After sleeping on an Inclined Bed with our heads facing East South East using a mobile phone compass app to find the direction of our bed, we decided to turn the bed 180 degrees to face West North West as shown in the two compass images above. It is worth rembering that we have been using Inclined Bed Therapy since 1994, some 20 years now, so changing our polarity could be quite different.
Our first night was indeed very strange. As soon as we lay on our inclined bed, we could determine that it was very different. My wife normally takes at least an hour and sometimes 2 or more hours to fall asleep and is easily woken up.
We also felt very strange, almost drunk with the room swaying as we moved. On getting out of bed in the night, I found myself moving sidwards, almost falling and on waking for several days this continued, almost as if I was drunk.
Now some years ago, I did an experiment placing a powerful magnet under a bottle of water for 48 hours. Then I drank the water and felt the same effects as if being drunk and disorientated. I had to lay down for quite some time before it went away. Clearly polarity is far more important than anyone realises.
1. After changing the direction our bed faces, we sleep better, fall asleep much quicker, my wife now falls asleep within around 15 minutes, some times less. She has had no hot flushes since and does not overheat any more which is fascinating.
I find that I am sleeping on my right side now and given we have a king size bed, I could sleep on either side and yet this side now seems more natural. I also find myself sleeping on my back more
2. We have both been experiencing muscle cramping occasionally, though this is less frequent now and possibly related to lower body temperature.
I remember being told a story about a very noisy baby ward in a hospital, babies were continuously crying and unable to sleep for long. A new matron was given the ward and she immediately turned all of the cribs / cots around and the ward went silent almost instantly. The ward was no longer the noisiest ward in fact it became serene and peaceful. During my last interview on Peoples Internet Radio, I recalled this story and thought about putting it to the test. Simple though it may be, I feel it has unlocked yet another very important area of research.
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In an earlier study it was shown that an isotonic salt solution within a measuring chamber of a cytopherometer is rotating caused by Lorentz forces, if the magnetic earth field crosses the electric field in the chamber. This may be a model of the ability of certain higher organisms to recognize the direction of the magnetic earth field. The topic of this study was the possible effect of the magnetic earth field in humans. It is shown that the duration of REM latency is influenced by the position of sleepers in N-S or E-W direction: it is shortened in E-W direction (p = 0.02).
We demonstrate by means of simple, noninvasive methods (analysis of satellite images, field observations, and measuring “deer beds” in snow) that domestic cattle (n = 8,510 in 308 pastures) across the globe, and grazing and resting red and roe deer (n = 2,974 at 241 localities), align their body axes in roughly a north–south direction. Direct observations of roe deer revealed that animals orient their heads northward when grazing or resting. Amazingly, this ubiquitous phenomenon does not seem to have been noticed by herdsmen, ranchers, or hunters. Because wind and light conditions could be excluded as a common denominator determining the body axis orientation, magnetic alignment is the most parsimonious explanation. To test the hypothesis that cattle orient their body axes along the field lines of the Earth's magnetic field, we analyzed the body orientation of cattle from localities with high magnetic declination. Here, magnetic north was a better predictor than geographic north. This study reveals the magnetic alignment in large mammals based on statistically sufficient sample sizes. Our findings open horizons for the study of magnetoreception in general and are of potential significance for applied ethology (husbandry, animal welfare). They challenge neuroscientists and biophysics to explain the proximate mechanisms.