We all know how important sleep is to our overall health. Without enough quality sleep, other areas of our lives begin to suffer. We are less patient, have a harder time focusing and even things like our metabolism are affected.
That’s why investing in our sleep is worth every effort. There are plenty of things we can’t control, but one area that is easy to make an adjustment is in our mattress and bed set up.
Enter the zero gravity position, the far out position that is no longer just for astronauts.
All kidding aside, the zero gravity position is gaining popularity, especially for those who have a hard time falling and staying asleep.
So… what exactly are we talking about here?
Normally when we lay down to sleep on our flat mattresses, certain parts of our bodies naturally press into the padding — our hips, spine, knees and shoulders, for example. And this can lead to aches and pains, a host of other negative physical effects, and a lack of quality rest.
This is the nature of flat bed frames and mattresses. For many logistical reasons, mattresses and bed frames are not designed with our body’s natural contours in mind.
Enter zero gravity. The zero gravity sleep position is meant to relieve the effects of gravity, that useful but pesky force that pulls us down and causes our joints to take on the bulk of the pressure of our bodies overnight.
The zero gravity position is achieved with the help of an adjustable bed base. With a simple press of a button, the foot and head of the bed can be raised and lowered to more closely mimic the natural curves of the body.
The zero gravity position raises the mattress to support the knees, and lifts the head of the bed so that your shoulders, spine, neck and head are raised — both your head and your legs are slightly above your stomach and heart. The overall effect is out of this world.
Since every body is different, it may take some experimenting to find the exact best position that your body wants to be in so that it can relax and rest more easily. But you will know if when you find it. Many people report feeling almost immediately more sleepy once they hit the zero gravity position. The body is instantly able to relax and the mind starts to wind down.
If you have ever lived through periods of poor quality sleep, you will know how precious sleep really is. So whatever we can do to improve our chances of quality sleep is usually worth the effort.
While there are plenty of things we can’t change, like the noisy street we live on or how often the children wake us up in the middle of the night, we can be sure that the bed we are sleeping on helps our bodies relax.
The best adjustable beds that allow us to find the zero gravity position can be truly life changing. If you are considering making the switch, come on into our showroom and try one out. See the difference for yourself!