The Benefits of Earthing: How It Works and Why You Should Try It

Steve Dalloway – April 2023

Have you ever heard of “Earthing”? Also known as Grounding, this practice involves connecting your body to the Earth’s natural electrical charge by either walking barefoot or using an earthing mat, bed sheet or pillow case at home. While it may sound like some kind of hippie pseudoscience, there is actual research to back up the benefits of earthing.

In this blog, we’ll explore how earthing works and why you should consider giving it a try.

At its core, earthing is based on the principle that the Earth has a negative charge, while our bodies often have a positive charge due to factors like environmental toxins, stress, and electromagnetic radiation. By connecting ourselves to the Earth’s negative charge, we can balance out our body’s electrical charge and improve our overall health. Studies have shown that earthing can reduce inflammation, improve sleep and circulation, boost immunity, and even alleviate chronic pain.


So how exactly does earthing work?

 When we walk barefoot on the Earth or use an earthing product like the ones we make at Sleep Earthed, we allow free electrons from the Earth to flow into our body. These electrons can then neutralize the positively charged free radicals in our body that contribute to inflammation, pain, and disease. This process is known as “electrical grounding” and can have a powerful impact on our health and wellbeing.  Sleep Earthed manufacture such Earthing products in our UK factory in Herefordshire.

One of the most intriguing benefits of earthing is its effect on inflammation. Inflammation is a natural response to injury or illness, but chronic inflammation has been linked to a range of health issues, including autoimmune disorders, heart disease, and cancer. Earthing has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, in part by decreasing the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. This makes it a promising tool for managing chronic inflammation and the conditions that it can cause.


Another benefit of earthing is its ability to improve sleep. We all know how important sleep is for our health, but many of us struggle to get enough quality rest. Earthing has been shown to help regulate the body’s circadian rhythms, which can lead to better sleep. In one study, participants who slept on an earthing bed sheet reported feeling more rested and having fewer sleep disturbances than those who slept on a regular or placebo bedsheet.

Earthing may also have a positive impact on our immune system. When our bodies are exposed to toxins, stress, or other sources of oxidative stress, it can suppress our immune function and leave us more vulnerable to illness. Earthing has been shown to increase the activity of natural killer cells, which play a key role in our immune response. This can help us fight off infections and stay healthy.


Earthing is a simple and natural way to improve our health and wellbeing. By connecting ourselves to the Earth’s electrical charge, we can reduce inflammation, improve sleep and circulation, boost our immune system, and more. Whether you try walking barefoot on the grass or investing in an Earthing product from ourselves, there are many ways to incorporate Earthing into your daily routine. So why not give it a try and see how it can benefit you? Your body (and mind) might just thank you.

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