If you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re certainly not alone. An alarming number of people in today’s world are having difficulty in falling or staying asleep.
The National Sleep Foundation in March 2011 published statistics of a survey revealing that 43% of people between the ages of 13-64 reported that they either rarely or never got enough restful sleep, especially during the week.
People in the US were only sleeping an average of 6.7 hours, as opposed to 7-8 hours that had been reported in the past. And increasing numbers of people were sleeping less than 6 hours a night.
Health Effects of Sleep Loss
Sleep loss is considered an important problem by health professionals, as it’s been correlated with diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
Other serious consequences of sleep deprivation can be:
- poor work performance
- driving accidents
- relationship problems
- mood disturbances such as irritability or depression
Sleep Loss May Be an EMF Health Effect
Although there are many reasons people have trouble sleeping, one reason many are not aware of is exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs). EMFs emanate from cell phones, computers, cell towers, WiFi, and all wireless devices.
They’re even generated by the electrical grid in your home and all your appliances. If you’re like most people today, your home is flooded with electrosmog.
You maybe haven’t been connecting when you first starting having trouble sleeping with the proliferation of EMFs in your home, especially in your bedroom. But if you do, you might see the connection.
EMFs Keep You Awake
Sleeping next to radiation-emitting devices can be a major reason you’re having trouble sleeping.
Phones: If you’re like many other people, you may be sleeping with your cell phone right next to your bed (or maybe even under your pillow). Or you might have a cordless phone next to the bed, which in some ways emits more radiation than your cell phone.
Aside from keeping you awake, this practice can have some very serious consequences on your health in the long term.
WiFi: If you have WiFi in your home, your body is dealing with serious electromagnetic radiation, 24/7. Even when you’re not using it, WiFi continues to run throughout your home, continuously zapping your body with electromagnetic radiation.
Laptops, Wireless Gadgets & Appliances: Because it’s convenient, you may keep other wireless devices besides your cell phone near you in the bedroom, such as a laptop or tablet. Or perhaps you have an electric alarm clock or some other appliance on your bed stand. Or you use an electric blanket. All the EMFs from such devices accumulate and add to the electrosmog in your bedroom.
Pre-Bedtime Activities: If you spend the hour or so before bedtime on your computer or cell phone or other EMF-producing devices, this can also contribute to your having trouble sleeping.
How Do EMFs Affect Your Sleep?
EMFs affect your ability to fall sleep—and stay asleep—in two ways.
Rate of Oscillation
EMFs from manmade devices have a higher rate of oscillation (vibrate at a higher number of cycles) than the natural electromagnetic fields of your body at rest. The electrical current in your home is generally between 50-60 Hz. In contrast, the ideal frequency in your brain in sleep drops to as low as 2 Hz.
This discrepancy can prevent you from falling asleep and pull you out of deep sleep, if you do manage to get there. This is because your brain tends to entrain itself to the frequency in the electricity and keeps oscillating at the higher rate of the electricity, which prevents sleep.
But this is just the electricity in your home and the usual appliances that are plugged in the wall. Your wireless devices are even more powerful in their ability to affect your sleep. They emit a truly hazardous kind of EMF—microwave radiation—that oscillates at a much higher frequency. And this can really keep you awake.
A second way EMFs can cause sleep loss is through suppressing the production of melatonin in your body. Melatonin, a hormone produced by your pineal gland, regulates your circadian rhythm and helps you sleep. It is also responsible for killing free radicals and for supporting the immune system.
Researchers have found that EMFs hinder the production of melatonin and also impact our cells so that they can’t take in the melatonin that is produced. This allows cell proliferation of malignant cells and disrupts cell-signaling systems, which determines how a cell responds to its environment.
Melatonin also plays a significant role in breast cancer prevention and longevity. It’s been found that breast cancer cells resume growth when melatonin levels are reduced and the cells are exposed to man-made electromagnetic fields. Read more.
Continual cell phone use can also decrease the pineal gland’s production of melatonin. Studies have further shown a direct link between the suppression of melatonin and occupations with high magnetic field exposure.
How to Prevent Sleep Loss
With all this is mind, it’s important to keep all electrical appliances and wireless devices away from your bed—and if possible, in another room. Since the EMFs emitted by these devices can penetrate through walls, it’s also important to unplug electronics and appliances that are plugged into outlets on the other side of the wall parallel to your bed.
All this can be inconvenient, however. And unplugging your WiFi every night can be a pain. The good news is that none of this is necessary. You can keep all your wireless devices and electrical appliances, even in your bedroom—and also sleep soundly. You simply need to get EMF protection.
EarthCalm offers products that will protect you from the electricity and appliances in your home and from all wireless devices. They also protect you from the EMFs from cell towers that may surround your home or power lines nearby. Plugging in a Home EMF Protection System is the most effective way to start.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, it’s certainly worth it to try EMF protection to see if you can get some relief. EarthCalm gives a 90-day, money-back guarantee on all products–plenty of time to try them out. You might want to also check out other symptoms you might be suffering from that are also EMF health effects.
Read more on sleep loss and melatonin.