PEMF Therapy for Insomnia and Better Sleep
In this article, we will look at the mystery of sleep, why we need it, the many benefits sleep provides, the current epidemic of insomnia and sleep disorders, and most importantly, practical solutions to help you get better sleep. There are many things we can do to help with better sleep, but here we are going to focus on PEMF therapy, and how pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is, the best natural solution to help you get better sleep.
What is sleep?
From an evolutionary point of view, sleep is a bad idea. Think about it. If you’re an animal out in the jungle, the last thing you want to do is to be motionless, defenseless, and vulnerable for hours a day. But sleep fought evolution, and won. It’s because it’s essential for life. Sleep happens in all species of animals without exception. This just shows how vital it is for sleep to exist. It’s essential at the most basic biological level. But yet it’s still a mystery to scientists, although we are learning more and more about sleep. For humans, it’s so essential that the average healthy person would die after ten days with no sleep. That makes it even more important than food. Most people can survive 30-90 days without food.
Let’s start by looking at the stages of sleep. There are five stages of sleep – four stages of dreamless sleep (stages 1 through 4), and there is REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep where you dream. The slow, lazy brain waves of stages 1 through 4 are your dreamless sleep. But in those stages, your body heals and regenerates itself. As we get older, especially stages 3 and 4, our ability to get that deep, slow-wave sleep, becomes more and more difficult. As we’ll see, PEMF therapy can help get you down into those deeper levels of sleep. And this is where the magic of regeneration comes. You lose about 20-30 billion cells a day in your body, and fortunately, 20-30 billion cells are created through mitosis, mainly during sleep.
What goes on in sleep?
First of all, our brain recharges itself. Good sleep has been linked to better memory, creativity, alertness, awareness, and productivity. If we want to be successful in life, we need deep sleep. During sleep, our body releases important hormones, like HGH and melatonin. They both have been linked to longevity and health. As we age, HGH and melatonin levels decline, and our sleep levels also decline along with that. So, if we can get better sleep and keep that level of HGH and melatonin high, this is a good strategy for longevity and for feeling healthy and energized, even well into our 70’s, 80’s and beyond.
What are the benefits of sleep?
We’ve already mentioned a few of them, but there are some other benefits to getting a good nights sleep as well. Sleep keeps our heart healthy. Studies have shown that less than 5 ½hours of sleep a night doubles our risk of heart attacks. Sleep can help prevent cancer. It helps to reduce stress, inflammation, makes us more alert, bolsters our memory, and helps us to lose weight. Studies have shown that decreased sleep increases weight gain. And finally, sleep may help to reduce the risk of depression.
Circadian rhythms are our body’s biological clock. These rhythms are governed by light and dark, eating cycles, even by the magnetic field of the Earth, and certain other environmental factors. Circadian rhythms help our body to be energized and awake during the day, and relaxed and sleepy at night. As we’ll see, the iMRS and Omnium1 PEMF therapy devices have a biorhythm clock that gives us energized frequencies during the day, and relaxed frequencies at night. We want to be in tune with the cycles of nature. It’s best to try to get to bed by 10PM to 11PM. It’s been proven that growth hormone is secreted mainly between 10PM and 2AM.
Insomnia and Sleep Problems
Insomnia is such a problem these days. One in ten people suffers from chronic insomnia. It can really negatively affect the quality of our life. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of American report having problems a few nights a week. Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep, and staying asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms: difficulty falling asleep, waking up during the night and having trouble getting back to sleep, waking up too early in the morning, and feeling tired upon awakening. Besides lack of energy, mental focus, and depression, a lack of sleep is linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, weight gain, and overall accelerated aging. We really need to sleep. Insomnia can be a very difficult problem to deal with, and that’s why we are here to show you how PEMF therapy can be so beneficial for insomnia and general sleep problems.
After pain relief, the most positive feedback we usually get about Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy, is better sleep. Sometimes people don’t even buy a PEMF therapy device for sleep, but they’ll come back and say “I really noticed that I’ve been sleeping better.” No matter what your illness or disease, if you get better sleep your body is going to be able to heal and repair itself much better. For people with chronic diseases, it can be a vicious cycle: Their illness makes it difficult to get the sleep, and not getting the sleep doesn’t allow their body to repair and regenerate itself.
This image of the different stages of sleep is based on EEG (Electro-Encephalogram) studies. This concept is proven and accepted by the medical community. Our brain waves have these different stages of sleep, or states of consciousness. Here’s the problem: We typically want to get down into the theta or delta (slow-wave) sleep. When we’re drifting off to sleep we should be in theta brainwave. Our brain has four main states of consciousness. Beta is alert, wakeful state. Alpha is relaxed state. Theta is the state right before we’re drifting off to sleep. It’s very relaxed. Some people who are deep meditators can get into theta. It’s very rare for anyone to be consciously in Delta state. It’s basically the deepest state of sleep. And this is where regeneration happens. Those are the stages of sleep. They range from 0 to 30 Hz. Delta and theta are low (0-5 Hz.) Awake beta is around 15-30 Hz. It’s possible to get into Gamma, if we are in a hyper state. We don’t want to be hitting the pillow for sleep at 30-40 Hz. Our brain is overstimulated. What a good PEMF therapy mat with a Circadian Rhythm clock does is entrain our mind to a slower frequency.
If you’re a good meditator, you could slow down your brain waves with meditation before sleep. For those who don’t meditate, laying on a PEMF therapy mat for eight minutes will take your brain down to that slow-wave frequency. The brain is very electrical, so it’s susceptible to external fields.
It makes so much sense why PEMF therapy works so well for sleep. There’s research that backs this up. A four-week double-blind study with 101 patients proved the effects of PEMF therapy on insomnia. This was a 2001 study by R.B. Pelka. It found significant improvement in sleep with the PEMF group versus the placebo group.
There’s also been research to show that PEMF therapy increases the production of Melatonin in the pineal gland. As we mentioned, Melatonin is the “Sleep hormone”, the hormone that helps you to get to sleep and rejuvenate. And Melatonin has proven to be oncostatic, meaning it’s anticancer.
In conclusion, the body heals and repairs and regenerates itself during deep sleep. In many research, we strongly believe that PEMF therapy, especially with an earth-based PEMF therapy device using low frequencies (0-30 Hz.) along with a circadian rhythm clock, is absolutely the best investment you can make to help with better sleep.
To take a closer look at what sleep exactly is, why it matters and how PEMF could help improve sleep induction and quality, click : Sleep Disorder and Insomnia
Research online for yourself about PEMF therapy, and learn more about all of the studies that have been conducted on improving overall health by PEMF therapy.