Updated: Jan 13, 2020
All of my pre-surgery research told me that I should say goodbye to a good night's sleep for a good 2-4 weeks. This did not sit well with me. Your body needs sleep to heal! Sleep is also your only reprieve for the first week or so. My solution? I rented a recliner from Rent-A-Center. It was the most badass recliner ever too and it was only $25/week. They dropped it off and picked it up when I was ready.
A couple things to think about:
1. Make sure you can operate it. I had surgery on my right shoulder and found that nearly all recliners have the recline handle on the right side. I got a power recliner instead that had a button on the arm. The button was actually on one of two cup holders with LED lights and a USB port. I lived in this for 2 weeks and kept it around for another 2 weeks while I was working on getting comfortable in the rest of my furniture.
2. Make sure it's not too plush. You will have a hard time getting out of it.
This is recliner I rented and it was some of the best money I ever spent! You may fall in love with it, if so, you can purchase one on Amazon.