Sleep deprivation is an epidemic in the U.S. and is on the rise in other developed nations as well. If there’s a chart that overlaps statistics on sleep issues with the increase of cell phone and computer use in recent years, it probably reflects astonishing results.
Recent studies show the correlation of interrupted sleep patterns and electromagnetic fields. If you have WIFI then you have EMFs circulating in your home, 24/7. And, if you sleep with a cell phone by your bed, make sure it’s on “airplane mode” or you’ll have even more EMFs effecting you.
Sleep deprivation is not only a result of not being able to fall asleep. Some sleep well for the first several hours of the night but are suddenly awake and can’t seem to fall back to sleep. Not too long ago I heard from someone who had white noise playing in their ear buds all night to help them sleep. I shared how dangerous that was for their brain and how it would eventually make their sleep issues even worse. Thankfully, they no longer do that!
If you have trouble sleeping electromagnetic fields are a culprit.
Here are some other things to consider:
-Don’t look at your cell phone or computer 2 hours before your desired sleep time.
-Don’t consume anything caffeinated after 12-noon. The obvious is coffee or tea but avoid chocolate too!
-Your bedroom should be pitch-dark or sleep with an eye shield to achieve the same.
-Shower before bed.
-Don’t drink too much alcohol. If you over-imbibe the alcohol interferes with your norepinephrine, which is the hormone that helps keep you asleep.
-Sleep in a cool room. 65-68 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal.
-Don’t watch television too close to bedtime, especially not the news.