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Research In Circulation And Posture, by Andrew K Fletcher

Bladder Control, Nocturia, Nightime Urination, Bed Wetting, Incontinence

Over 1 year later Nocturia, Cold Feet in Bed, back pain, snoring, sleep quality

 We did not do IBT  gradually, so the first week we didn't sleep so good. Only positive results with little or no  cost for this therapy sleep. Immediately our sleeping patterns changed, my  wife still snores but very light and usually stops on her own. For myself I rarely wake up at night to urinate  and when I wake in the morning there is no rush to go. The downside is that we need to bring our shims with us when we travel or we will not have a good nights sleep.  Living in northern Canada and nearly 60 years old  my feet are often cold prior to bedtime and couldn't sleep until my feet were warm, now my feet warm up very quickly.(without help)  Lower back pain was common for me and now is a thing of the past especially when I oversleep.  Andrew I hope your name goes down in history for reviving a method of sleep the Egyptians were using back in the day. God Bless!  Amazon sells a set of four blocks for under $25. 

Leonard
Sudbury
Ontario
Canada

Posted Date : 30-12-2016

Prolapse & Bladder leaks

Dear Andrew,                                                                                                         31 August 2016

We read about Inclined Bed Therapy in an article, we tried it right away with 15 centimeters (6 inches) under our head. That was 7 days ago.

After 3 nights sleep my wife had urine leaks the 4th day while walking downhill and again on the 7th day walking on the flat. She has slight pain in the lower abdomen region.

She’s 58 years old, 32 years ago, at the birth of her last daughter she had a prolapse, she had recovery therapy and has been fine since.

Could this be a natural re-adaptation phenomena and should we persist and continue or

Should we put the head at 8 centimeters (4 inches) and work up progressively.

Yesterday we put the bed on a 8 cm incline to try, today again my wife had urine leaks while walking.

We are a concerned and would like to have an idea, Have you ever heard about this kind of thing? What do you suggest?

Thank you

B & B

 

ANDREW'S RESPONSE

 

My son's partners mum had a prolapse which she was told required corrective surgery. The good news is, it went back all by itself and has never presented a problem since. It takes quite a while for muscles to tone back up, which in turn hold the bladder in it's correct position.

It may be beneficial as you say, to raise the bed by 8cm and increase once the problem has subsided. What may be happening, and I suspect this is the case, is that oedema is being drawn back into the circulation and this is causing increased urination. If this is the case than it should resolve once oedema has been eliminated. Oedema can be stored all around the body and can be moved to the ankles initially while the pressure changes in the veins catch up with it. Hope this makes sense. kind regards Andrew

B&B
Grenoble
France

Posted Date : 19-10-2016

Emotions & Trauma's

I have just started with IBT this (3 nights) week, I have been sleeping heavily and unable to get out of bed. The other thing I have noticed is an emotional block/behaviour starting to lessen. I saw Greg's post about emotions and wanted to see has anyone noticed positive changes regarding past trauma's/fears?

 

The truth is simple!

Karen Bailey
London
Posted Date : 15-10-2016

Better recovery after just 1 week

I have been doing I B T for just over a week now and already I have noticed a difference in having a better nights sleep . 

I also play a lot of sport mainly tennis and as people who play tennis will be aware that the injuries you can get through playing the beautiful game can be really disheartening! Shoulder/elbow/wrist/back/knee to name just A few ! So the next day after a hard match can sometimes be painful but since doing the I B T after just one week I have noticed that I am not as sore as I once was getting out of bed . 

I think when you do the research on I B T it makes complete sense so for anyone sceptical on it just give it a try as not only will you get a better night sleep but if you're a keen sportsperson your recovery time will be a lot quicker . 

 

Once again big thanks to Andrew K fletcher and Tony Moran for putting me wise to this . 

 

Gary Williams 

liverpool 

Gary Williams
Posted Date : 24-06-2016

No more waking up to pee (nocturia)

A healthy 70 year old friend of mine began inclined bed therapy around July of 2015.

 

Prior to raising his bed he was waking up every 2 hours during the night to pee.

 

Within the first two weeks of raising his bed he noted that he either slept straight through the night or woke up to pee one time. 

