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Varicose Veins, Type 2 Diabetes Energy and sleep

Since raising my bed 6 inches I've rid myself of varicose veins, sleep better, and have more energy. I'm also experimenting with earthing and that seems to be a good addition, although I've made my own earthing mats, and the comfort aspect needs attention! Altogether, Hard to tell as I've recently added a new Type 2 Diabetes med, but my sugar levels are now around 5,6,7 instead of 10, 12. 15. Having BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia) means I have to get up hourly and sometimes half hourly. Getting back to sleep is no longer a problem. Thank goodness for Andrew and anecdotal versus scientific justification. Try it and see if it works for yourself, but don't rely on Big Pharma who try to block this site with BIG RED danger warnings from Norton Security. Norton downloaded themselves on my computer and tried to dissuade me from visiting Inclined Bed Therapy!

Updated:

At my regular monthly massage my therapist said "Did you photograph your varicose veins prior to your new IBT treatment?
Unfortunately, no. Didn't think of it.

You see, I had very bad varicose veins in my right leg, and reading the IBT site, I decided to give it a go, as it's free and very easy. Varicose vein stripping/ removal costs between $1000 and up to $4000 PER treatment, and several may be needed. I'm always experimenting, not doing much, but like to discover things for myself. Even in painting, I don't paint pictures any more, rather experiment and play with colour. Well, this 'dude'-Andrew K Fletcher, engineer- studied trees, and the mechanism by which sap rises and falls and applied it to the recumbent human body by experiment. In his experiment you can see how blood flows in a vein, and it all makes very good sense.


I tend to do things by averages. Bought a door and made a triangular frame and put that onto the bed base. The base has wheels and propping one end just made it roll, it was a bit too soft anyway! Just measured it and it actually works out at 6". 

Now, to digress, varicose vein surgery is a multi-million dollar industry and they don't like their fee-base being eroded, they need sick people, healthy ones are no profit and useless to them. And as a result, a free cure for circulatory ills is diabolical and iniquitous to the industry. Call it conspiracy theory if you like, but when Norton Security download surreptitiously on to my -personal and private- computer and start censoring my searches, I feel it has gone too far. If you want free medical treatment for many circulatory problems, try raising the head of your bed a few inches! Herewith follows an excerpt from a medical site ...."Varicose veins aren't just a cosmetic problem. They can also cause a fair amount of pain and discomfort on a daily basis, with some of the more persistent symptoms including swelling, throbbing and leg cramps. Serious complications can develop over time too, such as phlebitis (vein inflammation), blood clots, dermatitis and painful vein ulcers that, in extreme cases, can lead to amputation."


Comment from Andrew
Norton has since removed my site from their so called Safe Search Warning and accepted they had false flagged it. Mcaffe are still trying to block my site and not responded to my reports. It does make me suspicious that Pharma is using these programmes to dissuade people from viewing them.

Edward Houghton-Ward
New South Wales
Australia 

Posted Date : 24-08-2018

Six Months on a lifetime journey

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 

Jim Crawford
Bury
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom 

Posted Date : 09-08-2018

Amazing! Cramp, cellulite, spider veins,

I am so grateful I found your interview on youtube one Saturday morning in June 2018. I have been mesmerised listening to something that made so much sense to me! Straight after the interview I adjusted my bed. Today,exactly 7 weeks to the day, I am incredibly happy to say that I have slept through every single night WITHOUT HORRENDOUS LEG MUSCLE CRAMPS,that woke me at night for years...Thank you!!!! I have tried minerals before, changed my diet, tried all I could, but from the very first night I slept right through! I must admit I thought it was a fluke so expected the cramps to return,especially as the spasms would sometimes start already in my toes in the evenings, but to my surprise they never came ! Only on a couple of ocassions,as I woke up in the morning to go to the bathroom,always around 5am, I would feel a little remnant for a moment or two.But only on a couple of ocassions:7 weeks of freedom! Thank you!!! And it seems that my cellulite is less visible and my spider veins too...thank you again, I have been recommending you to my friends! 

Lenka
Enfield
Posted Date : 29-07-2018

Amazing! Cramp, cellulite

I am so grateful I found your interview on youtube one Saturday morning in June 2018. I have been mesmerised listening to something that made so much sense to me! Straight after the interview I adjusted my bed. Today,exactly 7 weeks to the day, I am incredibly happy to say that I have slept through every single night WITHOUT HORRENDOUS LEG MUSCLE CRAMPS,that woke me at night for years...Thank you!!!! I have tried minerals before, changed my diet, tried all I could, but from the very first night I slept right through! I must admit I thought it was a fluke so expected the cramps to return,especially as the spasms would sometimes start already in my toes in the evenings, but to my surprise they never came ! Only on a couple of ocassions,as I woke up in the morning to go to the bathroom,always around 5am, I would feel a little remnant for a moment or two.But only on a couple of ocassions:7 weeks of freedom! Thank you!!! And it seems that my cellulite is less visible and my spider veins too...thank you again, I have been recommending you to my friends! 

