The Difference Between a 2, 3, or Infinite Position Lift Chair

For those struggling with poor mobility, lift chairs can offer valuable support in everyday life. While they may look like everyday recliners, lift chairs contain powerful motors to gently guide users to a standing position. This can be an invaluable tool to those struggling with arthritis, recovering from surgery, or anyone needing an extra helping hand.

Once you’ve made the decision to purchase a lift chair, your next question may be “which chair best suits my needs?”. Not only do lift chairs come in a variety of materials, colors, and brands, but different position options as well. 

Today’s lift chairs come in a wide range of positions and motor functionality depending on your needs. Adjustable footrest positioning or a flexible recline mechanism can make all the difference in your daily comfort. 


In this blog post, we’ll explain the differences between 2-position, 3-position, and infinite-position lift chairs so that you can make an informed purchasing decision. 


When most people think of a recliner, a 2-position chair comes to mind. A 2-position lift chair raises the footrest while offering a few inches of back recline, making it more comfortable to rest or watch TV. These chairs can be affordable, still offer the mobility support of a lift chair, and are ideal if you need only a small recline. 

Most 2-position lift chairs have a gap between the ottoman and seat, and a single motor that controls everything. All our lift chairs are electrically powered, meaning there’s no need to fumble with a manual lever to comfortably recline. 


If you’re looking for more versatility, a 3-position recline chair leans back further than typical recliners. While it does not move into a fully horizontal position, the back of the chair moves into a deep incline comfortable for relaxation and sleeping. A hand control stops the recliner at any position along the way, making it easy to find your ideal position. 

3-position lift chairs typically come equipped with a single motor, meaning that the back and footrest cannot be adjusted independently. Most have no gap between the ottoman and the seat, making for a more comfortable seat. 

For the full versatility of lift chairs at an affordable price, we recommend our ASJMREYE 3-Position Power Lift Recliner Chair. At present, you can save extra $60 after using discount code:AY60.


If you or a loved one spend a significant amount of time in a lift chair, it may be time to consider upgrading your comfort with an infinite-position chair. 

These highly-flexible lift chairs come equipped with a dual motor system that allows the back and footrest to operate independently. With the push of a button, users can lift their legs without reclining, or move the backrest only. What's more, infinite position chairs come with a much greater range of positions than 2 or 3 position chairs. Bringing the back rest completely parallel to the floor for a comfortable sleep, and raising the footrest above your body to promote circulation. Therefore, users can adjust the seat and footrest to their specific needs.

If you’re looking for a single chair to accommodate all your needs now and in the future, look toward an infinite-position chair. While you or a loved one may only require a slight recline now, in the future they may wish to sleep in their chair or use different positioning to aid injury recovery. With additional functions like massage and heat, they may never want to leave the chair! 

If you’re considering an infinite position lift chair, take a look at our ASJMREYE Infinite Position Lift Recliner Chair. This chair includes endless opportunities for comfortable positions, wrapped in a very stretching cotton. It can tilt the backrest and footrest to customize to your body precisely, alleviating back or knee pain.

If you or a loved one needs a bit of extra assistance raising from or lowering to a deep seated position, a lift chair can make all the difference. Browse Asjmreye’s collection of lift chairs to choose the perfect chair to accommodate your needs. 

COMMON FAQs About Recliners

Q. Can recliners be used for sleeping?

Yes, recliners can be used for sleeping especially infinite position recliner. They are comfortable and can help elevate an individual’s feet above the heart to provide relief from some breathing issues or digestive problems. 

Q. How do you know what size recliner to buy?

To determine which recliner size is right for you, measure the available space in the room where you’d like to place it. Once you know the measurements of your space, check the dimensions provided by the manufacturer of each recliner you consider purchasing.

In addition to finding a recliner that will fit the space, you also want to ensure that you will fit comfortably in the chair. Look for information about the recommended height and weight for each recliner for the right fit.

Q. How do you sit in a recliner for back pain?

Sitting in a recliner at a 135-degree angle is ideal to provide relief for back pain.

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JAMES Felton

JAMES Felton

Is their any local customer service in the Arlington,TX area?

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