INCLIN BED THERAPY:
Inclin bed therapy is essentailly a process involved in Raising the head of your bed 6 inches so that, you’re sleeping on a 5-degree incline, may improve your blood circulation, metabolism, respiratory, neurological and immune function.
My experience with INCLIN BED THERAPY:I learnt about this therapy around a year back. Studied its details and raised head of my double bed by about six inches and started sleeping on it . I used inclind bed for about six months, reaped a number of health benefits to name one; now no need to get up in night for urination. Now I sleep uninterrupted for five to six hours as no need to get up for urination and enjoyed better sleep and breathing. Over all health improved. This therapy is virtually free of reoccuring cost, said to have no side effects, thus every body can adopt ‘INCLIND BED THERAPY’ being a nutural process.
My experience without INCLIN BED: For last couple of months I am in New York, here some how, I could not manage inclined bed and my problem of getting up in night for urination etc reappeared. Now I do not get as sound sleep as I used to enjoy on inclined bed. On returning back to India I will share my “Inclined Bed” experience further.
Brief history of inclined bed therapy goes like this:
Inclined bed therapy was developed two decades ago by Andrew K. Fletcher,1 a British mechanical engineer said to have “an avid interest in how things work.”2 He stumbled upon the theory by studying the circulatory system of plants. In trees, gravity pulls the denser sap from the top of the tree downward, which then forces the more diluted sap at the bottom to rise upward.
In other words, the interplay between gravity and the varying density of fluids is what causes the sap, Which delivers nutrients within the tree, to circulate up and down in a perpetual loop.
He wondered if the same mechanism applied to the human body, and experimentation and further research convinced him that it does. In the video above,Fletcher performs a simple kitchen demonstration to show how circulation is caused by density changes in fluids. In private correspondence with Nexus Magazine writer Jenny Hawke, Fletcher explained:
“[C]irculation began long before the heart developed, and this primary circulation continues to assist the heart, providing we take the direction of gravity into account. It works on the principle that blood entering the capillary vessels in the lungs provides the water and carbon dioxide that we evaporate with each breath.”The blood therefore, must become denser exiting the lungs, then passes through the heart and is injected back into the main artery, effectively adding denser blood to create a pulsatile flow predominantly down towards the kidneys… [T]he blood entering the venous return from the kidneys is always less dense than the arterial blood flowing to the kidneys. This was a Eureka moment of such magnitude it went off the scale for me and instantly gave birth to Inclined Bed Therapy.”
Similar experimentation was used to determine the ideal incline, which he concluded was about 6 inches, or 5 degrees. In one experiment, varicose veins disappeared after four weeks of sleeping on a 6-inch incline, which he took as a sign that “a positive change in circulation” had been achieved. Interestingly, archeological evidence suggests, some Egyptians slept on inclined beds, and a Boston Museum curator confirmed that the incline on one of these historical beds was in fact 6 inches.
SLEEPING ON ADJUCTABLE BED: sleeping on an adjustable bed that allows you to raise the head while the lower portion remains horizontal. Fletcher stresses the importance of lying straight, but on an incline. You’re not looking to sleep in a sitting position where only your torso is lifted.
The alignment of your body is important, as you want your blood to circulate freely throughout your whole body and avoid stress on your hip joint. On his website, InclinedBedTherapy.com, Fletcher lists a number of methods for creating an inclined bed. For example, you can build your own wooden bed frame, or use leg risers or full-length foam wedges.
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