Your circadian rhythm works best when you have regular sleep habits such as those who don't have chronic pain, young children to get up with in the night or do shift work. For example, those who go to bed at night and wake up in the morning around the same time from day to day have the best working circadian rhythm. When external stimuli change your internal clock such as daylight savings, a late night movie or dreaded jet lag, you can disrupt your circadian rhythm, which makes you feel tired, grumpy, and perhaps have difficulty paying attention or just plain out of sorts.
So the question is, can Earthing really help regulate your circadian rhythm and lessen the effects of jet lag? For some people the condition of jet lag can last several days until your system is fully adjusted to the new time zone. However when being in direct contact with the Earth, the effects and adjustment period to your new local time zone can be significantly reduced. Why is this so?
Grounding leads us to believe that it's much more than the light/dark cycle that effects our diverse bodily circadian rhythm, but a much greater physiological stability that has to do with the natural rhythms of the environment that are easily influenced by taking some time to touch the Earth. The Earth's energy coordinates our biological clock which regulates hormone flow in our bodies. When in contact with the Ground, the slow and gentle rhythm of the Earth's field of energy is essential for maintaining our circadian rhythm. The day/night or wake/sleep cortisol levels are normalized when touching the Earth. The Earth's energy potential fluctuates according to the position of the sun and moon so at any point on its surface, the circadian cycle will be different. The best way to normalize yourself to the area and time zone you are in, is to practice Earthing as soon as you arrive at your new destination or even if it's arriving back home after a trip. By immediately practicing Grounding you can get your biological cycle in sync with the new place you are in, reset yourself to local time and reduce or eliminate the various symptoms many experience from jet lag.
At The Earthing Store our easiest advice to practice Earthing once you arrive at your destination is to wear Earthing shoes while traveling. All you need is a quick 20 minutes to touch the Earth while wearing a pair of Grounding footwear and you can do this without any extra effort on your part. Find some grass or a sidewalk to walk to your parked car or to catch a bus as both will help reset your circadian rhythm even if only for a few minutes. If you are traveling in the night and plan to immediately go to your hotel you can always opt to sleep Grounded. Pack along a travel Earthing sleep aid such as a pillow case, recovery bag or throw. All of which will help you sleep better and reset your biological clock without taking up to much room in your suitcase.
At The Earthing Store we have several products you can try that will make your traveling much more enjoyable. From Earthing flats and Grounding flip flops to Earthing bedding, we are here to help you find what will suit your travel needs best. Give us a call or send us an email and we will gladly help you find exactly what you need for your upcoming vacation or business trip. It doesn't hurt to try, so why not buy a pair of stylish and comfortable Earthing shoes, today and say goodbye to jet lag.
Ober, Clint, Stephen T. Sinatra and Martin Zucker. Earthing. The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? Laguna Beach: Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2010. Print.