Years of research in the field of space medicine increasingly prove that our body as well as our blood are able to “feel” gravity. When the known stimuli of pressure are missing due to a horizontal sleeping position the driving force for our vital power is getting lost.
Sitting or lying in a horizontal position for too long often is involved with the development of numerous civilization diseases. Already in 2011, the NASA-Scientist Dr. Joan Vernikos has drawn attention to the fact that an increased lack of gravity-stimuli is leading to health disturbances and has underpinned her saying with numerous scientific facts. She has published more than 200 scientific studies during her time with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Sleeping flat = sleeping wrong?
Since flat sleeping is perfect for finding out the effects of zero gravity on the health and fitness of the astronauts as well as which disturbances might occur as a result, in one of her scientific studies Dr. Vernikos prescribed the participants of the study to be some time “voluntarily bedridden”. Here, she was able to note a significant accordance with the same symptoms that occurred after a longer stay of the astronauts in zero gravity.
Zero gravity causes same kind of “gravity lack syndrome” and especially disturbs the rhythm of the body as well as numerous regulation processes. Lack of movement leads to problems with the spine, the back, the musculature, fasciae as well as the joints. Horizontal sleeping might further intensify these problems. Especially, when the sleeping underlay has deficits in orthopedics and bedding climate (synthetic, pollutants, metals). This further disturbs sleep and hence the sleep is not really restful. Symptoms of shortness of breath, snoring and sleep apnoea are favored by flat sleeping – all of them huge sleep disturbers that pose a risk for your health. Other reasons for sleep disturbances.
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