couchbed mattress review

CouchBed Review (Sofa Mattress Combo)

Hence the name, CouchBed is half bed and half couch

Do you love functionality? Are you working with limited space? Are you a college student on the lookout for both a sofa and a bed for your friends to crash on? In this post, we review the CouchBed, which can be either a mattress or a sofa.

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • Anyone looking for the versatility of having both a couch and a mattress (good for limited space)
  • College students, kids, and teens
  • Anyone that needs a mattress for their RV or truck bed
  • Back and stomach sleepers

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Anyone that wants a plush sleeping surface (CouchBed is firm)
  • People that are looking for an every night mattress
  • Indecisive shoppers (you pay the return shipping)

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CouchBed Company Policies

Much like other online mattress and sofa companies, CouchBed offers free shipping. CouchBed arrives looking like your typical bed-in-a-box, wrapped in plastic and stuffed inside a cardboard box. You’ll need to bring the package inside and unbox it yourself, but it’s a fairly simple process.

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CouchBed has a 10-minute unboxing and setup process.

From the date of delivery of your CouchBed, you’ll have a 30-day trial period to test it out. That’s a full month to see if you like it in your home; testing it out as a couch, and testing it out as a bed. If you decide for whatever reason within those 30 days that CouchBed just isn’t your vibe, you can send it back for a full refund. Just know that you will be responsible for the shipping arrangements and the cost of shipping it back to the facility.

If you keep your CouchBed past the trial period, it will be covered by a warranty. CouchBed’s warranty is 10 years long.

CouchBed Price and Coupon Code

CouchBed is affordably priced in both the mattress market and the sofa market. Considering you’re getting both of these, we’d say it’s a pretty good deal. They only offer two sizes: twin size and queen size.

We did notice that some colors are only available in certain sizes, and other items are on backorder. CouchBed is a relatively new company, and is family owned, so this is to be expected. Check out the current pricing breakdown:

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$399
Queen$499

We actually have a code that will save you some money on your CouchBed purchase. It should be hovering to the right side of this text. To see any other deals we have going on, check out our Mattress Deals page.

What Is CouchBed Made Of?

CouchBed is made of a single 10” layer of dense memory foam. The memory foam is also infused with phase-change cooling gel, which is suppose to react to heat and keep the mattress at an “optimal temperature.” We’ll talk about this more below.

The side portion is separated from the slab so that you can have it lay flat, or fold it back to create a second layer to learn back on, thus creating a couch within a couple of seconds. The hinge feature seems very durable, we wouldn’t be too worried about kids or college students being rough with it and it tearing.

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A twin size CouchBed weighs about 47 lb and the queen size weighs 70 lb, so both are fairly light and easy to maneuver.

Every CouchBed is made with 100% CertiPUR-US certified foam, meaning CouchBed contains no ozone depleters, formaldehyde, mercury, lead, or heavy metals, and meets CertiPUR-US standards for content, emissions, and durability.

Cover of CouchBed

The cover of CouchBed is a polyester material and is offered in five different colors: charcoal (dark grey), limestone (super light grey), blue, red, and black.

On their website, CouchBed recommends spot cleaning to best preserve its quality (you can use some warm water and a gentle soap for this), but mentions that the cover is also removable and machine washable if need be. We think this is a really great feature if you plan on using it in your kid’s playroom or use it for your buddy who may have had a little too much to drink and needs a place to sleep it off. In other words, don’t be afraid to let things get messy with this CouchBed.

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CouchBed has a removable, washable cover.

Now, you can put an accordingly sized fitted sheet on this bed. You can make it up like you would any bed, for that matter, but then you’ll need to remove all that if you want to convert it back to it’s couch form. Also, while this is technically a flippable mattress, keep in mind that both sides have the same firmness level and that you can only flip it into a couch from one side, not both.

If you’re interested in a flippable mattress with different firmness levels on either side, check out the Layla or Zenhaven mattresses.

What CouchBed Feels Like

CouchBed is comfortable, and pretty firm. We rated it as about a medium-firm on our firmness scale. It’s very dense feeling, so we don’t feel too worried about it wearing out too fast. It is made with memory foam, so when you sit down on it you’ll slowly feel yourself sink in a bit, but it’s nothing too crazy. You most likely will never feel “stuck in the mud” on it because you don’t sink in that far.

