“Earthing” is the practice of making physical contact with the earth in order to defuse excess positive electrons, relieve stress, reduce pain and increase a feeling of well-being.
The easiest and cheapest way of “connecting” yourself to the Earth is by walking barefoot, but if this is not possible, you can still ground yourself by using a specialized grounding device inside your home or office called an “Earthing Mat.”
Earthing Mat: the Benefits of Earthing While Indoors
Until relatively recently we spent most of our lives outdoors and were in one way or another always in touch with nature. Nowadays, we live mainly indoors, wear clothes and shoes made of artificial materials, work in buildings with windows that don’t open and where electrical light is on all the time, buy packaged food, etc.
On top of that, our offices and homes are full of electrical appliances which even when they are not switched on, continue to radiate EMFs (as long as they are plugged in). The result is fast deteriorating health of entire world population.
Unfortunately, modern lifestyle means that we are not only disconnected from nature, but are exposed to harmful electromagnetic radiation for 24 hours a day.
How Can Earthing Mats Impact Your Health?
The Human body carries an electrical charge and everything we do is controlled and enabled by electrical signals running through our body. Reconnecting to the Earth’s natural healing energy is about the exchange of negative and positive ions. By connecting to the earth, we allow negatively-charged electrons to flow into our body and return it to optimum health.
We can’t change the world we live in, but we can change our immediate environment. Earthing can improve the quality of our life by preventing and reducing symptoms of heart disease, improving sleep, lowering stress, relieving headaches, reducing inflammation, etc.
There are many different variations of conductive devices that can be used for earthing indoors. You simply connect them to the ground port of the nearest electrical outlet. They usually come in the form of grounding mats, bed sheets, throws, patch kits, body bands, etc.
How Earthing Corrects Imbalances in the Body
Since we spend about 30% of our lives sleeping, the bedroom is probably the most important area to be grounded.
The main health benefits of earthing during sleep are:
- Better sleep, which often means higher energy levels throughout the day
- Reduced levels of chronic pain
- Considerably lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol
- Enhanced circadian rhythm. That is our internal “body clock” which tells our bodies when it’s time to sleep, rise, eat, work, etc. Modern lifestyle caused a serious circadian rhythm disruption, which is believed to be the main reason why millions of people are struggling with insomnia throughout their lives. Scientific research suggests that disrupted circadian rhythm is linked to increased chances of cardiovascular diseases, obesity, depression and bipolar disorder.
The best thing to use in a bedroom is an earthing sheet which is placed under your back. While you rest and sleep, your body is reconnecting, recharging and self-healing.