Using a zero-gravity positioned adjustable bed frame along with the soothing memory foam mattress will turn a simple bed into a comforting sleep station. The soothing position provides medical and lifestyle benefits that encourage the best of well-being for a healthy and productive life.
I. What is Zero Gravity
Before using the zero-gravity position in the adjustable base frame it is useful to appreciate what the meaning of the position is. Just as we can thank NASA for the luxurious comfort of the memory foam mattress we can also thank the space agency for developing the zero-gravity position. It was NASA that came up with the wording as it invented the Neutral Body Posture position of the exact angle of comfort for the astronauts to sit as they launched.
The literal definition of Zero Gravity, also referred to as Zero-G, is the state or condition of weightlessness. This situation of weightlessness takes place in the body during a gravitational field change, such as when the neutralization of a gravitational force occurs.
Astronauts encounter zero-gravity as the spacecraft endlessly changes speed as it orbits – necessary to keep atmospheric pressure from pulling it in. The centrifugal force needed to accelerate the space vehicle works to offset gravity allowing for the those working in space to undergo weightlessness, otherwise known as Zero Gravity.
II. What is a Bed with Zero Gravity
NASA created the Zero Gravity seating position to alleviate the compression forces of pressure on the spine and body of astronauts during space shuttle take-offs. Bed manufacturers realized the benefits that Zero Gravity would have when incorporating the position into an adjustable bed base.
The position relieves the pressures of gravity from the body by distributing the body’s weight evenly to permit for the right amount of needed support. Zero Gravity in the adjustable bed frame allows for the legs and head to be raised at just the right angle to reduce back pressure and increase circulation.
In Zero Gravity, the angle of the thighs and torso are aligned as the upper body and head are raised a bit, and the knees slightly bent as the legs are raised to about heart level. This bed position boosts better health and sleep by encouraging the body’s natural capability to relax as gravity is evenly distributed through the body.
III. Zero Gravity Medical Benefits
Most people will seek an adjustable bed frame with Zero Gravity for its pain relief capabilities. By removing pressure on painful points in the body one will experience relaxation and a better sleep without pain. In addition, the body will see better blood flow and a reduction of swelling and circulatory issues. Resting in Zero Gravity provides numerous medical benefits.
1. Less Back and Neck Pain
A flat bed can add pressure to the body’s S-shaped spinal column. As comforting as a memory foam mattress can be when conforming to the body, when it is flat the body will feel pressure as weight is unevenly distributed. This can cause, or acerbate, neck and back pain.
Zero Gravity allows for the weight of the body to be evenly distributed to relieve pressure in line with the spinal column. Less pressure equates to a relief of pain in the back and neck.
2. Reduce Snoring
With the head slightly elevated in the Zero Gravity position it allows for the airways to open and prevent the tongue from slipping back during sleep. With the head situated elevated it reduces snoring. Once the snoring problem is relieved healthier rapid eye movement (REM) sleep can be achieved allowing for a better sleep for individuals and bed partners.
3. Better Heart Health
The zero-gravity position is seen to take unneeded pressure off the heart muscle. This allows for the flow of blood throughout one’s body to be improved.
4. Ease Heartburn and Acid Reflux
The pain of heartburn happens when the acid in the stomach is brought back up to the esophagus. This results in pain and an awful taste. Lying in zero gravity allows for the upper body to be elevated so that the stomach acids cannot easily come back up, thus helping to ease heart burn and acid reflux. Health professionals often recommend that people with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) sleep with the upper body elevated.
5. Swelling Reduction
Swelling caused by a host of medical maladies can be reduced in the adjustable bed base zero gravity position. Those suffering with diabetes, high blood pressure, and overweight issues will find that the elevation of the legs will promote healthier circulation of the blood, and reduce swelling to the legs and lower body.
6. Better Breathing
Those suffering from allergies, a respiratory illness, or asthma can find relief and improved sleep when breathing is improved. With the torso elevated in the zero-gravity position pressure is removed from the lungs and air passages allowing for a better relaxed breathing. Nose stuffiness is relieved with the elevation of the head opening up nasal passages to provide comfort and better sleep.
IV. Zero Gravity Lifestyle Benefits
Attaining sleep perfection may be a long sought after dream for many who have been striving to get much needed sleep night after night. The adjustable bed base is the perfect investment for anyone who wants to get as near as they can to a perfect sleep.
By being able to be adjusted to one’s own body’s needs, the bed will be able to provide the most comfortable position in which to lull one off to stay in dreamland. This will permit for the proper amount of sleep hours needed to wake refreshed and ready to start the day.
V. Adjusting Bed to Zero Gravity
Placing the adjustable bed frame in the Zero Gravity position is as easy as the push of a memory button marked Zero Gravity. That said it is worthwhile to understand just what this weightlessness position is.
The Neutral Body Posture position invented by NASA allows for the entire body to be placed into the ultimate state of relaxation. To do this the coordinates of Zero Gravity were determined for a situation to recline the body allowing for the feet to be raised above the heart and the torso and thighs to be aligned at an angle about 128 degrees – allowing for a variation of +/- 7 degrees. This position is also called Anti-Gravity and 90/90.
VI. Sleep In Zero Gravity
With NASA as the inventor of Zero Gravity, specifically to make astronauts comfortable enough to sleep in space, it stands to reason that the Earth bound will benefit from the ultimate of sleep comfort in this position. With the entire body supported at just the right angle those who had issues with sleep in the past can finally get relief from insomnia and other medical problems to achieve the best sleep possible.
Sleep can be difficult for many. Whether encountering health concerns, stress, or just running thoughts it is vital to find a sleep position that will assist in providing the best sleep possible. The Zero Gravity position in the adjustable bed base allows for one to achieve the just right angle for restful comfort. Along with a great adjustable bed frame be sure to have the best memory foam mattress, pillows and bedding for the ultimate of bedtime relief.