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How to Set an Adjustable Bed to Zero-Gravity Sleep Position

Adjustable Beds | August 22, 2019

Understanding how to set an adjustable bed to zero-gravity position can help you improve the quality of sleep you get on a nightly basis. At Innovative Sleep Solutions, we understand how getting a good night’s sleep can make all the difference in the world. That is why we carry a wide selection of sleep products, including adjustable beds.

What is Zero Gravity Sleep Position?

The zero-gravity sleep position is designed to mimic the weightlessness that astronauts feel when they are in space. While this position does not actually reduce gravity, it works to replicate the recline position used by astronauts at takeoff in order to more evenly distribute the pressure across your body, making it easier to withstand.

How to Set an Adjustable Bed to Zero Gravity

The zero-gravity sleep position provides a more neutral sleeping position that places the legs above the heart, encouraging proper alignment. Since the bodies most relaxed and restful state occurs when there is a 128-degree angle between the abdomen and thigh, simply adjusting the bed’s head and foot sections to move the body into this position can provide a range of different benefits, such as:

1. Minimizing Snoring

While snoring is a common problem caused by not having enough air pass through someone’s airways, the zero-gravity sleep position can help raise someone’s head higher than the rest of their body, allowing more air to pass through the airways; thus, reducing or completely eliminating any snoring.

2. Reducing Swelling

In the event that you are dealing with swollen feet, the zero-gravity position can help. By using the zero-gravity sleep position to elevate your feet, you can help encourage better blood circulation, which, in turn, will reduce any swelling.

3. Relieving Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Heartburn and acid reflux are caused by stomach acid going back up the esophagus and leaving an uncomfortable burning sensation. Sleeping in zero-gravity position can help prevent stomach acid from going back up the esophagus since the head is elevated. This means that this sleeping position can provide relief from the discomfort that comes with this disorder.

4. Improving Digestion

Since sleeping in a horizontal position can hinder your body’s digestion, sleeping in zero-gravity position can help your digestive system work better, especially when you eat something close to bedtime, by positioning your upper body higher up.

If you would like to learn more about how to set an adjustable bed to zero gravity position, or if you are interested in one of our sleep products, please contact Innovative Sleep Solutions at 604-536-9380 or by filling out a contact form on our website.