4 Reasons Why People Have Trouble Sleeping: EM Radiation
"The problem with EMF is that you can't see, smell it, you can't touch it," says study researcher De-Kun Li, MD, PhD, a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif. "But you can avoid those sources that we know about."
Ever wondered why, when you hike in the wilderness, you feel different? When you camp, you can sleep fantastically well (assuming you didn’t forget your tent and sleeping bag), you are emotionally balanced and mentally clear. This is due to the way your body reacts to EMF waves which are found in almost everything we deal with in our environment. Whether it’s your TV, your phone, your work computer, or even your car’s MP3 system, EM radiation is all around us. In today’s post, we go over four reasons how EMF waves affect a person’s ability to sleep.
Higher stress levels.
EM radiation has been linked to high levels of stress. Have you ever wondered why you’re constantly more stressed at work compared to being at home? This is mainly due to the large number of electronics (modems, servers, phones, computers, printers) in a traditional workplace setting. Exposing your body to high levels of EM radiation throughout the day can cause your body’s hormone balances to be thrown off which can lead to higher stress levels.
Lower melatonin levels
If you didn’t know, the most sensitive part of your body to EM radiation is your eyes and the pineal gland. The pineal gland is responsible for all hormonal balances in your body. Many people suffer from multiple chemical sensitivities or environmental illnesses. They are universal reactors who have chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. (ConsumerHealth.org) These symptoms have all been linked to low melatonin in the body which affect your ability to sleep.
Exposure to too much artificial light.
If you’ve ever stayed up too late at night surfing on YouTube or Facebook, whether you have been scrolling endlessly through your Instagram, or looking at cooking recipes on Pinterest, chances are we’ve all been victims of the restless nights. Turns out that exposure to too much artificial light has a huge impact on your body’s ability to sleep. Too much of artificial light will end up sending wake-up signals to the brain which suppresses melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone) in turn making it harder for you to fall asleep. Try moving away from your phones and any other devices that may be emitting EM radiation around your sleeping area.
Nasal/sinus allergies due to too much dust or particles in the room.
Double check on your children’s sleeping conditions. Does the room get too cold at night? Are the windows cracked open? Are they allergic to certain fabrics? If you’ve tried everything to get your children to sleep a full night’s rest, the cause could be their sleeping environment. Dry air in the room can cause runny noses and dry skin which can lead to sinus allergies. Thankfully, Navien’s Comfort-Mate is made with micro-fiber cloth for the ultimate comfort and sleeping environment for your children. There have also been studies showing an increase in the risk of asthma in women who were pregnant with children. Click here for the study.
So, what can you do to ensure a good night’s sleep? Use caution when it comes to your household. Make sure your bed isn’t too close to EMF radiating devices such as (wireless routers, televisions, computer monitors, and electric mats) and turn off any electronics near your sleeping area. Understand that different devices will emit more EMF than others, such as microwaves and computer screens which rank at the top, next to electric blankets and wireless routers. Navien’s Comfort Mate has the technology to keep your entire bed at the perfect sleeping temperature without emitting the harmful EMF that traditional electric mats contain. (No EMF from the mattress topper but it can be emitted from the heating unit . Be sure to locate the heating unit from you at least 30cm apart to avoid EMF). To find out more about the Comfort Mate and how it works, click here for the product website.