How Can You Tell If EMFs Are Impacting Your Health?

by Dr. Joseph Mercola    

One of the most obvious signs that EMFs may be affecting your well-being is not sleeping as well as you once did.

Extremely low frequency EMFs — like those emitted from power plants and electric wiring — and cell phone radio frequencies have been shown to impair sleep.

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Insomnia is one of the most common symptoms reported by people experiencing a new EMF exposure.

EMFs affect your brain in two ways that can disrupt sleep:

  1. Excite your brain’s cortical region, making it harder for you to relax into sleep
  2. Reduce your melatonin levels, the hormone essential for a healthy circadian rhythm and restorative deep sleep

Instead of, or in addition to poor sleep, maybe you're noticing a ringing in your ears, or tinnitus. Humming or ringing in the ears is another common symptom of EMF hypersensitivity. It too can impact your sleep.

Most people who suffer from tinnitus have no idea it may be related to their EMF exposure. However, ears are highly susceptible to EMFs and tinnitus may be an early indication that EMFs are damaging the cells inside your inner ear, or cochlea.

Not only is there a confirmed link between tinnitus and electrohypersensitivity, there’s evidence that EMFs influence your brain function and nerve processing in your brain’s auditory system.

Other common signs of EMFs exposure sensitivity include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Vision and hearing issues
  • Cognitive dysfunction, including lack of concentration and focus
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Memory changes
  • Tension and restlessness
  • Irritability

Certainly, many of the above symptoms can be associated with other conditions, but by following the simple steps I provide in “EMF*D,” you can rule out electromagnetic frequency as the primary cause.