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The responsiveness on this bed is about medium, so when you remove pressure from it, it doesn’t immediately respond, but it doesn’t really hold that depressed shape, either. You can tell it has memory foam, but it doesn’t feel like your everyday memory foam mattress.

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Cheez-Its might be the best snack of all time.

By the way, when we talk about firmness, we do so in a subjective way. Firmness is relative to weight (and height). The lighter you are, the firmer the surface will feel for you because you’ll be laying more on top of the bed.

Heavier individuals might find the surface softer, because they sink down more into the bed. We have a wide variety of individuals on our team that range from 6’5” JD to 5’0” Kaite Kale who doesn’t even weigh 100 lb, and we like to make sure we have different body types try out each bed we test.

Sleeping on CouchBed

CouchBed is going to probably be most comfortable for back and stomach sleepers. Back and stomach sleepers need a firm surface to keep their spines supported in proper alignment. If back sleepers and stomach sleepers lay on a surface that’s too soft, their hips and trunk tend to sag into the bed and cause the spine to arch.

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The Couchbed is ideal for back and stomach sleepers.

CouchBed is a little too firm for side sleepers, and will fight against their curves instead of accommodating them. That said, if you’re just spending a night or two on CouchBed as a side sleeper, you’ll be just fine.

Combo sleepers who switch positions should be fine because there isn’t any stuck-in-the-mud feel, but they should spend a majority of time on their back or stomach.

Is CouchBed Good for Heavier People?

Every once in a while, yes! Like we said, CouchBed should be more of a couch and extra bed situation than an every night mattress. The foam construction is too thin to use normally. We usually recommend beds with springs for heavier individuals, but because of its firmness level, it should be fine for some once in a while couch crashing.

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Cheez-Its and RedBull—name a better duo, I’ll wait!

If you’re a heavier individual looking for a supportive mattress that will be more suitable for regular use, check out our Best Beds for Heavy People list.

Does CouchBed Sleep Hot?

We’d say it’s temperature neutral. Memory foam has a tendency to absorb your body’s heat when you sink down into it, which then becomes trapped in the material and leads to you waking up all sweaty. CouchBed, however, has cooling material infused into their memory foam, which works to keep things cool.

The firmness level of this bed, which keeps you laying more on top of the memory foam instead of down in it, allows for better airflow. These two things combined lead to a mattress that will most likely never heat up on you.

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Is CouchBed OK for Couples?

It’s not that CouchBed isn’t a good option for couples, it’s just that it should have a different purpose. CouchBed is meant to be used as an affordable sofa option that is occasionally used as a guest bed. While couples should be fine (on the queen size, the twin is too small), we wouldn’t recommend this bed to couples to use as their normal every night mattress.

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Owen just loves laying on CouchBed.

CouchBed Review: Verdict

To reiterate, CouchBed is an affordable and comfortable option for a couch that can also transform into a flat mattress. We think this is going to be best used for kids’ rooms and playrooms, teens’ rooms or game rooms, or for college students and young adults. We like the fun array of colors the bed comes in, we like that it doesn’t heat up, and we like that for the price point, we get a couch and an extra bed, all in one.

Review Team

Kelsie Longerbeam

Stomach Sleeper

Kaite

Kaite Johnston

Combo Sleeper

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

Jon Gomez

Side Sleeper

FAQs

How did SY get CouchBed?

They sent it to us to try out, but we are in no way obligated to them and all opinions given are purely that of the Slumber Yard team.

Can I put fitted sheets on my CouchBed?

Totally! The dimensions of both sizes of CouchBed are the same as standard mattress dimensions. Feel free to put all your regular bed dressing on this mattress, but you’ll have to take it all off when converting it back into a sofa.

Can I use a heating pad with CouchBed?

Yep. CouchBed specifically states on their website that normal use of a heating pad will not damage your CouchBed. Feel free to get toasty.

Does CouchBed need a base or frame?

It's perfectly fine to use your CouchBed on the floor, but because CouchBed sizes are the same dimensions of standard mattress sizes, it will work with a bed base or frame, also. We’ve seen some cool examples of the CouchBed being elevated on a base while it’s in couch mode on their instagram, but you don’t have to do that.

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