Why Should You Turn Off Wifi at Night?
Updated: May 26, 2020
How many of you find yourselves sleeping with the phone next to your head and with the wifi constantly on? Have you ever thought switching wifi off for the night could be part of the solution, leading to better health of your family?
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs), also called radio frequency, emitted from wireless devices can affect your health. With wifi being one of the main sources of EMFs in your home, switching it off at night could be a simple step to help you get a healthier sleep and to reduce your exposure by a third.
Let us explain why.
If you are new to the topic of radio frequencies, microwave radiation and EMFs, start with our article titled ‘The Beginner’s Guide to Electromagnetic Radiation’. Done it?
Then let’s answer the main question and have a look at the Bioinitiative report on the effects of EMFs on health. Compiled by 29 independent scientists and health experts from around the world, this report is only one of many reliable resources available online that shows evidence of the effects and possible risks from wireless technologies and electromagnetic fields.
According to this report, bioeffects (effects on the human, animal or cell biology) are clearly established and take place at very low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation, be it from a mobile or cordless phone use, mobile phone masts, WI-FI, and wireless utility ‘smart’ meters that produce wholebody exposure.
Studies quoted in the report show that these exposures can not only cause DNA damage, but can also cause oxidative stress (think faster ageing and disease) and can be carcinogenic. There have also been studies showing the impact on sperm function, brain and the nervous system as well as behaviour in offspring. So the more we are exposed to these fields and wireless radiation, the more the body needs to keep up to keep everything in check and combat this source of stress. This is exactly why switching off your wifi during night time is one of the very simple things to do to help combat the issue of EMFs. It is not the only solution, but reducing the exposure time by 7 or 8 hours a day, where possible, is definitely worth it.
Tips to help you sleep better
In one of our previous articles titled 5 Top Tips to help you sleep like a baby (link to blog) we share an overview of why paying attention to your sleep is one of the keys to a healthy life. In the same article we also discuss top eight factors that can influence your sleep, including EMF exposure, the foods you eat, stress, exercise and light.
If you are curious or concerned about your children’s sleeping habits, you might also want to read our article titled How EMFs Affect Children’s Health.
References: 1. https://bioinitiative.org 2. https://ehtrust.org/science/research-on-wireless-health-effects/
Article by: Synergy Science