So, it’s Time for a Sofa Bed Mattress Replacement

See if one of the following scenarios fits you:

  • You have friends or family coming in town for a holiday, and you want to be able to accommodate them in your home, instead of having them stay at a hotel, motel, or AirBNB. A truly comfortable sleeper sofa mattress is just the ticket.
  • You typically invite guests over, and tend to stay up late engaging with them. You don’t have a guest bedroom per se, and for convenience sake, you’d like them not to have to drive after dark. Providing a quality sofa mattress for their overnight stay is a nice gesture of your thoughtfulness.
  • There is a new temporary living arrangement in your household. Someone really needs a place to stay until he or she can get on their feet, and find a place of their own. You’ve found it in your heart to be a welcoming host or hostess, and a sofa sleeper mattress is one way of you giving someone you care about a hand up for the time being.
  • You’ve closed on a new home, and you’re excited to begin living in your new place. The move was all done in a rush by necessity. You haven’t decided on a new bedroom mattress yet, even. But, you know you’re going to need a replacement sofa mattress anyway. Besides, the bedroom is completely unorganized, and stuffed full of items you still need to sort through.
  • You prefer not to have a television in your bedroom, but you tend to watch television in the living room late into the evening on weekends. You may as well have a comfortable replacement sofa sleeper mattress, just in case you get too tired to haul yourself to your bedroom.

Believe it or not, even if one of the above “temporary” arrangements isn’t what you’re aiming for, our sofa bed mattress replacements are so comfortable and supportive that they can even be used as a primary bedding arrangement! Our replacement mattress selections for your sofa bed are so resilient and responsive, that we offer a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty on them.

Where Traditional Sofa Bed Mattresses Fall Short

Most sofa beds come with sofa bed mattresses that are completely inadequate. This isn’t a surprise to anyone who has bought a new sofa, even recently. The mattress inside is essentially an afterthought to the sofa manufacturer, or an accessory that little consideration is put into, unfortunately. Typically, the traditional sofa bed mattress is a thin block of foam that offers very little in the way of support. And, because it’s so thin and soft, it’s a common occurrence for the sleeper to feel the bar from the bed right in their back, almost like a knife, all night long.

Another issue with traditional sofa mattresses is that because they are constructed so poorly, they are very short-lived. The material is so cheap that even with moderate use, the mattress tends to break down on a sped-up life cycle. And, being made mostly from polyurethane foams, nobody gets terribly impressed when they end up sleeping hot on these mattresses. In this day and age, because it’s difficult to harness all of the resources (and time) to do more than one thing well, specializing is a better plan in general, so perhaps sofa manufacturers should be cut a little slack for not putting the best sofa bed mattress in with their sofa beds when they sell them.

PlushBeds’ Sofa Bed Mattresses

That’s where PlushBeds comes in. We’ve been making sofa bed replacement mattress for over 10 years. We are the manufacturer, and we make these mattresses to last! If we didn’t, some of the most luxurious hotels wouldn’t be buying them. And, we wouldn’t have thousands of satisfied customers. We start from the very beginning – the high quality materials we choose to use.

Cool Gel Memory Foam

This sofa sleeper is a customer favorite. It has all the conveniences of pressure relieving comfort, but with the extra benefit of gel beads integrated into the memory foam to allow for a much cooler sleep. In fact, our Gel Memory Foam Sofa Mattress dissipates heat 3 times faster than competitors’ memory foams, and is 30 percent cooler overall. It’s far and away our bestseller! Those who are looking to treat their guests to sleeping in style and comfort, at a great value, are thrilled to report that their company raves over this sofa mattress selection.

Memory Foam

Our memory foam sofa bed mattress replacements are very inviting as well. For those that tend to be on the cooler body temperature side, and especially during the winter, memory foam is a classic choice, and difficult to surpass. Because memory foam is temperature-activated, while your body slowly sinks into the mattress as it gets gently cradled, you’ll keep warm and feel “tucked in”. Memory foam distributes the weight of your body, and conforms to your natural curvature, thus making this classic option a hard one to turn down. At the end of a long day – pressure melts away! Your guests will be very appreciative of you as their host taking into account their comfort while staying with you.

