Thursday, October 22, 2009



My wife and I tilted our bed at the end of 1994, raising it by 6 inches at the head end, 7 inches on a US bed, arriving at the angle by observing circulation improvements at the given angle. Since that day we have remained sleeping on an angle rather than sleeping flat!

My wife and I contracted influenza last year for the first time since 1994, which was a strain that affected all of our friends and family.

This was the first influenza virus that had completely infected us since 1994, although we have had some very mild symptoms lasting one day prior to this, indicating that our immune system is strong enough to fight viral infections. Coughs and colds also were resolved as fast as they arrived when al of our friends and family exhibited the symptoms for days and even weeks, we didn't!

The ancient Egyptians from 4000 years ago slept with their beds tilted by the same angle of five degrees to the horizontal, confirmed by a curator at a Boston Museum who measured their Egyptian bed.

This simple intervention is now known as "inclined bed therapy" or I.B.T. and more recently "inclined therapy" I.T. and has been shown to improve the help of many people with serious irreversible medical conditions over 16 years.

Inclined therapy is also practiced by the medical profession for respiratory infections and respiratory injury, assisting the lungs to function more effectively. Something worth considering when morbidity from the recent swine flu pandemic is caused by secondary respiratory infection leading to multiple organ failure rather than succumbing to the virus directly.

Your first line of defence against becoming infected appears to me at least to be a logical step.

Get your bed elevated at the head end as a preventative measure and use it in case of infection as a powerful FREE non-invasive boost for the immune system.

You may also be pleasantly surprised to find that I.T. assists sleeping, maintains the body temperature evenly, lowers heart and respiration rate and increases the oxygen levels in the blood and so much more!

While a flat bed causes the body temperature to drop by 2 degrees around 4 am, which incidentally is the time that most people die in their beds!

During the Sweating Sickness which killed millions of healthy people in the Tudor Period, throughout Europe. Two guards were placed at the side of an affected persons bed to prevent them from sleeping or laying down flat. This was their only course of intervention for this deadly pandemic that killed an affected person during the same night they contracted the mysterious disease.
These unfortunate people did not have knowledge of bacterium and secondary infections and antibiotics had not been discovered. Yet common sense prevailed.

Following this beds were made shorter and the majority of people slept on a bed measuring 4 feet six inches and spent each night sleeping with their upper body raised in the sitting position.

The fact that the very young were immune indicated a virus rather than a bacterium infection was present and that the children and the older people had antibodies from prior exposure. This is interesting and poses the question, could these children have been exposed to the virus through their parents or even during pregnancy?

Sweating Sickness Symptoms
The symptoms as described by Caius and others were as follows. The disease began very suddenly with a sense of apprehension, followed by cold shivers (sometimes very violent), giddiness, headache and severe pains in the neck, shoulders and limbs, with great exhaustion. After the cold stage, which might last from half-an-hour to three hours, followed the hot and sweating stage. The characteristic sweat broke out suddenly without any obvious cause. Accompanying the sweat, or after that was poured out, was a sense of heat, delirium, headache, rapid pulse, and intense thirst. Palpitations and pain in the heart were frequent symptoms. No skin eruptions were noted by observers including Caius. In the final stages, there was either general exhaustion and collapse, or an irresistible tendency to sleep, which was thought to be fatal if the patient were permitted to give way to it. One attack did not offer immunity, and some people suffered several bouts before succumbing.

A valuable lesson was learned!

But today this lesson gleaned from the tragic deaths of many millions has been forgotten?

Andrew K Fletcher

For more information: google "inclined bed therapy"

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