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Old 10-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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What can effectively be done to a sofabed to make it more sleepable for adults? Ours has the typical wire springs with about a 4-5 inch mattress. We added a 2 inch memory foam topper with little improvement. The topper also makes the sofa harder to fold up for daytime use. I toyed with the idea of a thin plywood sheet under the mattress, but that would have to be hinged or removed for folding the bed. We also have an inflatable mattress we could put on it at night, but would have to deflate it in the morning. Is there a quality mattress or fix for sofabeds, or will we just have to live with it?
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What can effectively be done to a sofabed to make it more sleepable for adults? Ours has the typical wire springs with about a 4-5 inch mattress. We added a 2 inch memory foam topper with little improvement. The topper also makes the sofa harder to fold up for daytime use. I toyed with the idea of a thin plywood sheet under the mattress, but that would have to be hinged or removed for folding the bed. We also have an inflatable mattress we could put on it at night, but would have to deflate it in the morning. Is there a quality mattress or fix for sofabeds, or will we just have to live with it?

Hi Ken! I think an air mattress is probably the best solution! JMHO
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I take the topper off, lay it on our bed and then put on the bedspread.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:27 PM   #4
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We have a hide-a-bed at our lake house that has a "Beautyrest" mattress. It's of course a Simmons bed, and it's relatively comfortable.

The hide-a-bed mattress in my travel trailer is torturous, and we don't use it.

You might check in Atlanta for a custom mattress manufacturer. They may can make one that's actually comfortable.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:56 PM   #5
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We had the same problem with our hide-a-bed mattress. We measured to see what size mattress we could squeeze in and found our solution at the Lazy-Boy Gallery. We bought a Slumberair mattress (I think in the USA they are called Dreamair). It was an incredibly comfortable mattress, but was a tight squeeze to get it tucked into the folded position. So much so we ended up pinching the air bag and cutting it. After patching the air bladder everything was fine and we now remove the bladder and fold it up for storage. With the bladder removed it is a little easier to tuck it all in when folding up the bed.
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When we bought our 'A', it had a Air Dream mattress but the PO must have let kids use it a tramp...it was blown out. We order a new one Amazon.com: Queen Air Dream Sleeper Sofa Replacement Mattress: Home & Kitchen. It inflates(comes with inflator) in about 30/40 seconds. It has a layer of springs and a top air mattress. This thing is great in that it's very comfortable and there's no cross members gouging your ribs. Sleeps like a real bed...highly recommend it.

Seems I remember that we bought it direct from Air Dream and paid less than the site link...so do some shopping.
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When we bought our 'A', it had a Air Dream mattress but the PO must have let kids use it a tramp...it was blown out. We order a new one Amazon.com: Queen Air Dream Sleeper Sofa Replacement Mattress: Home & Kitchen. It inflates(comes with inflator) in about 30/40 seconds. It has a layer of springs and a top air mattress. This thing is great in that it's very comfortable and there's no cross members gouging your ribs. Sleeps like a real bed...highly recommend it.

Seems I remember that we bought it direct from Air Dream and paid less than the site link...so do some shopping.
This Air Dream came with our Villa sofa sleeper. Every guest that has stayed overnight loved it. I checked it out and it truly is a quality product. We were warned to make sure it was folded neatly so as to not be pinched in the closing of the sofa. Really no big deal just be careful. It's pretty heavy duty.
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We bought an inflatable air mattress that we put on the sofa hide-a-bed. Works great!
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