The feeling of relaxation and restfulness are connected to the points along your spine and shoulders which is relief is felt when the right amount of pressure is applied along these areas. When you lay down on an acupressure mat for the first time, your nerves will feel awakened by this new sensation but once your body adjusts to the pressure brought about by the spikes, you will feel warmth on your back, followed by a release of muscle tension. The pressure the spikes bring also improves blood circulation which encourages the release of the natural feel-good hormones in the body. As your mind and body releases stress and loosen up muscle tension, you’ll feel more calm and prepared to drift off. (1)
Red Light Therapy
According to sleep psychologist Michael Breus, PhD, author of the new book The Power of When, “The theory is that red light aids melatonin production,” Melatonin is the hormone responsible for inducing drowsiness.
This device has 2 frequencies of 660nm and 850nm – 660nm range is for collagen production and other skin benefits and 850nm range is for deep tissue issues like muscle recovery, joint discomfort, wound healing and more – when your body is healed from within, you are relaxed and you will sleep better. Not only that, it has 200 high power LEDs of precise wavelength ranges – more lights than the rest.
Studies suggest that staying connected through earth grounding helps improve sleep, reduce inflammation, accelerate wound healing, detoxify the body, reduce stress, increase energy, improve circulation, and reduce muscle tension. (2)
If you are a busy person with no free time to go outside and go in direct contact to the ground, you may want to consider getting a grounding sheet. It’s basically a piece of fabric with silver-thread conductive fiber that, when connected to a grounded outlet, gives you the same effect as earthing does. Now, when you sleep with your bare skin in direct contact with the sheet, your voltage will be naturally decreased to a healthier level.
The Effect of Acupressure on Sleep Quality in Menopausal Women: A Randomized Control Trial
Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons