I'm a user of IBT for the last 9 years and have a few questions relating to my experience and what I've read about IBT. After 2 lots of varicose vein operations I am convinced by IBT is now helping greatly with my circulation.
Firstly, I'd sleep inclined 100% of the time but my wife refuses. We previously came to an agreement where I sleep in my inclined bed for a night or two per week, I still felt like I was getting benefits from this when I did this regularly. I just wondered if there are any thoughts about frequency and duration re: IBT.
Secondly, if I understand correctly, IBT theory is that it is the compression of the veins in the feet from standing up that causes circulation problems rather than the actual legs being vertical - does this imply that the steeper the angle of laying down, the better? If it was possible, would it be better to incline a bed steeply?
Thirdly, 'other' sleeping positions? On some occasions I need to sleep downstairs (elderly dogs) on these occasions I usually sit in a chair with my feet on a foot cushion that is lower than my hips - this isn't as comfortable as being in bed, but is this similar from an IBT perspective?
Would very much appreciate your thoughts!