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Time for a sleep chair? If so, which are best?

bnybbny Posts: 2
edited 09/30/2015 - 5:01 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

It used to be cozy sleeping in bed, now it's painful. Somehow it aggravates every painful spot I have.

I've moved to sleeping in a regular recliner at least half of the time, but a regular recliner just doesn't support very well.

Last year I looked into expensive adjustable beds--they seem like a lot of money with a lot of expensive things that can go wrong.

I'm wondering if a sleep chair/recliner/lift recliner might be a better fit (although, wow!, are they expensive! Even though they're less than half the price of an adjustable bed.)

For the most part, here's what I have going on:
*Severe autonomic and peripheral neuropathy
*Multi-level spinal stenosis (I've been told these are changes you see in a 70 y.o, not someone half that age.)
*Lupus, R.A., Sjogren's, etc. (multiple autoimmunes) have eaten my joints to the point of instability, part. in my knees and neck (the knee braces I wear almost constantly now, the neck brace is off-and-on daily and always overnight.)
*Severe, constant migraines (I've been having nerve blocks for those, although they might req. something more)

There's medicine for everything (and physical therapy soon), but, in the same way the knee braces help alleviate pain & take a lot of the work out of walking b/c I'm not constantly compensating for the instability, I'm wondering if a sleep recliner would do something similar: stabilize/brace/support my body while I sit/sleep to help relieve pain (instead of create it, like sleeping in a bed.)

But what do you look for in a chair that can cost up to $2000? Who are the reputable companies? Are there good warranties? Which features should you look for? How do you find a chair that's the right height for you? Maybe most importantly--memory foam burns my skin and lungs--how do you find an everyday recliner/sleep chair w/o memory foam?

Also, w/ my knees, I've noticed that I usually push up on something to lift myself up which means, I imagine, standing's going to get a bit rougher in the future. Do lift chairs really help, or can the lifting action really put a lot of strain on your back?

So appreciative for any/all replies,



Mattresses and Sleep Positions for Each Back Pain Diagnosis

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  • Sorry I just read that we are not allowed to make recommendations.
    Scoliosis and other problems at every level.

    2013: C-5 to C-6 ADR
    2014: C-5 to C-6 fusion/revision of failed ADR
    2014: Total hip replacement, right

    Cancelled multi-level fusion - fear being more crippled and in more pain.
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