Author: Jackie Caraballo

UltraComfort Donates Lift Recliners To Hospice of The Sacred Heart


UltraComfort Lift Recliner Donated to Hospice of the Sacred Heart

Photo caption left to right: Diane Baldi, CEO, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Sarah Lydon, Director of Marketing, UltraComfort America


Hospice of the Sacred Heart recently received a generous donation of ten UltraComfort America UC556 power lift recliners in Brisa Fresco fabric. UltraComfort is a family owned and operated business headquartered in Old Forge, Pennsylvania.

“These precision crafted power lift recliners will make beautiful and functional additions to all ten patient rooms at our Inpatient Unit in Dunmore.  We are tremendously grateful to our friends at UltraComfort for their generosity,” said Diane Baldi, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

The mission of Hospice of the Sacred Heart is to provide comfort, care, hope and choice to patients and their families, while guiding them through the end of life journey. “Hospice of the Sacred Heart provides so many families in our area with quality care and services during a difficult time,” stated Rich Golden, CEO. “UltraComfort is honored to support their mission of providing comfort for their patients and their families.”


About Hospice of the Sacred Heart:

 Not-for-profit, free standing hospice program serving Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2004

  • Main office is located in Wilkes-Barre, with an Inpatient Unit located in Dunmore and a Center for Education in Moosic
  • Care provided for over 2,200 patients in 2019 and over 16,000 to date
  • Employs approximately 120 employees throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Volunteers provided over 6,900 hours of support to patients and families in 2019


 About UltraComfort America:

 UltraComfort America is the retail furniture division of the world’s largest power lift chair manufacturer. A family-owned, family-operated business headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, UltraComfort America is a true American manufacturer offering retailers lift and wellness recliners that exceed industry standards for design, components and warranties.



How To Keep Your Sanity While Virtual Schooling


Grandmother in an UltraComfort Power Lift Recliner watching daughter read to grandson


Prepare Your Home Office And Wifi

We haven’t officially started school virtually, yet this year, but it’s looming in the much too near future. And we are doing everything we can to prepare ahead of time to try to make this online round a whole lot better than the last! I decided to take a good long look at our home setup and make some improvements. Our main issues were: 1. The kids have a shared desk, but in a room with a poor wifi signal. 2. Kids took over the whole house. 3. Parents had uncomfortable office furniture and almost lost their ever-loving minds trying to teach, work full time and parent. 

Something had to give. Over the summer, it dawned on me that we each needed our own personal space. 


The “Sanity Room”

Growing up, my mom always kept a “sanity room” or two in our house. Much like the age-old parlor room, our formal living room was off limits to the kids and my dad, so that there was always at least one clean and nicely decorated room in the house. This was the one room free from the mess of toys, books, newspapers and school papers. As a kid, I would sometimes sneak in there to sit quietly and daydream or practice somersaults on the clean floor. The dining room was sometimes a sanity room, but was often converted to a craft table, a dollhouse-building table, or a place to do school projects. You know you cricket or craft at your dining room table, too! 

When I had twins of my own, I soon realized that this really was a great idea to have one room that you could always walk into and be at peace from the constant clutter and cleaning. We don’t have a formal living room, but I designated the dining room as my sanity room. Until COVID-19. 


Virtual Schooling Take One

When the pandemic hit the U.S. and our young children started virtual schooling, the best place for them to access our wifi turned out to be… you guessed it, the dining room. It became their home office and soon filled with pencils, markers, papers, artwork and science projects. I had lost my sanity room. I know, I know, first-world problems. And of course, I am so incredibly grateful that we remained safe from contracting the virus and from family tragedy. We are very fortunate. However, I think we can all agree that this past spring was a very stressful time for everyone, one way or another. 

Not only were my husband and I both working from home full time, we also took in his grandmother who lived alone in central New Jersey. We stayed home. We didn’t see a soul outside our family, aside from weekly masked grocery store trips and Zoom calls. 

To say that virtual school was a struggle is a huge understatement. Someone or everyone cried pretty much every day. Links didn’t work, online work was accidentally deleted, emails with questions on schoolwork went unanswered, and wifi was unstable and often couldn’t handle four laptops, three cell phones and two tablets operating at once. We were all stressed and getting depressed. But we got through it and eventually summer came. Thank God!


Virtual Schooling Take Two

Now our school district has decided to start virtual once again. But we are hopeful. And we are taking proactive measures. Instead of the kids using the dining room, we are converting their playroom into a school room, complete with two desks for them to each have their own space to do schoolwork and even bean bag chairs for reading time. We are also working on boosting our wifi throughout the house and setting up a better home office for us. I have my sanity room back. But with your kids home 24-7, how do you manage the mess? 


Take A Cue From Teachers

As a former substitute teacher, one great tip I learned from teachers is to make sure your kids clean up as soon as they’re finished with that particular lesson. If you keep up with it, it becomes routine and they’ll automatically start to clean up when that portion of the day is finished. After each live session or video subject ends, have them put those materials away to prepare for the next lesson. At the end of the virtual school day, make sure to set aside a few minutes to have them straighten up their desk and clean up anything left on the floor. Everyone will benefit from a clean homeclutter causes anxiety and can add to an already stressful situation. When I subbed mid-year, I didn’t even have to ask the students to do this, it had already become an automatic daily routine. 


Set A Routine

One of the most important aspects of virtual schooling is to have a set routine for the day. Try to have your kids attend the live teaching sessions as much as possible, so they feel connected to their new teacher and classmates on a set schedule. Last spring, my kids told me that they didn’t like not being in school because they missed their routine. So my husband and I created a schedule for them that remained posted on the wall each day to check, so they’d know what to do if my husband and I were in Zoom meetings. We would interchange schoolwork with time for exercise, chores, reading, technology time, and playing outside to break up the day. 

Be sure to also treat each day like an actual school and work day if you’re working, too. Have your kids eat a full breakfast and get dressed like they normally would. I know it’s so cozy to work in your pj’s, but you do start to feel like a slob after a while and not prepared to do your best. 

As for routine tips, I would recommend saving technology time for the end of the day when they’re more tired and chores for the morning. I’ve read numerous studies that screen time can cause irritability, so we’ve banned it in the morningwho wants to start the day out with a grumpy kid?! And it’s actually made a difference. 

If you have multiple children who will be doing virtual school at the same time, I recommend purchasing headphones with a microphone if they need to ask their teacher a question. I found some that even glow in the dark at Five Below. 


Give Yourself Some Space

Don’t feel guilty taking some time to yourself! Create a clean, quiet, peaceful space to relax and recharge for an hour each day. Also, make sure that your space is comfortable and has a relaxing ambience. Soft yellow accents, like pillows and throw blankets infuse happiness, while muted sage green walls create a peaceful setting. Round out the room with cream or light gray furniture to create a calming effect. 


Relax & Recharge!

If you find yourself suffering from daily aches and pains, some recliners, such as UltraComfort’s Eclipse collection offer zero gravity weightlessness, as well as head and back support to rejuvenate your body while you experience total relaxation. These chairs are the perfect ergonomic fit when working from home or to take a load off after a long day. 

UltraComfort zero gravity recliner

Thanks to the few changes mentioned above, not only will my kids have more structure and organization, I now have my sanity room back. As for the rest of life in general, I’m sure nothing this year will go as planned, but we’ll keep rolling with punches, and if nothing else, at least this pandemic will teach our kids how to be flexible and resilient. To all my fellow virtual-schooling parents, good luck and Godspeed! 











Why Your Business Should Advertise on Facebook



Facebook Ads for your business page



How Useful Is Facebook Advertising?

Are you consistently creating social media posts, but not getting many likes, comments or shares? That’s because Facebook has made it very difficult for its users to view Business page posts unless they purchase advertising. And if you’re not advertising your business on Facebook, you are missing out on a huge amount of traffic to your page and/or website and potential revenue. According to Facebook Business, now over 2.7 billion people use Facebook each month. That’s over a quarter of the world’s entire population. And they’re using Facebook almost every single day. 


How Do Facebook Ads Compare to other Advertising Channels?

