The Lokosana® Grounding Pad is an essential element to the SAMINA Sleep System. We are bio-electrical beings living on an electrically-charged planet. SAMINA came up with a way to improve quality of sleep through earthing and the stabilization of natural magnetic fields with the Lokosana® Grounding Pad.. Based on research by the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, positive free-flowing electrons in our bodies have been linked to inflammation, aging and other chronic conditions. It especially interferes with our natural sleep rhythms. Grounding your body at night while sleeping, the body is restored to its normal electrical state.
Human beings are electromagnetic. The environment we live in is also electromagnetic. Nowadays, most people work indoors, instead of outdoors like we did 100 years ago and we now wear rubber-soled shoes when we used to roam the planet barefoot. Why this matters is because it means we are disconnected from the Earth more than ever before. Consequently, many of us experience an accumulation of static electricity in our bodies which may lead to chronic inflammation and have negative affects on our immune system amongst other issues. SAMINA developed the Lokosana® (from words meaning earth + health) to restore the natural, balanced electrical state of your body while sleeping, i.e., to keep you grounded.
The Lokosana® grounding pad is the ideal complement to a SAMINA healthy sleep system where it is placed between the natural rubber mattress just beneath the wool mattress topper. It is grounded with a plug that goes directly into a common household outlet.
When your outlet has 3 holes, it is likely grounded meaning that it is connected through the electrical panel and connected to a grounding rod that goes at least 8 feet below the ground.
There is no electric current flowing between the grounding pad and the outlet, rather the pad works because of the connection with the grounding rod whose sole purpose is to dissipate static electricity like lightening. This is how your household appliances are protected.
For better health benefits, the grounding pad also includes a thin layer of bio-active sheep’s wool, bio-magnets, and a layer of fabric interwoven with pure silver threads. It is the silver composition in particular that impacts the expense of this product. The sheep’s wool is unbelievably soft, keeping the pad from feeling stiff and providing a pathway for moisture from your body. The bio-magnets stabilize the distorted electromagnetic fields of our modern lifestyle and help re-orient your body in alignment with the Earth’s magnetic. The pad effectively has you sleeping in a head north – feet south position regardless of the position of your bed for optimal grounding and healthy sleep.
Throughout the day we’re surrounded by electronic devices like televisions, computers, phones, and microwaves. As one of the layers of the SAMINA Sleep System, Lokosana® was created to improve sleep quality through the desired stabilization of the earth’s magnetic fields known as earthing or grounding. By grounding your body at night while sleeping, the body is restored to its normal electrical state. Lokosana® works through a current-less connection through an electrical outlet only using the grounding component like it does with your electrical appliances. SAMINA also took an uncommon approach with grounding and Lokosana® works through indirect contact with your body, which means you actually don’t have direct contact with the silver fabric inside of the pad. To do so, as with any grounding device, your body in direct contact with metal would expose you to electo-static chargeback and so the indirect contact method is safer and makes an electric shock impossible. The grounding pad acts as an earthing mat that covers a great area of your body. Bio-magnets further assist in restoring the balance of the Earth’s magnetic field. The result is similar to the effect of walking barefoot and having direct contact with Earth. This is vital to human beings getting reacquainted with our lost connection to Earth. Think about it—when was the last time you walked barefoot directly on the ground of the earth? It is one reason people sleep so much better after a day at the beach walking barefoot!
Study after study has been conducted to show the effects of sleeping on spring mattresses. The physician, Dr. Karl Hecht, Professor for Neurophysiology and Emeritus Professor for Experimental and Clinical Patho-Physiology of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany wrote a piece entitled “Because of Body-Earthing: Health, Good Sleep, and High Performance”. In it, he cites a study from a Munich graduate engineer Gerald Blumrich, who he states, “evaluated the magnetic field strength and field direction on places to sleep. After he took measurements 40 cm above the spring mattress, he was able to prove that the field intensity of the Earth magnetic field gets contorted through the magnetized metal parts of a spring mattress.” According to Blumrich’s findings, “the contortion of the geo-magnetical field gets amplified through the weight of the sleeping person and the therewith connected compression of the springing. The more a human being is moving around in bed, the bigger the disturbance.” This is part of the reason people using Lokosana® do experience a more restful sleep especially when additionally protected by the metal-free (non-conductive) SAMINA Sleep System.