Frequently Asked Questions
Can I put a fitted sheet over my Earthing Sleep Mat or Mattress Cover?
Direct skin contact is always best. However, the Earthing® Sleep Mat or Mattress Cover may be placed under your fitted sheet with complete grounding success!
Shortly after lying down, perspiration and environmental humidity will hydrate your fitted sheet more than enough for your body to absorb electrons from the Earthing Sleep Mat and equalize your body with the negative electrical charge of the earth.
- SHEETS: We recommend using cotton, bamboo, or a poly-cotton blend. Fully synthetic materials will most likely not ground you at all and we do not recommend using them over your Earthing products.
- PAJAMAS: If you choose to place your Earthing product under your fitted sheet, we don't recommend wearing pajamas. If you do wear pajamas, then please make sure your feet and hands are bare. (If you place your Earthing® Mat on top of your fitted sheet, then wearing pajamas and socks is fine as long as they are made of cotton, bamboo, or a poly-cotton blend.)
- SOCKS: Your feet are one of the most readily conductive areas of your body, so sleeping without socks is always best!
How can I ground myself outside if I don't have grass?
- The concrete sidewalk will ground you. Take a barefoot walk or go sit on the curb.
- The copper cold water pipe in your home is grounded, so washing your hands and taking a shower will ground you. If you have access to the pipe, you can sit with your hands on it.
- Other surfaces that will ground you include:
- Soil (Must be touching the earth. Cannot be in an enclosed box or plant pot.)
- Unsealed brick
- Bodies of water (like the ocean, lakes, and streams)
- Living trees
Do the floors in my house ground me if I'm barefoot?
It depends on the floor type!
- Wood floors
- Vinyl floors
- Glazed tiles
- Unfinished tiles applied over wood, plywood, plastic, or vinyl understructure and/or tiles adhered with a petrochemical bonding material
- Unsealed concrete floors built directly on the Earth (polished is fine)
- Unsealed stone built directly on the Earth (polished is fine)
- Unsealed/unpainted tile attached without a petrochemical bonding material to a concrete slab that is built right on the Earth