Forbes reported that although television revenue from ads increased by 7.1% in January 2018, digital ad revenue was more than double that, at 16.8%. Even more surprising is that there was still a marked increase in digital ad revenue, with the most spending on Facebook, despite the platform’s problems with fake news and changing its news feed algorithm to favor posts from users’ friends and family over businesses. The statistics are too high to ignore. Facebook has become so ingrained in users’ lives, that it’s difficult for them to stop using the platform. Unfortunately for businesses, organic post engagement has dropped significantly since 2017. A business might organically only reach 2% of its targeted audience. However, paying for a targeted Facebook ad will overcome this obstacle. At UltraComfort America, we’ve been able to dramatically increase our Facebook post reach with a significant ROI. 


The Best Way To Create Facebook Ads

Now that you know the stats, here’s how you get started. A Facebook ad will not use the same techniques as pay per click (PPC) advertising, but instead, calls for more classic creative marketing methods. Think about when you are checking your own personal Facebook feed. If you’re just relaxing, checking to see what your friends are up to, do you take more than two seconds to realize the post is an ad, and then just scroll right past it in your feed? I know that’s what I do, unless an ad is so engaging that it makes me stop scrolling and watch the video or read the compelling story. Now think about whether you’re a professional in marketing or advertising with years of experience and training, who can create an ad that will not only get a second glance, but make the viewer actually buy your product. If that’s not you, then you should consider either using the content that UltraComfort’s Marketing Team creates for you or hiring a professional digital marketing agency to help you craft a creative, engaging Facebook ad. And please be sure to tag @UltracomfortAmerica on Facebook or @ultracomfortusa on Instagram and Twitter if you create your own UltraComfort post or ad and we will share it to our page!

Video Is the Best Content

The best type of ad is a Facebook video ad. It’s the most compelling way to increase user engagement. But whether it’s a video, photo, or story, you have to make sure your ad is visually stimulating, thought-provoking, and, frankly, helpful, to get the user’s attention. This will then drive viewers to your website, which is, of course, full of riveting content, resulting in the purchasing of your product or service, and, (gasp!) even sharing your ad or website with others. 


Facebook Will Retarget Your Website Visitors

Facebook, and social media in general, have an edge when it comes to marketing. Have you ever Googled something, and then went on Facebook and sure enough, there was an ad for exactly that same search term? BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU! Just kidding. What you’ve actually experienced is called retargeting. And Facebook is the king of retargeting. How it works is, when you visit a website, but do not purchase from or contact that site, a cookie that is set in your browser and Facebook will then automatically pop an ad from that same business in your feed to try to re-engage with you. As creepy as it may seem (sometimes I swear I just talked about something and a Facebook ad pops up—you’re not listening to our conversations, right Mark Zuckerberg??), this type of advertising is a big deal for businesses. The Search Engine Journal reports that, “a mere 2% of people actually convert to becoming a sale the first time they land on your webpage.” However, bringing them back a second time around, after they’ve had more time to think about your business or product, users are more likely to then convert on your site. But wait, it gets better: through Facebook’s use of retargeting, an ad on Facebook will ultimately drive more traffic to your Facebook page or website. More traffic will, in turn, boost your search engine rankings, and bring in even more traffic, and if you have good content, then you will get more conversions, AKA sales.


Facebook Ads Are Affordable

Another reason Facebook ads are so great, is that they really aren’t very expensive. You can spend as little as $1 a day for your ad. Small businesses have the opportunity to target their audience just as much as larger businesses. Plus, you can measure your results in real time and instantly see if your advertising strategy is working or if you need to make changes. You can also save money by cutting out other ad campaigns, such as on television, where customers are frequently fast-forwarding through commercials when they DVR a show, anyway. I’m pretty sure during the Super Bowl is the only time most people actually want to watch commercials. 


Social Media Ads Can Go Viral

A viral ad may not always be the goal, but it is an amazing perk that no other advertising outlet can offer. It’s basically worldwide advertising at a fraction of the cost, and unlike the lottery, you have the ability to determine if you win. The good news is that this digital equivalent to the holy grail is attainable. All you have to do is think outside the box and create an ad so good, that it is shared organically across social media and viewed by millions. Easy, right? Well, that’s also where UtraComfort can help. We’re constantly searching for heart-warming and special stories about how our products help our customers. If you know of an amazing story, please share it with us and we will create a video or blog post featuring our products for you. 


