The body uses sleep time to heal itself. Detoxification and repair happens during sleep. But sleeping on a flat bed is not the best position for this healing to occur. Raising the head of the bed by 6 inches, also known as Inclined Bed Therapy, can benefit many health problems including back pain, digestive problems and sleep apnea.
Health Conditions that May Benefit from Inclined Bed Therapy
- Acid reflux
- Sleep apnea
- Poor circulation
- Swollen Lymph nodes
- Varicose veins
- Back pain
- High blood pressure
- Frequent urination at night
Why Does Inclined Bed Therapy Improve Health?
When the body is flat the blood and lymph fluids will not move around as easily throughout the body due to the effective of gravity. When the body is inclined, blood and lymph will continue to circulate more, allowing more blood and oxygen to move around the body and keeping the lymph flowing more freely. Keeping blood and lymph flowing is a help to the body’s night time tasks of repair and toxin removal.
Consider that a pond without water flowing in and out of it will stagnate. A river, with the benefit of gravity and an incline, will continually flow and have a more clear and pure appearance than a pond.
It stands to reason that improving circulation at night would improve health.
How do You Elevate the Bed?
Bricks or blocks can be used to elevate the bed. “Bed risers” can also be purchased online.
It may be wise to begin with a 3 inch rise and evaluate the results and then progress to a 6 inch rise in a week or two.
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