What’s the Big Deal About the Zero Gravity Position?
Gravity does a lot for us. Our world as we know it would be turned upside-down (quite literally) without it. And, as we learned from astronauts who had to go without for many months, it also plays a pretty big role in a comfortable night’s sleep.
However, it has its drawbacks, too.
Gravity can take its toll on your body, causing muscular and joint pain from uncomfortable pressure. This can be exacerbated if your mattress presses on already-tender pressure points throughout the night. That’s where sleeping in Zero Gravity position can really help.
So what is Zero Gravity bed position? Well, it starts with our power bed (also known as an adjustable power base), since it means not sleeping flat anymore. Shown below, it’s a position where you usually sleep on your back, with your head and feet elevated to take pressure off. Even if you sleep on your side, many people find they can sleep on their backs in Zero Gravity. And a nap in Zero Gravity with massage can also help with a sore back.
Developed over several years, Reverie’s Zero Gravity bed position closely simulates weightlessness. It’s somewhat similar to sleeping in a recliner, only much better. Not only do you avoid the drawbacks of sleeping in your living room, but you’re also putting far less pressure on your body. Here are some benefits.
- Improve heart health. Zero Gravity is a great way to take pressure off the heart, allowing for better blood flow throughout the body, while poor, unaligned sleeping positions can actually put additional pressure on the heart.
- Decrease lower back pain. One of our customer’s favorite benefits of the Zero Gravity position is that it takes pressure off of the lower back, allowing for optimal blood flow to the brain and aiding in pain relief.
- Relax sore muscles. Depending on what muscles give you the most issues, you can raise or lower your bed to relieve pressure on arms, legs, or your back.
- Alleviate acid reflux/GERD. Tilting the upper torso upward helps reduce—or even prevent—acid or food present in the stomach from returning back to the esophagus.
- Get snoring relief. The head elevation also opens up airways, helping to alleviate the severity of snoring. Lying on a flat surface can make it more difficult to breathe, especially for those with sleep apnea or asthma. Raising the body helps open the airways, resulting in better breathing habits.
- Reduce swelling and edema. Those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or excess weight can rest more comfortably by raising the legs to reduce swelling in the lower body and promote proper blood circulation.
- Do more than just sleep. The gentle elevation of the head when in the Zero Gravity position makes it easy to comfortably watch TV, read a book, or work on your laptop or tablet while in bed. It’s also the perfect position for the occasional breakfast in bed.
- Easily climb in and out. Exit your bed more efficiently and safely with the one-button adjustability. This is a great feature for the elderly, injured, or those with weak abdominal muscles.
Now that you’ve read about all the benefits of the Zero Gravity bed position, you’re probably thinking: so how do I get into it? Well, if you already own most of our power beds, it’s as easy as the tapping the Zero Gravity button on your Reverie remote. Your adjustable bed will begin to move, slowly raising your head and knees to a micro-perfected height. If you haven’t yet tried a Reverie power bed, you should know that our customers often say that they begin to feel sleepy within minutes of getting into the Zero Gravity position and for many, it’s their favorite sleeping position. But don’t take our word for it—head to a Reverie retailer and ask for a Zero Gravity demonstration..