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One of the most simple and effective ways to restore the body's immunity and balance is through sleep. Sleep is the time the body gets to heal. it is also the time the mind gets to make sense out of the day's happenings as well as deeper emotions. This, of course, happens through dreams. With our fast-paced modern lifestyle, it comes as no surprise that most Americans are sleep deficient.
Could sleep deficiency be a contributing factor to health problems?
The Insomnia Epidemic
About 30% of Americans suffer from insomnia. This number is probably higher, as there are many people who do not seek medical treatment for their insomnia, so they are not included in the tally.
EMFs, Sleep & Melatonin
While there are certainly many contributing factors to insomnia, one often overlooked culprit is electromagnetic frequencies. Studies have clearly shown that EMFs work to suppress the pineal gland's release of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that works to regulate our sleep and wake cycles. New research into melatonin reveals it to play a key role in our immunity, as well as being an important anti-oxidant. Melatonin has even been used to treat cancer, due to its immune boosting properties.
How One Family Improved Their Sleep
Andrea Fabry is a mother of nine. After dealing with toxic mold issues. Andrea became more aware of the effects our living environment has on our health. When she learned about the effects EMFs have on sleep, she decided to make some changes to her family's sleep environments.
Andrea's Changes For Better Sleep
1. Turn off the wireless router before going to bed. Ideally, you want to return to a hard-wired internet connection. But, if this is not possible, be sure to turn the router off before bed. It can be placed on a timer to help you remember.
2. Remove cordless phones from the bedroom and replace with corded phones. Cordless phones emit the same type of radiation as cell phones. The base station is the source of the radiation and broadcasts out continually to the various handsets that might be throughout a home. Corded phones are much safer to keep on a nightstand. Always try to avoid sleeping with a cell phone in the bedroom. Even if charging, keep cell phones out of bedrooms while sleeping.
3. Move as many electronic devices out of the bedroom as possible. Only keep what is necessary in the bedroom. Any electronics that you do have to keep in the bedroom, make sure you unplug them before bed. Be aware that unplugging TVs will not minimize their EMF fields, as TVs continue to emit EMFs even after being unplugged.
4 Eliminate electronic media two hours before going to sleep. A study found that those who used electronic media before bed had a harder time falling asleep and also led to them feeling as though they got insufficient sleep when they awoke. In other words, even though they slept, they didn't wake up feeling rejuvenated.
5. Consider cutting off the power supply to the bedroom. If switching off the breaker is not practical every night, it is possible to invest in a cut-off or demand switch that stops the flow of electricity into a room if there is no demand for it. Most people who cut off the power to the bedroom report deeper sleep.
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