How does gravity assist the passage of food through the digestive system?
Our entire digestive tract is composed of a single tube running from our mouth to anus. Note that the large intestine resembles a siphon, with the anus being lower in relation to gravity when we are upright and that the small intestine provides positive pressure from the downward flowing stomach contents.
Think about this for a moment. Our intestines consist of a single tube that is compacted and aranged inside our abdomen. When we are sleeping flat, we "almost" cancel out the influence by gravity and how it acts upon our meals and drinks on it's journey through our body, although as we rotate in a flat bed we do make some use of gravity, which undoubtedly helps to move food, albeit more slowly.
When we are inclined in bed, no matter which position we sleep in, gravity is positively acting upon the digestive system by helping to move food more quickly, which helps to prevent constipation and diarrhoea and avoid scybala (Hardened masses of faeces) from causing a blockage in the colon.
IBT has been successful in arresting acute diarrhoea in patients at the end of life with AIDS!
It's not difficult to see how avoiding sleeping for too long in one position and rotating in bed, would accomodate the passage of waste food more effectively in both flat and inclined bed rest.
Keeping food moving is important and more easily accomplished with activity-as we change our posture. This undoubtedly helps our food to navigate the bends in the intestines and bowel. When we are in an inclined bed, bowel movements tend to occur shortly after getting up in the morning and become more regular. This is great news for the lining of the digestive tract, because it is helping to prevent the stagnation and overburden of our intestines with bacteria and decaying, poorly-digested food.
I suspect that bowel cancer may in part, be a complication of a compromised digestive system and it’s reduced movement of foods, when sleeping horizontally and could be helped by avoiding flat bed rest.
It's simple! Raise the head end of your bed by 6 Inches (15cm) or more depending on your bed size and reap the rewards of health and improved circulation.
It costs nothing but a couple of books or bricks. That's right. Perhaps a few pieces of wood, or Furniture raisers to take advantage of Gravity and it's role in circulation.
Some observed results:
Improved Circulation and health throughout, Diabetic sensitivity reduced, Return of Sensation to numbed areas, Psoriasis and skin inflammations drastically reduced, Varicose Veins disappearing, Improved recovery and defences to common bugs, virus and germs, Improved recovery from DOMS after a hard workout, huge improvements in people with Multiple Sclerosis Bed wetting stops, bladder and bowel control restored, people with Parkinson's Disease experienced huge improvements, people with spinal cord injuries have gained function and sensation below the injury site. Sleep apnoea greatly improved and vanished in some cases. back ache gone, migraines a thing of the past, lethargy gone, muscular atrophy reversed, osteoporosis reversed, insomnia cured, night time visits to the toilet greatly improved, no more cold hands and feet in bed, tremors gone, but to name a few.... read the Testimonials to learn more and more things it is starting to affect?
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Andrew has advocated for 23 years that placing babies in an inclined cot would eliminate sudden infant death syndrome. Using a pair of dad's boxer shorts tied to the sides of a cot / crib and placing baby inside them would prevent slipping down during the night.
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Inclined Bed Therapy Helps You Think Outside Of The Box
• Are you struggling to sleep on your flat bed?
• Experiencing aches and pains in the night?
• Stomach acid burning your insides?
• Waking up feeling like you have been hit by a truck?
• Noticing a decline in your health?
• Fitness and performance could be better?
• Eyes all puffed up when you look in the mirror?
• Can’t get warm in bed?
• Cold hands and feet?
• Constantly waking to go to toilet?
• Snoring loudly?
• Sinuses blocked up?
• Coughing at night?
• Poor circulation?
• Infertility issues?
Ever thought it might be your flat bed that is causing all of these problems and more?
Inclined Bed Therapy is where a bed is raised at the head end to afford relief from all of the above.
Bet you didn’t know that Ancient Egyptians slept like this?
Read more at: http:/IinclinedBedTherapy.com
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Dodging a bullet
For around 2 months, my wife and I lowered our bed and slept at 3.8 degrees, around half the normal incline for us, after reading from others that they found it was suiting them better than five degrees or more. So sounded like a useful experiment. In hindsight, I wish we hadn't, because I was shivering and we both developed severe leg cramps, My calf muscles felt like they were twisting and my foot was turning in. We experienced very poor sleep, frequent bathroom trips at night, cold hands and feet that didn't warm quickly, generally colder in bed too. Though initially we both slept sounder, but woke up feeling very un-rested. It was as if we hadn't had any sleep.
