In modern times, our bodies are bombarded with electromagnetic waves. They come from our wireless devices, computers, cell phones, iPads, etc. These days we have an electrical outlet in every wall, which shows a commonly large use of electronics.
Studies have shown that the electromagnetic waves inhibit the pineal gland from releasing melatonin, your sleep hormone. One researcher in Australia has studied these affects, and he hypothesizes the pineal gland recognizes the electro magnetic frequencies as light, which decreases the melatonin secretion.
Here is the biggest thing you can do to improve this inevitable affect. Most of us use our cell phones as alarms, so we keep it nearby. The electro magnetic waves from our cell phones may easily cause insomnia, especially in sensative individuals. All you have to do is turn your phone to airplane mode, and this will dramatically reduce the amount of waves your phone releases. In addition, black tourmaline is incredible at absorbing the electromagnetic waves, and protecting our body from this constant bombardment. I like to use a piece of black tourmaline on my cell phone, and I notice a huge increase in focus and concentration.
Here is a picture of my phone with a black tourmaline wand. I will use both my tourmaline and the airplane mode tonight!
Have a peaceful day and may you sleep well!
-Rachelle Lambert, L.Ac.