 

Today is September 18, 2015 and he still has great bladder control during sleep thanks to the inclined bed

 

Thank you Andrew Fletcher.

 

 

Mike
Posted Date : 18-09-2015

Donald Fumerfelt's Inclined Bed Therapy experience, discussiong atherosclerosis, heart disease, back ache and more on Video

Click here for direct linkt to Video testimonial to Inclined Bed Therapy by Donald Fumerfelt

Transcript from Donald's Radio Testimony to IBT


1:07:34.450,1:07:38.540
So Donald how has inclined bed therapy done
for you?

1:07:38.540,1:07:47.359
Oh it's done really well Andrew and I am actually
lying on my inclined sofa watching my computer.

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I won't give this incline up for anything.
So Steve you would ask people how they have

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gotten on to this thing? Yeah I was trying
to do the exact opposite of what Andrew suggested,

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I had been to the doctor a couple of years
ago and she told me that I was, or she thought

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I was getting heart disease or atherosclerosis
and wanted to put me on the medications that

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are going around for that. I didn't want any
part of that.

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So I had remembered I had rented a home one
time where the bed was actually inclined at

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the foot end by a couple of inches and I thought
I was getting some relief from that, so I

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went on the internet to see if something like
that would help me. The unfortunate thing

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about doing research on the internet is that
I can find anything to corroborate any theory

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I can come up with
That's true

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So I tried to discipline myself to find anything
that corroborates the opposite, so I bumped

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into some of the stuff Andrew had written
up talking about how we are supposed to sleep

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the exact opposite way and I thought oh what
is this and I started to read into it and

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I was like oh my goodness this guy has really
gone into a lot of detail so I had read the

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recommendations to raise the head end of my
bed starting out with a few inches, well I

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couldn't wait, I think I inclined about 4
inches and before bed time I already had it

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up to six or 7"
Ha ha ha

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That's where you belong
Yeah

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ha ha ha Thanks
Well the Doctor had actually told me earlier

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that day that she wasn't getting any pulse
in my right foot and I had an eye stoke about

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six months earlier and she said oh my god,
your arteries are hardening and this is why

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she wanted to put me on the statins as well.
That night I could feel the blood flow tunnelling

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through whatever blockages i was experiencing
in my right foot.

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Then my eyesight started to get better during
the time I had actually managed to quit smoking

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for a little bit
I haven't managed to conquer that one yet.

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But boy I just felt so much better, probably
the thing that most people could identify

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with in my story are the unexpected benefits
as so many of us have had other benefits I

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had a garden where I worked that had about
700 petunia plants and I would squat every

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year to plant these in and I wouldn't get
done with the planting before I was having

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terrible lower back pains and sometimes I
would have to take a full minute just to stand

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up straight.
That winter, I started sleeping inclined with

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the bed head end up six inches and the feet
down. The following spring I planted 1300

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petunia plants not one episode of back pain
at all. Ha ha

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Its incredible
My mother who is now 81 this was a couple

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of years ago that I started this and I was
talking to her about it and oh I think anybody

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who has tried to become an inclined bed therapy
evangelist has run into this I mean, people

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think I am a cook it's almost like I got a
reputation

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Yeah
Like you know so anyway that's ok because

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the couple of people that have tried it and
benefited makes it all worth while and hearing

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from people on this show also is really great
and I told my mother about this and so she

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tried it and then as always all the benefits
are always preceded by a a little a little

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discomfort like going to the gym and working
out. And then all of a sudden there's a benefit.

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My mother was all set to put it back down
she was having pain in her back from this.

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After about 6 days and on the 7th day she
came out of the shower in the morning sat

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down to clip her toe nails and said oh my
goodness I was able to lift my left foot up

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onto my right knee without having to use my
hands.

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Ha ha ha
Wow

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I haven't been able to do that in five years.
he he he

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Now she is telling me that her balance is
increasing tremendously so now I am starting

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to do my own offshoot quasi enthusiast research
which I am looking up, you know how blood

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circulation affects the vestibular and there
is so many directions we can go in. Anyway,

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I tend to be long winded and that's my story.,
Brilliant, thank you very much Donald

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Sure
We didn't hear where does Donald live?

