Making an inclined bed

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1 year 3 weeks ago #1333 by Joe
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I came across this site and would like to try using inclined bed therapy. I have some health issues I'm hoping to find help with.

The bed I have isn't in good shape so I thought of making a wooden bed. I will go with a twin/single mattress because of my bedroom size. A simple bed without headboard. Can anyone provide a diagram with instructions?

I see some beds with a base of plywood and some with slats. What is the difference of purpose in these method?

Most of the examples of beds I've seen come without a box spring, so I am wondering what is the purpose of the boxspring?

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1 year 2 weeks ago #1335 by Andrew
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Hi Joe, hope this is useful



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1 year 2 weeks ago #1336 by Joe
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I came across your modification on this video:

I think I might try something like that, but not with the headboard. I just like the slats inside the frame. I will either do a twin or a double bed. I'm wodering when you lift up the side rail and cut it verticle, how much is lost in length, to know how much longer to get the boards.

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1 year 2 weeks ago #1337 by Andrew
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The loss in length is negligible as both ends of the side rails are cut diagonally so that head board and footboard are upright.

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1 year 3 days ago #1340 by cinco
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I removed the bed frame, put the box spring and mattress right on the floor and wedged it up with books, in the middle and at the head - just to try it out. That was many years ago and it's still exactly the same. I even hunted down and repurchased a particular old book so as not to run the risk of messing up what was working, LOL!
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11 months 3 weeks ago #1341 by Andrew
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Thanks Cinco, you can never put a good book down :)

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11 months 3 weeks ago #1342 by Mattress1
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I was wondering if anyone has inclined a foam mattress? Some of these are highly engineered and I was wondering if they would work as intended.

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11 months 3 weeks ago #1343 by Andrew
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Hi, there are a few companies making inclined foam mattresses and various inflatables, none of which are ideal. Foam for example compresses under our body weight and inflatables are generally noisy and move around a lot.

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11 months 3 weeks ago #1345 by cinco
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A regular heavy mattress is easy. You can stop that from moving by blocking it at the foot. Easy. Other than that, I find that it's the weight of the mattress that determines how difficult it is to keep it where you want it.

What you CAN do is make a full cover - like a full pillow case-type cover - and use the cover to wrangle the mattress. And if you do that, you can also add some kind of additional support and weight inside the cover and let the cover do all the work. But you really have to make the cover yourself because ready-made covers aren't tough enough. They're designed to simply be there and not fall apart when you wash them so most are only strong enough to do that.

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11 months 3 weeks ago #1346 by Zoran
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I am interested to what length of the bed do you increase 6 inches . I watched the video in which Andrew says that the bigger beds can be risen to over 6 inches but not mentioned how much bigger beds in inches or better in centimeters . For example my bed is 2oo cm in lenght. Yet I'm interested what is the minimal incline or raise of the the bed of that lenght on which appears gravity circulation .


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9 months 4 weeks ago #1365 by Andrew
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Just getting rid of my memory foam mattress today. Not very good imo Took me a long time to realise these mattresses are inferior to traditional sprung mattresses. We chose a natural filled mattress, padded with lambs wool. Very heavy to lift. Sleeping on it first night tonight :)

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9 months 4 weeks ago #1366 by Andrew
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Hi,
Your 2 metre long bed should be ok raised 15cm To calculate the 5 degree angle use this right angle calculator.
www.cleavebooks.co.uk/scol/calrtri.htm

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9 months 4 weeks ago #1367 by Andrew
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We have used the non-slip fabric that is for preventing rugs and door mats from sliding on the floor. This placed between the mattress and the bed eliminates mattress movement.

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