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Sleeping on an Incline
It has now been four weeks since I raised the head of my bed. I initially raised the head of my bed four inches higher than the foot of my bed. Now I have the head over eight inches higher. I am still undecided as to keeping it at eight or going back to four. I have no doubt about the benefits of sleeping on inclined bed, however. It definitely leads to better sleep.

Here are some pages on the benefits of inclined bed therapy:

https://earthclinic.com/remedies/inclined-bed-therapy/

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic...erapy.aspx

Has anyone else tried this? Does anyone else sleep this way? What do you think?

Roosh--apologies if this has been posted in the wrong subforum. I'm thinking maybe it should be in the Fitness subforum instead.
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You might have sleep apnea Puckerman.

You need to get more oxygen in your blood. Cut down on the salt and sugar. They make you bloat and they make your blood thicker and less efficient at carrying oxygen.

Sleeping on an incline just repositions your head and neck to unrestrict your airways. It’s a band aid.

Straighten out your diet and lift heavy. Also try soaking your feet in ice water for 30 minutes before bed. It lowers you body temperature and helps get a deeper sleep.

Don’t forget to take a shot glass of apple cider vinegar before bed as well. You’ll enjoy a wonderful poop every morning.

Good luck.

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This is also good for controlling acid reflux from reaching your esophagus, which can lead to esophagus cancer, which has no cure by the way.
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(08-06-2019 06:24 PM)Parlay44 Wrote:  You might have sleep apnea Puckerman.

You need to get more oxygen in your blood. Cut down on the salt and sugar. They make you bloat and they make your blood thicker and less efficient at carrying oxygen.

You are making a lot of assumptions here.

Quote:Also try soaking your feet in ice water for 30 minutes before bed. It lowers you body temperature and helps get a deeper sleep.

This is interesting. But who has 30 minutes to waste every day?

Quote:Don’t forget to take a shot glass of apple cider vinegar before bed as well. You’ll enjoy a wonderful poop every morning.

I actually take apple cider vinegar in the morning. Is it better to take it before bed?
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(08-07-2019 06:21 PM)puckerman Wrote:  
(08-06-2019 06:24 PM)Parlay44 Wrote:  You might have sleep apnea Puckerman.

You need to get more oxygen in your blood. Cut down on the salt and sugar. They make you bloat and they make your blood thicker and less efficient at carrying oxygen.

You are making a lot of assumptions here.

Quote:Also try soaking your feet in ice water for 30 minutes before bed. It lowers you body temperature and helps get a deeper sleep.

This is interesting. But who has 30 minutes to waste every day?

Quote:Don’t forget to take a shot glass of apple cider vinegar before bed as well. You’ll enjoy a wonderful poop every morning.

I actually take apple cider vinegar in the morning. Is it better to take it before bed?

Apnea, acid reflux, or some other medical condition might be in play here. That said, if tilting you bed improves your quality of life go for it. I may give it a try.
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Alright, you shamed me into trying it. I actually read an article on this topic about a year ago, fetched some two-by-fours from the wood pile for the incline, and washed them. But then I was sidetracked and I never finished the project.

After some moving, vacuuming, and cleaning, I just inclined the head of my bed by a modest three inches. It feels like quite a difference. Thanks for the push. Typically, if ancient cultures did such things (in this case, the ancient Egyptians), they did it for a good reason. I will give it a try and see what happens.

I am a light sleeper, so I already have quite a sleep hygiene routine with Melatonin, magnesium, blackout curtains, white noise, time curfew, etc.
I must say that my quality of sleep has improved markedly with all these changes. If you suffer from poor sleep, it is worth experimenting.
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If you've got sleep apnea and a sloped bed helps, you probably have acid reflux (I do).

That means that taking something acidic (vinegar) right before bed is probably a terrible idea. They can fix acid reflux pretty trivially these days in a couple different ways, thinking about getting that done.
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You don’t need to lift your bed. They sell foam bed wedges you slip under your pillow.

And yes I prefer my ACV at night. I feel like it helps digest all the food I’ve eaten during the day resulting in a glorious poop in the morning. I used to take it in morning but I felt like it lowered my blood sugar too much. Just didn’t feel right.

