Why Is My Grounding Mat Not Working?

Why Is My Grounding Mat Not Working

November 24, 2022 By Mark Hansen

Using grounding equipment, such as a grounding mat, can provide numerous physiological and psychological health benefits. For those who consistently use a grounding mat, these benefits can often appear as noticeable changes over time.

However, if you’ve been using a grounding mat consistently for at least an hour per use and still haven’t noticed any changes after a few weeks, it may be time to consider if your grounding mat is working correctly.

A grounding mat can be ineffective for a variety of reasons. Read on to learn why your grounding mat may not be working as you’d hoped it would below.


Common Reasons Why Your Grounding Mat Is Not Working

It can be extremely frustrating when you aren’t experiencing the results you were expecting from your grounding mat. Here are some common reasons to consider why your grounding mat may not be working the way you expected.



First, ensure you are using your grounding mat consistently each day. If you are only using the grounding mat once or twice a week, this will substantially minimize the grounding effects.


Time Using the Mat

How long you use your grounding mat each day matters. You should be using your grounding mat for at least 15 to 20 minutes per day (or longer) to receive maximum results.


Check Earth Connection

Check the outlet you are plugging your grounding mat into with an outlet checker. The outlet checker will determine if there is even electrical energy coming from the port. Sometimes, older homes (before the 1960s) may have few outlets (if any) that have been grounded. In this case, consider using an Earthing ground rod.


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Check Grounding Mat

You may have an ineffective product. To check your grounding mat’s conductivity, use an Earthing continuity tester. To use the tester, plug it into the ground port and place the tester directly on your grounding mat. If your grounding mat is working properly, a green light will appear.


Don’t Forget to Plug In Your Mat

Ensure your grounding mat is plugged in! You may be surprised at how many people forget they unplugged their mat (for whatever reason) and then forget to replug it back into the ground port.


Reposition the Mat

If you are using the grounding mat on your bed, consider repositioning the mat to ensure it is in contact with the majority of your body. This will ensure that enough electrical energy is passing from the mat to your body.

Also, try to have as much direct contact as possible with the grounding mat. Thick layers of clothing, blankets, sheets, and more between you and the mat can minimize the grounding effects between you and the mat.


Have Realistic Expectations for Your Grounding Mat

While a grounding mat can provide many amazing results, it’s important to be realistic about how much a grounding mat can change your life for the better.

A grounding mat cannot improve every single health concern. Plus, a grounding mat’s specific effects may differ from individual to individual. Therefore, don’t expect your grounding mat to drastically heal every one of your health concerns.

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Mark Hansen is a passionate sleep enthusiast and the founder of 40Winks.io, a popular blog dedicated to promoting healthy sleep habits and improving sleep quality. With years of experience in the healthcare industry, Mark has become an expert on the science behind sleep and its impact on overall health and wellness. He believes that everyone deserves a good night's sleep and works tirelessly to provide his readers with practical tips and advice for achieving optimal sleep. Mark's commitment to spreading awareness about the importance of sleep has earned him a loyal following and made 40Winks.io a go-to resource for anyone looking to improve their sleep quality.