Lenka
Enfield
Posted Date : 29-07-2018

Varicose veins, chronic pain

IBT Review:

I had been sleeping with my bed inclined 4" for about a year.
I noticed a few improvements:
-More energetic/ clear headed upon waking
-Varicose vein lump in my leg reduced heaps
-Sleeping through the night instead of waking up 2 or 3 times
-Less flare up days. (I am a chronic pain patient)

Then I had to move and was sleeping on a mattress on the ground flat for a few months. I started waking up feeling like a zombie, cloudy head, extremely lethargic and dead legs. The lump from the varicose vein came back and I was waking up multiple times a night again.

Happy to report I am now back to sleeping inclined and sleep is enjoyable once more! Only inclined 3" atm and I am already noticing the improvements again.

Jon Nicholls
Posted Date : 01-07-2018

Memory loss, Amnesia, Partial Amnesia

Hi, I want to mention what " Inclined Bed Therapy " has done for me. I have had partial amnesia for may years and IBT has helped me regain all of my memories, so now other healing will come about as well. 
I like to share my experience regarding the Inclined Bed Therapy, I have had partial amnesia for about 60 years due to an injury to my back that effected my nerves system, I had retained the memories but they where not connecting so I could not excess them. I saw many doctors and health experts but non of them where able to help. I had tests done and even had a single cortisone injection, which helped for a while, but stopped when I found out about the side effects of that. One of the doctors who had x- rayed my spine way back when told that I would walk bent over by the time I got to my 40th. I looked at him and said never.

Since then I started looking at all kinds of ways to help my body to heal with out much success and then I ran into the information on Inclined Bed Therapy, so I tried it, unfortunately for the first 2 years I did not have a bed that I could properly incline so it might have actually done the reverse of what I expected, then last year in July I got a new bed ( wooden poster bed ) so now I could incline the whole bed properly, I did experiment with the amount of incline ( up,then down again and so on ) so that I felt comfortable with it and would not get too overwhelmed by the memories coming back.  Sometimes I did and then down went the bed...and now I have got all of my memories back and in the right order connected in the right way.... Thank you Inclined Bed Therapy ....and Thank you Andrew K. Fletcher  for making IBT's information available to people who want real healing.

Eva Sprung
29th of June 2018

Eva Sprung
Canada 

Posted Date : 01-07-2018

fat legs

thanks andrew i watched one of your videos and to me it made sense

i am a driver and i had fat legs and puffy feet

both have gone down considerably and this is after only 3 weeks

i have my bed raised 8 and a half inches and may raise it even higher

i also am sure that i am sleeping more deeply a awake feeling fully 

rested and rarin to go terrific idea well done and many thanks to you

tony hodgkinson
Mr
camden, london
london
United Kingdom 

Posted Date : 24-06-2018

More restorative sleep

Thank you Mr. Fletcher for generously offering this ancient and healthy education!  I have had trouble with getting restortive sleep at night and was feeling exhausted.  Since implementing IBT, I have been able to sleep more restfully and feeling better.  You are the first person that explained the phenomena about why we end up waking up at 3:30 AM!  I have done that for long time and could not understand why.  Since IBT, I do get one once a night to use the bathroom but no longer at 3:30 in the morning :) LOL.  Getting more quality of sleep at night makes a world of difference in wellness.  Thank you so much!  Julie

Julie
Arlington
VA
United States 

Posted Date : 02-05-2018

Foamy urine

Hello everyone, hello Andrew,

You have heard from me in the FAQ, I said since I have had an incredible tachycardia that sent me to the hospital in the middle of the night I was scared of everything that could cause that another time, so I confessed having not slept very well the first night with my bed raised 6 inches I put it flat again for the next night. On the other hand, I thought it was a pity not to try inclinedbedtherapy because I was so scared about my heart. So I raised my bed again but only 3 inches. Maybe it seems very little, yes and no because there is already an improvement in the tingling I have in my hands when sleeping on my right or left side. But for me, the most incredible and inexplicable is that for at least ten years my urine was incredibly foamy, so much so that in January this year I went to a hospital asking to check proteinuria because I know foamy urine is a sign of protein in urine which is a serious problem with the kidneys. I cannot say it was obsessive but since so many years I was frustrated not to know what it was? I talked to some doctors no one took it seriously so in January I made a few pictures with my telephone to show the doctor, before asking for checking for proteinuria, telling look it seems I drink some liquid soap to have such a foam in my urine. After the analyses, nothing, no protein at all in my urine.

