Friday, January 18, 2008

Cell Phone Radiation Inhibits Melatonin

Studies have shown that electromagnetic radiation (cell phone radiation, wireless technology, etc.) inhibits the production of a hormone called melatonin. Melatonin is secreted in pineal gland in the brain. One of its primary functions is to regulate our sleep cycle. When inadequate amounts of melatonin are produced our sleep cycle is compromised. Could this be one reason so many people today suffer from insomnia? Is the multitude of sleep problems in America today a result of all the electromagnetic radiation, radio frequencies and microwave radiation in our environment?

Why is this important? If you don't get into the deeper phases of the sleep cycle at night the body cannot repair itself. Cells aren't rejuvenated. Sleep in necessary for this repair process to occur and we all need it. Growth hormone plays a major role here and is also secreted during deep phase sleep.

Get this. 81% of 15-to-20 year olds today SLEEP WITH THEIR CELL PHONE ON! Considering the value of melatonin to our health, and especially in the sleep cycle, the implications of this statistic are frightening.

There's more to the melatonin story...a lot more. Read it on the next post.

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