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Old 09-24-11, 04:39 PM
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Recommendations for a good recliner?

My bed is starting to suck. Well, maybe it is I who suck and the bed is good. But at any rate, I am finding that I get headaches about 25% of the time that I sleep on a flat bed. I find that I do better in a recliner.

What are the good recliners? I know of La-Z-Boy, but that's about it. Is there some secret to buying these? Are there good places online to buy them?
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

I made the mistake of going into a high end store and sitting in the Ekornes Stressless Kensington chair.

http://www.ekornes.com/us/stressless...a--mayfair--k/

This is without question the most comfortable anything I've ever sat on. I now just have to wrap my head around spending $2,500.
Old 09-24-11, 05:13 PM
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

I wouldn't even dream of buying furniture online unless you know EXACTLY what you want. I mean everything looks good in a picture, but you have to sit in it first before you know if you'll like it.

Just go to a bunch of different furniture stores and sit in a bunch of different stuff.

My guess is that there is MUCH better stuff out there than Lazy Boy. You just have to find something. Hell, the most comfortable thing for you might end up being a $99 thing on clearance.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

Flexsteel.


That is all.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

Honestly, every time we go shopping for a recliner or a comfy sofa, we always end up looking at a bunch of different places and ultimately buying La-Z-Boy stuff.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?



(our last 2 recliners ended up being La-Z-Boy as well, after test sitting a bunch of others)
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

How about a bed like a hospital bed? Raise the head portion up.

My wife's mother sleeps in a recliner but she need to. Close to 70 years old and is probable 300 pounds, can't breath lying-in a bed.
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comfort and value for the money = La-Z-Boy

I have had the same recliner for 15 years or so, still great and IIRC it was like $500 at their year end sale.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

this one is made from horse bones.

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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

Nice
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

Originally Posted by 4KRG View Post
comfort and value for the money = La-Z-Boy

I have had the same recliner for 15 years or so, still great and IIRC it was like $500 at their year end sale.
Yup, the beat up recliner I have in my office was one that my Mother bought when I was in college and passed to me when I bought my first house. I am 40 now and it still 100% mechanically and frankly the cloth still looks pretty decent as well. La-Z-Boy.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

Try Lane/Broyhill as well. They have springs in the seats. I have Lane couches and they're extremely comfortable.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

Why do you want to buy online instead of going into a store and trying one out?

I have a Berkline extra wide recliner w/microfiber material. It's very comfortable, I've fallen asleep on it a lot.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

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Why do you want to buy online instead of going into a store and trying one out?

I have a Berkline extra wide recliner w/microfiber material. It's very comfortable, I've fallen asleep on it a lot.
I'm in a really remote area, and have very limited time to get away. I probably should go check them out, but also wanted to know if there are ones out there that look good, but tend to be crap.
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I have a Berkline extra wide recliner w/microfiber material. It's very comfortable, I've fallen asleep on it a lot.
Berklines are comfortable indeed, but they don't last for shit in my experience.
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Seriously, I actually do like La-Z-Boys.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

Originally Posted by kvrdave View Post
I'm in a really remote area, and have very limited time to get away. I probably should go check them out, but also wanted to know if there are ones out there that look good, but tend to be crap.
Dave, many many many years ago I worked in a furniture store. Trust me, it is worth your while to go put your butt in some chairs.

We sold LaZBoy, Lane, and Flexsteel I think. My boss, who paid attention to this stuff as it was his life, thought the Lazboys were better. Better made, easier to deal with, etc. But I'm sure they are all fine. Many had removable backs, making them easy to move (both in the house and from store to house).

Make a trip to the nearest redneckville that has a store and sit. Your butt will thank you.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

I will likely do that. My next big problem is with the wife. She takes the idea of me sleeping in a recliner as a personal insult.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

Have you looked into memory foam mattress toppers? They can make an uncomfortable mattress super comfy and they're relatively inexpensive.
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Tried it. Tried down topper. Tried eggshell topper. Tried combination of those. Tried them on firm mattress. Tried them on medium mattress. Tried super soft pillow top mattress. Have probably purchased 3 king sized mattresses in the past 5-6 years.
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Re: Recommendations for a good recliner?

It sucks getting old.

How about adjustable beds? They're expensive but at least the wife won't be insulted.

I googled 'adjustable bed' and it came back with these:

www.amerisleep.com
www.adjustablebed.tv
www.craftmatic.com

I'm leary of the ones that only sell via the Internet but this one has a search function for B&Ms that stock their beds so you can at least see it before you buy:
www.lpadjustablebeds.com
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My bed is starting to suck. Well, maybe it is I who suck and the bed is good. But at any rate, I am finding that I get headaches about 25% of the time that I sleep on a flat bed. I find that I do better in a recliner.
Sometimes morning headaches can be caused by sleep apnea. The fact that you mentioned your headaches can occur when you sleep in a flat bed vs in an elevated posititon in a recliner - may be an indicator of positional sleep apnea.
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Yeah, he's probably swallowing 10-15 hairs a night while sleeping.
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Berklines are comfortable indeed, but they don't last for shit in my experience.
So far I haven't had any problems with mine (2 years). My parents have a couple that are 5 years old and they are still holding up good.
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Sometimes morning headaches can be caused by sleep apnea. The fact that you mentioned your headaches can occur when you sleep in a flat bed vs in an elevated posititon in a recliner - may be an indicator of positional sleep apnea.
Had that tested. Not a problem. I tend to get pretty bad migraines at times. These are not migraines, but any headache can become one for me if it is allowed to continue. I think (and it is just a guess) that it comes from muscle strain or something similar from sleeping in a position my neck doesn't like.

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