Does Earthing Really Work?
EDIT APRIL 2012: I HAVE STOPPED SLEEPING ON THE EARTHING SHEET. I FOUND THAT I WAS STILL WAKING UP STIFF, AND THE SHEET IS SUPPOSED TO HELP WITH THAT. I AM TAKING A BREAK BUT WILL START UP AGAIN AT SOME POINT. I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.
To me, the Earthing technology’s effects are two-pronged. As I demonstrate in my Earthing sheet video, your body voltage definitely decreases substantially when you have bare skin on your Earthing product – whether it’s the mat or the sheet or a body band. So in respect to how your body is being affected by electricity, this aspect of Earthing benefits is tangible. And the less body voltage, the better. I was gratified to see proof of this with a volt meter.
The other benefit is the anti-inflammatory effect that Earthing has, and this has to do with the transfer of electrons from the Earth to your body. Free radicals are positively charged so a limitless supply of electrons quenches them. Through infrared imagery studies have shown that inflammatory conditions subside after subjects are Earthed.
As for the even bigger question: will I feel like a million bucks if I sleep on an Earthing sheet? The answer to this isn’t as straightforward. In my case, after three months of sleeping Earthed, I can honestly say that I sleep better at night and have more energy each day. So much so that I started exercising (running), which of course makes me feel even better. But yet I’ve read one or two posts online of people who say they haven’t felt much of a difference. However, there are many more who convincingly tell us that the technology works – that they do feel better.
Since I work in front of a lot of computer equipment every day, I am really glad that I can have my bare feet on the Earthing pad under my desk. I love knowing that the hardware’s electromagnetic effect on me is being greatly reduced.
And even more importantly – getting to the source of the Earthing, i.e. going outside and touching that Earth directly! What better way to spend your lunch each day than strolling barefooted on grass! That makes my Top Ten of Luxurious Things to Do.
Please let me know your experiences with the products from the Earthing Institute.