Your Guide To Sleeping On The Sofa
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Last Modified 10 November 2023 First Added 10 November 2023
Want to know how you can make your sofa more comfortable? We have all had to sleep on a couch at some point, and if you haven’t then don’t worry, your time will come! To help you wake up feeling fresh as a daisy, we have compiled a list of ways to ensure a blissful sleep.
Sofa beds have many advantages, which makes them a versatile choice.
If you’re sleeping on a sofa, you’ll notice that you tend to sink into the cushions, rather than being supported. This is because the cushions on a sofa are usually made from a foam filling, and there are no springs to displace your weight properly. To counteract this place a thick blanket on the cushions which will help to make the surface firmer.
Remove the back cushions so that you have a wider ‘bed’ upon which to sleep. This gives you a bit more space to roll around, and if you miss out on this step you’ll discover that a sofa feels narrow once you’ve been on it a few hours!
Make sure you get the comfiest pillow and blanket to sleep with if you can. After all, you’ve sacrificed a bed for a less comfortable lie down, so it’s only fair to have good quality bedding to make up for it and make sure you’re kitted out well enough that sleeping on the sofa isn’t going to be a massive chore.
A mattress topper can significantly enhance the comfort of a sofa bed by providing an additional layer of padding and support. Sofa bed mattresses are often thinner and less plush than regular mattresses, leading to discomfort for some users. Adding a quality mattress topper can help alleviate pressure points, improve spinal alignment, and offer a more restful sleep experience.
We all know that a sofa doesn’t have the same proportions as a bed. This means you may not be able to stretch out as well as you usually would. To combat this problem and make sure sleeping on the sofa isn’t going to consist of tossing back and forth entirely these positions should help:
And if none of this works? Then you might want to try the floor. Though sleeping on the floor isn’t recommended there’s no arguing with the fact that you’ll probably have a lot more legroom this way. Remove the bottom cushions from your sofa and use these to create a temporary mattress that will help you get through the night more soundly.