The Bulletproof Sleep Induction Mat is a tool that helps you fall asleep faster, feel more refreshed, and improve overall energy levels. It's about the size of a pillowcase and can be rolled up for storage or travel.
A few minutes of lying on the mat stimulates acupressure points up and down your back to ease your body into a deep relaxation response. This acupressure stimulation quickly increases blood circulation, which then causes your body to release endorphins and beneficial hormones in response. Several important acupuncture meridians are located on the back. The meridians along the spine and shoulders boost relaxation and increase deep restfulness which in turn gives you more energy upon waking.
The typical user experience is to at first feel a flood of warmth to the back area, followed by a dramatic release of muscle tension which eases aches and pains. The concept for the Bulletproof Sleep Induction Mat originates from techniques in acupuncture developed in Russia, China, India, and the Middle East. Similar concepts and devices have been used as meditation tools throughout history.
A stimulating relaxation tool to induce faster, deeper sleep. Reported Benefits: Fall asleep faster, Upgraded sleep quality, Muscle relaxation ,Energy increase, Supports healthy endorphin and oxytocin release, Maintains healthy levels of stress
Also available as part of the Optimal Sleep Kit
Spike mats have sharp spikes usually made in plastic. Lying down on the spike mat does not damage the skin, but may induce feelings of pain or at least feelings of sensory overload of sharp pressure. Manufacturers of spike mats usually recommend 15-40 minutes of treatment time. Study participants were enthusiastic and liked the treatments on the spike mats.
The researchers suggest that the sensory overload (discomfort or pain) on the spike mat served as a trigger for inducing a state of here-and-now or mindfulness.
During such a state, abstract thoughts and ideas about problems or things that have happened or might happen (then-and-then thinking) decreases, thereby implying a sense of wellbeing. If the spike mat could be used as a complementary tool for facilitation of mindfulness meditation or stress reduction could be an interesting future application.
The effects of increased blood flow due to the sharp spikes may also be a possible explanation for pain reduction. For persons suffering from chronic pain, the possibility of gaining some degree of control of their pains may have a stress-reducing effect with a positive outcome for experienced pains. Although, the importance of placebo effects should not be underestimated either.
Source - Does relaxation on a bed of nails (spike mat) induce beneficial effects?
Achieve deeper sleep with the Bulletproof(R) Sleep Induction Mat
Lay the mat down on your bed or floor and position a small pillow above the mat.
Lie down slowly and allow the tiny nodules to press into your back.
The mat’s acupressure nodules are long and pointed but they will not harm your skin when used properly; lie down on the mat slowly and carefully to avoid any sudden pain or scraping of the skin.
Your body will begin to release endorphins after a short while. When you are finished, roll off the mat and enjoy a restful night's sleep.
Ideal time on the mat will vary from person to person. Start simply with 15 minutes lying on the mat before bed, and slowly increase the time to 30-40 minutes as you get more comfortable.
Feel free to use a thin towel or t-shirt over the mat when you are first starting, as this will reduce the intensity of the initial sensation. The first few times you use it, the pressure is intense for approximately 2 minutes. After that, your nervous system accepts the stimulus and you experience a feeling of calmness and peace.
The sensation is pleasant after the first few uses.The mat is not just for helping you get to sleep. You can also use it to:
Relieve back tension Stimulate your body's energy
Massage your feet
Release facial tension Relax your head and neck
Improve healthy skin
The mat can also be used on the stomach, the sides of the face, or rolled up on the back of the neck.
Contraindications: Consult a doctor before use if pregnant. Do not use if you have broken skin or a skin rash. Keep away from children. Do not slide skin against acupressure stimulators to avoid scratching skin.
The Bulletproof® Sleep Induction Mat is made only from high quality and non-toxic sources:
100% organic cloth. 55% hemp and 45% cotton
Non-toxic recyclable ABS plastic
There is also no harmful AZO dye in the fabric, or BPA in the plastic to be absorbed through your skin.
1 Bulletproof® Sleep Induction Mat (18" wide by 31 1/8" long, 1.4 pounds)