What is a Lift Chair?

A lift chair is a powered device designed to help you move comfortably from a seated to standing position with minimal help. They typically look like a conventional recliner, but the internal mechanisms and design turn them into an essential mobility aid.

For instance, 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 then 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 — and the distinction is important when you’re picking the perfect lift chair for your needs.

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Two Position Lift Chair

The two-position lift chair is named for the available sitting positions. You can either sit in a natural position or recline slightly, similar to a traditional recliner. Many consider this an ideal solution when you want to sit in something comfortable to watch television, read a book, or use a laptop computer, but don’t plan on sitting for long.

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Three Position Lift Chair

Three position lift chairs offer a little more flexibility to your sitting routine. This option can also reach a full recline — except for a slight V shape at the intersection of the seat and back — in addition to the slight recline and natural sitting positions.

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Infinite Position Lift Chair

An infinite position lift chair can be customized to any position you choose, including a fully reclined sleeping position. These chairs contain dual motors, with one in the leg portion and one in its back. It allows for the greatest flexibility in how you maneuver the chair since the two parts don’t need to be in the same position or move in tandem.

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Who Can Benefit from a Lift Chair?

Anyone with balance or mobility issues can benefit from a lift chair, but it doesn’t stop there. The Perfect Sleep Chair comes standard with features such as heat and massage — and the quality build makes it extremely comfortable for sleeping. If you 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 brings them. It’s ideal for those recovering from surgery too, as well as people with chronic back pain who can’t get comfortable in a typical chair.

And the Zero Gravity position is yet another bonus. This customizable position is especially useful for people with circulation problems, but not every lift chair will let you adjust to your unique body form.

So who can benefit from a lift chair? It’s simple: everyone!

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

If you’re trying to find the perfect match for your home, consider the following questions to help guide you to the perfect lift chair:

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

If so, stains can happen. A darker color may more easily hide the appearance of these stains and potentially require less upkeep. 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. If you have pets, leather is your best bet!

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 chair having lift functionalities 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 research. 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 thus 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 help you make determinations in your lift chair purchase. If you’re a smaller person or have less space in your home, the petite version of The Perfect Sleep Chair will give you the same great comfort and features but use less square footage in your home.

Why Buy a Lift Chair by Perfect Sleep Chair?

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

Function: he Perfect Sleep Chair is packed full of helpful features like motorized reclining, an easy-to-use remote, and both heat and massage options.

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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