Sleeping in a recliner?

Has anyone ever done this to feel more comfortable? Especially back sleepers like me? I've slept on my back my entire life, and I just can't hack this side sleeping thing. All the special pillows in the world are not making any difference. I am unbelievably uncomfortable at night and not sleeping. I just want to be on my back! Anyone sleep in a recliner? Did that help? Have you been told that it was bad to do because it could encourage improper position of baby?? I'm just looking for some relief, and I've always slept like a baby in a recliner.