What is a Lift Chair?

Do you ever wish that someone was always there to give you a hand when you need to get up out of a chair? That would be nice, but perhaps you live alone, or you don’t want to ask for help from the people you live with several times a day. When you own a lift chair, you don’t have to. When you need to stand, the chair gives you the boost you need until you’re comfortably on your feet and helps lower you safely to a sitting position to sit, all at the touch of a button.

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Different Types of Lift Chairs

Lift chairs can come in including a two-position lift chair, a three-position lift chair, or an infinite position lift chair. These descriptions refer to the various positions you can move your chair into rather than different types of chairs

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Two Position Lift Chair

The two-position lift chair is ideal when you want to sit in something comfortable to watch television, read a book, or use a laptop computer. You’re not limited to two positions while sitting in it since you can recline the chair or keep it straight.

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Three Position Lift Chair

You can recline a bit further with a three-position lift chair. It almost reaches a full recline except for a slight V shape at the intersection of the seat and back. It doesn’t limit you to only three positions because you can maneuver it to your desired position between straight and nearly fully reclined.

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Infinite Position Lift Chair

The infinite position lift chair contains dual motors, with one of its legs and one on its back. This setup enables you to achieve a fully reclined position. It also allows for the greatest flexibility in how you maneuver the chair since the two parts don’t need to be in the same position.

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Who Can Benefit from a Lift Chair?

You will appreciate the functionality of a lift chair if you have any balance or mobility issues. However, its benefits extend far beyond that. The Perfect Sleep Chair also comes with features such as heat and massage and is extremely comfortable for sleeping. If you share a bed with a partner and struggle with insomnia, restless leg syndrome, or other problems affecting sleep, a lift chair can alleviate the frustration for both of you.

Many people who use our lift chairs have no trouble standing up on their own but simply appreciate the comfort. It is ideal for those recovering from surgery as well as people with chronic back pain who can’t get comfortable in a typical chair. The Zero gravity position, which is especially useful for people with circulation problems, is another bonus. Unlike the Perfect Sleep Chair, not every lift chair offers this as an option. In short, nearly everyone can benefit from the comfort and convenience of a quality lift chair.

What Types of Positions Can I Try
With a Perfect Sleep Chair?

The Perfect Sleep Chair is an infinite position chair, giving you ultimate freedom to recline to any position.
Here are a few popular positions.

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How Do I Shop for the Best Lift Chair?

  • Consider any restrictions in your budget
  • Consider the level of quality you’re looking for in your lift chair.
  • Consider the color you’d like your chair to be and how it coordinates with the rest of your home.
  • Consider the construction of the chair and its overall longevity.
  • Consider what features you’d like or need, like heat, massage, and reclining options.
  • Consider what type of fabric or material you prefer, whether it’s leather or cloth.
  • Consider the amount of space you have in your home for a lift chair.
  • Consider the size of chair you need, whether it’s a standard size or a more petite model.

What Size Lift Chair Should I Buy?

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Standard Size 38”X 45”

The standard size Perfect Sleep Chair will accommodate most people despite differences in height, size, and weight. The standard chair can accommodate people up to 375 lbs. and people up to 6’5”.

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Petite 34.5”X 43.5”

The smaller sized Perfect Sleep Chair will provide the perfect fit for users of a smaller stature. These lift chairs are ideal for smaller individuals ( about 5’2” or less) and can accommodate individuals up to 250 lbs.

Choosing the Size, Color, and Materials of Your Lift Chair

Consider the following questions:

Do you plan on eating or drinking in your lift chair?

A darker color may more easily hide the appearance of stains. Leather treated with a protectant is also generally easier to clean for everyday spills. The Perfect Sleep Chair features stain resistant material that is easy to clean for added convenience.

Do you have pets that will sit on the chair?

Pet hair will stick to Microfiber or cloth much more than leather and can be difficult to clean.

Do you plan on sleeping in your lift chair?

Make sure that the chair you choose is built for comfort and has the features of a sleep chair. A lift chair in of itself does not necessarily mean it will be comfortable. Many lift chairs on the market have lift chair capabilities but are just not comfortable enough to sleep in. The Perfect Sleep Chair has both.

Will you be spending extended periods in your chair, or is it used for television and relaxation??

Comfort is a crucial factor to consider when deciding on a lift chair. Seniors, specifically spend an average of nine hours a day in a sedentary position according to a recent research published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. If you only spend a couple of hours a day in your lift chair, it may not be a big deal. However, if you will be spending extended periods in your chair, make sure it’s built for comfort. The Perfect Sleep chair is ultimately built as an alternative to your bed and is very comfortable.

How much do you weigh?

Weight can be an important consideration as different lift chair models may have weight limitations. The perfect sleep chair standard can support weight up to 375 lbs.

How much space do you have in your home for a lift chair?

Taking measurements of the room will also help you make determinations in your lift chair purchase. If you’re a smaller person, the petite version of The Perfect Sleep Chair will give you the same great comfort and features, but with a smaller lift chair that takes up less room.

Why Buy a Perfect Sleep Lift Chair Chair?

Versatility: The Perfect Sleep Chair gives you the freedom to recline in an endless number of positions, giving you ultimate comfort.

Function: Not just a lift chair, the Perfect Sleep Chair is packed full of helpful features like motorized reclining, an easy-to-use remote, as well as heat and massage.

Style: Available in a number of colors in microfiber or leather, you can find the perfect fit to compliment your room and lifestyle.

Click on the remote buttons to adjust
the Perfect Sleep Chair Position*

*The actual chair moves slower
than the animation

Click on the remote buttons to adjust
the Perfect Sleep Chair Position*

*The actual chair moves slower
than the animation

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What Other Features Does My Lift Chair Come With?

  • Heated Backrest to soothe aching joints and improve circulation
  • Massage Therapy to help with muscle stiffness or pain.
  • The Best Sleep Possible
Also, every Perfect Sleep Chair is:

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Lift Chair FAQs

Can lift chairs recline?

Two position lift chairs allow you to recline to a slightly elevated position and is great for watching television or relaxing. A Three position lift chair allows you to recline completely. The Perfect Sleep Chair features an infinite position remote allowing you the most freedom in reclining options.

How do power lift chairs work?

Lift chairs feature a powered lifting mechanism that pushes the entire chair up from its base to assist the user to a standing position.

What is an infinite position lift chair?

The infinite position chairs recline, and footrest positions work independently from each other.

What is the zero-gravity position?

Zero-gravity chairs can allow users to sit in the same position as NASA astronauts during liftoff to help distribute their weight across the chair. By distributing weight evenly across the chair, this relieves a great deal of stress on the body.

How much to lift chairs weigh?

Lift chairs can weight anywhere from 95 lbs. to 155 lbs., depending on the type of chair and manufacturer. The Perfect Sleep Chair weighs 125 lbs. and can support weight up to 375 lbs.


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