Advertise on Multiple Social Media Platforms

Businesses can’t afford not to go digital. A company today must have an engaging, optimized website that’s mobile-friendly, and have a strong social media presence. By the way, we’re not recommending that you advertise only on Facebook. UltraComfort recommends advertising across social media with Instagram as the next best choice for ad placement. Don’t miss out on the largest social communities in the world. Most of your competitors already are advertising on Facebook and Instagram, or they will be in the very new future. Most importantly, it’s crucial that your social media page or website has great content to backup your engaging ad. Otherwise, your visitor will most likely leave your site without converting or purchasing. 


Need Help Creating Your First Facebook Ad?

Stay tuned for a FREE UltraComfort Webinar for retailers on August 26th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST* with step-by-step directions on how to create a Facebook post using UltraComfort content and then how to “Boost” your posts with ad spend to reach a larger audience in your local area! If you’re an UltraComfort Retailer, join our UltraComfort Retailer Insider Facebook Group for all the latest inside information!


*Please note: the date has changed from August 27th, 2020 to August 26th, 2020.


UltraComfort Emerges From COVID-19 Pandemic Even Stronger



UltraComfort Stronger After COVID-19


A Pennsylvania Essential Business

UltraComfort Sewing Machine Operators

Since our parent company, Golden Technologies, is a home medical equipment manufacturer, UltraComfort was also fortunate to be deemed an essential business by the state of Pennsylvania and allowed to remain open through the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to protect its workers, we hired a special cleaning service to disinfect the factory and all facilities, added plastic barriers between each sewing machine operator, and practiced social distancing by expanding our production lines to accommodate the 6-feet social distancing recommendation. The company, however, did have its share of setbacks as many of its retailers were forced to close their doors and sales were down in mid-late March, and unfortunately had to reduce its staff. 



When The Going Gets Tough…The Tough Start Training!


Bob Phibbs The Retail Doctor

Despite these challenges, the UltraComfort team decided to make the most of this unprecedented situation and set forth with team-building training sessions on Zoom and social media. The team also made a dedicated effort to remain in constant communication with their retailers, providing them with free online social media training sessions, expert sales strategy advice from Bob Phibbs The Retail Doctor on how to re-open and train their retail staff to operate during these uncertain times, as well as online Service Tech Training. 



A One-Of-A-Kind Team


Not only has our team been working harder than ever to become more tech savvy and meet our sales goals, they also came closer together as a team. We held happy hour Zoom meetings, shared personal stories, always encouraged and showed gratitude for one another, and even made and donated masks to the Geisinger Health system, local manufacturers, and many others. 

Marketing Team Happy Hour



The COVID-19 Pandemic Made Our Company Stronger


Now that it seems the worst is over, UltraComfort is beyond excited to report that for the past few weeks, we have been exceeding our sales goals over last year and we have brought back most of our furloughed workers! Our dedicated team really stepped up and came together to emerge even stronger than we were before. We truly thank all of our retailers for their continued support and partnershipwe are looking forward to an amazing year ahead! 

Donating Masks To Local Manufacturers



How The Pandemic Has Made Us Better


Written by Patrick Thornburgh


Patrick Thornburgh UltraComfort Sales Representative


All The Zoom Meetings

“Can you see me now?”  “Mute me!”  “You are breaking up?” “Damn computers!”

“I hear the light at the end of the tunnel.”  “Cannot wait to get back to normalcy.”

These were just a few of the sentiments heard across Zoom meetings these past few months. Through my experience as an UltraComfort Sales Representative, I have found that we are very adaptable whether we are still working or on “furlough”. I have come to realize that this pandemic has made us all stronger, more open to change, and just possibly, better people.


Working From Home

For many, we might not know where we will be seated when we are back to work full time—at home or in the office. There are many distractions in both locations. We were used to the “office friends” and chatting and now we are used to our family and chatting. Possibly, we will find that working at home inspires us to work harder and with more enthusiasm than in the office; or possibly working at both locations becomes the more efficient way to make our lives better.


