Do (multiple) Exposure to EMF radiation causes sleeplessness? In this blog post, we assess the factors and impact of EMF Radiation (wireless, device and electrical radiation) causing insomnia (lack of sleep) and other health risks.
43% of people between 13-64 years of age reported that they do not get right amount and quality of sleep – especially on weekdays – National sleep foundation, USA.
There are no India figures to be quoted, but we suspect that numbers to be high. In addition, India is the one of the most sleep deprived nations. Ever increasing numbers of people sleep less than 6 hours a night (including yours truly). Insomnia and sleeplessness can lead to fatigue, memory and concentration problems, mood disturbances and psychiatric disorders.
Do you identify yourself with some degree of sleeplessness/ insomnia or less-than-adequate sleep? Then this read could be in your interest.
Sleep loss is a key health problem, which is not being addressed rightly. While it can leave you drowsy, lethargic, fatigued, irritable and low on mental faculties the immediate day after, it has a direct linkage with heart disease, obesity and hypertension.
Prolonged exposure to EMF radiation causes sleeplessness. Increasingly, our lives are falling into grids. This includes the electrical wiring grid in our homes, the telecommunication grid outside it, the home WiFis. All this exposure essentially leads to increasing the electro-pollution (electro-smog) that we are subject to. Our exposure to EMF radiation is 1 quintillion times (1000000000000000000X) higher than our preceding generations. Our body has a tolerance level to external radiations. However, it is simply not tailored to man made magnetic fields and EMF radiation frequencies/ exposures.
The mechanics of EMF radiation and sleeplessness (insomnia)
EMF radiation is a broad term. We use it in this context to indicate RF (Radio frequency) radiation from Cellphones, WiFis and other remote devices. Additionally, EMF radiation also applies to ELF (extreme low frequency) radiation from electrical sources, electricity storage and distribution.
Melatonin is a powerful anti-oxidant produced by the body. It is produced for self repair functions. Melatonin is secreted by the Pineal gland located in the middle of the human brain. The Pineal gland activates the process of Melatonin production in the dark – and the process of release of melatonin in the blood stream induces sleep. Melatonin is the sleep hormone. Melatonin production therefore follows the circadian rhythym (the body clock), and is active between 9 in the evening and 6 in the morning. EMF Radiation disrupts the pineal gland working, upsetting the Melatonin production rhythym – thereby reducing the soporific effect (sleep inducing effect). Refer here for research on this phenomenon by Dr. Neil Cherry.
Secondly, all sources of radiation external to the body oscillate at a higher frequency. An idle brain in sleep has a frequency of 2Hz. However, electrical systems in your home work at 60Hz, cell phone radiation is at 900-2400Hz and WiFi radiation at 2400Hz. These frequencies disrupt the idle frequency (sleep frequency) making it difficult to get to sleep.
7 steps for getting you to sleep well
Sleeping next to EMF radiating devices – wireless systems and electronics or simply the house circuitry can have very serious consequences on your body and your health in the long term. Therefore, reducing the radiation bit at home is one key point of good sleep.
1. When not in use, switch off the WiFi
2. Do not load your bed room with multiple electronic gadgets
3. Evaluate EMF Radiation in the room. Identify EMF safe areas and move your bed towards these spots.
4. Do not sleep with the cellphone by your head side. It is enormously more dangerous than you can imagine.
5. If you must sleep with your cellphone, please switch on the WiFi mode.
6. E-books are regular bed side companions these days. They are convenient. But late night Ebook reading can create the same effect on sleep as provided above.
7. If you have the option – please sleep in wooden beds. Metal beds resonate wireless frequencies keeping them boosted for longer periods.
Prolonged exposure to EMF radiation causes sleeplessness.
Prolonged exposure to EMF radiation causes Insomnia (sleeplessness). Multiple researches indicate that exposure to EMF radiation from wireless devices can significantly affect sleep patterns, and long-term exposure could lead to further problems including hypertension, obesity and depression.We have illustrated the risks of Melatonin reduction due to EMF Radiation disruption and its effects on the body in this infographic.
On the balance, a little caution goes a long way….
- Do you really need to keep the WiFi on when you are sleeping?
- Why do you need the cellphone by your head when you are sleeping?
- Why don’t you give your body pure 8 hours of rest?
- Is the IGTV or WhatsApp message really so important that you risk your health?
If you have answered these questions honestly, you will know what we are driving at. Finally, please go through 7 tips to reduce your cellphone radiation for more details on reducing your radiation exposure.