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The Ultimate Guide to Riser Recliner Chairs: Comfort and Convenience Combined

Ultimate Guide To Riser Recliner Chair

Riser recliner chairs have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their ability to provide both comfort and convenience. Whether you have mobility issues or simply enjoy lounging in style, a riser recliner chair is a fantastic addition to any home. In this blog, we will cover some commonly asked questions, such as the cost of riser recliners, what to look for when purchasing one, whether you can sleep in a riser recliner, and the best type of recliner for the elderly.

How much does a riser recliner cost?

The cost of a riser recliner chair can vary depending on various factors such as the brand, features, and materials used. Generally, entry-level models start around £500, while more luxurious options can go up to £2500 or more. It’s important to consider your budget and requirements when choosing the right chair for you.

What should I look for in a riser recliner?

When shopping for a riser recliner chair, it’s crucial to consider certain factors. Firstly, the size and dimensions should be suitable for your body type and available space. Look for a chair that can be adapted for future proofing in case your needs change, sturdy construction and high-quality materials for durability. Features like heat and massage functions, USB ports, and remote control options can enhance your overall experience. Additionally, consider the weight capacity, as well as any specific features that cater to your individual needs.

What type of recliner is good for the elderly?

For the elderly, selecting the right type of recliner is crucial to support their specific needs and provide maximum comfort. Lift chairs are a popular choice as they feature a lifting mechanism, making it easier for seniors to get in and out of the chair safely. Additionally, recliners with adjustable positions, lumbar support, and additional features like heat therapy can offer extra comfort. It’s recommended to consult with healthcare professionals or test various models to find the best fit for individual requirements.

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What is the difference between a riser recliner and a recliner chair?

A riser recliner chair is a type of recliner chair that has additional features to help individuals with mobility issues. It is equipped with a motorized mechanism that assists the user in rising from a seated position to a standing position, and vice versa. Having this feature help future proof the chair in case your needs change in the future. It is particularly beneficial for individuals with limited mobility or those who find it difficult to stand up or sit down on their own. A regular recliner chair does not have the motorized mechanism for assisting with standing up. It simply reclines to provide a more comfortable seating position

Can you sleep in a riser recliner?

While it’s possible to sleep in a riser recliner, it’s generally recommended to opt for a chair bed, these are specifically designed for sleeping. Laybrook and Theraposture offer a range of different types of chair beds that provide excellent comfort and support for a good night’s sleep. Alternatively, Laybrook also offers a rotating Turning chair bed option as an alternative to sleeping in a recliner. These products are specifically designed to ensure optimal sleep quality and support and aid getting in or out of bed easier.

What are the benefits of made to measure riser recliner chairs?

Having a bespoke riser recliner chair made to measure offers several benefits. Firstly you would not buy a pair of shoes that did not fit you, if the chair you buy is not the correct size, it may be very uncomfortable so sizing is crucial, especially if you have a medical condition, you also have personalized design, optimal comfort and support, enhanced functionality, durability, and added value. A custom-made chair allows you to choose the design, materials, and features that suit your preferences and specific needs, ensuring the perfect fit for your body and enhancing the aesthetics of your living space. With superior craftsmanship and high-quality materials, a bespoke chair is built to last. Overall, opting for a custom-made riser recliner chair guarantees a personalized and comfortable seating experience that meets your unique requirements.


Riser recliner chairs offer the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and mobility assistance. Whether you’re looking to relax after a long day, alleviate back pain, or enhance your overall comfort, a riser recliner chair can transform your living space. When considering a purchase, it’s important to assess factors like cost, desired features, and specific needs. Remember to check out Laybrook’s range of chairbeds for sleeping options and Theraposture’s chairbeds as an alternative. With the right riser recliner chair, you can enjoy the utmost comfort and functionality while adding style to your home.


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