King Tut’s bed was raised at the head end. Andrew Fletcher did research on the health benefits of raising the head of the bed. He noted sap and nutrients go up in trees. It goes against gravity because of the adherence to the sides of the tube. The density of the fluid had to continuously change throughout the tree, which is a closed system.
Fletcher added salt and dye to a fluid in a closed system, similar to a body lying on a bed. As he slowly increased the angle of the bed, more gravity acted upon the closed circuit tube. This increase continued until the angle height was at about six inches. At this point, fluid began to move from the top to the bottom. Less dense material would rise, and then the more dense material would fall. [The body can’t be exactly compared to the closed tube experiment?]
In the human body, as our lungs expire, moisture is released, which creates a denser fluid, which in turn, helps the fluid descend to the kidneys. The kidneys filter the blood, removing solutes, which cause the blood to become less dense and rise back to the heart to be pumped again.
“Molecular drag” is the action of gravity causing a pulling action on the fluid. In a closed loop system, molecules in motion will pull molecules behind it. This natural action reduces stress on the heart, lowering blood pressure, relieving edema, and increasing overall heart function.
Sleeping flat, which was researched by NASA, was found to be detrimental for health. Flat beds slow circulation, and that cascades into a host of problems. Inclined beds have been used in Europe with health improvements beyond the cardiovascular system.
You may start by inclining the bed 1.5 inches (thickness of a common 2×4 or 2×6) and gradually go up some. This may take some experimenting to find what seems best.
NDNR Nov 2017
Ostroot, Cody (ND). Is Your Bed Killing You? NDNR Nov2017. p.8.
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