About four years ago, I purchased a fold-out sofa bed. It’s a comfortable twin-size bed, and I can get a good night’s sleep on it. In the morning, I just fold the bed up, put the cushions on the sofa, and now I have a sofa.
Yeah, this bed makes me feel like a king. Cue the old jokes about this being sofa-king great.
But recently, the bed has started showing its age. A foldout bed, by its very nature, has a metal bar that runs along the bed fold. And over time, that bar has found its way against the small of my back.
And the mattress – which apparently is made of metal coils – is sagging in areas. The comfort level has drifted away. It’s no longer a comfortable sleep.
But finding a replacement mattress for a twin-size sofa bed is nearly impossible. You can’t go to Mattress Firm and order one, they’re more interested in selling you queen-sized and king-sized mattresses. You know, the ones that DON’T fold into a couch.
I actually called Huck Finn’s – the store where I purchased the sofa bed – and asked if they sold mattresses that fit that unit. Nope. I then tried to find out the brand name of the mattress, and hopefully tie it to a manufacturing company who could ship me a new one. Yeah, that didn’t pan out, either.
My options at that point were either sleep on the dilapidated mattress, to the point where I have aches and pains in my back, or go out and buy a new sofa bed that would have another mattress in it. Yeah, that’s nto happening either.
So … after much searching and scouring on the interwebs, I found a place called Mattress Insider. They offer memory-foam and contoured mattresses in all shapes and sizes – from standard beds to sofa beds, from RV sleepers to truck cabs. Hey, do you have one of those heart-shaped beds from an old Poconos honeymoon hotel? If Mattress Insider doesn’t have it in stock, they claim to be able to custom make that mattress for you.
So I ordered the mattress. It arrived yesterday via FedEx Ground.
First thing I had to do was pull the old mattress out of the sofa bed. And let me tell you, that mattress was a mess. Straight up mess. Not only were the springs pokign through the bottom of the mattress, I could see wear and tear that the metal foldout frame caused on the mattress. Ugh. I was sleeping on that??
Okay. Let’s unwrap the new mattress – and lay it on the frame.
I had measured the frame at 34 inches wide, but the mattress arrived with a 35-inch width. Luckily for me, the mattress fit inside the couch – albeit very snugly – so there’s at least that.
Of course, now that you have a bed, you must make the bed. And I had purchased some checkerboard sheets for this new mattress – hey, new mattress, new sheets. Same blanket, though … this Hudson’s Bay Company point blanket is as soft as butter.
So much thanks to mattressinsider.com for their quality work, quick delivery and immediate restful sleep. Trust me, I appreciate the immediate restful sleep.