If your days are stressful & brain fog is an issue, your brain is most likely inflamed.
You may need a “Gravity Assisted Brain Detox” … don’t worry, it’s as simple as tilting your bed! One quick, easy DIY bio-fix is to try “Gravity Inclined Sleeping” to get the most value out of your sleep every night.
You really will wake up feeling more refreshed, alert, and detoxed!
Biohacking, or do-it-yourself biology, refers to making small, incremental diet or lifestyle changes in order to make small improvements in your health and well-being, in this case enhanced brain function.
Like most things in nature, the best bio-hacks are often free - like sunlight, breathing, or grounding … and, in this case, gravity.
Specifically, Gravity Inclined Sleeping.
In short, inclined sleeping helps flush your brain out at night so your body repairs itself more effectively.
You can use anything – stacks of books, wood blocks, etc. – it’s free and you can try it tonight! The main benefit is gravity assisted glymphatic drainage, or a nightly cleansing of your brain. This gives you deeper sleep, therefore, better cognition and memory the next day. It’s that simple!
We sleep flat because that’s how it’s been for as long as we can remember.
There’s no real scientific reason why we all sleep on completely flat beds.
In fact, perfectly flat surfaces to sleep on in nature are vanishingly rare.
Given a choice, wild animals always sleep with their heads uphill.
Our ancient ancestors knew this to be true …
That’s why when ancient tombs in Egypt were unearthed, all of the beds discovered were raised at the head end by 6”/15cm.
Modern sleep practices and expensive beds have simply erased our cultural memory of this natural fact.
Everyone knows that extended periods of sitting are bad for you.
Well, like sitting for too long, sleeping on a completely flat surface greatly reduces gravity’s effects on your physical structure.
As a result, your body’s “housekeeping systems” struggle to work as efficiently.
This has some bad downstream effects for you …
… similar to what Astronauts experience in orbit, according to NASA.
Basically, your brain cannot drain properly at night, which decreases circulation and brain function the following day.
During sleep, your brain detoxifies through the glymphatic system.
At night your brain shrinks a bit, which flushes it with cerebrospinal fluid.
This fluid helps to remove toxins, and this waste then gets moved to the peripheral lymph system.
Adding a 3.5 - 5 degree incline to your bed, restores the natural force of gravity on your body, helping the glymphatic system drain “downstream” to the gut for removal.
When you lie flat, you stew in your own pooled detox waste – it doesn’t drain very well!
The other HUGE benefit of Gravity Inclined Sleep is increased blood circulation.
This flushes your tissues with oxygen, promoting healthy cell growth and improved brain function the following day. In addition, it gently realigns your spine as well as connective tissue like fascia, tendons, and ligaments.
Proper alignment at night can greatly help your posture during the day (and you just plain feel better).
If you have sleep apnea or snoring issues, elevating the head end of your bed helps to open the airway, alleviating nighttime breathing challenges and restoring oxygen flow to the brain.
It’s free – just grab some blocks, old books, or even bricks to literally throw under your bed so that the head end is elevated.
You’ll wake up refreshed, alert, and detoxed with little to no effort required on your part.
YES … the entire bed needs to be on an incline vs propping yourself up with pillows.
A 3.5 to 5-degree incline is ideal.
In practice, this means you usually need to elevate the head end of the bed 4”/10cm to 6”/15cm.
There are free smartphone apps that measure tilt in degrees if you want to get techy with it.
Just be sure to start lower and work your way up to 6”/10cm (5 degrees) over a six-week period.
Detoxification of the brain is greatly increased at first, often as early as the next morning.
In fact, you should wake up more alert and refreshed after the first night.
What does it feel like when you rapidly bring your brain inflammation down the first time?
The best way to describe it is a sense of calm focus.
For many folks, this can take weeks or months; however, it really isn’t that weird after the first night.
Gravity Inclined Sleeping really does give the body the right conditions it needs to heal itself over time. That said, everyone’s body is different.
If you’re serious about having more energy and feeling better day-to-day, you need to try this for at least a week.
Want better results? Consider taking activated charcoal or chlorella before bed for the first six weeks to help capture toxins once they flush to your gut.
It’s simple; better sleep gives your body the proper conditions to use its own native healing intelligence.
Why not grab a few books or bricks … and give it a shot?
After all, anything that can naturally enhance your sleep is worth a closer look.
And it’s safe, easy, and free.
If you don’t feel better after a few days, simply return your bed to its previous position …
Just remember to throw those old books or bricks back where they belong.