We felt lethargic during the day, but in the interest of science continued with the lower incline until I began to struggle on walks. Breathing felt like the air was acidic and burning my lungs, the air was very cold and damp. I experienced crushing pain in chest with left arm aching, jaw aching and had to sit five times to rest on way back to car.
When I got home, I took a teaspoon full of cayenne pepper in a glass of fruit juice. I'm pretty sure this stopped the heart attack from progressing further because the relief was almost instantaneous. (I had read about this a few years back) The bed and the sofa are now back to usual incline.
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We do hope that you enjoy your stay here and that you find this information helpful.
Do check out the testimonials in the top menu, along with watching the video interviews with Andrew explaining, in detail, how his exiting sleep discovery began in 1994.
If you have something to share or a question to ask, Andrew will be happy to help. If you have been using IBT Please write your testimonial and share your experience to help others realise their own health benefits.
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The Aging Games
Welcome to The Aging Games and today I will discuss a not-so-new sleep hack, Inclined Bed Therapy Benefits and Reviews.
Deep sleep is vital for physical and mental health. After a good night's sleep, your entire body functions better, resulting in quicker mental response, improved memory, burning more fat and even your cells produce more energy.
You can try IBT without spending a penny by raising the top of your bed frame by a few inches.
What is Inclined Bed Therapy? (IBT)
It's simple! Raise the head end of your bed by 6 Inches (15cm) or more depending on your bed size and reap the rewards of health and improved circulation.
It costs nothing but a couple of books, bricks or wood to take advantage of gravity and it's role in circulation, according to the man who discovered IBT, Andrew K Fletcher.
▶️ Inclined Bed Therapy Benefits from the users:
• Snoring stopped.
• Heartburn and Acid Reflux reduced.
• Water retention (edema) eliminated.
• Improved Circulation and health throughout.
• Diabetic sensitivity reduced.
• Return of Sensation to numbed areas.
• Psoriasis and skin inflammations drastically reduced.
• Varicose Veins disappearing.
• Improved recovery and defenses to common bugs, virus and germs.
• Improved recovery from DOMS after a hard workout.
• Huge improvements in people with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions.
• Bed wetting stops, bladder and bowel control restored.
• People with Parkinson's Disease experienced huge improvements in their symptoms.
• People with spinal cord injuries have gained function and sensation below the injury site.
• Sleep apnea greatly improved and vanished in some cases.
• Back ache gone eliminated.
• Migraines a thing of the past.
• Lethargy and chronic fatigue replaced by energy and new motivation.
• Muscular atrophy reversed.
• Osteoporosis reversed.
• Insomnia cured.
• Night time visits to the toilet greatly improved.(this was huge for me)
• No more cold hands and feet in bed.
• Tremors gone.
• No more puffy, tired looking eyes in the morning.
▶️ Read the Testimonials on Andrew's website to learn more and more things it is starting to affect in a positive way: https://inclinedbedtherapy.com/
▶️ Dr. Mercola's article about IBT: https://inclinedbedtherapy.com/multim...
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Getting into the nitty gritty of Inclined Bed Therapy by Mike Zalben Zalben Chiropractic Healing Arts
So today we are going to talk about the nitty gritty of Inclined Bed Therapy, which is not to be confused with an adjustable bed that keeps you pretty level with your lower body, but let’s you raise your upper body. Even those adjustable beds that let you raise your lower and upper body.
What we are talking about is getting you on a complete incline.
So we are making this video because I keep going over all of this with all my patients and so hopefully this will answer every-bodies questions and really drive home the importance of inclining your bed.
Inclining your bed, we are talking about raising the head end of your bed about six inches so that you have a five degree incline.
Why is that important?
That is the degree, the five degree incline. That’s the number, five degrees that allows your body to continue to circulate fluids, blood, plasma, gasses. Anything in your digestive tract, while your sleeping.
And this was proven by an engineer in England, who just looked at a tree one day and realised how fluids and nutrients get from the roots up to the leaves. He figured this out, did an experiment where he proved that it’s the fluid that come up to the lungs that we breath out carbon dioxide and water as moisture and that changes the density of the fluids so that they circulate.
Trees do the same things. The leaves of the tree are the lungs, so that the moisture comes off, just like the moisture comes out of our lungs, so that denser nutrient filled plasma or fluid goes down and then comes back up.
So, the single greatest thing that I have done for my health is inclined my bed six inches, raising it up six inches to get a five degree tilt.
Nothing I have done has made a bigger impact on my health than this.
Now you know, you talk about body hacks, everyone is talking about body hacks, hacking the body these days. This is the greatest hack of all.
You don’t have to do anything except sleep and watch out for the benefits.
