How to Make your Sofa Bed more Comfortable
December 19, 2013
Convenience is a word often used to describe two separate things that facilitate and allow the execution of two different activities at the same time, or in the same place. A lot of the greatest inventions in recent history have been branded such simply because they’re convenient.
A recent example would be the introduction of the computer, which has been more than just about excellent word processing. It’s everything from gaming to making music to publishing poems, and even to express appreciation for it. You get the point.
The same is true with something as simple as a sofa bed. It can be a couch to sit on and a mattress to sleep on, depending on your wants and needs. It’s space-saving, which is important for those living alone in not-that-spacious apartments or rooms.
However, it’s also a fact of life that the more often you use something, the more vulnerable it is to wear and tear. In the interest of our topic, it is assumed that sofa beds lose its comfort as it ages. But is it an unchangeable fact? Well, in this article I’ll be giving you tips on how you can keep your sofa bed comfy. Remember that as long as you’re willing, there’s a way to “hack” comfort into your upholstery.
- Add a foam topper
There are two ways in which a sofa bed can be used, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out. Of course, it’s used as a sofa and a bed – to be sat on, and to lie down on. This means that there are two ways in which the item’s upholstery is being pushed down on.
However, it doesn’t matter if you lie down on it sideways or lengthwise. This solution solves any flattening or compression that would otherwise make it hard and uncomfortable. Memory foam toppers can be used to extend the life of any regular mattress – and that includes a sofa bed
- Add blankets and pillows
Although it’s quite common sense that blankets and pillows are requirements for any bed to be called a “proper” bed, adding even more than what you’re used to will provide a brand new experience of comfort for you. I mean think about it. On average, people sleep with 1-2 pillows. Doubling that, which won’t really cost a lot, will maximize the potential comfort for your head. After all, pillows are easy to acquire and rearrange. It’s useful whether you use it as a cushion for a sofa or a bed.
- The material of your sheets
It’s amazing how a little bit of ingenuity can maximize an experience. For example, did you know that hand-woven dried leaves of palm trees will give you a cool feeling when you’re lying on it? This mat, also known as the Banig, has been used as a cover for foam mattresses. Not that I’m advocating its use (although, I’m not stopping you); my point is that a change of sheets from cotton or polyester to linen will work wonders for you. It’s just so… smooth.
- Cleanliness is comfortable
Recently, I wrote to you about how to keep your sofa bed clean, and it’s pretty self-descriptive even with just the title. But cleanliness is a top priority even if we’re talking about comfort. It just has to be in this list somewhere. A sofa bed can provide comfort by just being looked at. How? By simply looking and being clean. A little bit of positive attitude adds a lot of comfort – mental and emotional comfort.
It’s simple, it’s easy, and best of all, it’s comfortable. No one wants to be in an uncomfortable position at night emotionally, socially, and especially physically. That’s why this article’s here to help. Why not, right?