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Does anyone sleep in a recliner?

Does anyone with COPD sleep in a recliner? If so please share benefits.

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  • vbcod3r
    1 year ago

    I have been sleeping in a recliner for more than 15 yrs because of COPD and sciatica. I can breathe better with my upper body elevated than I can lying flat on my back.

  • caroly
    2 years ago

    Hello Nedra. I’ve slept in a recliner for about three years now. I didn’t start sleeping in it because of COPD but because I’d had major surgery and sleeping in a bed just didn’t work. My recliner is top-of-the-line and will fully recline, the back is adjustable apart from the tilt. Sleeping in the recliner can be uncomfortable at times if you like to sleep on your side or sprawled out. It can be very difficult to get out of if the power is off and the battery runs out. However, the advantages outweigh the mild disadvantages. My GERD is much better. Surprising benefit: my hips don’t hurt anymore. If I’m having a lot of trouble breathing, I can be upright while my legs are up. That would be the best benefit I think. Find the exact place you are most comfortable at the push of a button without fussing with pillows. For my lazy side, no more making the bed although the chair gets a good cleaning every few days (it’s leather, not fabric). For the weird side, I can lower the footrest so my elderly dog can “climb” it to get in my lap. I hope this helps.

  • Earlene
    1 year ago

    I sleep in a recliner when I have bad nights. I don’t mind it, I sleep better.Sometime I just sleep there because it’s comfy

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