Grounding For Sound Sleep. What exactly is Grounding?

Have you ever wondered why you always feel so relaxed whenever you spend time by the ocean or in the bush? Have you noticed that when on vacation by the beach, you sleep better?

Grounding (also known as “Earthing”) is the practice where we connect electrically with the earth. Research is proving that we enjoy numerous health benefits when we connect with the earth.

Unfortunately, many of us don’t take full advantage of the ground we walk on. We wear shoes all day, we live in homes that are fully insulated, we are surrounded by electronics and the radiation that they emit. Plus many of us live in the city where there is very little green space.

The best way to get grounded is to kick off your shoes and walk barefoot in the grass or along the beach. Swimming in the ocean is the perfect way to get grounded, the ocean contains necessary minerals that enhance our health.

Grounding For Sound Sleep

So What Are The Benefits Of Grounding?

When we practice regular grounding we can expect to experience the following:

  • improved immunity
  • improved digestion
  • improved blood circulation
  • improved sleep
  • reduced stress
  • reduced anxiety

So, next time you are outdoors, kick off your shoes and sick your toes into the grass, get your feet dirty in some mud, walk barefoot whenever possible and enjoy the benefits of grounding.

 

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8 replies
  1. Kei
    Kei says:

    Very interesting! I have a “shoes off” policy at home for different reasons though never considered bringing this practice outside to connect with the earth. Whenever the weather invites sandals and flip-flops, naturally I kick those off at the beach or park — it will be different to practice this in a mindful way!

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    • Dee
      Dee says:

      At least you are going barefoot at the beach or park Kei, that’s a great start, so many don’t even do this. I can’t imagine ever wearing my shoes at the beach or park 🙂

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  2. Rikky D. T. Maas
    Rikky D. T. Maas says:

    Oh this sounds lovely! Such a shame that it’s getting colder already, so no shoeless walks for me unfortunately. But your post did make me realize how much better I sleep on days that I went for a walk. Thank you so much for this! I’m getting on it right away 🙂

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    • Dee
      Dee says:

      Hey Rikky, it’s possible to purchase “earthing mats” that apparently offer the same benefits. Although I have not tried one so can’t say whether they are effective or not. Just getting outdoors, immersing yourself in nature (bushwalk perhaps?) will help.

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  3. Grace
    Grace says:

    Love this! I read about earthing a few years ago and began implementing it in the spring and summer seasons. I didn’t realize though that swimming in the ocean is good as well. That’s really cool. Would swimming in a lake reap the same benefits?

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    • Dee
      Dee says:

      Hi Grace 🙂 Yep, swimming in the ocean is awesome due to the magnesium in the salt water, even a bath with magnesium salt added will help. I think swimming in a lake will still be effective, but maybe not as effective as the ocean. You are still outdoors, in nature, so I would definitely still swim in a lake.

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  4. Al
    Al says:

    I’d never thought of this. I’m a barefoot runner, but I wear those weird shoes with five toes. I definitely know that the sounds of rain falling and thunder help me to sleep, but I haven’t tried walking in my garden without shoes yet!

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    • Dee
      Dee says:

      Kick those shoes off Al and enjoy 🙂 Common running shoes separate us from the earth with their synthetic and rubber soles (as do everyday shoes). I’ve considered those toe shoes but haven’t tried them yet. Would you recommend them?

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