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(08-08-2019 01:37 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  Alright, you shamed me into trying it. I actually read an article on this topic about a year ago, fetched some two-by-fours from the wood pile for the incline, and washed them. But then I was sidetracked and I never finished the project.

After some moving, vacuuming, and cleaning, I just inclined the head of my bed by a modest three inches. It feels like quite a difference. Thanks for the push. Typically, if ancient cultures did such things (in this case, the ancient Egyptians), they did it for a good reason. I will give it a try and see what happens.

I am a light sleeper, so I already have quite a sleep hygiene routine with Melatonin, magnesium, blackout curtains, white noise, time curfew, etc.
I must say that my quality of sleep has improved markedly with all these changes. If you suffer from poor sleep, it is worth experimenting.

That is why I posted this. The first thing I noticed was that I was sleeping straight though. I didn't have any wakeups in the middle of the night. I would usually have one.

I posted this to provide value to the forum. The last thing I expected were amateurish medical diagnoses from people I've never met.
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(08-08-2019 05:08 PM)Parlay44 Wrote:  You don’t need to lift your bed. They sell foam bed wedges you slip under your pillow.

That may provide some benefit to a sub-set of sleepers with particular health issues, but it does not provide the same benefits as slanting the entire bed and keeping your entire body straight while sleeping. I slanted my entire bed just today by using a few boards to raise the head of the bed by three inches. A three-inch slant results in a far bigger change than it sounds. I can see why they say to work up to six inches.
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(08-08-2019 05:11 PM)puckerman Wrote:  I posted this to provide value to the forum. The last thing I expected were amateurish medical diagnoses from people I've never met.

Then you have never visited the fasting thread, with idiots claiming almost certain death from missing just a few days worth of meals.

So I know the feeling. I have personally undertaken a medically supervised 14-day water-only fast, but retards who never missed a meal in their lives become self-proclaimed experts.
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Problem with slipping stuff under your pillow is that can fuck your posture up over time by forcing your head forward. That was what I thought OP meant in his first post, till I reread and deleted my comment.
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(08-08-2019 05:16 PM)Tail Gunner Wrote:  
(08-08-2019 05:08 PM)Parlay44 Wrote:  You don’t need to lift your bed. They sell foam bed wedges you slip under your pillow.

That may provide some benefit to a sub-set of sleepers with particular health issues, but it does not provide the same benefits as slanting the entire bed and keeping your entire body straight while sleeping. I slanted my entire bed just today by using a few boards to raise the head of the bed by three inches. A three-inch slant results in a far bigger change than it sounds. I can see why they say to work up to six inches.

My bed is on boards. I put two cinder blocks under the boards. The first ones were four inches high. I then got two more that were eight inches high. Of course, I moved the four-inch ones down to the middle of the bed. This gives the bed more support as well.

I am thinking about other things now as well. I may see how I sleep without the pillow. I have also wondered about reversing myself. How will it work out if i sleep with my feet and my head down?
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I sleep like this all the time.
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I tried this with mixed results.

It seemed to improve my allergies as now everything was flowing downward. However, because I took the lazy route and simply used my remote control to raise one half of the mattress up a few inches, it put a lot of pressure on my hips when sleeping on my side. You definitely need to use boards under the bed in order to prevent this from occurring.

I might try it again though as I read the Mercola article and believe there are some benefits to sleeping this way.
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(08-11-2019 02:33 PM)Salinger Wrote:  I tried this with mixed results.

It seemed to improve my allergies as now everything was flowing downward. However, because I took the lazy route and simply used my remote control to raise one half of the mattress up a few inches, it put a lot of pressure on my hips when sleeping on my side. You definitely need to use boards under the bed in order to prevent this from occurring.

I might try it again though as I read the Mercola article and believe there are some benefits to sleeping this way.

This isn't about raising the top half of the mattress. It's about raising the whole mattress. Try that, and see how it works for you. It won't put any pressure on your hips.
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I've been reading some articles after first checking out this thread and while there is not much research on the topic, it makes sense. I'm going to throw a couple books/boards underneath my bed and try it out. I'd like to see if it helps my allergies.
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