Maximize your sofa’s functionality and make it an extra-comfy place to lay and back relax with a sleeper sofa. These transformable couches, which go from seating space to full bed in mere minutes, turn any room into a spare bedroom or comfy spot to snooze.
When you choose a sleeper sofa, you’re getting a dual-use piece of furniture—but it’s still a sofa first. "Although sometimes a sleeper, the primary use of these pieces is typically still seating, so comfort is a must," says Michelle Castagna, President of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), Florida Chapter. Ideally, you want your sofa to be as comfortable while watching TV as when spending a night on its mattress. And when it comes to the mattress, Castagna recommends those with air-over-coil engineering for a combination of comfort and support. “When I have clients looking for sleepers, I usually suggest this," Castagna says.
"Ease of use is also key," Castagna notes. "The sofa frame itself should be made of kiln-dried hardwoods or furniture-grade plywood," details that can make it easier to lift up and out. Smooth edges, a locking mechanism, and maneuverability are also signs of a quality sleeper sofa.
After hours of research and at-home testing, our top pick is the Pottery Barn Cameron Roll Arm Slipcovered Sleeper Sofa, which offers equal comfort as a couch and a sleeping spot. Durable enough for daily wear and tear, this versatile sofa is also easy to clean.
Here, the best sleeper sofas for every space.
Pottery Barn Cameron Roll Arm Slipcovered Sleeper Sofa
Dozens of upholstery options
Firmer, polyester-wrapped cushions
Cooling gel-infused memory foam mattress
Easy-to-clean removable slipcover
Lengthy shipping time frame
Plush couch cushions and a memory foam mattress come together in Pottery Barn’s Cameron Sleeper Sofa, offering a blend of comfort and support that easily makes it our top pick. Available in two sizes, this cushy couch offers a cozy place to relax thanks to its polyester-wrapped cushions, which are firm and don’t require any plumping, even with rough-and-tumble daily use. “The cushions hold up well and have held their shape over five months,” said our home tester. “We have a busy household and this is taking a lot of abuse, including multiple nights of sleeping on it, and it does a solid and comfortable job.”
With mortise-and-tenon joinery, the corner-blocked frame is strong and durable, meant to last you for years to come. When it’s time to pull out the queen-sized mattress, it’s a smooth effort: the pull-out mechanism is designed for heavy use, and a double-locking headrest and fall-away crossbar allow for customized adjustments for all-night comfort. A 5-inch-thick memory foam mattress infused with cooling gel gives you a supportive and heat-wicking sleep surface. And when it comes to comfort, our at-home tester said, “My husband had to sleep on it for 10 nights when I was sick. He usually has back pain and had no issues at all.”
You can choose from dozens of different upholstery fabrics in varying shades. No matter the color or material, this sleeper sofa comes with a slipcover that’s easy to pull off when it’s time for a cleaning. While it is an expensive investment—and takes some time to ship—you can expect this dual-use couch to last.
Price at time of publish: $2,599 for 2 Seat Twill, White
Dimensions: 88 x 38 x 35.5 inches | Weight: 290 pounds | Seating Capacity: 3 seats | Mattress Size: Queen | Mattress Type: Foam and gel-infused memory foam
Mopio Chloe Convertible Sleeper Sofa
Sleek mid-century design
Multiple color choices
Easy to assemble
Very firm sleeping surfaces
Short for tall sleepers
The Mopio Convertible Sleeper Sofa will enhance your space, giving you a versatile piece of furniture that shifts into a compact sleeping spot in seconds, all without breaking the bank. Affordably priced and simple in its mid-century modern design, it’s a futon-style sleeper that folds flat and offers enough room to seat three people comfortably. With eight fabric shades to choose from, you’ll love the sleek chevron stitching and wooden legs paired with 100 percent polyester fabric that feels like microfiber.
While this sleeper sofa doesn’t offer a traditional mattress, its futon-like design makes it easy to shift into a bed. A split back fold-down backrest lays flat to create a firm “bed” anywhere. When you’re using it as a couch, you can angle and adjust that backrest to your liking for a customized level of comfort, too. Levelers are included for the legs to keep the sofa stable. And setup is a breeze; the simple process takes just a few minutes.
However, keep in mind that this convertible sofa does run a bit small. When folded flat, it falls between a twin and full mattress in its size; it can be slightly short for taller sleepers. Additionally, the foam material does run firm rather than plush.