Getting Back To Business

Just as I have learned so much more about my business/or lack thereof, and adapting to my current concerns, I believe some retailers have learned more about their business inside and out, and the opportunities awaiting them.

This is probably the best time for all businesses and families to reflect on these new experiences and update their “Best Practices”. Talk with your team about providing stellar customer service. Get to know your customers better, just like you have learned more about your loved ones while spending more time at home.

Although we may never completely go back to the normal we knew pre-pandemic, turn this time into an opportunity to improve your customers’ experience with more caring and thoughtful service. It might take a lot of courage for some to go out shopping again—make that experience worthwhile and stress-free and your customers will remember that and spread the word to others.

Take care of one another and stay safe.



An UltraComfort COVID-19 Update


CEO Rich Golden with Employees


Though we are experiencing a time of uncertainty, one thing you can be certain about is UltraComfort. We are here to offer all the support you need to provide your customers with the outstanding service, products and care they deserve. The following are ways we can support you today:

Business Hours – As a division of Golden Technologies, UltraComfort is listed as an essential business under the category of medical manufacturing. Therefore, all departments are fully functional and operating at a reduced capacity. A vital part of being fully operational is practicing all standards set forth by the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our employees. This includes social distancing, proper hand washing and regular sanitizing of workstations. In addition, all employees that can work remotely have been asked to do so.

Quick Ship Inventory – We understand that the need for our product has not diminished during this time of uncertainty. We have thousands of power lift recliners in-stock that are ready to be shipped to meet your customer’s immediate needs.

Retailer Support – Sales, marketing and service departments are available and here to support your business in any way possible.

Product Development – The R&D department has been working to ensure that you have the most innovative products to offer your customers once this pandemic is behind us.

In addition to our normal daily operations, we are continuing to partner with Geisinger Health Care Systems to manufacture surgical face masks to help safeguard their employees as they care for our loved ones and our community. We are proud to be able to make a difference during the shortage of vital personal protective equipment.

In closing, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to local, state and government officials that have worked tirelessly to provide stimulus packages for businesses and individuals during this time of need. We are all in this together and I heartily believe we will come out of it stronger than ever!

Stay safe and stay well.

Sincerely yours,

Richard Golden, CEO



UltraComfort’s Parent Company Making Protective Masks for Geisinger Health System



Rich Golden with Employees Making Masks for Geisinger Hospitals

As COVID-19 is impacting more and more individuals around the globe, home medical equipment manufacturer, Golden Technologies, is initiating efforts to assist local healthcare professionals by providing vital personal protective equipment to stop the spread of the virus in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Golden Technologies is the parent company of lift and wellness recliner manufacturer, UltraComfort America.

“Concerned about the availability of medical supplies in our area and around the country, we identified a way to use the exceptional skills of our employees in our power lift chair division and the capabilities within our manufacturing facility to quickly produce disposable face masks for our local healthcare providers,” said Rich Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies.

“We reached out to Geisinger—one of our great community healthcare systems—and invited their leadership to visit Golden to propose our idea and present a sample mask sewn by one of our employees, which was enthusiastically received,” he added. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gerald Maloney, and Director of Emergency Management, Stephanie Gryboski attended the meeting last week.

Golden Employee Sews Masks for Geisinger Health System

“Geisinger is very appreciative of Golden to be able to provide masks to our staff to be used during this pandemic,” said Gryboski. “We were pleased to meet with Golden executives and have discussions around protecting our healthcare workers,” she added.

Golden began cutting fabric and sewing face masks this week to donate to Geisinger for distribution in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. Golden employees are eager to work on the masks and take action during this challenging and uncertain time.

“It is our great honor to provide our outstanding healthcare professionals the equipment they need to keep themselves safe as they help care for our families, friends, and neighbors,” said Golden. “I am extremely proud that we are doing our patriotic duty in defending our great nation against this virus and playing an even more important role in the communities where we live and work.”

Face Masks for Geisinger Health System

Additionally, Golden is using its strong supply chain partnerships in Asia and abroad to ship what could be several hundred thousand masks as quickly as possible.







