Inclined Bed Therapy

This is simple, easy, cheap almost free and for most people a very good idea.


You simply raise the head of your bed gradually over a week or a month to 8" above flat which makes the tilt about 5 degrees. Use old books or pieces of wood or whatever.



Heart rate slows approximately 10 pm

Breathing slows approx 4 to 5 pm

Snoring abates

feel warmer

legs, ankles and feet get more solid

Back gets stronger

urine is more profuse upon awakening especially in the beginning

sleep is sounder

Back problems and damage will heal quickly

MS,  as well as a multitude of other patients report good results

Kidney and liver function improves


I read about it in Nenah Silver's tome: "The Rife Handbook", an excellent book on Rife and other alternative therapies.


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Here is a quote from Nenah's book PP 302;


"Some people have reported 01reversal of damage to the CNS and peripheral NS including complete spinal cord injuries and nerve damage in chronic progressive MS including damage to the optic nerve. Varicose veins, leg ulcers, oedema, arthritic conditions, lethargy, muscle wastage, (atrophy) and osteoporosis, have all responded well to the therapy.


Some respond in four weeks while others may take four months or more. An improved resistance to infection has also been observed and I am hoping that this will enable people sufering from immune deficient disorders to achieve a stronger rsistance to seasonal viruses and bacteriological infectious organisms. 253 "


I have forgotten the other things we noticed, but this was dreamed up by Andrew K Fletcher of England. His wife, a nurse, tested it out on patients.


Initially there is a period which may last for a week or two or three, in which you may or may not experience problems like headaches, but once that is over you'll see the benefits accrue.


Some people do not do well with it but most ppl do well.


We love it so much that we even bring a set of bed risers that we got at Xcess Cargo that cost about 9 Can. Dollars. Thery are only 5 inches but they come in a set of 4 so we double them up to get 7 " or so.



  • extreeeeeeeemly skeptical

  • extreeeeeeeemly skeptical


    The key is to be open to try different things to biohack.


    For me personally it works very well. I've been using it for the last 2-3 months and feel so much better on it. Never sleeping flat again. 


    Start off raising your bed by one inch and slowly work up to 8. I'm still only at around 6inches at the moment - I'll eventually get to 8 when my body tells me it needs to. 

  • Funnily enough I told a buddy of mine about this and he said "Oh yeah my Doctor told me about that because he complained about acid reflux" He said it worked for him.

  • 8 inch is about that big 'looking down' :-D


    Sounds interesting and maybe worth trying. 8 inches is quite big! ;-) Not sure what to use to raise is and keep it stable. I doubt an old book would hold steady that well.


    Could alway saw off 4 inch at the foot of the bed if you want to go with it long term, then you only need to raise it 4 at the head.


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    It will help take excess pressure off the LES this is why it helps with acid reflux. Everything else I'm skeptical.

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  • John,


    The explanations for it are just guesses but whatever the cause is, it works for most PPL and particularly for PPL with spinal injuries.

  • There is a huge difference between skepticism and contempt prior to investigation. Best way to determine whether IBT is genuine or not is to test it and see for yourself.

    Guesswork? This comment must also apply to the flat beds that we all sleep on. Where is the science that proves this is a safe environment for sleeping? In fact there is an enormous amount of published science stating that even short term bed rest causes rapid degeneration. Just because we have slept this way for generations does not make it any safer. Resistance to change and inability to question what is nothing more than our habitual sleep pattern is not a valid argument against sleeping on an inclined bed!    

  • KirmokinKirmokin freshpotential

    I went to a used book store two days ago and bought the fattest cheapest books and put them under the top of my bed to achieve about 3.8° incline. Will be seeing if this improves my sleep, acne, or whatever. I agree with Andrew, I completely resent people for attacking something without trying it first, simply because it challenges old views.

  • What happened? Did it work?
  • I'm interested too


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  • This reminds me of a Russian medical article I read some time ago.

    Can't remember the specifics, but it gave a very thorough, scientific explanation for its assertions that seemed pretty legit.


    Summary; It listed inclined, upright, and sleeping on your stomach, as positions where the body achieved more optimal blood-oxygenation levels allowing for deeper, better sleep.

  • KirmokinKirmokin freshpotential

    Oh hey totally forgot to update, thanks katolotus. 


    For me (at 3.8° incline, 6° being recommended) it has had no apparent effect. I'm only 22 however and have already improved my sleep with other measures, which might have made any effect less noticeable. I'm gonna keep it at an incline though, just in case it does in fact do something good for me :D 

  • I do this because I suffer from orthostatic intolerance, which began after a serious illness. While it hasn't cured my OI, it certainly does help. I believe the mechanism is increased blood volume. 


    I also read somewhere that they have astronauts sleep on an incline when they return from being in space for awhile.

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  • was searching on this topic, just found this somewhat older thread. 


    I've got a hiatal hernia that was caused from a near-fatal car accident, suffered massive trauma to the chest and abdomen area (as well as broke my back in 5 places). Have been on prilosec for a couple of decades now. Only alternative is fundiplication surgery, which is basically a terrible option. Don't like being on the prilosec, but have tried every possible option I can find to get off it, but I simply have a trauma-damaged valve.


    Anyway, my GI doc recommended I incline my bed. Stopped off at The Container Store and bought some 6" risers and put them under the head of our bed. Damn, felt like I was gonna slide right off the thing. Anyway, it's a whopping one night sample size so I obviously need a lot more data, but I found something interesting. I use the Sleep Cycle app and my numbers are usually in the 60s and 70s. I typically sleep about 6 hours and then wake up without an alarm.   Well I had the chance to sleep in this morning. Instead of my normal 6, I slept 8 and my sleep rating in the app was 93%. I'm not sure it's ever been that high. We'll see if that was an aberration or the start of a pattern. The chart shows that when I went into deep sleep I went much deeper than I usually go, and visited deep sleep more frequently.  Interesting.


     I tried listening to Fletcher's radio show with Patrick Timpone, but had to turn it off after 15 minutes. Seriously boring. Mr Fletcher, if you're still following this thread, man, you gotta change the way you present your information. The radio show was not good. 15 minutes of talking about trees and how they process moisture, whatever. If you want to get to that later, fine, but if you want me to listen, start off the bat by telling me what benefits you believe will accrue to me from this methodology. 


    So after clicking off the recording of the radio show I figured I'd just go to Fletcher's website. Apparently sleeping on an inclined bed doesn't make you better at web design. That's one of the most poorly laid out sites I've ever seen. Almost impossible to get information off it. The testimonial page is basically unreadable. Here's one piece of advice: paragraph breaks are your friend. Know them. Use them. Love them.


    So, basically, I tried to do a little due diligence on this but I haven't found a readable or listenable source yet.  So I'm giving it a shot and seeing what I see. If my sleep ratings are consistently higher inclined than flat, that's good enough for me. I'll report back what I see.

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