If you have been following my journey, you may have noticed that this is not my first time experimenting with Earthing. I have done it in the past. I slept on an earthing sheet and bought some earthing shoes. I think my frustration stemmed from the fact that I had a seizure while wearing the shoes and sleeping on the earthing sheet.
But if I analyze what could have gone wrong with the Earthing there are a few things. First and foremost, I wasn’t checking to see if my Earthing sheet was still conductive. I had used it for years when I had a nighttime seizure. Once the sheet ripped, I threw it out. It had weakened to the point that my toenails caught on it and ripped it. So…it probably had lost its conductivity.
Wearing shoes that were Earthing shoes didn’t prevent a seizure from occurring a few years ago. Why not? Probably because I was in a building and the floor that the shoes were touching wasn’t the Earth. While I think the Earthing shoes are a great idea, if you are indoors on carpet, you aren’t going to connect with the Earth anyway.
Night Earthing Mistakes
Last night, I placed the universal mat under my feet and went to bed. I didn’t bother with my large body band because I measured and tested for the mat continuity. It worked. It always seems to work better than the body band. But the universal mat doesn’t stay under you when you toss and turn at night.
When I woke up in the middle of the night, I wasn’t grounded. I had tossed and turned a bit and the mat had slipped out from under my feet. I was ungrounded for at least half of the night.
Daytime Earthing Mistakes
One of the mistakes that I made was assuming that because a product was labeled as an Earthing product that it would work. I used the Erthe shoe strips and hoped that they would provide me with a few more minutes here and there of Earthing when I had to wear shoes in public.
Once I got a continuity tester, I discovered that was not the case. There was no continuity with the strips. They also started falling off almost immediately. I did test the shoes that I had purchased and they were conductive, but I just don’t like the style for everyday use.
Wearing socks does make a difference between whether you are grounded or not. I noticed that most of the time when I wear socks, the continuity tester shows that I am not conductive. It is extremely frustrating.
Tips for Earthing
- Get a multimeter or continuity tester. You will be able to tell whether you are grounded or not.
- Use a body band during the day or at night to ensure that you are grounded.
- The universal mat is very versatile and can be moved from your bed to your workspace to increase the time you are grounded.
- Be careful about the products that you purchase. Many of them are not good at conductivity.