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Oh I'm in New Haven Connecticut Terri.
Yeah another Yankee here

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I'm in Ohio
Your in among friends, we have
a lot of American listeners and American hosts

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and some are especially first nations people
so yeah way we look at Awake is that all races

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cultures and religions we have all got to
come together and share this kinda knowledge

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because certainly the powers that be we call
them certainly don't want us to be healthy

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it would appear.
The government doesn't want us healthy.

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Yeah, what it is, is a sickness industry,
if we are all well, they are out of business.

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That's right
Did you say how long you had been doing the

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therapy Donald?
Let's see I, when did I first contact you

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Andrew about 2 years ago?
Yeah it's been about 2 years.

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As a matter of fact yeah I only discovered
it recently Terri I couldn't believe that

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when I discovered it about two and a half
years ago and Andrew had been working on it

1:14:06.440,1:14:12.540
since like the 1990's It's like oh my god
where have I been?

1:14:12.540,1:14:14.540
Yeah so anyway it's been about 2 and a half
years.

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I have been doing this since 1998 Don
Well it certainly seems that there is an initial

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effects that can be quite a positive, obviously
over the long term you know you have got to

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be patient with it I think.
Yes

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The first two weeks can be problematic for
some people as Donald said it feels like you

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have been working out in the gymnasium, your
muscles are aching, you can get a stiff neck,

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I remember getting a stiff neck =, but I also
remember one of the days we took the lads

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down to the beach and the lads had skate boards
and I had a bull terrier pulling them up and

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down the beach and I was running in front
shouting the dog and the dog was a big powerful

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dog pulling the lads at tremendous speed and
the dog was falling on the floor completely

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done in and when I got back I said oh the
poor dog.

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I remember Jude saying how come you are not
out of breath? Why have you done all of this

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and you are not out of breath?
And another thing that we noticed as that

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if we walked up the hill we would normally
ache and with bags filled with shopping we

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would pull over and stop, but now we were
able to carry on without stopping so you know

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that the benefits are quite remarkable.
Yeah

Donald Flumerfelt
United States

Posted Date : 29-07-2015

no

Better Sleep, Better Bladder Control

I've inclined my bed by 6 inches (150mm) and can't believe what a difference its made to my sleeping. I used to awake a minimum of 3 times a night to visit the loo, but no more. Until I started this 5 days ago I couldn't remember the last time I slept for more than 2 hours, but now I sleep for 6 hours straight! Thank you!

Karl
Crewe
Posted Date : 01-05-2015

Back pain, celulite, diarrhea and sickness, varicose veins,

geordiejulie
15/04/2009 00:03:56 »

Hi Andrew

It's been awhile since I added a post but to be honest the last few months have been full of ups and downs. Mainly due to the life changing effect the IBT has had on Alun. I am truly amazed at the difference that has occurred in his leg health. His varicose veins as you had predicted have receded so that they are barely visible. I cannot understand why more money is not being allocated to this study which would save the NHS literally millions of pounds, where is the logic in that!

The leg pains my husband has had over the years have at times reduced him to tears and after endless examinations and procedures nothing has ever been diagnosed, we literally could not go shopping together as it was guaranteed that his legs would ache not with the varicose veins but around the knee. We could not enjoy any alcoholic beverages as the same thing would occur. I am very happy to report that both of these have almost been eradicated. I am a happy woman!
I have to stress that these changes have not occurred overnight but over a matter of months but the results can only speak for themselves we have nothing to gain by glorifying this.

As for myself I recently reported changes to my menstrual cycle which to be honest is still a little irregular.

An observation i did make though was that whilst having the dreaded 'diarrhea and sickness' bug last year alun slept on the incline whilst myself and the children who were unable to bear the atrocious noise from upstairs slept downstairs. Whilst aluns bug lasted a matter of around 3 - 4 hours, my bug dragged on for almost 36 hours. I had not noticed particularly before this some subtle changes that had happened either. Whilst stopping down at my mothers for a night or two i had to sleep on a flat bed and i have to tell you i could not have predicted missing that incline so much. I was literally chilled to the bone! It didn't matter what i did i could not warm myself up and I woke up in agony. When i got back home and back into that bed it was like being wrapped up i a blanket and cuddled! It did take a few days for the effect on my back to wear off. This is a change i would not have acknowledged before this.

