Introduction: How to Improve Your Health by Sleeping on an Inclined Bed

Raise the head end of your bed by 6 inches / 15 cm causing the bed to slope down from head to toe.
There are furniture raisers available to place under the head end of your bed. These come in packs of four, so two can be taken with you when you are away from home.

Step 1: Use Books, Blocks, Bricks, and Raise Your Bed by Whatever Means Is Available

You could simply unscrew the bottom and middle legs from your bed and support the middle with something the correct height.

Once you are happy with the results, you can consider making an inclined bed by using a wooden wedge under your mattress. 3/4 plywood 8x4 feet sheets are ideal for this supporting the angle with timber at varying heights to create the wedge required. This will afford your head board and foot board to be upright and take the strain off the bed joints.

Step 2: You Could Make Yourself a New Inclined Bed Frame From Palets

Step 3: We Are Not the First to Sleep Inclined, and We Certainly Won't Be the Last.

Watch the video interview to learn why simply tilting your bed can have a profound positive impact on your health and well-being.

Step 4: Proof ?

There is a tremendous amount of evidence to support the fact that sleeping with the head of your bed raised by 6 inches is beneficial to our health and well-being.

There is also a tremendous amount of published evidence that states flat traditional bed-rest is anything but healthy.

Sandra age 60 years young talks about her own IBT experience.

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JayK126 (author)2017-03-28

Thanks for the tips. I tried them and worked for immediate elevation, for the long term, I got the 'Reflux Guard' (Under mattress bed wedge) and I love it.

https://www.refluxguard.com/

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This something that needs to be try

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