Now Zero Gravity Chairs should NOT be an alternative bed, with that being said. It is loads more comfortable to sleep in compared to an ergonomic office chair. There are actually more benefits than comparability such as the following.
Helps Reduce Spasms of Muscles – Improving Flexibility.
The zero gravity position eases back spasms because sitting such a recline takes an away pressure of our body weight and in effect loosens tight muscles.
Helps Reduces Acidity Levels & Heart Burn.
People suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) will find that resting with their legs inclined at a zero gravity position can ease symptoms that come from stomach acid reaching the esophagus.
In 2012, the Effect of Bed Head Elevation During Sleep in Symptomatic Patients of Nocturnal Gastroesophageal Reflux Researchers concluded how an individual body position plays an essential role in alleviating reflux and heartburn. Here is a snippet from one of the Medscape.
“our study reveals a significant reduction in nocturnal acid exposure and acid clearance time with improvement of symptoms and sleep disturbances. Therefore lifestyle modification that involves bed head elevation could be helpful in patients of symptomatic nocturnal reflux by reducing the severity of symptoms and may give a synergistic effect along with proton pump inhibitors.”
Helps Minimize Swellings of Veins.
Over weight people can find sitting while their body is elevated can naturally help reduce any swelling and improve healthy blood circulation.
They conducted research on leg elevation and how it can reduce leg oedema from prolonged standing. The results showed a positive correlation between sitting pain and the angle of leg elevation.
Many subjects complained of numbness and throbbing pain over the lower legs or pain at the buttocks in the upright leg elevation to 90 degrees posture, but felt rather comfortable in the 30 degrees posture. Seventeen of these subjects were further studied for the degree of comfort in leg elevation at 30 degrees for 30 minutes as compared with those of 30 degrees, 15 minutes and 90 degrees, 15 minutes.
The study comprised women standing for over 4 hours with elevated legs at various degrees (30, 45, 60, 90) to find which angle reduced oedema most proficiently. Out of the four, 30 degrees was the most effective angle.
Coincidentally which is at the elevation similar to sitting in zero-gravity chair.
Improves Breathing While Minimize Snoring.
For those with asthma or sleep, apnea might find sleeping on a flat surface to be challenging. Resting with your legs inclined at a zero gravity position help open up airways that may restrict while sleeping on a traditional bed.
Eliminating snoring can make it easier to enter deeper stages of sleep, also known as rapid eye movement sleep.