IamA NASA Bed Rest Research Subject. I'm lying in bed for 70 days FOR SCIENCE...and $18k! AMA!
As a research participant at NASA's Flight Analogue Research Unit, I have been in bed for 40 days and I will be in bed for 30 more. Under strict bed rest, I spend my day at a head-down 6 degree angle. Researchers are using me to study muscle and bone atrophy prevention through an exercise regiment that they are considering for a future Mars mission.
For more details, check out the story I wrote for VICE: http://www.vice.com/read/nasa-patient-8179-100
or follow me on Twitter @andrewiwanicki and Instagram @drewherenow
Here's my proof: http://instagram.com/p/u_LcbbFWjO/?modal=true
EDIT: I'll be back in the morning to answer more questions. My strict 10:00pm bedtime is coming up!