After 3 days of inclining my bed no more foam at all nothing/nothing! As I said it was foamy like that for at least a decade, never ever there was no foam in my urine, not one single day. Today for the first time in so many years no foam anymore? Absolutely nothing, I have not the smallest beginning of an explanation but however, I consider that as probably something positive because it is surely abnormal to have so much foam in one's urine. But how on earth it stop totally and almost immediately after raising the bed is a mystery?

Georges Beaujea
Maret
Surat Thani
Thailand 

Posted Date : 23-04-2018

Heart and respiration

You saved my life adrew! Thank you. Im a 29 M from Canada and I had a heart condition that was steadily getting worse. I've used your bed incline therapy and and with in the first two nights I've noticed a dramatic change for the better, and actually feel like I will live to see my kids grow up, before this I always slept on the floor with no pillow and now I realise why I had bad breathing heart conditions and everything else. Im also thinking about chairs now and if the 90 degree is good for posture or not. Thank you Andrew you are an amazing person

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Hiccups Dad
Posted Date : 20-04-2018

Respiration,immune system, oedema

I started to have my bed on a permanent incline about 2 years ago.

I'd been having a lot of breathing problems at night, including sleep apnoea symptoms and acid reflux. I can honestly say that I no longer have these problems.

It also deals with my leg oedema, which suggests to me that it is beneficial to sleep this way for the sake of whole body circulation. A kind of nocturnal restoration for the body. Even prior to raising my bed, I used to feel compelled to raise my upper body with umpteen pillows whenever I had breathing problems from colds, and on the occasion that I had pleurisy. When the illnesses went, though, I would reduce down to 1 pillow and sleep flat again (which seems crazy to me now).

Regardless of whether it's improving my health, sleeping with the head of my bed raised feels so natural and comfortable to me. I think that it helps me to sleep better. Also, I don't seem to suffer from colds any more. I get the sniffles or a sore throat very occasionally, which feels like I might have a cold coming, but it never seems to develop any further. I put this down to sleeping inclined. Up until 10 days ago I had my bed raised on blocks that my husband made for me. Now I've bought myself a purpose-built inclined wooden bed frame. I'm convinced enough of the efficacy of inclined bed rest that I've put my money where my mouth is. I'll never sleep flat again. I'm one of those people who think that sleeping inclined is a form of wisdom that has been forgotten over the centuries, and that everyone would benefit from sleeping this way. I hope that this is of help to you. It can't hurt to try it. Good luck.

Best wishes, Ani-Boo

Ani-Boo
Posted Date : 16-04-2018

Menopause hot flashes / flushes and sinus issues

Caroline-Renae Alexander  It has been about three months....still loving the way I can breathe through my nose, the way my hot flashes totally disappeared, and the vivid dreams are simply bonus. I feel absolutely blessed. I have had such struggles to find work, and then God sent me this miracle to help me keep my faith. Thank-you Andrew. I have a Science degree and an Education degree and was asked to "vet" the claims of IBT....within three days, I had my bed raised even prior to that of my friend who made the request. Makes me wonder what else we don't know....right?!

 I just stayed overnight at a cottage and had two hot flashes on a flat bed....coincidence? Will tell tonight back at my inclined bed.....cheers -C

Definite benefits re hot flashes. As much as I love going outside to look at the midnight sky and cool down, the lack of sleep over time is a form of torture. Back to my IBT again and sleeping very well indeed!


An important element, you or someone else had noted, is attention to humidity. We live on an island on the West Coast of Canada, so now more than ever, the dehumidifier is important to our health as related to IBT and how the process works more efficiently.

Caroline Alexander
Posted Date : 16-04-2018

Asthma, snoring, migraine, nocturia IBT since 2012

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Five years ago (Jan 2012) I was desperate to find a way to alleviate the problems I had with wheezing /whistling while breathing, especially when I went to bed. This problem always started with me getting a cold or flu that didn’t pass. A couple of times it went on for months, and it affected my overall health since I couldn’t sleep sufficiently. I went to the doctor’s office who stated that this was probably asthma and to prevent this I was to inhale daily doses of cortisone.

