Fascinating Information About Cell Phones and Sleeplessness

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Cell phones.  We all have one, and most people keep their’s within reach at all times.  Personally, mine likes to wander, so I don’t keep it on a very short leash.  My oldest daughter and my husband are sort of like me in that regard but my youngest daughters are nearly attached to their cell phones.

Because of this attachment, I read everything I can get my eyes on about cell phones and their effects. Sometimes the information is unsettling.

U.S. and European researchers report that cell phone radiation might cause insomnia, headaches, confusion and reduce the amount of deep sleep the body needs. According to online reports, it’s time to start taking these studies seriously.

“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,” one researcher said. The research, conducted by Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and Wayne State University in Detroit, theorizes that radio-frequency radiation may also disrupt production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates the body’s internal rhythms.

We all know the benefits of “winding down” before bedtime. This winding down should include turning off the cell phone and pretending it doesn’t exist for at least 30 minutes before going to sleep.

If you or someone you know is experiencing sleep problems or is showing signs of not getting enough rest – you now have a clear-cut suspect. It’s very, very rare that anything would be such an emergency that someone would HAVE to call your cell phone. If it were, they can reach you on your home phone.

Try it for a week and see if you aren’t able to get more sleep – and a better quality of sleep. I’m betting that you’ll feel so much better you’ll never invite your cell phone for a sleepover again.

Click the link for a great article on Minimizing Health Hazards from Cell Phones.

Make each moment count double,
~ Joi

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