Our Organic Earthing sheet is made from certified organic cotton, which makes it higher quality than our original version. Organically grown materials are also better for the environment for a number of reasons, which you are welcome to read about on our website. However, both versions perform exactly the same in terms of achieving the grounding effect and both therefore provide the same benefits.
- Rowland Earthing Sheet
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What is the difference between the Organic and Original Earthing sheet?
Does the Earthing sheet use electricity?
No. The Rowland Earthing Sheet does not run on electricity, nor does it even come into contact with electricity. The sheet is only connected to the Earth point of the socket, which is the top hole of a standard UK plug socket. The other two prongs are plastic and are therefore non-conductive. The socket can therefore be switched off at all times and the sheet will perform the same.
How can I be sure the Rowland Earthing Sheet is organic?
We believe we are the only company offering (GOTS) certified Organic Earthing sheets in the UK. Unfortunately, there are a number of newer companies claiming to offer Organic Earthing sheets, which we believe are not genuine. We therefore always recommend contacting the company prior to purchase and requesting to see proof of Organic certification.
How do I wash the Earthing sheet?
The Earthing sheet is machine washable and comes with washing and care instructions. Sweat and natural skin oils can sometimes oxidise the silver over time, reducing the conductivity. However, much of this can be prevented by fitting the Earthing sheet underneath your current bed sheet or by washing regularly, just as you would a normal cotton sheet. Washing strips body sweat and natural skin oils from the silver and keeps it conductive.
With regard to washing detergents, we personally recommend brands such as Bio-D Laundry Liquid (unperfumed version is best) and Dri-Pak Liquid Soap, although there are many other suitable washing detergents out there. Detergents that contain any of the following should be avoided as these can shorten the life span of the Earthing sheet:
Chlorine based (Sodium hypochlorite, Calcium hypochlorite, etc.)
Peroxide/Oxygen based (Hydrogen peroxide, Sodium percarbonate, Sodium perborate, etc.)
How does the Earthing sheet work?
A regular UK plug socket has three holes; the top hole is grounded to the Earth. One end of the Earthing cord is inserted into the Earth plug and the other end is connected to the Earthing sheet.
Once the sheet is plugged into a socket via the cord provided, the sheet instantly becomes grounded to the Earth. The Earthing sheet simply acts as an extension cord, bringing the Earth's energy inside and allowing you to stay grounded while you sleep — the equivalent of being barefoot outside.
It is important to point out that the sheet does not run on electricity, nor does it even come into contact with electricity. The plug is designed only to connect to the earth point of the socket and is not connected to the live electrical ports.
How long does the Earthing sheet last?
As long as the washing and care instructions are followed correctly, the Earthing sheet will have no problem lasting up to 3 years or more. You can check if your Earthing sheet is working with a conductivity tester.
We recommend fitting the Earthing sheet underneath your current bed sheet (please see FAQ on fitting underneath a top sheet). This provides an extra layer of protection and will help to extend the lifespan further.
Another option is the carbon based Earthing mats, which are durable enough to last for 10+ years. However, we do not sell these and we prefer the cotton style for comfort, health and environmental reasons.
Sizing & Placement
Can I fit the Rowland Earthing Sheet underneath my current bed sheet?
Yes, we recommend fitting the Earthing sheet underneath your current bed sheet providing that any covering bed sheet is made from natural materials such as cotton or bamboo.
Some people prefer to fit the Earthing sheet as a top layer for more direct contact and to create a stronger connection. However, our multimeter tests have confirmed that a strong Earth connection is still achieved when the Earthing sheet is fitted underneath a cotton bed sheet, even with an additional layer of clothes/pyjamas before reaching the skin level.
In addition, as you lie on the covering sheet, perspiration and environmental humidity will hydrate your sheet which further strengthens the Earth connection.
You can test this yourself with a simple conductivity test which we are happy to recommend.
What sizes does the Rowland Earthing Sheet come in?
The Original Organic Earthing Sheet measures 90cm x 2.8m and is suitable for single, double and king size beds.
We generally recommend fitting the sheet length-ways and having one sheet per person for maximum comfort and increased grounding exposure.
However, we also offer fitted Earthing sheets if you prefer a full size fit with elasticated edges. You can select the size of the fitted sheet when ordering.
Can I use the Earthing sheet either way up?
Can I use my electric blanket with the Rowland Earthing Sheet?
How To Use
How to use the Rowland Earthing Sheet?
To Earth your Sheet, attach the cord to the connection point on the sheet and insert the plug into a standard UK plug socket. The socket is only used to ground the sheet and it does not use electricity. The socket can therefore be switched off at all times and this will not affect the performance. The Earthing sheet simply acts as an extension cord, bringing the Earth's energy inside and allowing you to stay grounded while you sleep.
Do I need to make bare skin contact with the sheet?
You will still be grounded through clothes/pyjamas if these are made from natural materials such as cotton. The effectiveness of this has been verified with a multimeter device which demonstrates a strong Earth connection is still achieved when the Earthing sheet is fitted underneath a cotton bed sheet, even with an additional layer of clothes/pyjamas before reaching the skin level.
In addition to this, as you lie on the sheet, the warmth generated by the body tends to create a small amount of moisture and humidity which hydrates the materials and further strengthens the Earth connection.
Can I use an extension lead?
Yes. As long as the socket and the extension both have an Earth connection (the third hole), then you can Earth the sheet via an extension lead.
Why are there 2 holes on the Earth plug?
The second hole is for Earthing multiple sheets from the same plug. You can therefore use either hole to connect the sheet.
Is there a limit to how much I can use the Earthing sheet?
Before modern civilisation and synthetic footwear, we were in almost constant connection with the Earth. This was our natural state!
