SEATTLE – The Bulletproof Executive, a leader in the health and biohacking industry, has released the Bulletproof® Sleep Induction Mat, a new pillowcase-sized mat covered in hundreds of plastic spikes, to help users improve their sleep.
Users lie down on the mat before sleep and allow the small plastic spikes to sink into their back. “When you first lie down on it, you go: ‘Ouch! That hurts!’” said Dave Asprey, Bulletproof’s CEO and founder. “After about 30 seconds, your sympathetic nervous system realizes that there isn’t a threat and puts you into relaxation mode by releasing endorphins.”
This effect results in deeper sleep after lying on the mat for about 20 minutes. The acupressure stimulation quickly increases blood circulation by pressing important acupuncture points along the spine and shoulders. The concept for the Bulletproof® Sleep Induction Mat comes from acupuncture techniques used for centuries in China, India, Russia and the Middle East. Beds of nails have even been used as powerful meditation tools throughout history.
The mat can be used on a bed or the floor with a pillow. The initial feeling may be intense for a few minutes, but the dramatic relaxation effect occurs after the pain subsides. The spikes are not sharp enough to puncture skin, but users should avoid any scraping motion against the mat.
“It is profound how fast you will fall asleep using this mat,” Asprey said.
This mat can also help increase energy in the morning. The effect of increased blood flow can relieve back tension and simulate energy levels throughout the day. It also works to gently massage the feet or neck and can reduce facial tension with light pressure.
Similar mats have been praised by personalities like Dr. Oz. The Bulletproof® Sleep Induction Mat is made from high quality, non-toxic sources like 100% organic cloth from hemp and cotton, and 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.
The mat is 18 inches wide and 31 1/8 inches long, making it a comfortable size that effectively covers the back.
The Bulletproof Executive is the leading health, performance, and biohacking blog dedicated to teaching you how to supercharge your body, upgrade your brain, and become Bulletproof. Learn more about the Bulletproof® Sleep Induction Mat, Bulletproof® Coffee, and Upgraded™ Brain Octane Oil at BulletproofExec.com.