Best Recliner for Sleeping 2020

Not everyone can sleep comfortably on a bed. Take pregnant women for example, towards their due date sleeping in a bed is just so unbearable. They toss from side to side in their beds searching for that one position to catch a break and get some sleep.

Many pregnant women found sleeping on recliners a lot easier and comfortable.

Other people who suffer from spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and even acid reflux also sleep on recliners quite often. If you find yourself in any of these categories, sleeping on a recliner is definitely a solution for you

The market is full of all kinds of recliners. With our guide, you don't need to guess on which recliner to go for. 

Based on hours of research and credible customer reviews, features such as size, sturdiness, frame material, weight capacity ( this is very important as some recliners can’t take on a lot of weight), and upholstery material are very important.

There are some recliners below with nifty features such as remote control, cup holders, remote holders on the side, adjustable heat. So let's get right into it:

1. NHI Express Addison Large Contemporary Microfiber Recliner

The NHI Addison Contemporary recliner is a clear contender for the best recliner for sleeping.

It has multiple comfort features including lay flat recline ability.

It can help with conditions such as heartburn, cardiac problems and hip or back issues that need comfortable soft cushioned seating with adjustable angles. The overstuffed design gives it a relaxed and casual feel.

Safety is a key consideration.

The lift feature does a great job at safely lifting you up and slightly tipping forward.

This way, you can comfortably get your feet on the ground without overexerting yourself. You’ll certainly love this if you have a medical condition that makes it hard to get off a seat.

The recliner is quite roomy.

It has wide and thickly cushioned armrests and leg support. You also get adequate support and cushioning on both the back and sewn-in seat cushion.


  • Lays flat

  • Helps you stand

  • Durable fabric exterior


  • No swivel
  • Doesn't have a massage function

What we like:

It’s almost impossible to pick out the most valuable feature of this product because they are many.

Not only does it help you lie down comfortably, but also gives you support when standing up. All these at the touch of a button.

We like the fact that it is electric powered and also has a backup battery. So, in case there is a power outage, the recliner is still functional.

2. CANMOV Power Lift Recliner Chair

The CANMOV Power lift recliner is a convenient and comfortable chair constructed for ease of use.

Its design gives the impression that the recliner is overstuffed. But it's not. The high resiliency foam cushioning filled with a high-density sponge is just right for comfort consistency.

It's also worth noting that the stuffing used here is odorless.

The frame is constructed from metal to provide both sturdiness and strength on all reclining positions.

And you won’t slide off when reclining in it.

The CANMOV is fitted with non-skid high-grade fabric upholstery that’s soft yet tough and easy to clean. The fabric is microfiber and can withstand high use. Most importantly, it adds an element of safety as you are unlikely to skid off the chair while catching an afternoon nap.

The icing on the cake is its automated operation.

It has an easy-to-use two-button control system with smooth and safe lifting and reclining movements. And you can stop in between reclining, lifting or sitting positions should you need to. This can be done manually through the auto controller button or remote control.


  • Several colors to choose from

  • Odorless cushioning

  • Remote controlled

  • Quiet electric motor

  • Can carry up to 300 pounds


  • Doesn't swivel
  • Doesn't have a massage function

What we like:

What we like most about this recliner are the comfort aspects.

The seat's overstuffed design with anti-skid fabric upholstery is super comfy even for seniors. Lifting or reclining can be easily accomplished by a touch of the auto controller or remote control.

A thoughtful addition is the easy-to-reach side pocket for convenient storage of magazines, CD's and your remote control. If you’re looking for a comfortable, non-complicated, electric seat, this might be it.

3. Homall Manual Recliner Chair 

The Homall recliner operates manually.

Although this chair is not super roomy, it has adequate space for an average-sized person. It can comfortably hold weights of up to 265 pounds.

Best of all, it looks great with almost any décor.

That’s because you have the choice between two colors, and the leather upholstery just hits the mark with neat and excellent stitching. At closer inspection, you’ll appreciate how smooth that high-quality PU leather is to touch and easy to clean.