Both of Our Memory Foam Sofa Mattress Models Have This

One thing that distinguishes both our memory foam and our gel memory foam sofa bed mattresses is that they are constructed from open-cell memory foam. Not to get too technical, but this just means that if you looked at the memory foam under a microscope, you would see that there is a lot more space in there for oxygen to be released and cycle through, thus allowing for a cooler sleep experience than traditional memory foam mattresses, which are constructed using a closed-cell matrix.

Is All Memory Foam the Same?

Don't be fooled by no-name companies offering "4LB memory foam" at ridiculously low prices. Most of these are 1lb - 2.5 lb Chinese imports, which are "assembled" in the USA with strong odors, little support, or begin to sag within months. PlushBeds only uses the highest quality, USA-made, 4lb. memory foam available. Why settle for less?

Latex

Latex is truly the supreme choice as it comes to sofa bed mattresses, and our latex sofa bed mattress is second-to-none! If you are aiming for elegance, and truly trying to impress your guests, natural latex foam is where it’s at. Latex is breathable, and contains small pinholes throughout, a feature intended to make certain that warm air isn’t trapped up against your body, and can circulate freely, so you won’t overheat during sleep. Natural latex is also very resilient and elastic in nature. This means that unlike memory foam, it has instant “bounce back”. Individuals who don’t prefer the feel of memory foam because it has a tendency to lock you into one place, love latex because it is instantly responsive. Because latex is rubber foam, it doesn’t take time like memory foam does to recapture its original shape. That makes it easy to move around on. Another highly-sought-after feature of natural latex is that it contains no petrochemicals. So, if you decide upon our natural latex sofa sleeper mattress, you’re getting a mattress that is eco-friendly.

Each of our Sofa Bed Mattress Options Are Certified

Whether you choose the memory foam sofa bed mattress, the gel memory foam sofa bed mattress, or the natural latex sofa bed mattress for your sofa bed, rest assured that each one of them has been through 3rd party, independent testing, and passed with flying colors! All three of them are GreenGuard Gold certified. This means that independent laboratories have certified them to meet some of the most stringent chemical emissions requirements in the world. Less VOCs equals cleaner air, and fewer allergy symptoms. Your guests will feel good about the air they breathe at night, and you’ll feel good about taking good care of them.

Components in the Mattress Construction

Each of our sofa bed mattresses is a standard 4.5 inches thick. The mattress base layer (the bottom 3 inches) of our sofa mattresses are all made from high-density foam that is CertiPur-US certified. That means that they do not contain any of the following:

  • Ozone depleters
  • PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP ("Tris") flame retardants
  • Mercury, lead, and other heavy metals
  • Formaldehyde
  • Phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The top 1 ½ inches is the comfort layer of your sofa sleeper mattress. This layer is the one that is either made from our gel memory foam, memory foam, or natural latex.

Now that you have a sufficient introduction to our sofa bed mattress replacements, we can run through some selection examples.

Example Sofa Bed Mattress Selections

Let’s go over a few sample scenarios having to do with the selection process of a sofa bed mattress. Note that these are examples only, and just posed here to stimulate thought. Separating out the options here is not as critical as it is for our bedroom mattresses, since there are fewer factors to consider. These options have more to do with preference than anything. The firmness level in each of these mattresses is in the Goldilocks “just right” medium range.

Example 1: Amy is a university student who was looking for a sofa mattress that could accommodate her sister when she came to visit. Amy didn’t want to splurge too much, but she recognized the existing mattress in her pull out couch was terribly insufficient, and lacked any kind of support or pressure relief. Her couch was relatively new, but the mattress already had tears in it because it was so thin. Amy searched the PlushBeds website, and felt that the memory foam sofa bed mattress would be a good fit for her sister. She measured the bed inside of her couch, and found that she would only need a Twin size for the mattress. This being very affordable, Amy purchased this mattress, and her sister has been very complimentary regarding it when she comes to visit and sleeps on it. Amy has chalked it up to one of her smarter buys that she’s had while attending university. She even sometimes sleeps on it herself on weekends when she binge watches Netflix in her living room.

