easily changes from a comfortable couch to a sofa sleeper.
    • Perfect for any age, however in high demand for elderly folks who have in home nurses that sleep over.
    • 3 seat function as a sofa, lounger , bed

    A version of Mechali Products, only with a queen bed inside its certifiably sustainable kiln-dried hardwood frame. This sleeper is made to last! The uni-cushion is made of multilayer soy or plant-based polyfoam that we love for families and the easy-to-pull 5.25” mattress is sizeable. Plus, the bed it converts to is spacious enough for more than two people, if you have a small family often stay with you. However, we wish the coil/foam mattress had more foam even though reviews say guests find it comfy. Perfect for a multi-purpose room, game room, office space, or guest room, lounge in comfort with this sleeper.

    6. Ashley Furniture Signature Design

    Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Tibbee Full Sofa Sleeper - Sleek...
    • CONTEMPORARY SOFA SLEEPER: With a sleek profile and clean lines comfort and style merge seamlessly in this slate gray...
    • ULTRA SOFT CUSHIONS: Sofa sleeper cushion cores are made with high quality foam and wrapped in a cozy polyester...
    • SHARP DETAILS: Dark finish on sofa feet and coordinating toss pillows tie it all together for a refined casual-cool look

    If you live in a small apartment or need to find the perfect sofa bed for a small space, this 4.8-foot-long sleeper may be perfect for you.

    Ideal for studio apartments, small living rooms or office space, or even a teenager’s bedroom, you can comfortably sit and effortlessly transform from sofa to a twin-sized bed.  The supportive metal bedframe and tear and stain resistant upholstery mean this piece will last, and the twin-sized mattress is often all you need for a single overnight guest. Although this bed has an innerspring mattress that isn’t always the softest, customers say it’s comfy, but only as a short-term sleeping arrangement. However, you may need to purchase foam topper at least. With color options available, this cute loveseat matches unique styles of décor easily as well.

    7. Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Gilmer

    Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Gilmer Chenille Upholstered Queen...
    • CONTEMPORARY SOFA SLEEPER: Gorgeous gray makes a striking appearance in this sofa sleeper that fuses style with...
    • COZY COMFORT: Enjoy plush cushions wrapped in supple polyester upholstery. Included bi-fold memory foam mattress...
    • SOFT GRAY: Grace your space with this sumptuous shade of soothing gray. Whether your living room decor is classic,...

    Don’t sacrifice comfort for a pull-out bed. With this sleeper sofa, you can easily convert sofa to bed in seconds. The inflatable air mattress inside may not be the best sleeping option. However, it does help keep the couch’s overall weight down, making it easy to maneuver if you move a lot. The air chamber rests on a bed of coils to provide added support and the bed says to inflate in less than a minute with the use of its electric pump (included). Air beds do allow you to customize how firm you sleep, and the fabric has a smooth feel. Modern styling and tuxedo arms make the sofa bed excellent for living rooms, and the foam cushions are supportive for sitting purposes. The hardwood frame is a decent option in terms of the sleeper’s longevity as well. What makes this sofa a really great option is that it's completely customizable, with over 300 fabrics and leathers to choose from.

    8. Chelsea Home Twin Sleeper Chair

    Chelsea Home Twin Sleeper Chair in Gray
    • Includes toss pillows
    • Contemporary style
    • Medium seating comfort

    If your space is too tight for even a regular-sized couch and you often only have one guest, a half sleeper may be right for you. Never send out-of-town guests to stay at a hotel again. This cushy sleep chair is available in a variety of premium fabric options, and it functions as a cozy easy chair by day and a twin-sized bed at night, convertible in seconds. Wide enough for you to curl up in for hours, the mattress that unravels is made with two-layers of high-density foam and gel-infused memory foam that will contour to the body while removing natural body heat for optimal comfort. The breathable kit allows you to stay cool while the ultra-soft mattress allows your guest to sleep smoothly.

    9. Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Baden

    Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Bladen Contemporary Plush...
    • CONTEMPORARY SOFA SLEEPER: Tie your living room decor together with this equally comfortable and stylish sleeper....
    • PLUSH COMFORT: Relax on foam cushions wrapped in supple faux leather upholstery. Included bi-fold full innerspring...
    • COFFEE BROWN FINISH: Rich with multi-tonal shades of brown, this easy-to-match sleeper truly makes a bold statement in...

    Seating three, unlike many other sleep sofas on this list, this sofa bed only has a full-size mattress. That doesn’t mean its medium-firm foam seats and inner mattress aren’t comfortable! Customers rave about sleeping and lounging on this sofa. Ashley Furniture Signature Design may be simultaneous with comfort, and the curved arm rolls, box seats, and pillow backs will make you feel like a king. But the innerspring coil mattress is full-sized and honestly isn’t the most comfortable option available on the market today, as the foam is more versatile and lightweight. And while the solid wood frame is sturdier than pine or other weak woods, a couch frame like this won’t last as long as metal or kiln dried. So, even though this sleeper sofa is a great option, we can’t speak for its longevity.

    10. Castiel Sleeper Sofa

    Milton Greens Stars Castile Futon Sofa Bed with Matching Bolsters,...
    • Deep seating and generous padding provide extreme comfort
    • Converts from sofa to sleeper in seconds
    • Two matching bolsters included

    Cozy and modern, this sleeper is perfect for a loft or compact living space such as a tiny home. With a mid-century look and thin, elevated legs, it fits perfectly in a small living room. Sleeping two adults (one adult may actually be better based on customer reviews), you won’t get a lot of versatility out of this sleeper. But it is a perfect option if you need something small and out of the way that can accommodate a guest or a couple of kids in a pinch. Unfolding and easily converting into a sleeper in seconds, it’s a functional option that won’t take up much space at all. The foam seat, which is firm, also acts as the mattress.  The arms slide on and off easily. Don’t expect it to last for an extended period of time though, as reviews suggest you may need to fix small things, like buttons, from coming loose over time.

    How Do We Choose Our Ratings?

    unfolded sofa bed with pillows and cover

    It’s important for us to create ratings that are accurate and honest, so we look at testimonials and reviews from real customers around the globe. After the reviews are scoured, we analyze data about the product, taking into account the brand’s reputation and consider who might need certain types of products, to create a comprehensive rating that covers everything you need to know in order to buy the best sofa bed out there today.

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