What is zero gravity? Weightlessness? Or, a setting on our recliner bed?
Zero Gravity or Zero-G can simply be defined as the state or condition of weightlessness. It also refers to the state in which the net or an apparent effect of gravity (i.e. the gravitational force) is zero.
Let’s go with what’s behind door #2, Monte.
It’s obvious I cannot achieve zero gravity in my current state of ALS but our recliner bed has a setting called zero gravity. I like it but cannot use it. It’s a bit too flat for me and I sleep better with the back more upright.
The zero gravity position in the bed seems to resemble what an astronaut floating through space might feel. Feet and legs are slightly elevated above the mid-section, while chest arms and head are elevated, too.
It’s a very comfortable position for sleep.
My zero gravity is a bit different but provides a similar sleep experience. The recliner bed allows for my head and back to be raised upwards, and a few memory foam pillows support my legs and feet.
My personal zero gravity position and the ventilator combine for some very good sleep.
Except for aerophagia.
That is a topic of sufficient substance as to demand its own article.