LifeChair by Relax The Back®
Product Review (submitted on March 27, 2011):
The first time I perchased a lift-chair was in 1992 after returning from a month-long stay in the hospital recovering from a serious car accident. It literally gave me the mobility to get in and out of a seated position without assisance until I could reach my crutches. After a full recovery I only used the chair if I was not feeling well (stomach ache, headach, or indigestion). In 2003 I suffered a hiatal hernia and could no longer lie in a traditional bed and used my lift-chair to sleep on. While visiting my daughter in Florida, who had recently purchased the Brisa model of the Relax the Back lift chair for her Vertigo condition, I slept on it for two nights. It was unbelievable! It was the best night's sleep I have had in years! The main differences I noticed from the Brisa model and the traditional lift chair is that the lift chair's foot rest is not separated from the chair part which elminates the gap between the leg rest and the seat part, making it much easier on the legs. The chair also has more positions and can lie flatter than an ordinary lift chair. I just love it and would definitely recommend that everyone have one. It is sooo much better than a recliner and much better than a regular lift chair.
Although the chair seems a little pricey, I have to say, "How much is a good night's sleep worth?" I asked my doctors if it would be okay to use the lift chair as an alternative to a traditional bed and they all said it was fine. Now, if we could just find it on sale!