Anyone who has slept on a sleeper sofa remembers the experience. Many folks would use sheets that were designed for a regular mattress which did not have a good fit. Today, the quality of sleeper sofa sheets and linens has improved a great deal. Whether you call it a sleep sofa or hide a bed or a sofa bed, sleeper sofas have never enjoyed a great reputation for comfort. Of course there is a difference between spending one or two nights on a sofa bed and sleeping on one long term. This is especially true when it comes to cheap sofa beds. Quality sofa beds will have a higher quality mattress, though it is not a substitute for a full size bed.
My own experience with a sleeper sofa was at my parents house. Having returned from the military with my new bride in tow, we found ourselves sleeping on a sleeper sofa in my old room. Not only was the mattress thin and lumpy, but the sheets were definitely not tailored for a sleeper sofa. By morning, the sheets would have shifted, coming entirely off the mattress. After a couple of months, we were more than happy to abandon the old sleeper sofa for a regular bed.
Fortunately, the quality of sleeper sofas has improved and the availability of sleeper sofa sheets is greater than ever. Sheets for sleeper sofas are different from a regular bed in one very important respect. Just like standard mattresses, sleeper sofa mattresses do come in two standard sizes either a full or a queen size. What makes a sleeper sofa mattress different from a standard mattress is the thickness. A standard mattress can range in thickness from around seven inches to over eighteen inches. A sleep sofa mattress is usually much thinner measuring between four and six inches thick.
The construction of the average sleeper sofa mattress incorporates a specially designed innerspring, padding and a cover fabric. Somehow there never seems to be enough in the padding department though there is a good reason for this. By nature of the design, sleeper sofas have only so much room for the mattress, though more expensive sleeper sofas offer a thicker mattress. We offer several alternatives to the factory mattress, such as thicker innerspring models and a hybrid inflatable mattress that is around eight inches thick.
Whatever the thickness of your sleeper sofa mattress, we have a sleeper sofa sheet set that is just right. The trick to a good fitting quality sleeper sofa sheet set is a well fitting bottom sheet. The secret to a well fitting bottom sheet is elastic. Elastic banding sewn into the edge seam of the sheet helps to keep the bottom sheet securely in place. Corner pockets that are correctly tailored and the right depth also help to keep the bottom sheet in place. Our sleeper sofa sheets are designed to fit mattresses from four to eight inches thick in both full and queen sizes. We offer sleeper sofa sheets that are made in USA from quality cotton and cotton polyester blend fabrics.
Acknowledging that some sofa bed mattresses are less than comfortable there is a solution short of buying a new mattress. Using a mattress pad can add a layer of comfort to your mattress as well as protect it from dirt, dust and mites. We offer a line of fitted mattress pads with a shell from 100 percent cotton and filled with polyester batting. A snug fit is provided thanks to the elastic sewn into the edge seam. I only wish my Mother had these great fitted mattress pads.
Of course buying quality sleeper sofa sheets over a bargain brand will always pay off in the long run. Knowing what to look for when buying sleeper sofa sheets can certainly point you in the right direction. The thread count is really important and the higher the thread count the better. Thread count is simple a measurement of the number of threads per square inch of fabric. All woven fabrics have two basic components, the weft and the warp. These two threads run perpendicular to each other.
Bargain sleeper sofa sheets will have a much lower thread count sometimes as low as 80, and will feel flimsy. In contrast, quality sleeper sofa sheets and mattress pads will have a thread count of at least 200. Heavier and much softer in feel, higher thread count bed sheets will be more comfortable and last much longer than cheaper sheets with a low thread count.
When it comes to fabrics, cotton and cotton blends make great sleeper sofa sheets. Cotton blends are often half cotton and half polyester of some closely related combination. Cotton polyester blends are long lasting, soft and easy to care for. We feature sleeper sofa sheets in a rainbow of colors suitable for any decor.