Since I was used to trying out alternative solutions for ailments and such (nowadays they call it biohacking), I decided to search the internet for anything that could help me improve my breathing and avoiding taking cortisone. I found Andrew’s site about IBT, and also a couple of posts elsewhere about asthma being improved through inclining the bed.
The next night I wedged my side of the bed with pillows underneath the mattress and my partner slept on the sofa, since we were both having the flu and I was wheezing. He told me that I hadn’t snored at all that night (we both do occasionally snore, but he’s a light sleeper and gets very easily disturbed). I usually woke up with aching feet and feeling stiff, like I was 80 not 40, but this morning there was no pain. I continued to surf the internet after solutions to raise the bed instead of using the pillows and I asked my partner if he wanted to try it and even if he was a bit suspicious he said he would give it a go.
I used big cardboard boxes and duct tape, since I had nothing else to use. I cut them, assembled them, and raised the feet under the headboard (5 cm). The next day my partner said he’d slept very well and he stopped snoring. He usually went up once at night to go to the bathroom, but that stopped immediately. After a week or so the bed was raised 10 cm, and after two weeks at 17,5 cm.
We have continued sleeping on the incline since then we’ll continue to do so. Some of the changes:
- I very seldom have problems sleeping due to wheezing. The cold/flu-induced asthma has never come back in the same manner after the bed was inclined.- I used to wake up feeling cold and stiff, but that has disappeared altogether. Mostly I feel supple getting up from bed.- I often had migraines and had to stay in bed for a couple of days, the only thing that really helped was sleeping the migraines away. I still get headaches from time to time, but painkillers do help me now.- When we started IBT my partner was a long distance runner. After a 2-3 hour run, he came home and did some stretching, showered, and then went to bed watching a movie and snacking while recuperating. We both did this after a hard workout and called it “IBT-ing”.- I had problems with water retention, today I know I’ll be swollen due to things I eat, but it’s not a chronic condition.
IBT is not my only solution – but it is a very important part of my health regimen. I can’t see anything but benefits to improving and maintaining a good circulation. I know that every time I get to bed my body will regenerate and I see this as an investment for the years to come (I started this at age 43).
Thank you, Andrew for providing us with the information and knowledge.Chimelle

Chimelle
Posted Date : 27-03-2018

Susac's Syndrome, nocturia, swollen veins, Stroke

Zsaire GableI do a great deal of online research as I have some health challenges.

I had two strokes in 2016. I had been for a complete physical in 2015 in the fall and apart from being over tired and run down from my work schedule I was told I was in great health. Fast forward 6 months and I had 2 strokes! I was shocked. They never found the source of the embolus. I had a CAT scan followed a few months later by an MRI.

I was told I have a autoimmune disease called Susac's Syndrome. They wanted to experiment on me with "therapies" I was hesitant to embark on.

Anyway, being the avid researcher and prime guinea pig for my findings I thought it can't hurt and can only help!

I jumped in with both feet and used bricks under the box spring of my matress as well as under the feet at the foot end of my bed. I was told not to sleep with your head next to a wall where there are wires with live current running through them as the EMF from the wires interfere's with your brains natural rhythms. I did it and immediately ceased voiding more than 2 X a nite. I was up and down and up and down so many times previous to that it seemed sometimes like all I did was get up to use the batrhoom.

That was greatly reduced in some cases depending on what I ate to 1X a nite! Aaaahhhhhh peace finally. I also noticed my need for sleep diminished from about 8 hours to 6 in some cases.

Generally I don't have any aches and pains nor did I before using IBT.

One HUGE thing I did notice however was when I used to wake up the veins on the top sides of my feet as well as in my thighs used to be much harder and stuck out more prominently than they do now.

That shows that the heart isn't working as hard during your sleep cycle.

I am just finished school for a Nurse Aid course and may go ahead and get more medical training.

The results were astounding and I would encourage anyone to give it a try! It certainly won't harm you, and may if nothing else reduce your bathroom trips. I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice just my own interpretation based on my experience.

Zsaire Gable
Regina
Saskatchewan
Canada 

Posted Date : 27-03-2018

Blood pressure improvements over 22 months of IBT

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My wife and I have been sleeping on an inclined bed (8 inches)about 22 months. During this time my blood pressure has dropped from 160/90 to 130/65 (Ave) with the same dose of 50 mg Atenolol. I no longer snore nor have sleep apnea attacks. After many years of taking Flonase for sinusitis I discontinued the medication 6 months ago with little or no sinus problems now. Night time urination has decreased from half dozen times to once a night. I am 82.

Oldsharkie
Posted Date : 23-03-2018