Andrew’s website and information made an immediate impact on myself. I have a background in physiology and his ideas on gravity are novel, important and as is obvious, a rediscovery of how we should all be sleeping. In recent times the Egyptians got there first, but no doubt they were helped by others, as knowledge and experience are cyclical, not linear as we in the West tend to fixate on.
Sadly Andrew’s ideas have not been accepted with open arms as we are living through an age of corporate pharmacy, but in our house they were very welcome.
So Saturday 17th February 2018 was our first night of sleeping inclined, but being impulsive I had raised our bed by 6 inches and by 3.30am my wife had stormed out of our bedroom, declaring she couldn’t sleep like this. Duly chastened, I persuaded her to try again, if I lowered it to 3 inches. We both loved this new sleeping position and over time have increased the height and angle back to nearly 5 degrees, 6 inches. We also sleep inclined when away from home and wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m currently 58, and my wife is 51. I have been a sufferer of mild plaque psoriasis, mainly on my legs for about 8 years. Looking at others, my own case was very mild, but nonetheless I prefered to keep my legs covered. Now after being taught by my wife to close my eyes and gently feel the skin on my legs with my hands, I am 95% improved and virtually clear of any lesions. This is very pleasing and a testimony to the truth of Andrew’s ideas. Further I always feel well rested and have attracted some positive comments on my posture.
I feel healthy and will now stay inclined for the rest of my life and look forward to an active older age without any undue worry.
Additionally I love telling others about these ideas and pointing people to the IBT site, but with mixed response. I have a lovely story developing from an 89 year old family friend and his wife, but will expand on this in due course. My wife and I personally inclined their bed, a two part divan about 6 weeks ago, to an initial 4 inches.
My wife is interesting as well. After settling into this way of sleeping she is enjoying things but has a few observations along the way. She used to experience a headache maybe 2 or 3 times a week and would wake up and take a paracetamol to help her sleep. These headaches rapidly disappeared never to return. She is also starting her menopause and was experiencing hot flushes, but these are now very mild and generally she seems very well and not mentioning any severe symptoms. She is also becoming a night owl and has added an hour onto the end of her day, and now comes to bed around midnight, previously she would need to sleep by eleven o’clock. So seven and a half hours is enough if she can have longer on a weekend.
Thank you Andrew for all your time and effort over the years, love from us both.
Jim and Latha x