Benefits of a Zero Gravity Adjustable Bed Base

Last Updated on September 12, 2020

by Marc Werner, Founder - Ghostbed

Combining your high-quality mattress with an adjustable bed frame in zero gravity position will turn a simple bed into a comforting and luxurious sleep experience. The soothing position provides medical and lifestyle benefits that encourage the best of well-being for a healthy and productive life.

I. What is Zero Gravity?

II. What is a Bed with Zero Gravity?

III. Zero Gravity Medical Benefits

1. Less Back and Neck Pain

2. Reduce Snoring

3. Better Heart Health

4. Ease Heartburn and Acid Reflux

5. Swelling Reduction

6. Better Breathing

IV. Zero Gravity Lifestyle Benefits

V. Adjusting Bed to Zero Gravity

VI. Sleep in Zero Gravity

I. What is Zero Gravity

First, let’s explore what zero gravity is. We know what gravity is, of course: the invisible force that pulls objects toward each other. The definition of zero gravity or zero-G, in contrast, is the state or condition of weightlessness. Think of astronauts floating around in space. The impact of gravity is zero, so there’s nothing pulling them in any direction.

II. What is a Bed with Zero Gravity

Just as we can thank NASA for the luxurious comfort of memory foam mattresses, we can also thank the space agency for developing the zero gravity position. NASA uses the term to describe the exact positioning for astronauts to balance their weight as they are launched into space.

When we refer to the zero gravity position down here on Earth, we’re usually talking about replicating that feeling of weightlessness with the help of an adjustable bed frame placed underneath your mattress.

When you set the bed frame to the zero gravity position, your legs and head are raised at just the right angle to distribute your weight evenly. The angle of the thighs and torso are aligned as the upper body and head are raised a bit, and the knees slightly bent as the legs are raised to about heart level. This position can increase your circulation, relieve back pressure, and encourage healthy (and relaxed!) sleep.

III. Zero Gravity Medical Benefits

Most people will seek an adjustable bed frame with zero gravity for its pain relief capabilities. By relieving pressure points, you’ll get better blood flow and less swelling, among other benefits.

1. Less Back and Neck Pain

A flat bed can add pressure to the body’s S-shaped spinal column. As comforting as a memory foam mattress can be when conforming to the body, when it is flat the body will feel pressure as weight is unevenly distributed. This can cause or exacerbate neck and back pain.

Since zero gravity evenly distributes your weight, this can relieve a lot of the pressure in your spinal column, neck and back.

2. Reduced Snoring

With your head slightly elevated in the zero gravity position, your airways remain open. This prevents your tongue from slipping back during sleep, which is what causes snoring. You’ll find yourself getting deeper, better sleep when you’re not snoring as much.

3. Improved Heart Health

The zero gravity position also takes extra pressure off your heart muscle, allowing for better blood flow and circulation.

4. Decreased Heartburn and Acid Reflux

If you’re battling acid reflux at night, zero gravity position may help. When your upper body is elevated, stomach acids can’t easily travel back up your throat. Health professionals often recommend that people with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) sleep with the upper body elevated.

5. Reduced Swelling

Swelling caused by a host of medical maladies can be reduced in the adjustable bed zero gravity position. Those suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, and extra weight will find that elevating the legs promotes healthier circulation and reduces swelling.

6. Improved Breathing

Allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses can wreak havoc on your sleep. Sleeping with your torso elevated in the zero gravity position will reduce the pressure on your lungs and air passages, allowing for better and more relaxed breathing. You’ll also get relief from nose stuffiness, since elevating your head can open up your nasal passages.

IV. Zero Gravity Lifestyle Benefits

Attaining sleep perfection may be a long sought after dream for many who have been striving to get much needed sleep night after night. The adjustable bed base is the perfect investment for anyone who wants to get as near as they can to a perfect sleep.

By being able to be adjusted to one’s own body’s needs, the bed will be able to provide the most comfortable position in which to lull one off to stay in dreamland. This will permit for the proper amount of sleep hours needed to wake refreshed and ready to start the day.

IV. Adjusting Bed to Zero Gravity

Placing the adjustable bed frame in the Zero Gravity position is as easy as the push of a memory button marked Zero Gravity. That said it is worthwhile to understand just what this weightlessness position is.

The Neutral Body Posture position invented by NASA allows for the entire body to be placed into the ultimate state of relaxation. To do this the coordinates of Zero Gravity were determined for a situation to recline the body allowing for the feet to be raised above the heart and the torso and thighs to be aligned at an angle about 128 degrees – allowing for a variation of +/- 7 degrees. This position is also called Anti-Gravity and 90/90.

Alt text: Setting your GhostBed Adjustable Base to the zero gravity position is as easy as pressing the pre-set button.

VI. GhostBed's Zero Gravity Adjustable Bed

Ready to shop? The GhostBed Adjustable Base allows for infinite ergonomic positions, including zero gravity. With additional features like 15 whisper-quiet massage modes, under-bed LED lighting and two USB ports, you’ll get the ultimate in comfort and luxury for thousands less than other adjustable bases on the market.


Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

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Founder - GhostBed

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After undergoing three neck surgeries, Marc knew what it was like to live and sleep in constant pain. In 2001, after searching fruitlessly for a comfortable pillow and mattress that supported his neck and back ... Learn More

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