Best Recliners For Sleeping On

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Best Recliners For Sleeping On

What does a person look for when buying a recliner, especially for sleeping on.  Comfort is an obvious requirement and also enough support to keep you from waking up with neck and back ache. Some people like to take a nap on their recliner, however, some people like to sleep all night on one because sleeping at an angle relieves pressure on their spine.  Another important feature, is the option to recline back fully flat for those that like to sleep on a flat surface.

In this article I will review my top 3 choices of the best recliners for sleeping on, for budgets of under $500, between $500 – $1000 and finally for over $1000.


#1 Value Best Recliner For Sleeping Under $500

Top Value Best Recliner For SleepingDorel Living Real Tree Camouflaged Rocker Recliner  


As with most products, you get what you pay for, however, you don’t need to break the bank to get a good quality recliner that will provide the basics of comfort and support.  The Dorel Living Real Tree Camouflaged Rocker Recliner is one of the cheaper recliners on the market, however, it has good comfort and support to provide a satisfying sleep.

First of all, it is an over-stuffed chair with superior coil and foam that will provide a nice base for a relaxing nap.

A nice feature this recliner has is that in the upright position it is a rocker.  I don’t know about you but when I am in a rocking chair, my eye lids get very heavy.  So after sitting upright in this chair for a few minutes with the relaxing motion of the rocker, I am pretty sure it will prepare you for a nice sleep.

Unfortunately, the chair doesn’t recline fully flat, however, for under $500 I couldn’t find a recliner that did.  As you can see in the image, it reclines back to a nice angle.  Many people sleep on recliners because they don’t want to lie down fully flat, however, if this is important to you then you may have to spend over the $500.

The recliner is upholstered in authentic Real tree poly-cotton twill fabric and has a natural camouflage look to it.

If you are looking for a budget recliner to relax and sleep on, with a rocker feature, then the Dorel Living Real Tree Camouflaged Rocker Recliner is a good option for you.

Details –

  • Color : Camouflage
  • Dimensions : 36.5″ x 37″ x 39″
  • Weight capacity : Not stated (250 lbs possibly)
  • Authentic real tree poly-cotton twill fabric
  • Over stuffed padding for added comfort
  • Superior coil for added support
  • Rocking feature when in upright position
  • Doesn’t recline fully flat
  • Sturdy frame construction
  • Padded leg rests


Dorel Living Real Tree Camouflaged Rocker Recliner

Top Rated Sleeper Reclining Chair For Under $1000

Mega Motion Infinite Position Power Easy Comfort Lift Chair –

Top Rated Mega Motion Sleeper Reclining ChairEven though this mega motion recliner has a power lift option that guides a person off the chair, this is not why I chose this recliner.  The reason I picked this recliner is because of its infinite position feature. Basically this recliner allows you to fully recline to a flat position.  As I said in the previous review, many people use a recliner because they can’t sleep on a flat surface, however, for those that prefer to sleep on a flat surface, this recliner is the one for you.  If you are sitting down in your living room and nodding off to sleep, at the press of a button you can make this recliner into your very own bed.

This is also an electric recliner, meaning that there is no fiddling around with levers to recline.  You press a button to either move back or move forward.  If you are worried that you might get stuck in a recline position, then fear not because there is an Integrated Emergency Battery Backup included to raise the chair in case of a power outage.

Mega Motion recliners are well known for making sturdy solid recliners and this one is no different.  It is constructed with furniture grade hardwood/plywood  and designed with a heavy-duty steel lift mechanism.  The weight capacity of this chair is 325 lbs.

If you are looking for a heavy duty recliner that will lie fully flat, the Mega Motion Infinite Position Comfort Lift Chair is well worth considering.

