Mobile Hazard – Keep it away from your bedside, it may be interfering with your sleep!
If you use your handset like an alarm clock, here’s warning that you must stop doing it.
A recent study conducted in Sweden, where 36 women and 35 men were subjected to a laboratory experiment were exposed to 884 MHz GSM radiation or placebo shows that your handset may be interfering with your sleep pattern/cycle and even altering it.
Twenty-two women and sixteen men reported symptoms they specifically related to mobile phone use. The radiation exposed subjects reported a delay to reach the first cycle of deep sleep, and further, the amount of sleep was also decreased. They also reported to have more headaches.
The study indicated that during laboratory exposure to 884 MHz wireless signals, components of sleep, believed to be important for recovery from daily wear and tear, are adversely affected.
We have heard about the effects of radiation from mobile phones. But we tend to ignore such findings, till it is conclusively proven that mobile phone radiation is harmful for humans. I mean, even school kids carry mobile phones these days!
While long term harm may not be a deterrent, the findings of this latest study are disconcerting. Maybe it is time we started paying heed to such research. If you have a problem getting a good night’s sleep, despite leading a healthy lifestyle, maybe you ought to take that handset off your bedside table.
I suppose I will have to buy an alarm clock for my bedside now!!!