There is truly nothing like lying back in a comfortable reclining chair, relaxing every muscle in your body, slowly giving in to that irresistible urge to “just close your eyes for a minute”—and waking up refreshed after a quick nap, or fully rested after a night of undisturbed sleep. And if you ever wanted like to experience such a luxuriant repose, here is our list of the best recliners for extended sleep or intermittent napping.
What brands offer the most comfortable recliner to sleep in?
- Lane Furniture
- Acme Furniture
- Myco Furniture
- Flash Furniture
- Furniture of America
- Signature Design by Ashley
Our list of the best recliners you can sleep in begins with the plush, inviting, and —and surprisingly affordable Coaster 35-inch recliner. Covered in a super-soft, easy-to-clean microfiber fabric (available in Chocolate, Light Brown and Sage), it features solid body support with a split-back cushion. A reclining mechanism makes it so all you have to do after a long day is sit down and feel your tensions melt away as the chair extends its built-in footrest. For anyone looking for a no-nonsense recliner offering incredible comfort at an incredible price, this is the one for you.
Next up is a recliner that lives up to its name—the Cuddler! Upholstered in a smooth, environmentally-friendly, deep charcoal gray faux leather, this American-made chair is built to last with sturdy hardwood supporting all weight-bearing areas of the frame and joints. A manual recliner handle makes for effortless footrest extension. And a removable backrest means it’s easy to move, fitting through doorways up to 32 inches. As for comfort, a split-back cushion, plush padded armrests, and a seat supported by Beautyrest Pocket Coils guarantee you’ll enjoy every moment you spend lying back and relaxing…right up until the moment you nod off.
A solid piece of workmanship carrying a fair share of aesthetic appeal, the Barnaby Collection 41-inch recliner is a sturdy item upholstered in a polished gray microfiber material that promises long wear, easy care, and a rich, leather-like appearance. Its tight, split-back cushion offers back support up top, while the pocket coil seating and pillow-top arms will cradle you in comfort. A dependable wood frame and metal reclining mechanism with an external latch handle hold the package together. For the price, this dependable recliner cannot be beat.
The Branson Collection 39-inch recliner provides a luxurious look with environmentally-friendly faux-leather upholstery (available in brown or black) that resists cracking like traditional leather. A split-back cushion and pillow-top arms embrace you in comfort, while the one-piece foot manual recliner allows you to simply sit back and drift off to sleep whenever you want. It’s also ergonomically designed, with a 4-inch wall clearance that gives you big, cozy recliner luxury without taking up the entire room. This is a lovely piece that will impress with both its appearance and practicality.
Built with absolute comfort in mind, the Flash Furniture Leather 43-inch rocker offers all the amenities you could want in a recliner chair. It’s upholstered in a rich brown LeatherSoft Upholstery—real leather blended with polyurethane, providing both silky softness and long-lasting durability. Bustle back cushions and soft, supportive armrests envelop you in as you pull the exterior lever and recline into cozy bliss. But this is not just a recliner—it’s a rocker, which soothes not only adults but infants, making this a calm and comforting nursing chair for mother, child, and father as well.
With the Bingham Collection 39-inch rocker recliner, Catnapper has raised the bar for luxury, comfort, and features. It offers a variety of richly colored PU Leather (available in Chocolate, Café, Charcoal, and Cinnabar), which is a split leather/polyurethane blend that stays looking like new and cleans easily with a damp cloth. A removable pub back upper and padded arms are accompanied by a rocker feature that relaxes you naturally. But the main attraction here is the three-speed massage and multi-level heat feature that lets you bury yourself in relaxing warmth however you wish.
The next power recliner to make the list comes from Furniture of America’s Gaynor Collection. Covered in a snuggly-soft grey flannelette, this piece is constructed around a strong solid wood frame. Its features include attractive flared arms, a welcoming split back cushion, an overstuffed headrest and extra padding behind the knees to make relaxing your legs even easier. Best of all, the electric power recliner allows you to customize precisely how you want to rest with the push of a button. For absolute comfort and ease of use, this chair is a standout for when you want to lie down.
With its sleek, contemporary design and variety of features, Signature Design by Ashley’s Composer Collection 35-inch power recliner makes a modern statement while maintaining its primary purpose—comfort. Lattice stitchwork makes a bold statement against the attractive, durable grey PU Leather Upholstery. Besides the expected comfy cushioning and push-button convenience, it includes luxuries such as an adjustable headrest, armrest storage compartments, a USB port charger, and a blue LED-lit cupholder in each arm. This really is a high-tech, low-stress marvel of design.
Also from Signature Design by Ashley, the Warnerton Collection 37-inch power recliner sports a contemporary design with lattice stitching across a supple Chocolate Faux Leather covering. In addition, piped stitching lends an air of quality craftsmanship. Push-button recliner control, armrests with under-cushion storage areas and cupholders add to the modern conveniences alongside the classic split-back cushioning and adjustable headrest. This recliner also has a sleek track arms, providing a slim, well-defined profile.
To finish our roster of recliners you can sleep in, we have a classic name with a well-earned reputation for the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. The Barcalounger Longhorn Collection 41-inch recliner is a throwback to classic lounge styling with rich, top-grain leather upholstery (available in Sanded Dark Bomber and Chapps Saddle) decorated with unmistakable nail head accents. High resilience seat foam will support you in comfort, and a dependable Leggett and Platt recliner mechanism will deliver consistent ease of use. Anyone who wants to know true lasting luxury will never forget the Barcalounger experience.
We hope you are now better informed as to which sleep-worthy recliner fits your home and your budget. Good luck in your search—and good night.