Details –

  • Color : Basil, Brandy Red, Chocolate Brown, Navy Blue, Chianti Red & Sage Green
  • Dimensions : Height: 45″, Width: 32″, Width between the arms: 20″, Seat depth: 20″, Seat width: 20″, Seat height from floor: 20″
  • Weight capacity : 325 lbs
  • Power lift chair
  • Reclines to a fully flat position
  • Integrated emergency battery backup included in case of a power failure
  • Constructed with furniture grade hardwood/plywood
  • Heavy duty steel lift mechanism
  • Dual lift motors
  • Lifetime lift mechanism warranty
  • 2 year manufacturer’s warranty on parts


Mega Motion Infinite Position Power Easy Comfort Lift Chair

Best Zero Gravity Recliners For Sleeping over $1000

Human Touch PC-300 Perfect Chair Electric Power Recline Wood Base Zero-Gravity Recliner –

Best Zero Gravity Recliner For SleepingNow we are taking the recliner to another level, and yes, the price reflects this.  In the introduction I said that you get what you pay for.  I also said that there is a good quality recliner for all budgets and I proved this in the last two reviews.  However, when you pay at a premium, you do get that little bit extra.  And that little bit extra here is ‘Zero Gravity’.

The Human Touch Zero Gravity Recliner is built with a sleek design with a black vinyl upholstery and dark cacao wood frame.

If you fancy a nap in this chair, you are going to recline into a weightless position where your legs are above your heart.  This position is recommended by physicians and is fantastic for those suffering from back pain.  The beauty of lying with elevated legs is that it improves blood flow throughout the body. This improved blood flow is great for circulation, transporting oxygen and nutrients to injuries and relieving aches and pains.

Firstly, the recliner is designed to place your body in the correct ergonomic position.  Then with the press of a button on the side of the chair, the recliner will glide back to elevate your legs higher than your head( you can also recline to a regular angle).

If you are suffering from aches and pains, especially in the lumbar area, then I recommend this Human Touch Zero Gravity Recliner for sleeping in a ideal position.

Details –

  • Color : Black
  • Materials : Black Vinyl with Cocoa Dark Wood Base and Steel Frame
  • Dimensions : Height – 47″, Width – 29″, Length – 41″, Depth – 22″
  • Patented OrthonomicTM body frame with built-in lumbar curve
  • Sleek design
  • Zero gravity position cradles the back and elevates the legs above the heart
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Great for relieving stress and tension
  • Relieves aches and pains
  • Places the body in a weightless position


Human Touch PC-300 Perfect Chair Electric Power Recline Wood Base Zero-Gravity Recliner


2 thoughts on “Best Recliners For Sleeping On

  1. Shawn Rodriguez

    Hi there, thanks for making this post.
    I have been looking for a new recliner recently for the purpose of replacing my old one.
    I have been suffering from back problems for the last few years and find it more and more difficult to sleep flat on my mattress.
    I do find some relief when I sleep on a recliner though. I am a little bit over weight so I think a strong and sturdy chair is important.
    Do you recommend zero gravity or is a regular recliner enough? The zero gravity recliner looks sweet but it is also a little expensive.
    Thanks for your time

    1. The Best Recliner Post author

      Hey Shawn, thank you for taking the time to comment.

      I hope I can give you some help. Many people use recliners for sleeping on, especially when they suffer from lower back pain. There is a hell of a lot of pressure on your lower back all day and sitting down on a regular chair just doesn’t relieve the weight your upper body places on it. Now, this is why you feel some relief when you lay back on a recliner because a lot of the upper body weight pressure is taken off your spine and lumbar region muscles.
      Many people do not get full relief when they lie on a mattress because a.) the mattress may be old or worn b.) it may be too soft or too hard c.) they might be sleeping with bad posture and body alignment.
      Zero gravity chairs are wonderful for getting your body in the correct alignment and for taking pressure off your lower back and spine. I do understand that they are a little pricey, therefore, if they are out of your budget range then a regular recliner will still benefit you. You must remember that any reclining position will benefit your lower back, therefore, a regular recliner will still relieve your back pain.
      If you would like to read more on the subject of recliners and back pain, make sure to read this article on the best recliners for bad backs and lumbar support.
      I chose these specific recliners to review on this article because I wanted to find recliners that recline to almost flat or at least close to flat, just in case a person wants to lie back fully when they sleep.
      Regarding your query on heavy duty recliners. Well I have two other articles reviewing recliners for big and tall people which you may find interesting or another one on extra wide recliners. You will find extra large and extra heavy duty recliners in these two articles.
      Recliners are the most popular chairs available today and you can find one for all kinds of needs.
      I hope this comment helped and if you need any further information, don’t hesitate to ask.

      All the best



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