Though when I was learning about this, the engineer in England said that he is treating some really serious diseases with this simple hack. And I couldn’t believe it and he was talking about helping people with multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's and end stage aids patients who have horrible problems with diarrhoea, which is what usually kills them. And he was talking about these end stage aids patients actually stopping the diarrhoea by inclining their beds.
So these were fantastic claims and I couldn’t believe it so I Said, I’m going to try it and my Wife and I tried it together and it’s undeniably helping us.
“How much does it cost?” It costs like literally nothing, like and bed raisers are like 10 to fifteen bucks on Amazon.
And I spent something like 25 dollars on some bed raisers because they can hold extra weight and they don’t break down after a couple of months like some of the cheap ones do. But this costs literally nothing, it’s so easy to do and the health benefits are mind boggling.
Your digestion will improve, Your assimilation so your digestion is the break down of food, your assimilation is the body’s uptake of those nutrients and the elimination is your body getting rid of those.
All three of those processes are radically turbocharged by simply elevating the head of your bed.
And of course this was discovered when they entered the Pharaohs sleeping chambers. The pharaoh thousands of years ago slept on an inclined bed and it’s also in the hieroglyphs in the pyramids and when they saw the person on an incline, they knew the person was sleeping and when they were flat, they were dead.
“oh-- look at that well look to see if anyone that raises their bed and hear what they are experiencing”
Yes and if they have any questions, feel free to contact me and I hope that this has answered some of them.
But the most important thing you can do for your health, the simplest thing you can do for your health is to get your bed raised up.
Totally different than an adjustable bed right, we are inclining the whole bed and not just raising the head.
“ And if anyone has any hacks they want us to myth bust or prove, we will be happy to do that”
“Just let us know in the comments, thanks guys”.
Doctor Richard Massey and Patrick Timpone from ORN, discussing the use of a pulse oximeter to confirm increased oxygen levels / sats increasing after raising his bed to a five degree head end up angle for just two weeks.
Patricks Radio Station Website http://oneradionetwork.com
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Inclined Bed Therapy Discussion Raconteurs News Erectile dysfunction fertility fibromyalgia sciatica
Discussion about the effects of gravity on circulation and how sleeping on an inclined bed raised to a five degree head end up angle positively alters a wide range of medical conditions, including erectile dysfunction, infertility, sciatica, fibromyalgia.
Andrew explains how gravity is not a forse we struggle against, but a force that helps to drive our circulation. This changes everything we thought we knew about human physiology, especially when we are sleeping.
Inclined Bed Therapy is taking off around the World.
Join the IBT revolutuon and test it for yourself
Interview with Andrew K Fletcher, by Raconteurs News Presenters Andy Young and Jason Holmes.
Guess you didn't know that Ancient Egyptians slept this way? Yes inclined beds in museums around the World suggest that flat bed rest was not a thing of the past.
Raising the head end of a patients bed will protect them from pneumonia and respiratory and circulatory collapse! Laying a patient horizontally will without doubt, accelerate their demise! 5 degree angle is necessary, additional pillows will help, but not so much as having the bed tilted. https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/tilted-beds-help-cut-pneumonia-4207612 More information https://inclinedbedtherapy.com
Sureley this is self evident and flat bedrest should be avoided like the virus itself? https://www.webmd.com/lung/pneumonia-reducing-your-risk
An innovative method for preventing pneumonia in patients has been recognised at a national awards ceremony
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust won Patient Safety prize at the Health Service Journal Awards, held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on November 15, in recognition of its campaign to ensure all patients have their beds tilted by 30 degrees.
In October 2010, the patient safety team implemented the scheme across eight wards to see if it would reduce the number of patients who developed the illness during a hospital stay.
Staff found a reduction of up to 60 per cent in cases of pneumonia in those wards over a six-month period and beds are now tilted by 30 degrees across the whole of the hospital. Raising the patient’s head slightly means any fluid in their lungs collects at the bottom rather than covering the whole lung.
Head of patient safety Hester Wain said: “We started doing work around it in October 2010 and, first of all, we were looking at how many people were having pneumonia in hospital.
