Defining the concept of a sleeper sofa
Also referred to as a’sofa bed,’ these are basically couches with a foldaway bed under the seats. They are typically easy to simply’pull out’ in situations where an extra bed is needed, and they are certainly more comfortable than overnighting on a sofa.
The design is such that it hides a bed underneath the seat cushions of the couch, by means of a folding frame and mattress. In effect to start the bed – you need to select the seat off cushions to be able to unfold the mattress, via pulling on a handle or metal bar, which will lift and expand the framing. Once the frame has been expanded fully – the bed is about to be coated with bedding, quickly and easily turn any space into a guest room.
Kinds of Sleepers
Sleepers can vary in their shape and size that may range from a sleeper seat and double-seated sofa sofa (that typically expand to a double bed size) to more spacious units, like a queen and sectional beds (that offer more comfort than smaller variants). When making your purchase – make sure to take proper measurements of your available space, before going to a store (to be sure the unit will fit when the bed has been expanded).
Mattresses to Blend
An important aspect to listen to, once you’re deciding on a certain sort of unit, is its mattress. Over time, and especially recently, manufacturers have notably improved the mattresses that go within the sofas. Sleeper sofas are now often available with an assortment of mattress choices – from nearly 13cm coils, memory foam, an air and coil mix and’gel-infused’ memory foam. If you’re looking for something flexible that will suit the needs of a diverse range of users, including yourself, make sure you request a bed retailer’s expert guidance.
Having a sleeper sofa in your living room or spare room offers an easy go-to when your children have their friends over for a slumber party or simply only a movie night. Besides that it provides a great alternative to having kids sleep head-to-toe with their friends – it can also lessen the late night noise by being further away from the bedroom!
2. Guests that just stay a night or 2
These types of expandable couch-beds are certain to be a convenient and useful addition to your living room when your’overeager jolly drunk’ friend should crash for the night or your relatives want to stay overnight. It provides a more suitable and comfy sleeping alternative than a troublesome air mattress.
3. When a family member gets injured or falls ill
If you would like to avoid catching whichever contagious illness your partner has or prevent your one child catch others’ cold/flu – sending them to sleep in the living room or den is going to keep you healthy and comfortable while you stay away from the germs.
If someone is unable to climb stairs and/ or is bedridden – having a sleeper downstairs could be their salvation. Being able to park an old or injured relative in front of the TV on the sleeper could save you and them lots of hassle.
4. Air-BnB bed
If you rent out your home from time-to-time to journeys – adding more sleeping area could be in your favour. By having the ability to accommodate more people – you’ll be able to charge more for the same space. Alternatively, you could transform your living space or an additional room into a rentable room, with minimal space, by adding a couple of basic appliances etc..
5. Emergency bed
Using a couch-cum-bed, or even two, in your cellar could make waiting out a storm more comfortable, whilst staying safe during emergency conditions.