The zero gravity sleeping position gets its name from creating a feeling similar to floating in space. The goal is to align the torso and thighs, bringing your knees above your heart. To achieve zero gravity, you will need an adjustable power base. Some even come with a “Zero Gravity” preset button that automatically adjusts to approximately a 128˚ angle.
We will cover these benefits of the ergonomic position:
- Better Hip, Neck and Back Support
- Pressure Point Relief
- Improved Circulation
- Reduced Heartburn and Acid Reflux
- Reduced Snoring and Sleep Apnea
BETTER SUPPORT AND LESS PRESSURE
The zero gravity position delivers minimal pressure to the body, making it especially great for those who suffer from hip, neck, and back pain. The distributed support relieves pressure points throughout the entire body. In turn, people wake up with fewer joint and muscle pain. It’s also known to offer relief for other conditions like a herniated disk or sciatica. Pair this ideal posture with high quality components, and you can have ultimate support and pressure point relief.
Some recommended pressure relieving materials:
The elevation of the head and knees takes pressure off the heart and blood vessels. This reduced pressure benefits the circulatory system. When blood flows with less effort, it increases your oxygen flow, can reduce swelling, and assist with carbon dioxide and waste removal.
REDUCED HEARTBURN AND ACID REFLUX
“Zero Gravity” is also known to benefit your digestive system. Heartburn and acid reflux are caused by bubbling of stomach acid as far as the esophagus. Raising your head and upper torso helps the pull of gravity keep those pesky stomach acids down.
REDUCED SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA
Similarly, the ergonomic position can reduce snoring and sleep apnea. Lying flat on your back with gravity pulling straight down can obstruct your airways. Just a small amount of relief by elevating your head helps the airways expand properly. Furthermore, snoring is like second hand smoking to your partner. Their REM gets disrupted, and can cause issues falling asleep. An adjustable base is a simple solution to these and other problems.