Price at time of publish: $369
Dimensions: 77.56 x 33 x 28.3 inches | Weight: 93.92 pounds | Seating Capacity: 3 seats | Mattress Size: Futon | Mattress Type: Foam
Crate & Barrel Fuller 2-Piece Sleeper Sectional with Storage Chaise
Easy-to-use gas-lift mechanism
Supports up to 600 pounds
Durable kiln-dried hardwood and pine frame
Includes storage chaise
Luxuriously comfortable sleep awaits with the Crate & Barrel Fuller Sleeper Sectional. This plush couch looks like a classic sectional sofa, with a lounge-worthy chaise (which hides extra storage space!) and generously plump seat and back cushions. Underneath those cushions, however, is a comfort-forward mattress that pulls out with ease, thanks to a smooth-operating gas-lift mechanism free of bars, springs, and tricky hinges.
Sized to accommodate two sleepers, this sofa converts into a roomy bed with a mattress made from high-density, high-resiliency foam. Along the top, a 1-inch ThermaGel layer works to keep you cool and wick away heat while offering solid back support. Whether used as a couch or a bed, this convertible sofa’s highly durable frame made of kiln-dried engineered hardwood and pine won’t warp or sag. The high-density foam and polyfoam cushions can also withstand plenty of wear.
It’s worth noting, however, that your typical queen-size sheets won’t perfectly fit the mattress inside this sleeper sofa. Because of its unique 68 x 80 inch sizing, the mattress will require special sheets. Additionally, it’s a pricey investment piece—but it’s one that offers a whole lot of versatility, from convenient in-couch storage to a quick-converting pull-out mechanism.
Price at time of publish: $7,998
Dimensions: 110 x 68 x 36 inches | Weight: Not listed | Seating Capacity: 4 seats | Mattress Size: Extra-long queen | Mattress Type: High-density foam and ThermaGel
Article Soma Sofa Bed
High-density foam cushion cores
Supportive memory foam mattress
Kiln-dried wood and metal frame
In-chase hidden storage
Mattress runs short
Upholstery can pill with wear
The Article Soma Sofa Bed brings together the roomy seating space of a classic, mid-century modern sectional and all the perks of a sleeper sofa into one living-room-worthy piece. There’s enough room on this sofa for three or four people to relax comfortably atop the well-stuffed cushions filled with high-density foam. The chaise arm, which can be configured to either the left or right side of the couch, offers extra space to stretch out—and under its cushion is a storage spot for essentials like blankets and throw pillows.
Underneath the seats of this sectional sofa, you’ll also find a full-size mattress. A smooth, easy-to-operate pull-out mechanism transforms it into a bed, and the memory foam mattress conforms to sleepers’ bodies. The combination of the sofa’s kiln-dried wood frame and metal bed frame are sturdy and ready for long-term use, too.
While this sectional sleeper sofa pulls out into a full-size mattress, it’s important to note that the mattress isn’t technically a true full. It runs a few inches shorter than your typical full-size mattress, and it’s thinner, too. Over time, customer reviews also mention that the upholstery can begin to pill and show spots of wear.
Price at time of publish: $2,299
Dimensions: 105 x 64 x 31.5 inches | Weight: 294 lbs | Seating Capacity: 3 seats | Mattress Size: Full | Mattress Type: Memory foam
Best for Small Spaces
Serta Monroe Full Sized Convertible Sleeper Sofa
High-density foam cushions
Kiln-dried solid hardwood frame
Locking mechanism prevents injuries
Designed for small spaces
Very firm mattress
Pull-out mechanism requires some strength
If you’re working with a smaller room or limited space, the Serta Monroe Full Sized Convertible Sleeper Sofa will fit almost anywhere. With enough seating for two and a compact design that takes up just over 66.5 inches of space, this couch can convert into a full-size bed in no time. With a clean design available in two color choices (and covered in stain-resistant fabric), this is a sofa that can suit just about any interior design style.
Constructed with a solid wood frame, this convertible sofa can support up to 400 pounds whether you’re sitting or sleeping. It’s built with durability in mind, from the high-density foam cushions to the easy-to-maintain throw pillows included. Pulling out the mattress is relatively easy, though it does require some strength. This sleeper’s mechanism allows for multi-functional positions, includes a lock for stability, and is equipped with Serta’s patented Finger Guard Protection technology to prevent injuries.
Though the sofa is small, it doesn’t skimp on comfort. The couch cushions feature Serta Dream Coils wrapped in upholstery fabric, and the mattress keeps you comfortable while at rest thanks to its memory foam core. It is a firmer mattress, so you may want to add a topper if you like a softer, more cushioned feel while you sleep.
