Sofa beds have a bad rep for being very uncomfortable and the last thing that anyone wants to sleep on after a long day out with friends and family - if you happen to lose the game of heads and tails and end up having to spend your night on one, we feel your pain! Despite that nightmare, there are a few good solutions to this problem. There are many ways you can dramatically improve your experience on a sofa bed and in today's blog, we are going to give them to you!
5 reasons why your sofa bed is uncomfortable:
When you lie down you can feel the bar
Because of the makeup of the sofa bed, it's likely that when you are lying down you may be feeling the bars of the sofa poking through. Sofa beds are normally made from a metal frame that is constructed in a way that provides it to be solid and strong enough to hold your body weight when you lie down on it, while also being flexible enough to transform back into a sofa once you are done sleeping. This means that after repeated use you may feel the frame through the mattress or even at the sides as you stretch.
You can feel the coils of your mattress
Feeling the coils of your mattress is a dead giveaway that you're sleeping on a low-quality mattress. Whatever padding it previously had (or never had) has vanished.
Your sofa mattress is too soft
Although a soft mattress may appear luxurious and supremely comfy at first, don't get too swept away as a mattress that is too soft, may leave you feeling all the bumps and beams of the bed frame below. This is far away from comforting and it can cause unneeded pain and discomfort to your body.
Your sofa mattress is too firm
Mattresses that are firm aren't always a negative thing. In some cases, a firm mattress will allow for your body to be supported. However, a mattress that is too firm might lead to additional problems. When a mattress is overly firm, it causes pain or discomfort in the hips and shoulders. You can read more about firm mattresses on our blog here.
Your mattress is sagging downwards
If the mattress on your couch is sagging, it might be because of the mattress, the sofa bed frame, or a combination of the two. The mattress may lay on top of the frame bars if the problem is with the frame itself. As a result, where the frame bars are positioned, the mattress has dips and bumps rather than being smooth. This can happen for a few reasons such as the Frame perimeter coils being worn out or damaged or the mattress is lacking fundamental support due to the frame mechanism's design.
So what is the solution for all of these issues that you may have identified with your mattress? The best solution to all of these things is to simply buy a new mattress so that you can achieve optimum comfort. Mattresses can come in different styles such as our Hybrid mattresses and memory foam mattresses which will give your sofa bed a new lease of life. However, if you cannot do that immediately you can also look at the following ideas:
- Buy a sofa bed bar shield These are pieces of vinyl-covered foam that are placed over the sofa bed frame beneath the mattress. Although it may be a challenge to find one that fits your model, this might be a good addition to your sofa bed as it ‘shields’ you from the steel bars that are below you as you lie down.
- Buy a mattress topper - this is a fast and cost-effective way that can improve the overall comfort of a mattress. It may not be useful if your mattress is too far gone and the coils can be felt but in the case of your mattress being too firm, this is the perfect solution to reduce the firmness and increase the softness of your surface. You can read more about mattress toppers here.
Now that you have these tips you are well on your way to having a great nights sleep!