Can Your Cell Phone Ruin Your Sleep?
A study suggests that using a cell phone before going to bed could cause insomnia, headaches and confusion. Mobile phone radiation can also cut your amount of deep sleep, interfering with your body‘s ability to refresh itself.
35 men and 36 women were exposed either to radiation equivalent to that received when using a cell phone, or given “sham” exposure as an experimental control. The ones who were actually exposed to radiation took longer to enter the deeper stages of sleep, and spent less time in the deepest one.
Researcher Professor Bengt Arnetz said that, “The study strongly suggests that mobile phone use is associated with specific changes in the areas of the brain responsible for activating and coordinating the stress system.”
The radiation may also disrupt production of the hormone melatonin, which controls your body‘s internal rhythms.
How Does It Affect You?
It’s important to understand that the danger from most land-based portable phones, cell phones and WiFi routers is NOT from the magnetic radiation or the microwave carrier wave, for which typical SAR ratings are given on phones.
This SAR rating indicates the thermal effect emitted by your phone, which is totally insignificant, unless you have massive exposures like you might expect in a microwave oven. This is why the discussion about lowering the allowable SAR is pointless, as it will NOT make cell phones safer.
Instead, nearly all your biological damage comes from the modulated signals that are carried ON the carrier microwave.
These modulated information-carrying radio waves resonate (vibrate) in the same frequencies as many of your cellular receptors; frequencies of a few to a few hundred cycles per second. These are biological frequencies and, unlike ionizing radiation (X-rays), which you can tolerate in small doses, there is NO dose of these radio waves that are safe. The cause damage at ANY dose, not matter how low.
It is an interesting concept but it is called zero threshold and that is precisely what we have with cell phones, most portable phones, and WiFi routers.
These information carrying radio waves can stimulate, or confuse your cellular receptors causing a whole cascade of pathological consequences that can culminate in fatigue, sleeplessness, anxiety, neurological decline, and ultimately cancers.
Refer Mercola.com for more information.