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How to Adjust an Adjustable Bed to Zero Gravity

Program zero gravity to take the pressure off your body and sleep more deeply.

If you find yourself restless and sore at night, sleeping in zero gravity on an adjustable bed can deliver desperately needed comfort. By minimizing the effects of gravity on your body, this position offers "weightless" support for restorative rest and relaxation.


At The Bed Boss, our high-quality adjustable frames let you easily customize and set the zero gravity position for yourself. This article explains how you can program zero gravity on your Bed Boss adjustable bed and answers commonly asked questions along the way.

What Is the Zero Gravity Position on an Adjustable Bed?

The zero gravity position takes the pressure off your body and prepares you for deeper sleep. It is a neutral sleep position that mimics the weightless feeling of floating in space.


You can easily achieve zero gravity on the Bed Boss Maximize 604 and Relax 404 adjustable bed frames. How? Simply press the Head Up and Foot Up buttons to raise your head and knees slightly above your heart for a gentle V-shape posture.


In zero gravity, you will experience an even distribution of gravity across your body. Your spine will decompress. Your back muscles will relax. Your airways will open. Your blood flow will improve from your legs to your heart. Essentially, your body will experience a level of relaxation that invites deep, restful sleep.

Is It Better to Sleep With Your Head Elevated?

Sleeping with your head slightly elevated is beneficial for everyone, especially for those who snore and suffer from acid reflux or lower back pain. Head elevation opens your airways, prevents stomach acid from flowing back up into your esophagus, and releases the pressure from your lower back.


Better yet, you can more comfortably enjoy your favorite activities in bed with head elevation. By raising the head of your bed, you can prevent the neck strain often caused by looking at a computer screen, phone, or book.


Can a flat bed aggravate some health issues?

A standard flat bed does have some drawbacks. For instance, laying flat may cause the tongue to block airflow and trigger snoring. Stomach acid can also travel more easily up the esophagus to induce heartburn. And a flat bed can even increase pressure on the spinal column, causing soreness and discomfort in your lower back. Given these drawbacks to sleeping flat, who wouldn’t want an adjustable bed?


Is it ok to sleep with your legs elevated, too?

Yes, sleeping with your legs elevated helps your body circulate blood more efficiently. This position improves circulation by taking the stress off your heart to help it pump blood more easily. It is especially useful for reducing swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet, especially for those who suffer from obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

How Do You Sleep in Zero Gravity?

To achieve zero gravity, you will need an adjustable bed frame that lets you adjust the head and foot of the bed.


The perfect angle for zero gravity will vary based on your body type and comfort preferences. Since everyone’s zero gravity position is different, the Bed Boss Maximize 604 and Relax 404 adjustables have programmable memory buttons on the remote control. By programming one of the memory buttons to zero gravity, you can adjust to it at the press of a button.

How to Set Zero Gravity

To manually set zero gravity, start from a flat position and begin by lifting your upper body to a 120 degree angle. Next, raise your knees slightly above heart level. You will know you’ve hit the spot when you instantly feel a release of the pressure from your lower back. For best results, replicate a position similar to the zero gravity position in the picture above. Program the position by following the steps below.


How to Program the Maximize 604 Memory Button

  1. Press the Flat button to level the bed.

  2. Adjust the head and foot to your desired zero gravity position.

  3. Press and continue to hold your memory button of choice until the flashlight begins flashing.

To reset the memory button, simply repeat the steps above.


How to Program the Relax 404 Memory Button

  1. Press the Flat button to level the bed.

  2. Adjust the head and foot to your desired zero gravity position.

  3. Press and continue to hold your memory button of choice until the control box beeps.

To reset the memory button, simply repeat the steps above.

Best Adjustable Beds for Zero Gravity Sleep

Ready to take advantage of this stress-relieving position, but don’t yet own a zero-gravity bed? Consider upgrading your bed to an adjustable bed frame that lets you ease into zero gravity at the push of a button.


Maximize 604 Adjustable Bed Base

To experience all of the luxurious features that an adjustable bed has to offer, choose the Maximize 604. This upgraded model pairs customizable zero gravity positioning and dual massage. As an extra benefit, you can easily adjust the height of the base with detachable 4.75-inch and 8.25-inch legs.


Benefits: The wireless remote lets you easily adjust the head and foot tilt of your mattress for instant pressure relief. Press the massage buttons for gentle, relaxing vibrations. Exclusive benefits of Maximize 604 include: three programmable memory buttons, dual massage actions, and two-piece legs.


Maximize 604 features:

  • Customizable full range head and foot positioning

  • Massage actions, including variations in intensity and speed

  • Instant leveling

  • Three programmable memory buttons

  • Wireless, backlit remote

  • Mattress stabilizer bar

  • Heavy duty steel frame

  • 750 lbs. lift capacity

  • Easy setup

  • Stylish gray upholstery

  • Two-piece legs

Relax 404 Adjustable Bed Base

Prefer simplicity? For zero gravity and custom head and foot positioning only, choose the Relax 404. This model is a simplified version of the Maximize 604. We designed Relax 404 to offer an option for customers who could do without the massage actions and two-piece legs.


Benefits: Control the head and foot tilt of your mattress with a wireless remote. Program two of your favorite positions using the memory buttons.


Relax 404 features:

  • Customizable full range head and foot positioning

  • Instant leveling

  • Two programmable memory buttons

  • Wireless remote with flashlight

  • Mattress stabilizer bar

  • Heavy duty steel frame

  • 750 lbs. lift capacity

  • Easy setup

  • Stylish gray upholstery

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