SAMINA continues to innovate its healthy sleep product line using science-based data. One of the most recent developments is the newly-patented inclined bed called the SAMINA Gravity Inclined Bed. In order to understand our excitement, you have to know the science and research behind a slant bed and sleeping with your head above your feet. Prof. Dr. Karl Hecht, an physiology professor and physician who led 30 years of sleep medicine at the renowned Charité in Berlin and was also a member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, the International Academy of Science and Astronautics, consulted with SAMINA and his work in space medicine lead to important conclusions. In collaboration with the team of SAMINA and founder Prof. Dr. Günther W. Amann-Jennson, they extensively reviewed the scientific findings of NASA scientist, Dr. Joan Vernikos; the researchs and experiments of Andrew K. Fletcher (UK / Inclined Bed Therapy); the written dissertations of Ross Singer (USA / book “Get it up”); amongst others.
A healthy night’s sleep can do wonders for any person. It helps reduce stress, anxiety, depression, on top of giving your organs and body the time to regenerate, your brain to detoxify. It is a fact that you will die sooner without sleep than you would without food, yet it is only in these modern times that sleep science has evolved to help de-mystify and explain sleep. With that in mind, Dr. Günther Amann-Jennson, a sleep researcher and the founder of SAMINA, believes that how one sleeps is just as important as sleep itself. Sleeping with the body in a straight position with the head raised slightly above the feet can be a source for better regeneration, improved health, greater vitality and overall well-being— truly restorative sleep.
The Pummer® Adjustable Bed Frame allows the sleeper to choose different angles of tilt for personalized healthy sleep. The bed frame may be adjusted from horizontal (zero-degrees) to 3- or 5-degrees easily by using different sets of feet. These angled feet insert into the bed frame’s legs for proper adjustment and a solid, stable bed frame. Even better, consistent with SAMINA’s approach to healthy sleep, the bed frame is constructed by a German-trained Master Carpenter without metal—not a single screw or nail in the final product—and only from sustainably-sourced hard woods with an organic oil finish to avoid the off-gassing that occurs with harsh lacquers, paints and varnishes. Learn more by clicking here.
Horizontal sleeping is a phenomenon we already know something about, namely, the interactions of gravity and the physiological processes in our body—especially our brain. The field of medicine that explores the effect of gravity on human physiology in extensive studies and trials is space medicine. From space medicine, we have learned some of the benefits of sleeping inclined such as detoxifying the brain, reducing intercranial pressure for relief from associated ailments like glaucoma and migraine headaches, and less stress on the heart.Inclined sleeping also aids the lymphatic system (the system of organs and tissues that rid the body of unwanted materials like waste and toxins) as well as improvements in eye, ear and head pressure, heart health, circulation, and blood pressure regulation. Many people who suffer from heartburn and acid reflux already understand the benefits of inclined sleep to provide relief from their symptoms.
SAMINA continues to innovate healthy sleep products using science-based data and one of the most recent developments is the newly patented inclined bed called the SAMINA Gravity Inclined Bed. But in order to understand our excitement, you have to know the science and research behind sleeping inclined. SAMINA founder Dr. Günther W. Amann-Jennson wrote an article based on his research and experience entitled, “Gravity Inclined Bed – Innovation for Enhanced Detoxification and Regeneration During Sleep”. Jennson outlines in great detail “the importance of gravity with respect to our health and wellness and its relationship to sleep, detoxification, and regeneration.A healthy night’s sleep can do wonders for any person. It helps reduce stress, anxiety, depression, on top of giving your organs and body the time to regenerate.” Sleep scientist Professor Dr. William C. Dement, MD proclaimed that 90% of our health depends on our sleep. But naturally how one sleeps is just as important as sleep itself. Dr. Amann-Jennson poses the question of the possible side-effects that may come from a straight horizontal sleeping position. He gives examples of animals from baboons to cattle, from birds to penguins that don’t sleep horizontally and questions how gravity affects us when we sleep in a horizontal position night after night. Questions science cannot clearly answer now.
Intracranial pressure is increased when sleeping horizontally. Dr. Amann-Jennson states, “When the brain receives more pressure due to our resting position, there are various pressure receptors especially in the neck area, which contribute to lowering blood pressure and thus help prevent excessive intracranial pressure.” This means that our blood pressure is lower when we’re asleep and when we’re laying horizontally. He states that being in a vertical position for long periods has also been an issue, and for those who work on their feet all day, can feel the effects on their swollen feet and ankles by the end of a shift. Apart from just the brain while you’re sleeping horizontally, there’s also a sustained pressure to the eyes, ears, face, sinuses, and to the gums. The increase of intracranial pressure has also resulted in hypoxia and hypoglycemia.
Dr. Tom Moorcroft, an osteopathic physician, founder of Origins of Health and former head of ILADS (the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) has had a great interest in gravity assisted sleeping. According to Dr. Moorcroft, “NASA scientists have long studied “gravity deficiency syndrome,” a host of metabolic, hormonal and structural issues that occur when the body is in a weightless state. Their research has shown that blood can “feel” gravity and this is a crucial stimulus for the body’s regulatory functions. Other researchers have had participants spend days up to weeks in a horizontal position in bed. This led to changes in their health similar to that caused by gravity deficiency. Lack of gravity equals lack of health. The solution: Follow nature’s example.”
Dr. Joseph Mercola, also an osteopathic physician with his own line of natural supplements and famous natural health website, not only sleeps inclined himself in a SAMINA gravity inclined bed but believes that “Raising the head of your bed 6 inches so that you’re sleeping on a 5-degree incline may improve your blood circulation, metabolism, respiratory, neurological and immune function.”
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD
From space medicine, we have learned some of the benefits of sleeping inclined such as detoxifying the brain, reducing intercranial pressure for relief from associated ailments like glaucoma and migraine headaches, and less stress on the heart. Inclined sleeping also aids the lymphatic system (the system of organs and tissues that rid the body of unwanted materials like waste and toxins) as well as improvements in eye, ear and head pressure, heart health, circulation, and blood pressure regulation. Many people who suffer from heartburn and acid reflux already understand the benefits of inclined sleep to provide relief from their symptoms. https://www.sophiahi.com/inclined-bed-therapy/