A sofa bed mattress pad is the key to turning your uncomfortable sleeper sofa into an enjoyable, restful place for you or your guests. Over the years, the pullout sofa has garnered a reputation for being a functional but uncomfortable sleeping option. It’s great for those guests who you want to get rid of in a hurry. But what if you like your guest and you have no other choice but to put them on your sofa? A sofa bed mattress pad is the cheap solution to making your sleeper sofa comfortable.

A pull out sofa bed is the logical choice for guests when space is an issue. The concept is a good one. What could be better for small spaces than a piece of furniture that functions as both seating and sleeping space? Of course, a comfortable piece of furniture that functions as both a seating and sleeping space would be even better. The design of the majority of sleeper sofas includes a metal frame as part of the conversion mechanism that allows the unit to morph from sofa to bed. This metal frame creates an uncomfortable sleeping situation, typically referred to as the “bar in the back” sensation. Spending a night with a bar in the back, obviously, does not provide for a restful night’s sleep.

New technology has provided for some improvements in comfort level, but it comes at the price of purchasing a new luxury sofa bed. Most of us can’t afford to purchase a replacement sofa.

A good sofa bed mattress pad can alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with sleeping on a sleeper sofa. Some things to look for when choosing a sofa bed mattress pad are the thickness of the foam and whether or not the pad is quilted. As mentioned earlier, much of the pain associated with sleeper sofas comes from the effect of the metal frame on the body’s pressure points. Thicker foam helps to alleviate this pressure, preventing pain and numbness in the shoulders, hips, legs and arms. A good thickness is about 2″. Anything less isn’t very effective. Purchasing one with quilting will add to the comfort level of the pad. The functionality of the pad should also be taken into consideration. Will it stay securely attached throughout the night? Can the sofa bed mattress pad be folded away with the mattress?

The sleeper sofa is still a great option for extra sleep space in apartments, homes, lofts or any location where space is at a premium. There is no need to turn away guests or buy a new sleeper sofa. A sofa bed mattress pad will solve the problem.

Source by Jonathan Prichard