When you think of being grounded, you might flashback to your misspent youth and the trouble you got into. You might also think of it as a compliment; being “grounded” can mean being down to earth. But did you know that being grounded can also mean better sleep and less inflammation? This is because we absorb the earth’s electrons through your bare feet or body.
The surface of the earth has a natural negative electric charge virtually due to its mobile electrons. When touched, it dissipates static electricity and extraneous environmental electrical charges that are on you, while simultaneously giving you a charge of energy in the form of free electrons. This results in your body synchronizing with the natural frequencies of the earth.
Unlike our ancestors, we no longer sleep on the ground or walk barefoot everywhere we go. Instead, we wear shoes and sleep in houses. Our life of relative comfort means we no longer receive this important source of electrons.
As long as you are grounded, your body continues to absorb enough electrons to maintain the same electrical potential as the earth. This amount of electrons varies significantly between people depending upon their lifestyle and activity, and it is impossible to measure. The obvious answer is to walk barefoot as much (and as safely) as possible. But depending on where you live, this isn’t always possible. Enter grounding mats.
What are grounding mats?
Grounding mats are basically like extension cords that connect you to the ground outside. So no matter the climate or date on the calendar, you can safely and comfortably absorb the earth’s essential electrons.
How do grounding mats work?
Placed on just about any floor, desk or bed, a grounding mat is meant to replace the direct contact with the earth, mimicking or recreating the electrical connection between your body and the electric current of the earth. The idea is to replicate the physical connectivity you would make by walking barefoot on the ground.
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