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Sofa bed mattresses are often underused but that doesn't mean they should not be comfortable. If you are in the market for a new one, there are several factors that you should consider when making the purchase. The most important factor is the type of mattress you choose. The most popular types of mattresses include memory foam, latex, foam, air and innerspring. Each of these mattresses vary in price and comfort.
In deciding between the three, you should consider whether your sofa bed will be used often as a main bed or if it will be used on occasion only when guests are visiting your home. If it's used frequently, or if you pride yourself on having a comfortable sofa mattress, we would recommend the memory foam and latex.
Memory foam sofa bed mattresses are usually recommended for those that want a medium firmness mattress. Doctors often suggest memory foam mattresses to patients who have back problems or other ailments. These types of beds react to your body's temperature and then mold around the curves of your body. Because of this feature, memory foam is great for relieving pressure on joints and in the back. Due to their unique construction, they also reduce the effects of motion if more than one person is sleeping in the bed. One thing to note, if you are considering this type of mattress, make sure you choose one that is made of open cell memory foam. The closed cell memory foam will overheat as the bed responds to your body temperature.
Latex sofa bed mattresses tend to be the best option for those that like a firm mattress and who like the idea of having an eco friendly product. Latex sofa mattresses are also the most costly because of their manufacturing process. These types of beds are made from rubber trees from Sri Lanka or other Southeast Asia regions. This bed also offers other benefits such as being hypo-allergenic, resistant to dust mites and ecologically friendly. Natural latex beds will keep their shape over time while synthetic latex beds deteriorate more quickly. Synthetic latex also discolors easily if exposed to sunlight. If you choose this type, go with natural latex.
Foam sofa bed mattresses aren't as comfortable as memory foam or latex, but they do a better job hiding the feel of the metal bar in a sofa bed than an innerspring mattress. Like a firm bed? They tend to be towards the harder side because they don't have a comfort layer like the two other models.
Air Sofa Bed Mattresses allow you to change the firmness of the bed by pumping more air into the mattress. We don't recommend them because they tend to leak and it's a pain having to deflate the bed after each use only to blow it up again when the next guest arrives.
The innerspring or coil sofa mattress is the cheapest and also the least comfortable. You'll feel both the coils and the metal bar when lying on a coil sofa mattress. Because it is the most inexpensive, many manufacturers use this as the default mattress in the sofa beds they sell. For obvious reasons, we don't recommend this option as a replacement.