SAMINA continues to innovate healthy sleep products using science-based data. One of the most recent developments is the newly-patented slant 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 inclined sleeping.
With its concept for sleep in an inclined position, SAMINA has developed a sleep-promoting approach. Improving your general well-being, it positively affects your sleep as well as your health through gravitational forces. The SAMINA Gravity concept was partially developed in cooperation with Prof. Dr. med. habil. Karl Hecht, Head of the Sleep Medicine department for 30 years at Charité University (Berlin). Prof. Dr. Hecht has also been actively involved in Space Medicine. In collaboration with SAMINA founder Prof. Dr. med. h.c. Günther W. Amann-Jennson and his team, scientific findings of NASA researcher Dr. Joan Vernikos as well as results of many years of research and experiments by Andrew K. Fletcher (UK/Inclined Bed Therapy) and Dr. Ross Singer (USA/author of “Get it up”) were incorporated. The technical implementation was carried out in close cooperation with South Tyrolean partner Luxlet. The SAMINA bed frames for slanted sleep are patented worldwide.
Gravity Inclined Bed
The Gravity Inclined Bed is the source for more regeneration, health, vitality and well-being. The slant bed uses an adjustable tilt allowing healthy rest and sleep with the force of gravity. The innovative slant bed was developed in collaboration with Luxlet and offers several advantages. The Gravity Inclined Bed has a preventive effect to reduce snoring and sleep apnea. It provides relief for people who suffer from heartburn and acid reflux. Sleeping on the slant bed helps support people with restless legs syndrome and also helps the lymphatic system in the body (the system of organs and tissues that rid the body of unwanted materials like waste and toxins). In general, it can improve heart health, circulation, and blood pressure regulation.
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 the day. 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.