Sometimes it's OK to skimp a bit, but if you're going to invest in a sleeper sofa — especially if you expect to actually sleep on it — it's best to go for high quality. Here are five sources for really nice, comfortable and long lasting sofa beds.
- Mitchell Gold Bob Williams offers 28 sleepers in a great range of styles. The company has some green cred, with eco-friendly foams and frames made from wood sourced from responsible forest management. Shown: Alex Luxe Sleeper
- Lee Industries has a nice range of fabric and leather sleeper sofas, including some twin sizer models. Lee furniture is made in the US and they also have an impressive green initiative. Shown: Queen Sleeper
- American Leather makes the Comfort Sleeper, which doesn't have a cross bar and includes three mattress options. Based on reader reviews, the Comfort Sleeper ranks at the top for sleep comfort. As their name indicates, Amerian Leather sofas are made in the US. Shown: Brynlee Sofa
- Room and Board offers traditional sleepers as well as convertible sofas that are a little more like high end futons. All are made in the US. Shown: Easton 91" Queen Air Coil Sleeper Sofa
- Ligne Roset offers five modern sofa beds. Over the years readers have praised their Nomad-Express sleeper for its comfort and quality. Shown: Nomad-Express
(Images: 1. Mary Lee's Life in 300 Square Feet. All others: as credited above.)