Best For Average Height
Features and Specifications
Very deep seat
Soft and comfortable fabric
It includes a remote for convenient adjusting
Leg rest may be lower than the headrest
Batteries might be subpar
Slow speed reclining or changing positions
Seniors who need help getting into or out of a chair can benefit from the Med-Lift 5555 Full Sleeper Lift Chair. The chair gently reclines or rises with one button, allowing for optimal independence.
The design of this chair is ideal for sleeping and super comfortable for seniors suffering with chronic pain. It adjusts to multiple recline levels, including a full sleeping position. The pillow top arms, biscuit-style back and padded chaise footrest ensure optimal comfort.
One button is all that is necessary to control the reclining level of the chair and you can store the remote to the chair or television, reading materials and other small necessities in the convenient side pocket.
This chair features a battery backup, so it is possible to operate the chair if the power goes out. The fabric in the back is odorless, non-allergenic and dustless conjugated fiber. The padding retains its shape, allowing for solid cushioning.
Ideal for those ranging from 5’6” to 6’4”
Best For Lumbar Support
Features & Specs
- Total height: 43 inches
- Back height: 25 inches
- Seat height: 19 inches
- Width between arms: 22 inches
- Seat depth: 20 inches
- Weight capacity: 375 pounds
This chair only requires 15 inches of space from the wall
Strong and durable construction
High-quality battery backup
The chair does not offer Trendelenburg positioning
For seniors with lumbar issues—especially those who have trouble sending in a regular bed— we recommend the VivaLift Perfecta Lift Chair. It offers solid low back support, and you can extend the footrest, making this chair ideal for people of varying heights. Plus its height makes it easier getting up and out of it. The chaise element has full padding. The lumbar pillow and adjustable head ensure that you can relax in the most comfortable way possible, even if back pain is an issue.
The VivaLift Perfecta Lift Chair comes with a USB charging port that is part of the hand control, making it easy to charge a cellphone or tablet. The hand controls allow you to easily adjust the reclining level of the chair to read, watch television or sleep.
The fabric is easy to maintain and keep clean. The backup battery is a lithium type, which is a durable addition to this chair. The reclining feature glides smoothly, so it is not jarring when you are adjusting the chair.
Provides power lumbar support and a power headrest.
Best Stain Resistance
Features and Specifications
High weight capacity
Stain resistant fabric
Additional comfort features
Seat width might be too narrow for bigger adults
Accidents happen whether it’s spilling a beverage or medical conditions relating to incontinence, so we’ve chosen The Reliance Full Sleeper Lift Chair as a top pick for comfort as well as stain resistance. It’s construction and style makes it easy and safe for seniors to get into and out of the chair due to the gentle lifting feature. The thick padding and soft fabric ensure optimal comfort. The fabric is a mixture of polyester and acrylic, guaranteeing excellent stain resistance against spills and incontinence.
This chair offers multiple positions, making it easy to sleep in and get comfortable to watch television or read. The full sleeper mode adjusts so that the chair is entirely flat.
You have the option to add heat and massage to your chair order as well. These optional features allow you to soothe achy joints and muscles while you relax.
The size of the chair is ideal for those of average size. It is not too tall, so even shorter seniors can safely get into and out of the chair.
The fabric is a durable 36% polyester and 64% acrylic.
What to Consider When Buying a Sleeper Chair
Sleeper chairs are diverse and come with numerous features. Looking at some of the necessary criteria helps to make your choice about which one is best easier.
Adjustability And Power
These chairs adjust to different levels. For example, some can lie completely flat while others provide multiple levels of elevation. The right option ultimately comes down to choice and what you find to be most comfortable.
Many modern chairs have a remote control. This remote allows you to fully adjust the chair and take advantage of the different features. Other chairs might have power buttons. Consider which option is the most convenient for you.
Durable construction ensures that your sleeper chair can stand up to frequent use. Be sure to look at the materials and make sure that they are of high quality. Consider the following when evaluating your options:
- The handles, levers, and mechanisms should be easy to grasp and use
- The cushions should not sag
- The fabric should be durable and clean, and the frame either a durable wood or metal
- Ensure the motor is quiet with an electric chair
- The reclining action should be smooth and easy
Your chair should be able to quickly and comfortably accommodate your weight and height. Check the specifications to see what the limitations are concerning these factors.
Another size consideration is where you are going to put the chair. If you have limited space, a wall hugger may be a viable choice. You can place these within a short distance of a wall without negatively impacting their adjustability.
Measure the space where you will place the chair. From here, it is easier to find one that will fit without limiting the chair’s overall functionality.
Heat And Massage
For added comfort, some chairs provide massage and heat. This feature can help to soothe arthritis pain, and similar discomforts, such as sore muscles. These are typically adjustable, allowing you to use the most comfortable level of massage and heat. You may be able to use both heat and massage together in some chairs for maximum comfort.
Fabric And Padding
Most chairs will be either microfiber, leather or a combination of fabrics, such as acrylic and polyester. For seniors, fabric that is easy to maintain is ideal because this offers convenience and makes it easier to keep the chair clean. Stain resistance is crucial, and it comes with microfiber and with polyester and acrylic combinations.
Leather tends to require a little more maintenance. However, it is strong and can stand up to frequent use and wear.
For the padding, look for a foam with a high density. This material keeps its shape over time, reducing the risk of abnormally high and low areas. High-density foam is also not prone to crumbling, compressing or reshuffling.
Use this information to get the critical information about sleeper chairs, and to learn about the best options. Consider your needs and preferences to make the right choice.
Taking all of these factors into consideration remember you will likely spend the majority of your day in this chair, especially if you have limited mobility or are recovering from any sort of hospital stay. You’ve made a hefty investment in buying a bed in the past, why wouldn’t you do the same to ensure your comfort and ease when buying the perfect sleeper chair?
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