I’ve been sleeping on my new Earthing Sheets for a couple of weeks now. According to the video below, Dr. Mercola’s been sleeping on his for 7 years! This week, Dr. Oz had Dr. Mercola on his show again. Their topic? “All Natural Cures Your Doctor Thinks Are Crazy.”
They did a whole little segment on Earthing, so I thought I’d share it with you. In it, Dr. Mercola argues that earthing can give you more energy, thin your blood, and help you lose weight. By the end, Dr. Oz seems to agree that there’s probably something to the theory behind grounding ourselves.
Watch the video!
I think it’s neat that something that just a few years ago was relatively unknown and “out there” is now being embraced by normal folks and even getting time on Dr. Oz!
What about my own experience?
Thus far, I haven’t noticed anything hugely different in my sleep patterns. It still takes me 30 minutes to fall asleep unless I’m super-exhausted. I still wake up to nurse my littlest one during the night, although I guess I *may* be falling back asleep more quickly. It’s hard to tell.
But I have noticed that I feel unjustifiably energetic given my interrupted sleep, especially on days when I’ve gone to bed late and gotten far too little actual sleep. Based on that alone, I could make a case that the quality of my sleep is improving.
At the same time I bought my own earthing sheets, I bought one for my parents. My mom, who is a classic insomniac, reports that she is going to sleep more quickly, waking up feeling rested, and doesn’t wake up with arthritis aches anymore. Her pains still return later in the day, but they’re not there when she wakes up! She also swears that it is helping my dad snore less, although I’m not exactly sure how that would be explained….
I’m hopeful that as she keeps using the earthing sheets, her aches and pains will become non-existent. It seems to be a common thread among users that the worse their condition, the longer it takes for them to see dramatic improvements.
One Amazon reviewer who has Lupus shared that she started seeing improvements after 6 weeks:
When I started sleeping on the grounding sheet I was hopeful both because of the clinical research studies and because of the logical explanation of how it can reduce inflammation by neutralizing the positive charge stuck in an ungrounded body. After 6 weeks I noticed I was feeling quite a bit better and finally was scheduled to go to my doctor for a checkup. When he looked at the report he said “Very Good! This is the first time I have seen your blood work come out normal. You no longer have any signs of Lupus.” That confirmed my inner felling that the grounding therapy was indeed having a profound effect, way out of proportion to the simplicity of grounding and the relatively negligible cost for the sheet. (source)
Want to start earthing?
Like Dr. Mercola shared above, it can be as simple as walking on the ground barefoot. I’ve started sitting outside barefoot to read and soak up the sun. I’ve even done a couple homeschooling lessons that weren’t classroom dependent with us all sitting outside barefoot. Today the kids and I walked a mile and a half from our house and down along the San Gabriel river, then we splashed in the water and ran around (all barefoot, of course!).
If you’re interested in a more intensive approach to earthing because you’ve got significant sleep, hormonal, or inflammation issues, I recommend using earthing sheets.
Want to learn more?
Check out my post from last week: Can Earthing Help Adrenal Fatigue?
(photo by Van Gal Linh)