In general my back has improved one heck of a lot. I occasionally wake up with it aching but honestly this is far far less than before and doesn't last for days as before, more like hours. My hip honestly rarely hurts now. I have been able to walk longer distances and this is absolutely brilliant for me and this was something that worried me.

Another thing I did experience was for about a month after Christmas, so having been on the incline for about 4 months, i experienced quite a lot of knee pain. The knee pain occurred in my left knee and strangely enough this is the side that my hip always gave me the pain. I am happy to say that this is something that has subsided.

I do wake up some mornings with pain on the outside edge of my left foot although this does subside after awhile as well.

Oh and good news for the ladies, i can definitely see a huge difference in the cellulite to my legs and bottom and there aren't many cures for that! Whether this is helped by the amount of fluid i now drink or the fact that the muscle tone is improved i am not too sure but it has happened. No complaints here.

When in a flat bed i always slept on my left side or on my stomach and interestingly i can sleep on neither now. I can now only sleep on my right side or my back.

All in all, i would say that although i had doubts and reservations about the simplicity of IBT and the effects that it could have, I can only give positive comments as I can only comment on what I see and feel.

With the varicose veins, i cant understand why anyone would actually resort to surgery or invasive chemicals to reduce them when the 9 months alun has spent on IBT have proved that this works. Full Stop.

Alun and I have two children, our eldest son suffers from asthma, eczema and hayfever and this does cause him a few problems. The youngest has a very mild form of cerebral palsy, which affects him physically in that he does struggle with P.E and gross motor movements although this is far improved from when he was a small child, mainly due to his determination.

Our eldest sons asthma has been worse lately and at times unpredictable. On a recent trip to High Force which is a massive waterfall, our son was fine whilst walking down to the waterfall but when at the foot of this his asthma came on quite severely which was worrying to us proving the effect of humidity on asthma and the body. It literally drained him. On another occasion we went to Hamsterly forrest we were again confronted with this sudden onset of his asthma just as it started to rain.

The next plan for us is to put the children on an incline and note what happens there and not only are we looking forward to that but so are the children.

I honestly don't think that we could go back to a flat bed now.

I will keep noting any changes as regular as I can.

I cant really thank you enough and really hope that things change and people can just sit up and realise what you are doing here.

I think in the near future you will be repeating those little words 'I told you so!' quite a lot Andrew....

Julie
Newcastle


Posted Date : 13-04-2015

Varicose veins, Asthma, sinus problems, oedema, botox failure,

Squirrel

My Inclined Bed Therapy Experience.
5 years ago I inclined my bed to help with asthma and nasal problems – that worked wonderfully, I breathe quite easily now, however, over the past 28 years I have had several operations to remove and repair varicose veins, Which had recurred four times already and I was told by the surgeon that they would recur again. Both my mother and maternal grandmother suffered dreadfully with this complaint. I enjoy walking and the thought of eventually developing leg ulcers was quite terrifying to me as it would be to anyone, but my legs are fine now without even a hint of blue lines let alone lumps the size of walnuts, furthermore I have not suffered with any swelling in my legs or ankles since I began IBT.
It hadn’t occurred to me that I no longer had a varicose vein problem because that wasn’t why I’d inclined my bed in the first place, that was a brilliant unexpected bonus.
The downside of having the bed inclined is that I tried ‘Botox’ (as we ladies of a certain age might) and it only worked for about a week. The cosmetic surgeon was amazed that the paralyzed muscles in my face repaired themselves so quickly. She said I should console myself with the fact that if I should ever have a stroke my facial muscles would be back to normal in double quick time!
When I go away on holiday where I don't have an inclined bed I have noticed that my nasal passages are usually blocked for part of the morning, and I feel quite sluggish and apparently my snoring is deafening. My partner suggests that we pack a few bricks into the cases so that he can get a decent night's sleep.

Squirrel


Posted Date : 13-04-2015

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