In our overbusy lives we often miss the most important factor
which allows our body to heal and rebalance. Good quality
sleep is vital for our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual
rejuvenation and balance. Yet many of us either don't get
enough sleep or when we do, the quality is so poor that we
wake up unrefreshed. Come mid-afternoon we often need the artifical boost of a coffee
or a sugary snack to stay alert.
Energetically speaking too, deep sleep on the Earth is a
vital component to good health. In deep sleep we sort out
our emotional life, order our mental filing cabinets of memories
and thoughts and spiritually we connect with our unconscious.
This is when it's easiest to release trauma and receive messages
and guidance from our inner connection.
Be Embraced by the Earth
In the words of Rudolph Steiner, speaking of people in Druidic
times, who had neither clocks nor calendars:
When they woke they felt that there was still something
remaining over from sleep - something which afforded a sort
of nourishment for the soul, which they had absorbed during
sleep and which could still be felt. There was a third condition
which no longer occurs in human consciousness, a feeling of
being surrounded by the earth and, when a person woke up he
felt not only that he had been asleep... but that he had been
received into a kind of grave by the forces of gravity, that
gravity had closed him in and he was in what might be described
as the embrace of the earth.
Now just as we can describe our present-day states of consciousness
as waking, dreaming and sleep, so we should have to say that
at a certain stage of the past there were the three stages
of dreaming, sleeping and being embraced by the earth.
Since the magnetic, ionic and far-infra-red cocoon formed
by Nikken's sleep system creates a natural environment which
mimics sleeping on the earth in a pine forest, my energy balance
and clarity of inner connection all changed when I slept in
The sleep system consists of a thick magnetic latex pad which slips
under your bottom sheet so that it lies on top of your mattress, a latex-filled pillow and a duvet, both with magnetic, far infra red and ionic technologies. Most
mattresses accommodate themselves to your problems, the Nikken
technologies support your body in resolving them - eight or
nine hours every night. It was the best investment I ever
I met a lady called Zanubia recently who was stressed, not sleeping
well and had many of those small, annoying symptoms which many
of us have just learned to live with. She tried
the Nikken sleep system for two weeks continuously. We checked
in before, mid-way through and after the trial.
When she started she had:
a chronically 'knotted', tense neck and shoulders
a 'hot head'
her digestion was sluggish and was prone to bloating
she had a swollen joint in her hand
she was very cold in her extremities, having to
wear socks even in summer.
she was under considerable personal stress before and
during the trial and, before she started on the sleep system,
she would take up to half an hour to go to sleep.
she would wake in the night and lie awake for an
hour or two before she could fall asleep again.
she would often wake in the morning feeling
mentally sluggish and physically achey.
After two weeks:
her hot head was cool again,
the tension in her neck and shoulders and her swollen
joint had entirely disappeared
her digestion was better and the bloating was
her chilliness was so much better she's now
able to walk around with no socks on, which she has never
Whilst she still wakes up achey, this disappears
as soon as she is up and about, whereas before it
would persist all day.
she now drops off to sleep within 10 minutes
she wakes in the night much less often and,
when she does, she's now able to go straight back to
unsurprisingly she now wakes up far more alert and
ready to start her day!
She also reported that: 'Despite a heavy workload during
the trial period, I felt much less overwhelmed when on the
sleep system. I was amazed at my high energy levels and my
moods were more even, so I was better able to deal with challenges.
My bed had become a supportive haven where I could really
rest and regenerate!'
If you'd like to more about the Nikken sleep system, or
try one out for yourself, email
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