Bedrest studies can answer questions on how our bodies adapt to living in space and on how our bodies adapt to growing old. Many of the findings from bedrest studies apply directly to people on Earth
The ideal bedrest angle was found to be 6° below horizontal. This angle offered a good compromise between participant comfort, practicality and physical response in the volunteers’ bodies.
During bedrest studies, techniques to combat changes in our bodies are tested, from strict diets to specific exercise routines.