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Mimicked Mobile Phone Radiation Disrupts Physiological Sleep Stage

Scientists studied 35 men and 36 women aged between 18 and 45. Some were exposed to radiation that exactly mimicked mobile phone radiation; others were placed in precisely the same conditions, but without radiation exposure.

The research showed that using the handsets before bed caused people to take longer to reach deeper stages of sleep and and in shorter intervals. Exposure to 884 MHz wireless disrupted sleep periods that involve the body’s ability to repair damage suffered during the day.

The sleep disturbance can lead to mood and personality changes, ADHD-like symptoms, depression, lack of concentration and poor academic performance, grouchiness, difficulty concentrating, and hyperactivity and behavior problems in children.

About half of the people in the study believed themselves to be “electrosensitive”, with claims of symptoms such as headaches and impaired cognitive function from mobile phone use, but they proved unable to tell if they had been exposed to the radiation in the test.

Published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium and funded by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum, representing the main handset companies.

Pubmed abstract not found.

See also …

Hillert L, Akerstedt T, Lowden A, Wiholm C, Kuster N, Ebert S, Boutry C, Moffat SD, Berg M, Arnetz BB. The effects of 884 MHz GSM wireless communication signals on headache and other symptoms: An experimental provocation study. Bioelectromagnetics. 2007 Nov 28

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