My current recliner no longer moves with ease - kind of like my body. And I have such a difficult time getting up and down that I have been sleeping on the couch for an hour or two at a time. The couch is manageable but not ideal. The recliner used to take the pressure off spots in the back and I would sleep then wake feeling a bit better.
So I finally purchased an electric recliner which also moves one to a an almost standing position. I am still working to get more mobility but in the mean while hoping for some restful sleep as well as assistance returning to a standing position when needed.