Important Message Regarding COVID-19



UltraComfort America logo


March 23, 2020 COVID-19 Update

As we are all aware, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a threat to all and it is impacting our world more and more as the days unfold. At UltraComfort, we are taking all precautionary measures to safeguard our employees, products, and factories and making any necessary adjustments to our work environment or operations. 

Our primary objective is to provide you with the products your customers need when they need them most. At this time, all of our vendors have assured us that we will not experience a disruption in their supply chains that would impact our manufacturing operations. Our warehouses are well-stocked and we are in a great position to continue to meet all of your lift chair, scooter, and power wheelchair needs. We are in constant communication with all of our suppliers and feel confident about the situation. Should any issues arise, we will notify you immediately.

We are also taking the following actions at our home office and other facilities to further protect our employees and maintain a healthy environment:

  • All business travel for employees has been suspended until further notice.
  • We prefer that our Sales Representatives keep visits at a minimum during this time and conduct face-to-face meetings with you only if necessary and reachable via car.
  • Tech Service Dealer training has been canceled for March and April.
  • We ramped up professional cleaning services and are enforcing the daily use of disinfectants.
  • We have purchased hospital-grade air purifiers to eliminate viruses and reduce allergens.
  • All large group meetings will be conducted via teleconferencing or webinars.
  • We are practicing social distancing by minimizing face-to-face meetings and interdepartmental visits.
  • Visitors are not invited to the home office during this time.
  • If employees are sick, they are to stay home and work remotely, if possible.

We are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and are closely monitoring this fluid situation. We will communicate any further updates or new developments. 

We intend to lead our organization on a path of being productive while remaining safe and healthy.

I am truly grateful for all of your hard work and your dedication to UltraComfort. We are praying and wishing all of you the very best during this challenging time.

Thank you for being a loyal customer. 


Sincerely yours, 

Richard Golden, CEO

Sleep Wellness: 14 Tips For Insomnia Sufferers


Woman in bed suffering from insomnia

How To Know if You Have Insomnia

Are you having difficulty sleeping for weeks or even months at a time? Even if you fall asleep just fine, but consistently wake in the middle of the night or too early in the morning and can’t get back to sleep, you may be suffering from insomnia. The most common insomnia causes are stress, pain, and discomfort. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself to recharge daily with a restful night of sleep with these helpful tips. Otherwise, long-term insomnia can have harmful effects on your health. 

According to an article from Geisinger Health, “If you notice that you’re having trouble sleeping, don’t write it off,” said Michael C. Marino, D.O., medical director of Geisinger Sleep Labs. “Sleep deprivation can cause a sleep debt that only gets worse with each passing day. This can increase your risk for heart disease and diabetes, so it’s important to talk to your doctor if you have consistent sleep problems.” (*1)

Reduce Stress Before Bed

If stress keeps you up at night, try to reduce your stress levels before going to bed. I know, I know, easier said than done. But even writing a list of things you have to do the next day an hour or two before bedtime will help ease your anxiety. A few other ways to help you sleep by reducing stress: 

  1. Clear your mind. Recognize negative thoughts and realize that they are not true or simply don’t matter. Our mind tends to drift toward the negative, and recognizing that will help ease those thoughts. All that really matters is your health and happiness. Thinking of nothing will surprisingly bring about a feeling of deep calm and joy. Read the “Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle for more ways to relieve stress and anxietyit’s an incredible book for personal growth! 
  2. Exercise daily: go for a walk or engage in other types of physical activity, but be sure that it is no later than 2 hours before bedtime
  3. Make your bedroom comfortable for sleep and only use it for sex or sleep.
  4. Limit screen-time an hour before going to bed. TV, smart phones, and other electronic devices emit a blue light that mimics daylight and can affect your ability to fall asleep. 
  5. Take a relaxing bath or shower before bed 
  6. Leave 30 minutes to relax and read or do another non-strenuous and non-electronic activity before going to sleep
  7. Practice deep breathing through your nose and out your mouth

Experiencing Insomnia Due To Pain?

