Restless nights, insomnia, fatigue during the day… have you felt this way? Constant exposure to electromagnetic pollution could be the cause. We tell you more here.
In recent decades, innovation and technology have made electronic devices an essential part of our lives. We have mobile phones, Wi-Fi, gadgets and appliances of all kinds. These devices have become such an important part of our day to day that we carry them with us even when we sleep.
As we mentioned on previous articles, all of this devices emit artificial electromagnetic fields that have biological effects on our body and affect functions as vital as our sleep patterns. Although it is a well-known and a proven fact, little is said about the many negative effects on sleep and overall health of sleeping near electronic and wireless devices.
In this blog, we want to tell you more about all the sleeping problems related to electromagnetic pollution and how we work to avoid them.
What are sleep problems?
Sleep disorders are conditions that disrupt normal sleep patterns. These conditions are related to a reduced level of melatonin. There are more than 80 different sleep disorders, among which are insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, hypersomnia, circadian rhythm disorders and parasomnia.
Getting enough sleep each night is absolutely necessary in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and ensure normal functioning of the endocrine and immune systems. In general, people suffering from sleep disorders feel tired during the day, they are irritable and, due to the lack of rest, they tend to develop other more serious and evident pathologies in the long term.
Electrohypersensitivity and sleep problems
One of the most prominent symptoms of EHS is insomnia or sleep problems in general. Various studies have found that both exposure to electromagnetic fields and exposure to radiofrequency can cause sleep disorders, in addition to other symptoms that we mentioned in our article on common symptoms of EHS.
A very early report by Schliephake (1932) reported that non-thermal effects occurred in highly exposed Soviet officials and hypersensitive people as a result of exposure to radio frequency. He mentioned that, in addition to headaches, pulsating sensations on the forehead, depressive states, and pronounced fatigue during the day, he noted that the subjects had restless nights.
On the other hand, a 2001 questionnaire carried out in Switzerland showed that 58% of the subjects who claimed to have illnesses related to exposure to electromagnetic fields suffered from sleep problems. Respondents attributed their symptoms to mobile phone stations (74%), mobile phones (36%), cordless phones (29%), and high-voltage lines (27%).
A Finnish study in people with EHS also revealed that the most common symptoms were related to the nervous system: stress (60%), sleep disorders (59%), and fatigue (57%). According to 76% of those surveyed, ceasing to be exposed to electromagnetic fields generated by computers and mobile phones contributed to their total or partial recovery.
How to avoid these problems?
From our experience, we advise our clients to pay special attention to the areas where they sleep, as this is where they are most vulnerable for a longer time. Furthermore, sleep plays a vital role in body regeneration and overall health.
In the hundreds of case studies we have participated in, we suggest that people keep their rooms as free from contaminating elements as possible. However, what happens when you can’t get certain technologies out of your room? Or rather, when you don’t want to get rid of them, your partner opposes to it or any other strong reason… How can you protect your sleep and still have a modern room? Then you can take care of certain aspects to decrease pollution:
- The lighting system: avoid using cold or white light bulbs, ensure that your entire room uses warm light.
- Get rid of extensions: put in good quality, permanent electrical connections that are properly grounded. Seek professional help to ensure an optimal installation.
- Avoid using synthetic fabrics: For curtains or bed covers, try to avoid this material or gradually replace it with another.
- Filter dirty electricity: Use a Stroom Master filter and plug it in close to your bed.
- Sleep away from your cell phone: Try not to take the cell phone to bed, place it on a table away from you. If you use it as an alarm clock, put it in airplane mode. If you need to have it active for various reasons, make sure you have it with a Spiro L2 filter that neutralizes the imbalanced charges of the phone’s electromagnetic impulses.
If you suffer from insomnia, we suggest using the L4 disc under your pillow, taking advantage of the SPIRO natural polarized field to stimulate a recovery of your healthy brain activity during sleep in order to obtain a more restful sleep. Our case studies indicate that the L4 and L5 disc (in case of Electrohypersensitivity) help to increase REM states and low frequencies of deep sleep. If you want to know the 29 common symptoms of EHS (electrohypersensitivity) and have an impression of how much electromagnetic waves may be affecting your health, take the survey here.
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