This futon makes a really comfortable sofa, and a really, really comfortable bed. My son will soon be 12 and wanted me to fix up his room so he would have a place to entertain his friends. I bought a used frame on *** for $75 and then invested in this excellent futon, based on the ratings of others. Good decision on my part-- my son's limited space is now a nice little place for him and his friends to play video games and hang out. I put a ultra suade futon cover on it that I also purchased from Overstock (which is equally awesome in that it cleans up beautifully with a sponge, and the colors are fantastic) and put a few colorful pillows on the sofa to jazz it up. My son is so proud and everyone compliments his transition from "Little Boy's room" to the swinging crib all his friends are envying. Most importantly--it is a really comfortable, cushy mattress that isn't too soft but not hard either. It's very comfortable.