Price at time of publish: $1,230
Dimensions: 66.5 x 38.6 x 37.6 inches | Weight: 156.2 pounds | Seating Capacity: 2 seats | Mattress Size: Full | Mattress Type: Memory foam
Lark Manor Rasberry Rolled Arm Sofa Bed
Multiple color choices
Buttery-soft top grain leather
Sturdy mattress supports
Cushion edges and couch seams don't line up
Crafted from genuine top-grain leather, this Lark Manor Raspberry Rolled Arm Sofa Bed is truly as luxurious as it seems. It’s both sumptuous and versatile, thanks to its ability to convert into a queen-size bed with an easy-to-use pull-out mechanism. Classic in its style and available in a range of 13 different shades of leather, it’ll look like a standout no matter where it’s placed.
In our home testing, this sofa impressed immediately upon arrival. With supple softness, it’s comfortable to sink into when you sit on its leather-covered foam cushions. According to our tester, the buttery feel of the leather feels wonderful against the skin. The sofa is sizable, but not large enough to overpower a smaller room. And its lower 33-inch back allows it to take up less real estate.
When you’re ready to convert this leather couch into a sleeping space, you’ll be supported by a metal frame with springs. The mattress offers enough room for two adults, though its weight limit is somewhat low at just 350 pounds. It’s got plenty of space, but the mattress is thinner; it stands just 5.5 inches high, which means some sleepers may want the added cushioning of a topper. While it doesn’t compare to a standard 9- to 12-inch mattress, our tester noted, “While it cannot compare to a regular 9- to 12-inch mattress, we slept reasonably well on it.”
While getting the couch converted is relatively simple, moving the mattress once it’s out can be tricky, as the mattress is surprisingly heavy. Additionally, one small detail we didn’t love about the sofa itself appears in its cushions. The edges don’t perfectly line up with the seams along the back of the couch. It’s a minor design flaw, but guests likely won’t notice.
Price at time of publish: $3,116
Dimensions: 81 x 33 x 35 inches | Weight: 223 pounds | Seating Capacity: 3 seats | Mattress Size: Queen | Mattress Type: Innerspring
Best Memory Foam
Raymour & Flanigan Charlotte Queen Memory Foam Sleeper
Reversible wrapped foam cushions
Supportive memory foam mattress
Traditional, classic design
Low rolled arms
Cushions soften quickly
Only available in one color and fabric
Inside Raymour & Flanigan’s Charlotte Queen Sleeper, you’ll get the supportive, body-conforming comfort of sleeping on a memory foam mattress—and it’s a cozy couch to lounge on, too. This classic couch with rolled arms is a sleeper sofa that can match most interior aesthetics, thanks to its versatile beige upholstery and easy-to-care-for polyester blend material. The reversible and refillable cushions are stuffed firm with Dacron wrapped foam, and you’ll enjoy the support of a sinuous coil spring system in the seat.
Perhaps the most exciting detail, though, is the queen-size memory foam mattress sitting underneath the sleeper’s cushions. It’s thinner than a standard memory foam mattress, but this pull-out version still offers body-hugging comfort and comfort for sleepers in any position, with decent pressure relief.
While the cushions on this sleeper sofa are nicely firm and supportive upon arrival, they do tend to break in quickly and soften. Within the first year, you may find that they’ve softened significantly. Additionally, if you’re searching for a custom color or fabric option, your choices are limited here; this sofa only comes in one upholstery color and type.
Price at time of publish: $1,995
Dimensions: 81 x 40 x 39 inches | Weight: Not listed | Seating Capacity: 3 seats | Mattress Size: Queen | Mattress Type: Memory foam
West Elm Clara Futon
Sustainably-sourced, FSC-certified wood frame
Easy-to-use gas-lift and click clack mechanisms
Seat offers hidden storage space
Lays flat easily
Doesn't include a true mattress
If you don’t need a full-sized sofa, but you’d love a versatile piece of furniture, the West Elm Clara Futon will fit the bill. It’s nothing like the futons you remember from college; instead, it’s stylish, modern, and aesthetically pleasing in a variety of colorful shades and upholstery types. And it’s still incredibly easy to convert from sitting space to twin-size bed whenever needed.
In addition to its stylish appearance, this sleeper is well-built. With a sustainably-sourced, FSC-certified wood frame, it’s constructed for durability. The cushions are fiber-filled with high-resiliency polyurethane foam cores and feature high-gauge sinuous springs for extra support. To lay this futon flat, the simple click clack mechanism gets the job done fast. As an added bonus, this sleeper gives you more than a couch and bed in one; lift up the seat cushion, and you’ll find there’s hidden storage space for blankets, pillows, and more.
Because this piece is a true futon and not a full sleeper sofa, keep in mind that it doesn’t offer an actual mattress. Instead, the back folds down to create a flat sleeping surface—and that surface is pretty firm, thanks to the innerspring design that offers support while you’re seated. You’ll definitely want to cover the futon with sheets to protect the velvety upholstery each time it’s used for sleep.