By Dr. Mercola
Oftentimes the simplest strategies pay great dividends. Getting sensible sun exposure and grounding to the Earth are two examples. Sleeping on an incline is another. While few have heard of it, and sleeping on a horizontal surface is a well-established norm, raising the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches so that you're sleeping on a 5-degree incline may have a number of benefits, including:
Improving blood circulation
Improving glymphatic drainage from the brain
Improving immune system function
Improving respiratory function
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The History of Inclined Bed Therapy
Andrew K. Fletcher | Inclined Bed Therapy for Optimised Healing while Asleep
Want to learn how our circulatory system is similar to a tree's thanks to gravity and why you might want to reconsider sleeping on a flat bed if you want to age less and be healthier. Thanks to Andrew K Fletcher, a brilliant engineer with over 20 years of medical experience, who has tirelessly dedicated most of his professional life to humbly and selflessly spread his proven theory behind this ancient wisdom of sleeping inclined, people all over the world have regained control of their health and had remarkable results from the simple and often free instruction of raising the head of their bed. When asked why do you continue? Andrew will always reply: “Because it is the right thing to do!”.
Listen to This Episode to Find Out:
- What got Andrew interested in engineering the optimal sleep incline
- What Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) is
- Some astonishing IBT anecdotes and findings
- Free and affordable ways to try IBT for yourself
- Our experience with IBT plus what we use
- The numerous benefits of IBT
- How IBT helped save Andrew's life recently
We hope you enjoy it!
Resources & Recommendations:
Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT)
Inclined Bed Therapy Facebook Group
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The Height limit of a Siphon
Correction: Corrigendum: The height limit of a siphon
Andrew Fletcher - Benefits of Inclined Bed Therapy. What Did the Ancient Ones Know? Veritas Radio with Mel Fabregas
S y n o p s i s This is probably one of the most important interviews you will hear in a long time dealing with health benefits. You have heard me say that oftentimes the simplest strategies pay great dividends. Getting sensible sun exposure and grounding to the earth are two examples.
But what if I told you that sleeping on an incline is another? Have you ever wondered who told us that laying flat is the correct way to sleep? Who decided this was correct and why are we accepting this unqualified flat bed wisdom?
I've never though about it before. Have you? I sleep flat because my parents slept and their parents before them I guess. While few have heard of it, and sleeping on a horizontal surface is a well-established norm, raising the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches so that you're sleeping on a 5-degree incline may have a number of benefits, including:
Improving blood circulation Boosting metabolism Improving glymphatic drainage from the brain Improving immune system function Improving respiratory function Easing symptoms associated with Alzheimer's, diabetes, glaucoma, migraines, multiple sclerosis, sleep apnea, acid reflux, edema, varicose veins and more.
In reference to the image above: Inclined Bed of Queen Hetepheres I (2575-2528 B.C) : the queen would have slept on her side with her cheek resting on the headrest. A foot-rest, decorated with a gold and faience design of stylized plant motifs, both served as decoration and prevented her from slipping down (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
The constant force of gravity has played a central part in the evolution of life on earth and is a major component of our physical environment. Man was designed or has evolved to function in the upright position in the earth gravitational environment. Microgravity induces a vast array of changes in our organism:
Bone Loss : bone mineral density decreases; Muscle Atrophy : skeletal muscles lose both mass and strength; Fluids Shift : bodily fluids shift from the lower to upper extremities causing health problems such as increased intracranial pressure (linked to migraine headaches and strokes), cognitive issues, and sensory problems such as impaired smell, taste, and vision (mimic age-related macular degeneration). Immunological effects : inhibited cell-mediated immunity, reactivation of latent viruses, and altered or decreased production/activation of almost all types of immune cells and proteins.
Sufficient quality sleep is a fundamental pillar when it comes to health, happiness and looking and feeling amazing. Yet many of us struggle with it.
I have written extensively on ways to improve your sleep quality in THESE articles. But I decided to hear what other sleep experts recommend when it comes to improving sleep.
I reached out to some of the top sleep coaches, sleep gurus, sleep consultants and sleep experts in the world and asked them three simple questions:
- What is their top supplement for improving sleep?
- What is their top item for improving sleep?
- What is their top tip for improving sleep?
Below I have shared their answers!
Read On To Learn How To Improve Your Sleep!
Andrew K Fletcher - Originator of Inclined Bed Therapy at InclinedBedTherapy.com
Your top supplement for improving sleep? Gravity. It's free.
Your top product for improving sleep? Inclined Bed / Furniture Risers, Books, Bricks, Wooden Blocks used to raise the head end of a bed. You can read more about this HERE and how high to raise a bed depending upon bed length HERE.
Your top tip for improving sleep? Stay off flat beds - Avoid flat bed rest syndrome.
Other tips include:
Avoid memory foam mattresses. Best mattress is a natural fibre spring type. Use only one pillow. Memory foam causes us to overheat and sweat, it also dips under our weight and causes back ache and pain.
Rotate your posture during the night and best to sleep without underwear, due to it riding up while sleeping inclined.
