Not everyone can be an astronaut, but with the right sleep position, you can defy gravity…even if you don’t wear NASA on your badge. Yep, you guessed it — we’re talking about the zero gravity position.
A vast majority of adults (80% to be exact) will experience back or neck pain at some point in time. The good news is that many episodes of back or neck pain are preventable and treatable with the right sleeping posture. If you’re experiencing pain, your sleep position may be to blame.
The zero gravity position, or neutral body posture position, puts your spine in the most relaxed and stable alignment. It can alleviate pressure on spinal discs, improve circulation and relieve muscle tension. Even NASA has something to say about the ideal position for the spine. According to the Man-Systems Integration Standards (MSIS), there are a certain set of angles or degrees of alignment that are ideal for the back and, when we are outside these angles, the spine is at the greatest risk of injury. The zero gravity position mimics the position in which astronauts sit during launch.
If you want to get a restful night’s sleep and wake up pain-free, you’ve got to sleep in the right position, and a state-of-the-art adjustable Kyvno bed base can help. But the zero gravity position isn’t just about back pain. There are several other incredible benefits of this sleep position.
About 40 percent of adult males and 24 percent of adult females snore at night. Snoring, whether by you or your partner, can prevent you from getting restful, restorative sleep. The zero gravity sleep position using a Kyvno adjustable bed keeps your head elevated, opening up any restricted airways to help reduce or eliminate snoring.
The zero gravity position reduces pressure on the heart, allowing blood to flow more freely throughout your body. Circulation is one of the most essential functions of the body, as it supplies essential oxygen to your brain and organs. Improving circulation can even promote healthier skin and growth of new, healthy cells in your body.
If you have diabetes, carry around excess body weight or have high blood pressure, you may experience swelling or edema in your legs. Sleeping in a Kyvno bed with your legs raised reduces swelling in your lower body. This promotes healthy blood circulation while giving the vessels in your legs and feet a break.
If heartburn due to acid reflux or GERD keeps you up at night, sleeping in the zero gravity position, with your body slightly elevated, can help reduce indigestion. One in four Americans suffer from heartburn at night, but elevating your head and chest is a simple way to get rid of that painful burning in your chest.
Whether you had a hard workout day, you overdid it in the yard, or you suffer from chronic low back pain, the zero gravity position can deliver the relief you’ve been hoping for. Sleeping with your torso elevated and the foot of your bed raised relieves pressure on the spine. This allows the muscles in your back, neck arms and legs to rest. The position can also be beneficial to individuals who have had low back surgery.
We couldn’t survive on earth without gravity, but the pressure of gravity can take a toll on the muscles and joints in your body. The zero gravity sleep position with a Kyvno adjustable bed base gives your body a break from the potentially painful effects of gravity.