Sleepers & More 101

From Sit to Sleep: The Best Sleeper Sofa Shopping Advice

Follow our advice and you'll learn everything you need to know in order to shop for a sleeper sofa like a pro.

What is the most reliable sleeper sofa?

Reliability means a lot of things to a lot of different people. So we'll define it as sturdiness, longevity, and being sold by a trusted brand. If you're looking for specifics, the Costco Thomasville sectional sleeper certainly fits the bill. But maybe you're looking for a leather sofa bed? Or something as unique as a couch to bunk bed style? Then you'll need to read up on the best qualities to look for when shopping for sleepers.

  • Rock-solid brands: Hunt for those big names in furniture that have a knack for making stuff that lasts. Since there is a mechanism involved and since sleeper couches serve a utilitarian purchase, it's not just about which one's looks kill the most.
  • What's the buzz?: Dive into online reviews to hear straight from folks who've given these sleepers a snooze test.
  • Fold and go: Check out ones with a folding game that's smooth like butter – you want easy-peasy, not a wrestling match.
  • Built tough: Seek out ones with strong frames and cushiony goodness that won't go flat on you.

These tips will help keep you sharp as you shop!

What to look for when buying a sleeper sofa?

When you type "sofa sleepers for sale" or "sleeper sofa near me" into Google you might become overwhelmed by the results. There are a LOT of sofa beds available these days. Let's say you narrow it down to a loveseat sofa bed that you love, but you're just not sure it's going to be good enough for your needs. How can you tell for sure? Don't worry, we'll help you figure it out with these tips!

  • Comfy by day, cozy by night: Pick a sofa that's comfortable to sit on and transforms into a snug bed with ease.
  • Sizing it up: Measure your space, sofa size, and bed dimensions – gotta make sure it fits both roles!
  • Mattress magic: Go for a mattress that gives you sweet dreams – memory foam or innerspring, your call.
  • Sturdy structure: Look for a solid frame and easy-to-use mechanism. You don't want a wrestling match to open it up.
  • Fabric fun: Choose a fabric that fits your style and lifestyle – durability is key.
  • Check the reviews: Dive into online reviews to get real-life opinions from fellow sofa sleepers.
  • Warranty wonders: A solid warranty is your safety net in case anything goes haywire.

So you're finally ready to ditch the 3 seater sofa and splurge on a sleeper? Well, now you've got everything you need to find the perfect sofa bed for you and your home (and your guests).

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Alex Back is the founder and CEO of Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of the popular furniture brand, Apt2B, which was acquired by a large US retail furniture chain in 2018. He worked to integrate Apt2B, one of the very first online furniture retailers on the Shopify platform, into the operations of the 100 year old larger business entity and was deeply immersed in the business operations of both online and brick and mortar retail for 4 years before leaving in 2023 to start Working in various parts of the furniture industry since 2004, he has 20 years experience in retail sales, e-commerce, marketing, operations, logistics and wholesale manufacturing and distribution. He has worked extensively with partners such as Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon and his work has been highlighted in many publications such as Forbes, CNN and HGTV, among others. Alex is delighted to bring his experience and authority on couches and the furniture industry to this platform, along with many of his industry colleagues who are helping him keep the audience informed and engaged on a daily basis.
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