6. Protecting Yourself from EMF Radiation in the Bedroom
The bedroom is the room in your house that you may think has the least amount of EMF radiation. Instead, the bedroom emits a large quantity of EMF radiation and can easily be the most radiated room in your home.
Before you protect yourself from EMF radiation, you need to take an inventory of the electronic devices you will find in your bedroom on any given day.
Is there a TV, cell phone, computer, laptop, tablet, Wi-Fi smoke detector, Fitbit charging, Google Home, or Apple Hub? All of these devices emit EMF radiation. Without scrubbing your entire bedroom of these devices completely, you need to think of a realistic way to protect yourself from the radiation these devices emit.
Here are some ways to do that!
1. Don’t Take Cell Phone to Bed.
This one is difficult, but only because we have become so accustomed to lying in bed playing on a cell phone before falling asleep. This might not be a terrible idea if we didn’t plug our phone into a charger just a few inches from our head and fall asleep.
EMF radiation is constantly emitted through a cell phone, even when it is not in use. The EMF radiation is increased if the cell phone is connected to Wi-Fi. This is because the Wi-Fi signal within the phone and the wireless router are communicating through radiofrequencies.
Radiofrequency is a type of EMF radiation. Therefore, your phone is emitting EMF radiation for hours at a time, just a few inches from your head as you sleep.
The best way to protect yourself from EMF radiation in the bedroom is to keep your phone out of the bedroom.
2. Turn Your Phone to Airplane Mode.
If you must take your phone to bed, turn your phone to airplane mode before falling asleep. Airplane mode will allow your phone to use certain functions, especially the alarm clock feature, if you use your cell phone as an alarm clock.
Placing your phone on airplane mode will not completely eliminate all EMF radiation, but it will help reduce it. This is a much better option than keeping your phone on and connected to wireless internet as it lies beside you in the bed.
3. Place Your Phone across the Room.
You may want to keep your phone nearby in case of emergencies, but do not want to place it on airplane mode or turn it off completely. In this case, you can help reduce the amount of EMF radiation you receive during the night by placing your phone across the room.
The greater the distance you can put between yourself and your cell phone while you sleep will lessen the amount of EMF radiation you receive from the device.
4. Invest in an EMF Radiation Protection Blanket.
If you don’t mind spending a little money, you can create a perfect sanctuary from EMF radiation while you sleep. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t protect yourself by following some of the recommendations above.
Instead, an EMF radiation protection blanket gives you an extra buffer of protection from residual EMF radiation lingering throughout your bedroom.
An EMF radiation protection blanket is made of a strong yet breathable fabric that will block a substantial amount of EMF radiation when installed. If you suffer from headaches, sleeplessness, or other health issues, an EMF radiation protection blanket surrounding your bed will help improve your health and quality of sleep.
5. Turn Off Wi-Fi.
Another way to reduce the amount of EMF radiation within your bedroom is to turn off your Wi-Fi at night. Wireless internet communicates with devices by using radiofrequencies. These radiofrequencies are a form of EMF radiation. To reduce the amount of radiofrequencies being emitted throughout the home, turn off your home’s Wi-Fi when not in use.
6. Air tube headset.
Instead of using wires to deliver sound directly to the a cell phone headset, air tube headphones use a hollow tube filled with air or “hands free” device.
Mobile phones are low-powered radiofrequency transmitters, operating at frequencies between 450 and 2700 MHz with peak powers in the range of 0.1 to 2 watts. The handset only transmits power when it is turned on. The power (and hence the radiofrequency exposure to a user) falls off rapidly with increasing distance from the handset. A person using a mobile phone 30–40 cm away from their body – for example when text messaging, accessing the Internet, or using a “hands free” device – will therefore have a much lower exposure to radiofrequency fields than someone holding the handset against their head.
In addition to using "hands-free" devices, which keep mobile phones away from the head and body during phone calls, exposure is also reduced by limiting the number and length of calls. Using the phone in areas of good reception also decreases exposure as it allows the phone to transmit at reduced power. The use of commercial devices for reducing radiofrequency field exposure has not been shown to be effective.