Avoid sleeping with hands near pillow as this will cause numbness as it compromises circulation, which validates IBT theory
Use cotton sheets. Wrap a duvet or blanket around your mattress to prevent slipping down. Not a problem for most, but some do take time to settle in.
Keep a journal to note all changes, to help understand what is happening with sleeping inclined and please help Dr J.P Torre at Join Dr Torre's Inclined Bed Therapy Survey Who is conducting an independent analysis of the many effects reported from people with or without health issues and sleeping inclined.
Inclined Bed Therapy increases fertility and has been shown to correct erectile dysfunction. Be warned unless your planning for a baby.
IBT - Drug requirements can change, especially in Diabetes and Parkinson's so please monitor for changes.
IBT - Blood pressure has been shown to move in both directions, so please monitor for changes.
Full article: 25 sleep experts share there tips
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Heart, oedema, digestion, eyesight myopia improvements
constantly accelerated heart beat, accompanied by increasingly frequent and annoying extrasystoles;
myopia, which had made its appearance over the last few years and which, from light, was slowly becoming so accentuated as to force me to use glasses more and more frequently, which had become indispensable especially if I had to drive a car at night. In fact, at the visit for the renewal of the license - in 2008 - the doctor had told me that I was very close to the obligation of driving with eyeglasses;
In the course of 2009 by pure chance, as often happens, by doing research on the Internet I happened to come across some references regarding a solution that could have had positive effects on night digestion and on some of the other problems listed above.
The suggestion was simple: try to sleep with a 5 ° inclined bed, raised on the side of the head.
In those days there wasn't much material about this brilliant solution, but what I happened to read convinced me.
I decided therefore to try, also considering the simplicity with which the solution could be adopted.
In a short time I found the following positive developments in a clear and evident way:
significant reduction in heart rate and disappearance of annoying extrasystoles;
In times a little longer, but still quite short, I also realized that, even during the hot season, I no longer suffered from swollen legs and that the condition of my veins was progressively improved as well.
Other important improvements, which occurred much more gradually and with much longer times, also concerned the problems I had in my eyes, related to myopia and the symptoms that characterize the risk of retinal detachment.
Currently I have almost completely recovered my view from afar and, in fact, even on the occasion of the visit for the renewal of the license (January 2018), the verification has given a completely positive outcome.
In addition, the quantity and thickness of the "moving bodies" that float in my field of vision have also been greatly reduced. The last eye examination has in fact found a normal situation.
These last improvements took place with such a slow and gradual progression that they were not even perceptible and, frankly, I had not the slightest connection with the fact that I had been sleeping for years on a sloping bed.
I only made this connection in recent times when, having found the time to do it in a complete way, I decided to go deeper into the subject of Inclined Bed Therapy and to work to spread the knowledge about it.
I am not exaggerating, therefore, if I say that this simple remedy has greatly improved my life and, in all probability, has avoided unpleasant pathological degeneration. In recent years I have made many friends and relatives participate in this simple and exceptional solution and, without fail, there have been some benefits that have often been truly remarkable.
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My Experiences with Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) and Reasons why Everyone Should Give it a Go. by Dorothy Health Coach
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
A friend first told me about Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT), and Andrew K Fletcher, several years ago. She had had her bed raised for a reasonable period of time. I listened to my friend tell me how she had fallen down the stairs and hurt her foot, and it was fine by the next day. She believed this was due to sleeping on an inclined bed.
My First Trial
I watched a few videos on Andrew’s website, and then decided it was worth a go. I bought paving stones to put under my bed legs.
At first, lying on the slope felt a bit strange, and I seemed to slide down a bit, in fact everything seemed to slide down a bit – my pillows, sheets, and duvet.
After a while I noticed that my ankles appeared to be swelling, and because I remember hearing through mainstream medicine, that in order to reduce swelling, one should RAISE the leg, I decided to lower my bed again. I had trialled the inclined bed therapy for only about two to three weeks.
Oh, how I now wish I had persevered!
But no matter, fast forward a few years to a few months ago, when I had just set myself a goal to do endurance training at the gym. I came across a face book post about this Inclined Bed Therapy. I felt prompted to revisit, and try it again.
Finding out More
Inclined Bed Therapy is now also available (partly) in German / Deutsche: http://www.bettneigung.de
Gratulation, Sie haben ihn gefunden!!!
Und glauben Sie es, oder nicht, dieser "Jungbrunnen" ist KOSTENLOS, denn die Schwerkraft ist kostenlos!!!
Sie brauchen dafür nichts weiter zu tun, als Ihr Bett zu neigen("Bettneigungstherapie")!!!