Common Questions – Do Earthing Products Differ in Strength?
Not all earthing products are the same. They do differ in strength and longevity (more on this later).
The main factors that influence the relative strength of earthing products are:
- the conductivity of the materials in the earthing product
- the size of the earthing product,
- the amount of body contact you have with the earthing product
Generally speaking, silver and stainless steel fibres are more conductive than carbonised rubber.
However, the size and the amount of body contact is an influencing factor too.
For example, if you are lying on an earthing undersheet that is covering your entire mattress, most of your body will be in contact with the sheet. Additionally, your full body weight is on it, so the free electrons will get travel through your clothes and intervening layers of fabric very quickly. So if you have a pain in your foot and wrist, both will be earthing at the same time, plus you’ll likely have a deeper more relaxing sleep.
By comparison, our mini sleep pad (50cm by 100cm) is not as full an experience as earthing underlay that covers the whole bed. You can roll off a sleep pad during the night and your legs will likely be off to the side and not directly earthing. On a fitted undersheet, wherever you move, your body will be on the undersheet and earthing.
If your budget only allows for a smaller product, you can still experience benefits with regular earthing. With earthing, benefits tend to accumulate over time so the most important thing is to start earthing.