Example 2: Brody and Alisa often have family over for the holidays, birthdays, and other such occasions. They don’t have any guest bedrooms, but they wished to be good hosts to Alisa’s parents who visited often, and were elderly. Brody and Alisa did their research, and learned that latex would be a great option for the elderly couple, who had expressed some reservations to them in the past regarding memory foam. Their ultimate purchase was a Queen Wide latex sofa bed mattress, and Alisa’s parents, Ed and Bernina, were pleasantly surprised at being able to sleep in what they expressed was “the lap of luxury”, with excellent pressure relief when they last came over for the younger couple’s 3-year-old’s birthday celebration. Brody and Alisa were happy to have made this decision after seeing the pleased looks on Alisa’s parent’s faces.

Example 3: Walter and Terry’s son Jeff had a friend who was in between jobs, and looking for work. The friend, Ollie, was trying to save money, and had asked Jeff if he would potentially have a temporary landing spot for him just until he got into a new apartment. Jeff asked his parents, who were willing to oblige, since they knew Ollie was a “good chap”, who was responsible and hard working. Walter and Terry looked through the PlushBeds website, and settled upon our gel memory foam sofa mattress, thinking it would be the most hospitable for Ollie. Whenever Ollie had visited the home in the past, he had always shyly asked if the air conditioning could be turned on. This was a tip off to Walter and Terry that the gel memory foam might be the best solution. They were absolutely right. Ollie said the sofa mattress was better than any regular mattress he had slept on, and was very grateful for the couple’s hospitality for the short few weeks he stayed in their home.

Sleeper Sofa Mattress Sizes

It goes without saying that when you order a replacement sofa bed mattress for your sleeper sofa that you’ll need to be certain of the size, so that it fits when you put it on your sofa bed. There’s nothing worse than making a guess, and then when your mattress arrives, it doesn’t fit like you had expected. If you don’t know for sure what size of mattress is in your current hide a bed, measure the width and length of the inside of your frame, and round down to the nearest inch. As far as thickness of the mattress goes, and whether it will fold back up into your sofa bed, our standard sofa mattresses are 4.5 inch thickness. If the mattress you have presently in your sofa bed is between 4 and 5 inches thick, purchasing a 4.5 inches thick replacement mattress will usually fit without any problem.

The most common sizes follow; however, do note that if you call in your order, we can often provide a custom cut to fit a sofa bed that doesn’t fit in the traditional range of sizes.

Dimensions in All Three of Our Mattress Options (Memory Foam, Gel Memory Foam, and Latex)

Thickness:
*Single - 24” x 72” x 4.5”
Twin – 35” x 72” x 4.5”
Twin Wide – 38” x 72” x 4.5”
Full – 52” x 72” x 4.5”
Full Wide – 54” x 72” x 4.5”
Queen – 58” x 72” x 4.5”
Queen Wide – 60” x 72” x 4.5”

*Please note that the Single size sofa bed mattress is somewhat of an oddity – most sofa beds are Twin or larger, so please make sure to measure before ordering a Single to avoid a sizing mistake. If you aren’t sure of the process of measuring your sofa bed’s dimensions, please don’t hesitate to call one of our sales representatives at the number in the upper left-hand corner of each page of our website, or jump on a chat with us (agents are available, happy to assist).

Get Ready to Make Your House Guests Feel like Royalty

So, if you are ready for the best sofa bed mattress that is Made in the USA with a 10-Year Warranty, the likes of which is used in The Ritz Carlton, Waldorf Astoria, Hilton, Marriott, and Ramada, order from us today, and treat your house guests to the best sleep they’ve had in all of their travels, ever!