Price at time of publish: $1,299 for Forest Gray, Performance Velvet
Dimensions: 80 x 39.5 x 33 inches | Weight: Not listed | Seating Capacity: 3 seats | Mattress Size: Twin | Mattress Type: Innerspring
Lark Manor Lourenco 77” Upholstered Sleeper Sofa
Solid, engineered wood frame
Numerous upholstery fabric and color choices
Includes throw pillows
No assembly required
Slightly shorter than a traditional queen mattress
Mechanism can be stick on first uses
The Lark Manor Lourenco Upholstered Sleeper Sofa is a reasonably-priced staple piece with plenty of perks. Not only does it boast a queen-size mattress inside its frame, but this convertible couch is also made to order, includes matching throw pillows, and is made in the USA. And, of course, its clean lines and classic silhouette make it a seamless style fit in living rooms, guest bedrooms, and other spaces.
Covered in a polyester blend fabric, this sleeper sofa is made cozy thanks to a supportive solid engineered wood frame and foam-filled cushions (which, as an added perk, are reversible for a longer lifespan). Under the seat, sinuous springs offer support for up to 500 pounds of weight. When you’re ready to convert the couch into a bed, you’ll rest atop an innerspring mattress that stands 6 inches high for a bit of extra support. With enough room for two sleepers, it’s plenty of space to welcome guests—expected or not!
While this sleeper promises to unfurl a queen-size mattress, it does run a little short. At 72 inches long when extended, it’s about eight inches shorter. This means true queen sheets will run large, and taller sleepers may not have enough length. It’s also worth noting that reviewers mention the pull-out mechanism can be sticky at first. After a few uses, it should loosen up, but it does require strength initially.
Price at time of publish: $1,802
Dimensions: 77 x 34 x 37 inches | Weight: 180 pounds | Seating Capacity: 2 seats | Mattress Size: Queen | Mattress Type: Innerspring
Raymour & Flanigan Harris King Sleeper Sofa
Supportive gel mattress
Lasting cushion shape retention
Smooth, quick pull-out mechanism
Reinforced hardwood and pine frame
If you’re in need of extra sleeping space, the Raymour & Flanigan Harris King Sleeper goes big, providing a king-size mattress without requiring an entirely separate bedroom. Compactly packaged inside a classic sofa, you’ll save space and have all of the convenience of a roomy bed for guests (or even yourself!).
With seating for up to three people, this dual-purpose sofa features 100 percent polyester upholstery and rotatable zippered cushions stuffed with Dacron wrapped foam cores. A durable hardwood and pine frame with reinforced joints can support up to 500 pounds of weight. To pull out the king mattress inside, the smooth-gliding mechanism works quickly and with ease, making it a breeze to maneuver. The mattress itself offers a comfortable, supportive night’s sleep thanks to its gel construction, which relieves pressure while cradling the body.
Though the weight isn’t specified for this king sleeper sofa, reviews note that it’s very heavy; you won’t want to try to move it around on your own. As a larger sofa—one with a larger internal mattress and more framing—it’s also more expensive than other options on this list.
Price at time of publish: $5,680
Dimensions: 86 x 37 x 39 inches | Weight: Not listed | Seating Capacity: 3 seats | Mattress Size: King | Mattress Type: Gel
CB2 Flex Gravel Sleeper Sofa
Adjusts into three different positions
Durable 100 percent polyester fabric
Durable powder-coated metal frame
Very firm sleeping surface
Not a perfect fit for standard sheets
Customize your couch’s comfort level—and angle—with CB2’s Flex Gravel Sleeper Sofa, a three-position adjustable piece. Sleek and modern, it’s a sofa that’ll fit right into your living room, spare bedroom, office, or anywhere else. Thanks to its smaller size, it’s a stylish addition for those with limited space. With just a quick adjustment, this lounge-ready couch can lay flat and turn into a comfy sleeping spot. And thanks to its adjustable nature, it can also lean back for reading, watching TV, or simply getting a touch more comfortable while relaxing.
This sleeper sofa adjusts to three positions: upright, angled-back at 45 degrees, or flat. Underneath its tufted poly fabric in dark gray is a real mattress, one with pocketed coil innersprings and high-density foam. There’s enough room for two to sleep comfortably. Supporting the sleeper is a powder-coated hand-welded metal and mesh frame with a polished chrome base.
When you’re ready to hit the hay and lay this sleeper sofa down flat, it offers up a pretty firm surface. If you’re in need of more cushioning, you may want to add a mattress topper to soften it up. Additionally, getting sheets onto this convertible sofa is a bit tricky. Queen sheets offer the closest match, but the unique 49 x 80 inch sizing makes for an imperfect fit.
