Complete Guide to Comfort Sleepers

“It’s the ultimate expression of hospitality...”


Long gone are the days when a sleeper meant an uncomfortable night’s sleep and back pain from painful bars.


The Comfort Sleeper collection is the antithesis of all your preconceived notions about a sleeper sofa. As opposed to the bars and springs of yesteryear, the comfort sleeper features a patented 24/7 platform system topped with five inches of luxury high-density foam.


Besides comfort and style, the Comfort Sleeper offers practicality and functionality. Because of the patented mechanism which folds out from the back of the sofa, when the bed is open, it takes up 9 inches less than a conventional sleeper.


In other words—it allows you to have flexibility in your space without compromising on a good night’s sleep for you or your guests. Unlike traditional sleepers that are 70-75 inches, the Comfort Sleeper is the only sleeper with 80-inch mattresses in King, Queen, Queen Plus, Twin XL, Cot, Double-Cot, and Sectional sizes.


1. What is a Comfort Sleeper?

2. Top 5 Benefits of a Comfort Sleeper

3. How to Choose the Best Comfort Sleeper

4. How to Assemble Your Comfort Sleeper

1. What is a Comfort Sleeper?

You’re probably wondering what exactly is the Comfort Sleeper and how does it differ from other sleeper sofas you’ll find on the market?


Georgianna says, “It’s a sleeper sofa system that affords you the comfort of a regular gel or foam mattress in the convenience of a sofa.”

sleeper sofa in bed mode



It’s the antithesis of all your preconceived notions about a sleeper sofa. As opposed to the bars and springs of traditional sleeper sofas, the Comfort Sleeper features a patented 24/7 platform system topped with five inches of luxury high-density foam.


Besides comfort and style, the Comfort Sleeper offers practicality. Because of the patented mechanism which folds out from the back of the sofa, when the bed is open, it takes up 9 inches less than a conventional sleeper. It allows you to have flexibility in your space without compromising on a good night’s sleep.


2. Top 5 Benefits of a Comfort Sleeper

The Comfort Sleeper from American Leather is renowned for being the ultimate in comfort when it comes to sleeper sofas. The fact is, sleeper sofas aren’t always known for their comfort. They are a function piece; one that serves two purposes well but doesn’t excel at either.


The Comfort Sleeper, however, manages to break this mold. American Leather cuts no corners when it comes to creating the most comfortable sleeper sofa on the market. This is all well and good, but besides comfort—what are the benefits of investing in a Comfort Sleeper?


We met up with Georgianna Stevens, our Cambridge showroom Store Manager, to find out.




Comfort Sleeper in modern living room



1. Meticulously designed


The Comfort Sleeper excels in comfort and American Leather took every detail into account when designing it, and they continue to make updates and improve it where they can.

A testament to how comfortable the sofa is? Georgianna explains, “Most of the time the people coming in looking for a Comfort Sleeper have already slept on one in their friends or families houses. It was so comfortable they wanted one for themselves.”

Besides being comfortable, it’s easy to use. The mechanism is seamless and each sleeper comes with an instruction flap with details on how to open and unfold it. You simply lift two handles up and walk back, pulling as you go.




Here a few features that prove just how much thought is put into the Comfort Sleeper:

  • The sleeper in the Premier option comes with an allergen-free, waterproof, and stain-resistant with the exclusive Crypton® fabric mattress cover.

  • The Comfort Sleeper is available with a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

  • It’s designed to fit in the smallest, apartment, condos, and cottages.

  • The dust barrier helps prevent dirt or dust from touching the mattress.

  • The mattresses are segmented into 3 parts; designed in a specific way to naturally support the weight of your body.



2. Customizable


As opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach, the Comfort Sleeper is ultra-customizable. It’s available in King, Queen, Queen Plus, Twin XL, Cot, Double-Cot, and Sectional Sizes.


In addition to size variations, there are also dozens of fabric and leather options as well as leg options. Georgianna adds, “There are different seat cushion fill options; down or a firm fill, depending on how plush or supportive you want your seating.”


Within the fabric choices, there is a multitude of performance fabric options, allowing you to customize the perfect sleeper sofa for your home and lifestyle.




small sleeper sofa

3. Choose your own style

Going along with how customizable each individual sleeper sofa is, you’re also able to choose from a large selection of styles.


The ability to choose from a selection of styles really makes the Comfort Sleeper stand out. Oftentimes sleeper sofas are built and purchased out of functionality. With the Comfort Sleeper, you’re not just buying a dual-function, high-quality piece, you’re also elevating the style of your home.


Rather than something you want to hide, the Comfort Sleeper can be the centerpiece of any space.



4. Mattress variations

The Comfort Sleeper stands out because, as American Leather puts it, it’s “The Only Sleeper Sofa You Can Sleep On.”


There’s no crossbar that most people are accustomed to in a sleeper sofa. It’s designed to be as comfortable as a bed, and you have 3 variations of mattresses to choose from. “The options vary in firmness,” Georgianna explains, “The ultimate being a Tempur-Pedic mattress.” It also comes in a gel or premier mattress.


If you plan on using your sleeper often, the ability to choose from multiple mattresses is a wonderful feature.




5. Made in America and Eco-friendly

The Comfort Sleeper is made in Texas with sustainable practices. Like Circle Furniture, American Leather is a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.


On their website, they explain, “Each frame is constructed from wood harvested from sustainable forests and is precision-engineered to create as little scrap as possible. The scrap that remains is recycled or reused.”


