Earthing, also known as grounding, has been described as “nature’s original anti-inflammatory”*. The practise of earthing involves bare skin contact with the Earth, transferring its natural flow of free electrons into your body. Many people claim that this activity brings with it a number of health benefits, including better quality sleep, less inflammation, stress and anxiety.
There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that earthing could be beneficial for our health. A number of scientific studies also appear to back up these claims, including this study which suggests that earthing during sleep can reduce night-time levels of cortisol (also known as the 'stress hormone', an excess of which is linked to conditions such as immune suppression, blood sugar imbalance, weight gain) and re-aligns cortisol production to our natural circadian rhythms.
If you’d like to try earthing for yourself, then walking barefoot on the ground is a cheap way to do it. However, this is impractical for many people to do on a regular basis.
An easy way to ground yourself overnight is by using earthing sheets, such as this one. This comfortable fitted sheet contains between 1/3 and 2/3 of a mile of silver (depending on which size you choose) and is designed to be placed directly over your mattress, instead of your usual bed sheet. The silver thread is conductive, and is connected to a cord which is plugged into your wall socket, thereby connecting to the earth wire. You don’t need to switch on the socket, as this is always connected to the earth. An area of your bare skin must be directly in contact with the sheet in order to ground yourself properly.
This comfortable fitted earthing sheet is 100% cotton, with a soft silver thread, which has natural antibacterial properties. This keeps your sheet hygienic and fresh. It is machine washable on a low heat and it is suggested to wash the sheet weekly or fortnightly with a gentle detergent free from bleaches or oils.
It is ideal for use at home and enables you to enjoy the potential benefits of grounding night after night. The generous side pockets make this fitted sheet suitable for even deep mattresses, and the elasticated side pockets make them suitable for mattresses that may be slightly smaller or bigger than standard.
Instructions recommend that you test your sockets to make sure they are earthed. Most buildings nowadays are earthed. If you are unsure as to whether your sockets are earthed, we offer an Earth Socket Tester so that you can check.
This pack includes the fitted earthing sheet, a 4.6m connection cord and the earth connection.
*Earthing: The most important health discovery ever? Clinton Ober et al.