Price at time of publish: $1,499
Dimensions: 80 x 37.5 x 33.5 inches | Weight: Not listed | Seating Capacity: 3 seats | Mattress Size: Futon | Mattress Type: Innerspring
Built for the long haul and comfortable enough to sleep on for a week or longer, the Pottery Barn Cameron Roll Arm Slipcovered Sleeper Sofa is our top pick. While it is an investment with its higher price, in our testing the cushions and mattress held up and remained comfortable and supportive even with daily use. For a sleeper on a budget, the Mopio Chloe Convertible Sleeper Sofa is a great alternative that quickly converts, offers up a firm sleeping surface, and even lets you adjust your sofa’s angle for added comfort day in and out.
What to Look for in a Sleeper Sofa
A long-lasting sleeper sofa is one that’s well-built, with a tough frame made from hardy materials. While metal might be your first thought, hardwood is actually the best choice. The strongest, most capable sofa frames are typically made out of hardwood. “The sofa frame itself should be made of kiln-dried hardwoods or furniture-grade plywood,” recommends Michelle Castagna, President of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), Florida Chapter.
Comfort is key in a sleeper sofa. When it comes to the mattress inside a sleeper sofa, Castagna recommends opting for an air-over-coil for a combination of support and comfort. Spring mattresses tend to be the most common (and the most affordable), but they aren’t the most comfortable to sleep on. Memory foam mattresses are another option; they’re costly, but they’re also nicely supportive.
The size of the mattress inside a sleeper sofa can range anywhere from twin to king. Just like traditional mattresses, these convertible couches can offer enough sleeping space for one or more people. If you’re searching for a sofa that’ll fit in an apartment or a small room, a twin-sized mattress may be the best fit. If you have room to spare and want your sleeper sofa to double as a full-size bed, a full, queen, or king mattress will suit your needs.
Skip the struggle and opt for a sleeper sofa that’s a breeze to lift, pull out, and put away. An easy-to-use pull-out mechanism makes a world of difference, especially when it works smoothly, seamlessly, and without any sharp edges or challenging components.
“Since you are basically just dealing with the shell of a sofa with a mechanism inserted, make sure the mechanism is a quality one,” Castagna notes. Look for details like smooth edges, easy lifting, locks, and easy-to-use pull-out components as you browse. If you’re shopping in-store, test out the sofas you’re considering to judge how smoothly their mechanisms work.
How long do sleeper sofas last?
A well-constructed sleeper sofa should last just as long as a quality couch. That means you can expect a sleeper sofa to last anywhere from seven to 15 years, depending on the wear and tear it faces.
Do you need special sheets for a sleeper sofa?
Since most sleeper sofas include traditional mattresses, your typical sheets are likely to fit. However, it’s important to note that sleeper sofa mattresses do tend to be thinner than standard mattresses. They’re often 4 to 5 inches deep, which means your sheets may have deeper pockets that create a looser fit. Double-check your sheets and the depth of the mattress on the sleeper sofa to determine if you’ll need specially-sized sheets for a secure fit.
Can you sleep on a sleeper sofa every night?
While sleeper sofas are built for long-term use, the mattresses inside them aren’t necessarily meant for every-night use. The mattresses can be comfortable for the short-term, but they aren’t directly equal to a traditional bed frame and mattress. Sleeper sofas are meant to fulfill two purposes, which means they can be lacking somewhat when it comes to nightly, long-term sleep comfort and support.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Heather Adams is a senior editor for The Spruce and researched the products in this roundup, considering the design, functionality, and comfort of various sleeper sofas and sofa beds. She considered options reviewed by our testers and researched the best sleeper options, choosing sofas that offered comfort when used for sitting or sleeping, durable construction details, and value for the cost. She also previously wrote for Clean Eating Magazine, covering food, nutrition, and wellness content, and The Drive, covering automotive, garage, and tool content.
Theresa Holland is a seasoned commerce writer and editor specializing in home improvement, textiles, and lifestyle. For insight on what to consider when shopping for a sleeper sofa, she interviewed two design experts: Decorist designer Mikayla Keating and Michelle Castagna, President of the Florida chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA). She then considered options reviewed by our testers and researched today's best sleepers. The chosen products were ultimately comfortable for both sitting and sleeping, durable, aesthetically pleasing, and a good value for the price.
Holland has been contributing to The Spruce since 2019, where she covers furniture, mattresses, bedding, and decor. You can read more of her writing on MyDomaine, Byrdie, and more.