- Feb 10, 2021
- United States
that is the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question! I've been trying to figure that out myself. Possibly as Sharon and Jockette have speculated, it's the "cocoon" effect that makes us more comfortable. When I'm able to lie "flat" on my cheap recliner (by either clasping my hands behind my head to move the center of gravity or locking my elbows behind the armrests) I noticed that it probably isn't *perfectly* flat like a bed. The derriere area is still a little lower than the feet and head, likely due to more cushioning there. So maybe that little bit makes all the difference? I dunno. But I do know it's much much more comfortable than a bed at this juncture. Even the 1/2 reclined position (where I spend most of my time unfortunately) is more comfortable than a bed.I am wondering, though, why you’d be able to sleep on a flat surface like a sofa or recliner, but not in bed? Is the bed too soft, or too high to get into?