Is Your Baby Monitor Keeping Your Child From Sleeping?
What is the most beautiful gift to a mom? The answer may be sleep. Until you are a parent, it is hard to imagine the responsibility of caring for a child, and that includes the sacrifice of sleep. So when children are having sleep issues it is magnified by the parent also lacking sleep. Though sleep issues may have many causes, I want you to consider one you may not have thought of---- Electromagnetic Fields/ EMFs.
EMFs are radiation emitted through everyday electrical devices, such as baby monitors, electric clocks, outlets, electric heating pads, cell phones, and living within 300 feet of telephone poles/transformers. Pretty much every electrical device puts off some amount of EMFs.
It affects the behavior of charged objects in the vicinity of the field and keeps going indefinitely throughout space. That means humans. Humans contain atoms that are made up of positively charged protons and negatively charged electrons. So EMFs affect the behavior of humans. What behavior does it affect? Sleep!
Studies have shown EMFs to reduce melatonin, increase histamine, alter sleep spindles (burst of brain activity visible on an EEG), and disrupt circadian responses.
While you sleep, you move into unconsciousness and your body relaxes. In this vulnerable state, research indicates that you are 100-150 times more open to damage from EMFs than when you are awake. Children are often up to 1,000 times more sensitive to these fields when they are asleep. A TV screen in your bedroom will radiate energy all night, even after it has been unplugged. However, the worst of all electrical bedroom appliances are clock radios, electric alarm clocks, electric blankets, and waterbed heaters. (4)
So remove those items from the bedroom or consider getting a EMF blocker.
For those wanting to do more, here are other ideas.
Use a QLink device—these have been shown to protect against radiation, reducing its impact on the body. I admit these sounded crazy to me when I first read about them, but I now think there is something to them. Do your own research, but it is pretty fascinating stuff. I read several articles, pro and con, but in the end people report good results with them. You can attached it to any electrical device including a baby monitor.
You may wish to have an electromagnetic survey done in your home. This is especially recommended for people with long standing issues.
Use a meter to detect where high EMFs are in your house. We borrowed one from a friend and did this and it was quite fun. There is a huge difference in quality with price. I have not used this one but it had the best reviews for the price. The K2 KII EMF Meter Deluxe.
Install a circuit disconnection switch to eliminate electric fields from your sleeping area. These are highly recommended for your bedroom as well as children’s rooms and nurseries. Along with removing EMF producing items this can greatly improve sleep. Sleep is worth the sacrifice.
Turn OFF and unplug appliances when not in operation. Devices with a remote control that are simply put on ‘stand-by’ are still drawing current and radiating.
So, where that baby monitor might make you feel safer, it also might be disturbing your child’s sleep. I hope this helps some kids and so parents sleep better.
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