As technology rockets forward, bombarding us with more information and stimuli everyday, we are constantly connected, plugged in, and tuned into the digital hum. But amidst this exhilarating chaos, it’s easy to feel adrift or unmoored, and that’s where grounding comes in.
Whilst electronics are at risk of exploding and catching fire if they’re not grounded, the human body is also at risk; rather than catching fire or exploding, we experience symptoms such as inflammation, insomnia and anxiety when we fail to ground ourselves regularly from exposure to electricity. So let’s take a look at the many benefits of grounding, how and when you should do it…
Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Grounding
Scientifically proven, these benefits speak for themselves and can no doubt benefit everybody at any age and stage of life:
- Better sleep
- Reduces stress levels
- Improves mood
- Reduces inflammation significantly or completely
- Alleviates or significantly reduces pain
- Increases metabolic rate
- Accelerates wound healing
- Enhances immune system response to trauma and injuries
- Enhances regulation of blood flow throughout the body
- Enhances sleep quality
- Reduces muscle damage, accelerates recovery from strenuous exercise
- Influences thyroid gland function
- Normalises muscle tension
- Reduces symptoms of PMS and hot flashes
- Enhances regulation of glucose / blood sugar levels
- Improves blood viscosity
- Prevents calcium and bone density loss, reduces indicators of osteoporosis
- Exhibits anti-aging effects
What Is Grounding?
The top hole of every electrical socket is called the “ground” socket, which connects directly into the ground, underneath the earth’s surface. When electrical appliances operate in our home, the electricity within heats up the internal parts and if the electrons cannot escape, eventually the device may catch fire or explode from the excess heat.
The grounding cable prevents this disaster by allowing excess electrons to return to the earth via the path of least resistance. Every cell in the human body relies on electrical signals in order to function; we function and feel our very best when our skin makes direct contact with the earth’s surface, as the excess electrons from the environment around us can easily leave our bodies to restore our natural balance.
Walking barefoot on the grass, sand or concrete not only feels relaxing for the sensation on our skin, but due to the subtle and direct electrical contact with the earth’s healing power. In the past, people spent far more time outdoors hunting, farming and playing, often barefoot, for which they were frequently grounded. Today most people live ungrounded, indoor lifestyles and when we are outside we wear shoes with rubber soles which prevent us from grounding directly with the earth.
As a result of this change in lifestyle habits, health problems of all types are on the rise including insomnia, inflammation, anxiety, lack of focus, poor mood with a lack of electron balance at the root of all of these problems.
What Is Dirty Electricity?
Imagine your home electricity as a smooth, steady wave. Now, picture that wave getting interrupted with little jolts and spikes. That’s essentially dirty electricity, also known as electromagnetic interference (EMI) or power line noise which refers to high-frequency voltage transients riding on top of the standard 50/60 Hz AC electricity.
These unwanted jolts are often caused by modern electronic devices found in TVs, computers, chargers, and many other devices in our homes and work place, which create high-frequency byproducts and concerns include:
- Interference with electronics: It can cause malfunctions, crashes, and reduced lifespan of sensitive electrical equipment
- Potential health impacts: It contributes to sleep disturbances, headaches, and other symptoms in sensitive individuals
- Environmental impact: It adds to overall electromagnetic pollution, affecting wildlife and ecosystems
If you’re concerned about dirty electricity you can use power filters to clean up the electricity in your home or specific appliances. Choose grounded devices to help to dissipate unwanted electrical noise, unplug and take breaks from your technology and electrical exposure and advocate for change by supporting regulations and standards to reduce dirty electricity at the source.
How Can I Ground Myself At Home?
If you don’t have access to an outdoor space, fresh grass or a place to stand barefoot to ground yourself directly with the earth then fear not, as Grounding Well have a range of innovative products to help you to stay grounded and connected with the earth’s healing power within the comfort of your home.
Their products plug directly into any socket to conduct the grounding effects of the earth directly into your body. Grounding assists with sleep by balancing the autonomic nervous system and reducing cortisol levels which is a stress hormone to relieve stress and anxiety. This in turn regulates our heart rate, digestion and sleep cycle whilst promoting muscle relaxation and making it easier to fall asleep, and most importantly, stay asleep.
Grounding also improves blood circulation which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and organ tissue and improves energy levels as well as muscular recovery and pain relief. The natural boost to energy levels helps to reduce feelings of fatigue as well as reducing inflammation. With improved mental clarity and focus often being an immediate benefit, you can ground yourself at any time of day or night, whether you are working from home, sleeping in bed or sitting on the sofa enjoying your favourite TV show.
The Grounding Well Mat
The innovative mat plugs into any electrical socket and connects to the grounding hole, directly into the earth outside making it suitable for house, high-rise buildings and apartments alike, regardless of your floor level.
When your bare skin comes into contact with the plugged-in mat, you are essentially touching the earth directly, which allows electrons to saturate your body and clear out free radicals. I like to use my mat during seated meditation, and keep it plugged in under my desk whilst working from home throughout the day, with my bare feet upon it to ground myself whilst using electrical devices.
The Grounding Well Bedsheet
This bedsheet conveniently lays horizontally across any size bed to transfer the earth’s electrons through the grounding cable, which plugs directly into a bedside electrical socket. You simply have to make contact with your bare skin and the bedsheet to enjoy the nurturing benefits of grounding during the comfort of a refreshing night’s sleep. This connection instantly stops dirty electricity from flowing through the body’s cells, allowing the body’s healing and regenerative processes to be at their natural maximum, maintaining a state of electrical neutrality for optimum health benefits.
Since using my grounding mat and bedsheet throughout my day I don’t feel as on edge, fuzzy headed or stressed as I usually would with everyday tasks. I’ve spent so many restless nights trying desperately to fall asleep, annoyingly tuned into the faint high-pitched hum of electricity in the air from wifi devices and wires all around me which keeps me alert, but have experienced the most beautiful and restful sleep whilst laying on top of my grounding bedsheet; my entire body and mind finally felt at ease and able to let go.
But remember, grounding is not a one-time fix; it’s a continuous practice in our modern life. The more that you integrate these processes into your daily routines, the more you’ll experience its many benefits. In a world dominated by technology we mustn’t forget to unplug, step outside, and reconnect with the ground beneath our feet wherever possible to allow us to appreciate the beauty and richness of a healthy and active life free from dirty electricity.
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