Hello, courageous ones!
Have you ever suffered from aches & pains while trying to sleep?
In fact, during pregnancy, it is even harder for me to sleep. Especially in the second and third trimesters as everything is stretching and growing!
I’ve been wanting to share this post for awhile, but was freshly reminded of how important my earthing sheet is to my sleep this week.
Have you heard of grounding? It’s growing in popularity recently, so you may have.
My neighbors some years ago practiced it, and while I thought they were a little strange, I’ve come to see that it’s a great practice.
Grounding (also called earthing) is when we connect with the earth and the Earth’s electrons conduct into our body which helps to ground us to the same free electrons as earth. In theory, it can reduce inflammation in the body & help with chronic illness.
I wasn’t sure if it was crazy, but you know how you feel really rested after walking barefoot on the beach? (To ground, the best part would be to have your bare feet in wet sand).
I know that feeling, so that’s what first made me think this could be plausible.
I saw a naturopath that recommended an earthing half sheet & when it went on sale, I decided to buy it along with other supplements I was purchasing to optimize my health at the time.
Then came my first pregnancy! This is the first time I finally noticed real benefits with the earthing sheet. You see, I’d unplug the sheet during thunder and lightning storms, just as an extra safety precaution and after a few nights, familiar aches & pains were overwhelming my body again.
I would also sleep very lightly, waking up many times throughout the night which was my normal since I was a teenager.
When the storms passed and I plugged my earthing sheet back in, I slept deeply and woke up with significantly less inflammation and pain in my body.
The same thing happened this week, only I didn’t realize that I had forgotten to plug my sheet in after a night away from home this week.
I was really feeling the 2nd trimester aches and each day I woke up with a new one, it seemed! Not to mention I couldn’t fall asleep at night, even though I was exhausted.
Last night, I slept so deeply and awoke feeling refreshed.
So, my friends if you want to try it yourself, here’s the Earthing Sheet on Amazon to the exact sheet I have. You can use this across the bottom of your bed so both you and your partner’s feet are grounded all night, or you can just use it for yourself.
This is about $50 cheaper than when I bought it, as it’s about 3 years later.
Here’s to great sleep!
Also, if you don’t wish to ground while sleeping, you should be able to get the same benefits from walking barefoot on the earth each day! Either on the beach or in soil.