The chaise lounge chair is an adult’s version of a lullaby. Popularized during the 16th century in France, chaise loungers conjure images of upholstered sofas that are part bed and part sofa. The name comes from the French term chaise longue and literally means ’long chair’. Perfect for those sleepy afternoons or weekends at home, the chaise lounge chair gives you permission to rest without climbing into bed. If you are one of those who believe that lounging in bed during the daytime is excessive, the chaise lounge design facilitates reposing without feelings of guilt. Instead, it lets you hang out with family or friends while letting the strain of daily living melt away.