Because the Comfort Sleeper is made in America, it’s very quick to deliver. Georgianna adds, “They do a wonderful job of stocking their fabrics and leathers.”

Comfort Sleeper converted to bed with two lounge seats



Is it right for you?


There are a lot of reasons why you might choose to invest in a Comfort Sleeper. Georgianna outlines, “If you have small condo or studio, it’s the ideal choice for hosting friends and family when a guest bed isn’t a useful option.”


Regardless of the size of your home, the Comfort Sleeper is also perfect for people who are truly looking for quality in a sleeper. Georgianna says, “Sleep is so important, why wouldn’t you want top quality?”


“It’s the ultimate expression of hospitality. People who invest in a Comfort Sleeper want their guests to enjoy supreme comfort and truly feel at home.”




Interested in the competition?


Check out our article about the Top Five Best Sleeper Sofas


3. How to Choose the Best Comfort Sleeper

A sleeper sofa is a staple in any home. It’s a multi-functional dream, allowing you to have guests in a small space or convert a guest room into an office during the day. Where once sleeping on a sleeper sofa meant a bad night’s sleep and an aching back, the technology is now new and improved.


Sleeper sofas now boast exceedingly comfortable mattresses and mechanisms that make the set-up process completely seamless.


So, how do you go about choosing one?




Comfort Sleeper sofa in small living room

Where to Start

There are several factors in determining how to choose a sleeper sofa.


The first is the space itself. Oftentimes, a comfort sleeper is going into a spare room or a den with limited space. Measure your space before you begin your search so you know what you’re working with.


You’ll also be working around your budget. Sleeper sofas come in varying price points depending on the frame, covers, mattress options, size, and features.




Your lifestyle and how often the sleeper sofa will be used is an important factor to consider. If the sleeper sofa will only be used occasionally for guests you might opt for a more traditional sleeper sofa mechanism with an innerspring mattress. Whereas if the sleeper sofa will be used frequently, it may be worth investing in something more comfortable.


How quickly do you need the sleeper sofa? As Catherine Willey, from our Framingham showroom, describes, “We frequently find customers shopping last minute for a sleeper sofa as guests are on the way.” In that case, we’re able to offer a few immediate solutions from our warehouse stock. However, if you aren’t pressed for time, custom orders will take 4-6 weeks.

Comfort Sleeper Sofa in bed mode made up for guests




You’ll also want to consider whether you need a high-performance fabric—perhaps for heavy use or a summer home.


Is it in a main living area? In that case, you’ll want the best combination of seating comfort as well as a comfortable surface for sleeping. We have down cushion options to ensure you can achieve the comfort level you desire.



How to choose the best sleeper sofa for you if…


You’re concerned about space:


You may want to look into the Comfort Sleeper collection as it has a great size range ranging from Cot to Double Cot with a multitude of options in between.


You’re on a budget:


The Norwalk Basic Sleeper or the Copley Sleeper are both great options for a starting price point. The Copley sleeper starts at $2,179. The Karla Armless Sofa Bed is a beautiful, armless option with a resilient mattress, starting at $1,995.


A mid-range option is the Society Sleeper. This features a basic but comfortable mattress that has a traditional tubular steel frame. There is the option of an Air Dream upgrade which combines an inflatable and innerspring mattress system.


Your sleeper sofa will get a lot of use:


You may want to consider an Air Dream Mattress for added comfort if the sleeper will be used on a regular basis. For heavy use, nothing beats the Comfort Sleepers platform system and mattress options.


You want to invest in the best:


You can’t go wrong with a Comfort Sleeper, like the Sulley. Comfort Sleepers offers a proprietary frame mechanism and a platform sleep support system. The Comfort system has a few options for mattresses, you can choose from a high-density 5-inch foam mattress, a gel-infused foam mattress, or a Tempur-Pedic option.


The Comfort Sleeper is, as the name suggests, the ultimate in comfort both for sitting and sleeping. It opens effortlessly and is extremely customizable in style and size.




sleeper sofa with dog

What to look for in a sleeper sofa

There are some important things to look for if you want to ensure you’re buying a high-quality sleeper sofa.


  • A comfortable mattress will have either high-density foam, gel-infused foam, or an Air Dream upgrade.


  • The tailoring of the sofa should be what you expect from any high-quality sofa.


  • The cushions should be high-quality—whether they’re made from high-density foam with a fiber wrap, or a foam and down combination. It’s important that the sofa is as comfortable to sit in as it is to sleep in.





A sleeper sofa is an excellent addition to your home, providing multi-functional use and allowing for space saving in guest rooms and living spaces. It’s important to spend some time considering what exactly you need from a sleeper sofa before you invest in one.


Don’t forget to measure before you shop and consider the size of the sleeper when it’s fully open. You want to be sure that traffic will flow easily throughout the room.


Once you’ve considered what you need and how often the sleeper sofa will be used, come into one of our showrooms. There’s no better way to get a feel for the comfort of a sleeper sofa than actually trying it out in person. Our Design Consultants have years of experience with our product line and will ask all the important questions so that you can choose a sleeper sofa that’s perfect for your home.


4. How to Assemble Your Comfort Sleeper

Having trouble figuring out how to assemble or disassemble your American Leather Comfort Sleeper?


Don't worry, we've got you covered!


In this video we'll walk you through the entire process of taking apart your sleeper and putting it back together again. We take out time with this one so you can see which tools to use and how each piece fits together.






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