Earthing for Sleep, Stress & Weight Loss
Weight & Sleep
In order to optimize weight loss we need to optimize sleep. Sleep, and in particular deep sleep is essential to the production of growth hormone, rejuvenation, restoration and detoxification as well as regulating appetite hormones.
A lack of sleep will effect appetite hormone and thus increase hunger the next day. This in turn can lead to giving in temptation and overeating or craving unhealthy foods like sugar.
Optimal sleep is associated with lower body mass index and waist circumference, and higher levels of HDL – the “good cholesterol”. It is also shown to decrease levels of CRP, a blood marker which indicates chronic inflammation. It also had a positive effect on thyroid hormone levels.
You can improve your sleep by spending some time in the daylight during the day and dimming the lights at night. Keep a regular bedtime and avoid looking at your phone or computer screens just before bed.
Risks of Sleep Deprivation
Weight gain and Obesity
Raise blood pressure
Raise blood glucose
Raise blood triglycerides
Lower HDL/good cholesterol
Type II diabetes
Heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
Interferes with thyroid hormones
Contributes to chronic inflammation
Risk of accidents
Inability to concentrate
Mood issues eg. anxiety and depression
Earthing for Sleep
By improving sleep you will indirectly help weight loss. Earthing is a safe and natural way to improve your sleep. When lightening strikes the earth's surface, it holds a subtle, negative electrical charge due to a high concentration of free electrons.
These free electrons have an antioxidant effect when you bring your body into direct contact with the earth. By protecting against harmful free radicals, a huge range of beneficial effects can be experienced including better sleep, improved energy, reduced stress, and reduced pain.
You can experience the benefits of earthing simply by walking outdoors with bare feet, but to really make the most of earthing, an indoor earthing product can be used. Earthing sleep systems bring you into conductive contact with the earth as you lie in your bed overnight. This can help you to fall asleep more quickly and wake fewer times during the night.
It has been shown that earthing overnight improves sleep, increases daytime energy levels, decreases emotional stress and relieves pain. It also normalized levels of the stress hormone – cortisol.
Earthing for Stress
Cortisol is a hormone secreted in times of stress or high demands and plays a part in controlling inflammation, maintaining fluid levels, blood pressure and blood sugar.
Cortisol has a role in regulating blood sugar, and thus is an important piece in the weight loss prescription. When we are under stress, our cortisol levels rise. This causes energy, in the form of glucose, to be released into the blood stream. It also blocks the action of insulin, further raising blood sugar levels. This prepares you to take quick action in the face of danger. However, if this energy is not used up, it is stored as fat. This can result in further hormonal imbalances, weight gain, insulin resistance and diabetes.
Being under long-term stress increases cortisol levels and contributes to weight gain. Earthing is one way in which you can reduce stress, keep your cortisol levels in check and lose weight naturally.
Start Earthing today!
Simply go outside and walk barefoot on the earth. Within a few seconds, you will begin to feel changes in your body as your muscles relax and your nervous system is calmed.
To experience the benefits of earthing on a daily basis, you can use an indoor earthing product which will allow you to enjoy earthing in the comfort of your own home.
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