What If You Stayed In Your Bed for a Year

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

What Would Happen If You Never Left Your Bed? Most of us find it really hard waking up for school or work due to different reasons. But what if you actually decided to never get out of bed? Well, given the horrible effects it would have on your physical and mental health, you’d quickly regret your decision.

You’d get bedsores 0:48
Just imagine: all your muscles, fatty tissue, blood vessels, and skin get squeezed between the mattress and the weight of your body. This pressure cuts off blood supply to your soft tissues, starving your cells of much-needed nutrients carried by the blood. As a result, these tissues eventually die, especially in the areas of the body under the greatest amount of pressure. Bedsores are most likely to appear around the knees, elbows, shoulder blades, heels, ankles, and tailbone.

You’d suffer from muscular atrophy and decreased bone density 2:31
As time goes by and your bedsores keep getting worse and worse, you can also expect to feel weaker and weaker. After a month, your muscle mass will be cut down by 50 percent. As a result of atrophied muscles, your coordination and balance will actually get worse. Just like your muscles, your bones aren’t getting any use either.

You’d experience cardiovascular problems 4:11
After just a couple of days in bed, blood will start to pool in your legs. Your heart, in an attempt to get that blood moving, will start beating more quickly. Fatigue will set in extremely fast, and your stamina will drop significantly. Your blood itself will become thick and sticky.

You’d increase your risk of getting pneumonia 4:52
Your muscles won’t be working to remove excess liquids from your body, so fluid will start accumulating in the lungs. And since you’re lying flat on your back in a bed, your lungs won’t be able to fully expand and fill with air. This decreased lung volume means your breathing will get more and more shallow, and the exchange of oxygen with carbon dioxide in your lungs will worsen.

NASA experiment 6:08
Drew Iwanicki took part in one of NASA studies and spent 70 days in bed. When the experiment was over and he tried to stand, his legs felt incredibly heavy, and his heart reached top “speeds” of 150 beats per minute. He was starting to go through psychological changes. He didn’t talk his friends or family as much simply because he had no news to share. He also felt anxious and afraid of the upcoming weeks.

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TIMESTAMPS
Bedsores 0:48
Muscular Atrophy 2:31
Decreased Bone Density 3:11
Deteriorated Joints 3:44
Cardiovascular Problems 4:11
Increased risk of pneumonia 4:52
Metabolic Changes 5:28
The Brain’s Reaction 5:52
The experiment 6:08

SUMMARY
-Bedsores are most likely to appear around the knees, elbows, shoulder blades, heels, ankles, and tailbone.
-Unused muscles start to lose from 20 to 30 percent of their strength after just one week of bed rest.
-After some time, your bones will be left with just 40 to 70 percent of their initial mass. The bones in your legs are especially vulnerable to this disintegration.
-The cartilage around your joints starts to deteriorate, leading to limited joint movement.
-Your circulation and blood volume will still decrease dramatically. With less blood in your body, your organs will get less oxygen.
-Your muscles won’t be working to remove excess liquids from your body, so fluid will start accumulating in the lungs.
-A long period of immobility will lead to both hormonal changes in your body as well as a mineral imbalance. And since you’re not moving and burning calories, you can expect to see more body fat building.
-Prolonged bed rest often leads to cognitive and mental problems, from confusion, irritability, and insomnia to apathy, depression and panic attacks.
-Drew Iwanicki spent 70 days in bed and could hardly stand up when the experiment was over.

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BRIGHT SIDE July 17, 2018 - 2:56 AM

TIMESTAMPS
Bedsores 0:48
Muscular Atrophy 2:31
Decreased Bone Density 3:11
Deteriorated Joints 3:44
Cardiovascular Problems 4:11
Increased risk of pneumonia 4:52
Metabolic Changes 5:28
The Brain’s Reaction 5:52
The experiment 6:08

Shivam Bhati April 18, 2020 - 7:50 PM

So what about people who go through madical problems like coma which also restrict any movement and patient has to stay in bed for long time???

Pravin De Silva April 21, 2020 - 12:08 PM

NASA is only paying you about $11 an hour to lay down for 70 hours ? Not very exciting

Adam W-B May 2, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Is it bad that I’m watching this in bed 😅

Joseph Kihuha June 4, 2020 - 6:02 PM

when i heard this i immediatly stood up

HardWorkingNoGovHelpLowClass June 17, 2020 - 8:13 AM

How am I supposed to have exercise if we are in quarantine

RAYMOND SHONAIKE June 20, 2020 - 10:42 PM

Who else stoop up from their bed after watching

Vera Wang June 21, 2020 - 2:54 AM

I sleeps for about 8.5 hours a day

ALAMELU MANGAI June 27, 2020 - 7:03 PM

Anyone decided to not sleep in bed anymore

HIT LIKE

Gachademonwolfie Gachaliferules July 14, 2020 - 3:16 AM

Me about to say to my sister get out of bed!! Lol

Prashant Bomadandi August 13, 2020 - 11:30 PM

Then what about people who are in coma

CJ STAR September 1, 2020 - 6:26 AM

Where my 600 pound life fam at?

Miss Severi September 7, 2020 - 8:34 PM

I'm f@!ked

Ya Min September 8, 2020 - 1:40 PM

97 percent of the time par day I spend on my bed for 9 months now and everything this video says is true

ReV_Schubert™️ September 14, 2020 - 10:15 AM

I would love to not to sleep at all😃

Neha bose November 20, 2020 - 4:55 PM

😭😭I'm not being able to get up myself😭😭😭

🦊Thor Is A Fox 🦊 December 10, 2020 - 4:49 AM

The thumbnail XD

Jung 0gukk December 17, 2020 - 4:53 AM

I've been doing it for the past year (quarantine)

BlackoutStudios January 11, 2021 - 12:17 AM

and I took that personally

Brian Truck ✌️ January 29, 2021 - 9:50 PM

I been in bed for more than 18 mouths

Corrine February 24, 2021 - 9:22 PM

This is like “My 600 lb. Life.”

Corrine February 25, 2021 - 12:37 AM

I have a cast on my leg & am on crutches for a month. Am having to spend a lot of time in bed. Not sure why I watched this video? 🤷🏼‍♀️ 😩

zain khurshid April 6, 2021 - 8:17 PM

WELP TIME TO RUN FOR 20 HOURS

Brandye Baltierra July 29, 2021 - 8:24 PM

Are you nuts!? this is terrifying!

Olivia August 20, 2021 - 2:20 AM

Um on couch

Jimmy cat September 20, 2021 - 5:01 PM

Sometimes more is less

Niranthgagan GM October 22, 2021 - 11:59 AM

After this I feel scared to go to sleep