What should you do when chronic pain, such as arthritis, back pain, or a lengthy surgical recovery causes sleep deprivation? According to The Sleep Foundation, “People with pain also feel less control over their sleep, worry more about lack of sleep affecting their health and exhibit greater sleep sensitivity. They’re more likely than others to say environmental factors make it more difficult for them to get a good night’s sleep. These factors include noise, light, temperature and their mattresses alike, suggesting that taking greater care of the bedroom environment may be particularly helpful to pain sufferers.” (*2)

When chronic or long-term pain is the issue, you may need to change your sleeping arrangements to a specialized power recliner that will help you find the perfect sleep position. UltraComfort’s UC558 power lift chair is a wonderful sleep solution. The patented Eclipse Technology creates a zero gravity experience for ultimate comfort and weight distribution. This innovative recliner chair also may attribute to health benefits, including elevating the feet above the heart, which could help improve circulation, and provide the full night’s sleep of your dreams.

“I would certainly recommend this to anyone with issues of sleep discomfort.”

According to Wesley Kinzie, M.D., “I have used this chair for both naps as well as sleeping through the night. The chair has many features that enhance comfort and wellbeing while using it. The positioning movement includes the seat box rising, which places the user in a position that is slightly flexed at the hips and knees. This decreases the tension on the hamstrings, as well as the sciatic nerve. The movement of the seat box combined with the independent movement of the back of the chair allows the user to comfortably achieve Trendelenberg position. This dependent or head-down position elevates the user’s legs allowing gravity to decrease swelling and edema of the feet and ankles. I would certainly recommend this to anyone with issues of sleep discomfort due to the support and positioning capabilities. In addition, many patients that have shoulder surgery can sleep in a somewhat reclined position… in which an individual cannot sleep on their side. The positioning would provide comfort allowing for continuous sleep necessary without tossing and turning side to side during the night.”

Everyday Tips To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

For the perfect night’s sleep, this Eclipse recliner chair, plus these pro tips from WebMD (*3) will surely bring you some Zs:

  1. Lower the thermostat: The ideal sleep temperature is between 65 and 72 degrees
  2. Wake up at the same time every day. It can be tempting to sleep in on weekends, especially if you haven’t slept well during the week. However, if you suffer from insomnia, waking up at the same time every day will train your body to sleep and wake at a consistent time.
  3. Eliminate alcohol and stimulants like nicotine and caffeine. The effects of caffeine can last for several hours, perhaps up to 24 hours, so the chances of it affecting sleep are significant. Caffeine may not only cause difficulty getting to sleep, but may also cause frequent awakenings. Alcohol may have a sedative effect for the first few hours following consumption, but it can then lead to frequent awakenings and a non-restful night’s sleep. 
  4. Take medication early: If you are on medications that act as stimulants, such as decongestants or asthma inhalers, ask your doctor when they should best be taken to help minimize any effect on sleep.
  5. Limit naps. While napping might seem like a good way to catch up on missed sleep, it might affect your sleep at night. It’s important to establish and maintain a regular sleep pattern and train yourself to associate sleep with cues like darkness and a consistent bedtime. 
  6. Don’t eat or drink right before going to bed. Eating a late dinner or snacking before bed can activate the digestive system and keep you up. If you suffer from acid reflux or heartburn, it’s even more important to avoid eating and drinking right before bed since this can make your symptoms worse. Also, having a lot to drink before you go to sleep will cause you to wake at night to go to the bathroom.
  7. Make your sleeping environment comfortable. Temperature, lighting, and noise should be controlled to make the bedroom conducive to falling (and staying) asleep. You should feel comfortable and if you have a pet that sleeps in the room with you, consider having the pet sleep somewhere else if it tends to make noise in the night. 

Be sure to take care of yourself and contact your doctor or a local sleep center if you continue to experience insomnia, despite trying these tips. Sleep deprivation symptoms can include lack of concentration, memory loss, fatigue, irritability, low energy levels, and depression. (*4) Your medical provider may need to prescribe sleep medication or conduct a sleep study if your insomnia continues. 


  1. Geisinger Heath 
  2. Sleep Foundation 
  3. WebMD
  4. Sleep Education