Incline Bed Therapy - 2 Years Later
A few years ago I heard about Incline Bed Therapy (IBT). This involves inclining the bed on a flat plane so the head of the bed is 6" above the foot. Being relatively easy to do and free I figured I'd give it a shot. I went to my local hardware store purchased bed risers to put under the head end of my bed frame. You can use anything that will support the bed (like books, cinder blocks, ect.) but I found the risers to be best since they fit the frame legs.
So what is the purpose of this? The motivation for me came from an explanation on trees. The question is: how do trees defy gravity and get water up the truck with no pump? I live in California and I can look out the window and see palm trees, they have very high branches and a very long trunk.
Trees create a density shift in water at the top. The leaves are convert water to sap and sugars where respiration and light absorption happen. This density shift uses gravity push the saps and sugars down which then pushes the less dense water up the trunk. No pump, just gravity.
I often mention that trees are hard-wired receiver/transmitters of frequency and humans are wireless receiver/transmitters, meaning we can move around (mobile biotech) and trees can't. So I see humans and trees having much more in common than most people think. Humans stand up straight unlike most other animals that walk on all fours. Humans also have respiration at the top where we breathe.
Andrew Fletcher developed Incline Bed Therapy with this in mind. He started testing to see if humans could take the pressure off the heart by using gravity to boost circulation as we sleep. The answer is yes.
I started 2 years ago. it took me about 3 nights to get used to it (I felt I was sliding down at first) and now sleeping flat when I travel is not comfortable for me. Increased circulation has countless benefits to the brain and body by taking pressure off the heart. One point that stood out to me was that many older people end up bed ridden and in this situation the heart pump is taxed as they aren't standing. This may be why many older people end up intuitively sleeping in their recliners. How many people could benefit from this simple and affordable life hack? Keep in mind, motorized or inclined beds that only lift the head end (folding a person at the hips) is not the same thing.
In the modern age, we need to use more common sense. I think of a cup full of water. It's hard to drink if you never tip the cup. I have certainly benefited from IBT over the last couple years. I promote the removal of non-native EMF in your home environment, getting a Magnetico, and IBT as tools for better sleep and overall health. I'd like to thank Andrew Fletcher for figuring this out and promoting it without any financial gain in mind but out of genuine curiosity and a desire to improve the health of others. IBT is most important to share with those that are ill and are spending a lot of time in bed. Remember, the bed needs to be inclined flat not angled like many adjustable beds or recliners (especially adjustable beds that are electric which will cause negative health effects from the electricity they run on).
Make your sleep environment a priority and see the benefits during the day.
I have a number of practical solutions about where to be, what to eat, how to sleep and more on my Resources page. If you do try IBT, commit for at least 6 months as the effects are subtle and can take time. I believe it's well worth it and that the benefits will be profound and I'd love to hear about your experience if you do.
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