I was having trouble falling asleep, and was open to ways that could hep that did not involve drugs.
Occasionally I took a melatonin / passionflower or herbal combination to fall asleep. But over time, it was helping less often.
So when I found IBT, I was only getting about 3 decent sleeps a month, leaving me exhausted and frustrated.
Someone in a podcast interview mentioned sleeping on an inclined bed and I was intrigued. So in less than an hour, I took two bricks from my garden, and put them under the legs at the head of my (metal) bed.
I spent a few weeks sleeping with the two bricks -- so that's about 4.5 inches raised in a queen bed. Then I added another brick, which took me up to 6.75 inches, where I've stayed.
From the very first night, I fell asleep easily. It felt so natural and was such a relief, I felt like crying! I also feel more refreshed in the morning.
For two months straight -- I needed no help to fall asleep. I've only taken melatonin once since then -- that was when I was not in my own bed, and had a very busy day and a long drive earlier.
I bought bed risers for $15 so I could take them to a cottage I rented this summer -- made a world of difference -- slept great.
I didn't document this, but I think that some spider veins on the side of my calves are receding a bit. I'll keep an eye on them.
Today as I write, I'm recovering from minor foot surgery. There was some numbness by the surgical scar yesterday (two days along), and I noticed that the numbness disappeared overnight.
I cannot prove it, but I do think that sleeping inlclined has helped.
Thank you Andrew for your tireless efforts to get the word about sleeping inclined. I've told a number of people, not sure who's doing it.
It's simple, free... why not try it??