Unfortunately, modern living has mostly isolated us from our electrical connection with the Earth. Everything from wearing rubber soled shoes to the use of synthetic flooring materials, all block our ability to Earth.
We believe this disconnect is one of the key contributing factors that has led to the increase in chronic diseases we see today.
When we connect to the Earth, the amount of electrons we absorb is driven by the amount needed to balance the electrical charge of the body. It is always the perfect amount.
Testing & Sensations
How do I know if my Earthing sheet is working?
As long as your Earthing sheet is connected to a correctly wired plug socket, your sheet will be grounded and you will be receiving the benefits of Earthing. You can also check this with a conductivity tester to confirm that your body is Earthed when in contact with the sheet.
Do I need to check my plug socket to ensure it has an Earth connection?
In the UK, a mains earth connection is required by law and is almost universally present. However, in rare cases, sockets can sometimes lack a proper Earth connection. This will mean that your Earthing sheet is not grounded and you won't be getting all the benefits.
If you wish to check the socket in your home to verify it is correctly wired and is providing an earth connection, you can do so with a socket tester. These can be purchased relatively cheaply online and our support team will be happy to recommend a suitable brand.
I have started sleeping better using the Rowland Earthing Sheet and I feel warmer, what's happening?
Studies on Earthing have shown that spending time connected to the Earth has a natural blood thinning effect by reducing the viscosity (thickness) of the blood and decoupling red blood cells, therefore improving circulation. This is because there is an extra negative charge to the surface of your red blood cells, which in turn stops them from clumping together and becoming sticky or viscous. One by-product of this is the sensation of feeling warmer, especially in your hands and feet, but also throughout your body.
Is the Rowland Earthing Sheet safe and does it meet safety requirements?
All Earthing products should have a built-in 100k ohm resistor to protect against any potential Earth faults, preventing an electric shock. Please be careful with Earthing products sold on third party websites, as they may not meet the official safety requirements.
It is also important to recognise that the Earthing sheet does not run on electricity, nor does it even come into contact with electricity. Our plugs are designed only to connect to the earth point of the socket and are not connected to the live electrical ports. The sheet simply acts as an extension cord, allowing you to stay grounded while you sleep.
Is the Earthing sheet safe to use in high EMF environments?
There is some confusion surrounding the topic of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and Earthing. Some people are afraid that their Earthing sheet will attract EMF frequencies like an Antenna. However, this would be impossible because in order for an antenna to work, it cannot be grounded. Whenever you are grounded, your skin effectively produces a ‘faraday cage’ effect and will repel electromagnetic fields (EMFs) coming from the external environment. This effect can be demonstrated with a quick multimeter test measuring body voltage before and after touching the Earthed surface.
It is also not possible for EMFs to be ‘pulled’ or ‘attracted’ as EMFs do not have electric charges. They cannot be attracted to anything. They simply radiate outward to infinity from an emitting source, such as electric wires, appliances, and phone masts. For a more detailed explanation, here is a useful resource from the Official Earthing Institute: http://www.earthinginstitute.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/beware-of-earthing-misinformation-2018.pdf
Does plugging the Earthing sheet into a socket expose you to dirty electricity?
A common misconception about Earthing technology is that when you ground yourself indoors by connecting to a mains plug socket, “dirty electricity” comes through the cord to the Earthing sheet, and through your body. However, this would be impossible as there can be no current on Earthing products connected to a plug socket because they are connected to one Earth point only, and not part of a closed circuit necessary for a current to flow. No “dirty electricity” can flow through the Earthing sheet, and then through the body because you are not part of a closed DC circuit. For a more detailed explanation, here is a useful resource from the Official Earthing Institute: http://www.earthinginstitute.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/beware-of-earthing-misinformation-2018.pdf
I have a pacemaker, is it safe for me to use the Rowland Earthing Sheet?
Yes, the Earthing sheet is safe for people with pacemakers and this will not interfere with the function or performance of the device.
Is it safe for pets?
Yes, the Earthing sheet is safe for pets. It is important to recognise that lying on the Earthing sheet would be the equivalent of lying on the bare Earth outside which makes it very natural and safe.
Interestingly, pet owners often report that their pets like to sit on their Earthing sheet. It is also not uncommon to find pets choosing to lie on the bare Earth outside if ever they get ill, so they may be smarter than we think!
Can I include wake-up sounds with the sunrise?
Yes, the Rowland EarthClock™ has a selection of soothing wake up sounds that can be used with your morning sunrise if you want the extra reassurance of being awake for a certain time.
Can I switch the time display off?
Yes, the time display can be turned off to help you create a pitch black sleeping environment. Simply press the minus button on the top of the clock until the light is switched off.
Does the Rowland EarthClock™ have a sunset option?
Yes, you can create a personalised sunset to help you wind down before bed. The light is low in blue spectrum which makes it perfect for a bedside reading light without disrupting your sleep and melatonin production.
Will the sunrise start before my wake-up time?
Yes, the sunrise will reach max brightness for your set wake-up time.
For example, if you set a 30min sunrise duration and set your wake-up time for 7am, the sunrise will start at 6:30am.
Does the Rowland EarthClock™ emit EMFs?
Rowland EarthClock™ has been designed to create a healthy sleeping environment and therefore does not incorporate any wireless or EMF-emitting features.
Is it the same as a real sunrise?
Rowland EarthClock™ uses specific wavelengths of lights that aims to replicate a natural sunrise. However, we still recommend getting outside soon after waking up to expose your eyes to even more brightness and further strengthen your circadian rhythm.
How long can I set the sunrise duration for?
The sunrise can be set for between 1 - 60 minutes. We recommend having a 30 - 60 minute sunrise for the optimal wake up experience.
Does the Rowland EarthClock™ include sleep sounds?