The armrest, in particular, has a clean and neat design.

The extra-padded footrest pops out smoothly on the sturdy chair frame.

You’re sure to get comfortable on the large size sewn-in cushion, thickly foam-padded for comfort. The same padding applies to the armrests and the push back recliner for maximum comfort.


  • Pop out double-padded footrest
  • PU leather upholstery
  • Ideal for smaller spaces
  • Beautiful clean design


  • Not for tall or heavy body types
  • The back recliner may overextend

What we like:

If you have a smaller body, then this chair could work for you.

The petite recliner is perfect for rooms with smaller spaces.

Aesthetically, it does warm up a room due to its inviting build.

Be sure to check all functionalities once assembled, such as the manual pop up leg rest as well as the back recliner, to make sure they are functioning properly.

4. Life Style Power Recliner

When you sit or recline on this chair, you’ll feel as if you’re engulfed in a beautiful, fluffy cloud.

The design is roomy, comfortable and inviting. It features generous padding and soft exterior fabric.

Several factors give this recliner that wow factor:

One aspect is the individual wrapped coil seating in the fabric that makes your relaxing experience special.

The stitching on the seams is well done for a clean aesthetic look. And the cushioning and padding have the right consistency for enhanced comfort.

You can expect a full leg chaise which offers complete leg support with adequate padding on the pop-up footrest.

What you don't find in most recliners is a full lay-flat mechanism.

This recliner is in a class of its own because it gets that feature right, making it one of the best recliners for sleeping.


  • Plush fabric
  • Lay flat premium mechanism
  • The recliner is electric powered
  • USB plug


  • You can’t control back and footrest independently
  • Does not swivel
  • The back doesn't come up fully

What we like:

Good value for money.

The lay flat premium feature is what we like most.

And the fabric is premium as it is very soft and comfortable, but not delicate.

5. Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Ludden Recliner

This rocker recliner delivers total comfort.

Top on the list is the chenille upholstery: smooth, soft and velvety, yet durable and can withstand frequent use. The handsomely textured further enhances the aesthetics of this fabric. 

And the back has a bustling design with immaculate stitching, which is easy on your lumbar.  

It’s not just a delight to your senses, but also easy on the body.

The pillow top arms design makes for comfortable sleeping. While lying down, you can recline the back easily. All you have to do is put a little weight on it and pull the lever on your side. It will recline smoothly to your desired position.  

When sitting or sleeping, you’re sure to appreciate the cushioning and padding which are done quite well. There’s plenty of high-grade foam and a core constructed from low-melting fiber.

Foam wrapping gives the recliner strength and sturdiness.

All that rests on a strong metal frame.

Finally, this seat is generously sized to accommodate larger body types.


  • Arrives assembled
  • Pop out footrest
  • Beautiful design
  • Chenille fabric


  • Footrest and recliner cannot be adjusted independently
  • Doesn't swivel

What we like:

This recliner is truly classy.

The chenille fabric has excellent stitching. That fabric and the cushioning are well done so the seat not only looks great but is very comfortable to sit on.

And the back reclines easily from pulling the side lever with the footrest popping up quite smoothly.

6. Giantex Power Lift Chair Recliner

The Giantex Power Lift Recliner is pretty lean, functional, and straightforward.

It’s so sturdy that it can take up to 300 pounds of weight when not on the lifting position. Plus, it reclines with ease while the footrest pops up for a comfortable pose.  

The upholstery is made of high-quality fabric that is smooth, durable and easy to clean.

It has odor-free stuffing on the sewn-in seat, armrest, footrest and back recliner. However, all these areas could use some extra layers of foam wrapping. This is because while sitting, you can feel the metal rods used on the framing.


  • Tough yet soft fabric exterior
  • Motorized power lift
  • Remote Controlled
  • Odorless stuffing


  • The motor can be loud
  • The whole recliner could use added cushioning

What we like:

The design is simple enough with a power lift feature and remote control function.

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