I'm a wholesale sales rep of iAdjust Sleep Products adjustable bases. I'm not looking for an endorsement or trying to sell you anything. I'm just excited about IBT and I've been sharing it with anyone who will listen. I will tell you things about our brand and manufacturing that sounds like I'm looking for a sale but it's all just to connect the dots.
About 4 months ago I was introduced to the phrase "Inclined Bed Therapy" by a sales rep that was using that phrase to sell his head-up position as a treatment for acid reflux. As you already know, the head-up only position of a few inches is effective at lessening the severity of GERDS. That sales rep didn't continue to discuss the 6" head lift to a flat bed, so I got curious. I researched what turned out to be his random choice of words that led me to the video on YouTube where you are involved in a 2 hr long discussion about IBT.
iAdjust Sleep Products has designed a full-feature adjustable base with a 10" vertical lift/tilt which will allow for up to 10 degrees of incline. I set our display model at 5 degrees and used an iPhone app to measure the degree of incline. I programed the 5 degree position in one of the available memory positions on the base's remote. The best feature of this adjustable base is that it can be attached to a headboard/footboard and look like a regular flat bed by day and, with a push of a button, move to the 5 degree position. My customers love this.
As a side note, I had my best friend try the free version. I gave him furniture risers and he ran home to get started. After 2 weeks of use his low cost metal frame broke at the weld and damaged his wood floor. He had to deal with it at 2 am.
My wife and I "went inclined" on 6/22/19 and will never go back to a flat bed. My wife suffers from rheumatoid arthritis which is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. She currently sees a therapist and has been prescribed medication to treat her condition. Both Methotrexate and Humira have been medications she has used for years on and off. Both medications have been eliminated from her treatment due to a liver condition. Our current bed is a firm, memory foam mattress with a 3" organic shredded latex topper. The latex alone has made miraculous improvements to her condition over 2 months sleeping flat due to the naturally cool temperature of latex plus no struggle to turn over in memory foam. Once we "went inclined" a new world appeared. She is now able to get out of bed in the morning without pain and without medication. She is the happiest woman alive. Oh, by the way, she hates change and went kicking and screaming into our first night of IBT.
Chronologically, starting after the first 2 nights we both experienced no trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night. After 3 or 4 nights we both became very "regular" with our bowel movements. Also, very comfortable movements that have remained that way since our beginning of IBT
A few more days passed and we noticed we were both sleeping more soundly. In the past I would frequently wake at 2 am or 3 am and stare at the ceiling. After converting to IBT, I still wake on occasion but will go back to sleep almost immediately. Over the past 5 weeks I've had more that a dozen, undisturbed 8 hour nights sleep. I've never slept so deeply in my life. I'm 54 years old. With IBT I feel like I'm 10 years younger. I keep reminding myself that I'm less than 2 months into IBT. My wife has experienced next to no night sweats and it has eliminated her hot flashes.
Fast forward into this past week. Being in traveling sales, I get to enjoy hotel rooms with some frequency. I spent a week in Las Vegas at the furniture market that ended on 8/1/19. It all but completely reversed all the improvements I had enjoyed. I was unable to sleep more than a few hours at a time, the return of aches and pains plus the return of visiting the bathroom in the middle of the night. I need to figure out how to take this IBT on the road. My wife came along for 2 nights and she experienced the same decline in "sleep healing".
My sister-in-law has been staying with us for the past month. One week into her stay she asked if she could go inclined. How could I say no. I adjusted her bed using furniture risers. Some of her conditions prior to IBT were GERDS and frequent night bathroom visits. The severity of both have been decreased dramatically. Bathroom visits reduced by 80% to 90% and almost unnoticeable acid reflux. She is 67 years old and also enjoys the new, longer, deeper sleep. She feels like her dreams are more vivid and colorful from the deeper REM sleep. As a superbonus, she keeps her hair very short and it has become noticeable darker.
My sister-in-law is going home tomorrow to a flat bed. She is one that has a bed that won't easily adapt to IBT with the use of risers or blocks. She is replacing her mattress with an organic latex mattress and a motion base with tilt option.
Until the rest of the world changes, thank you for changing mine for the better.