Do EMFs Cause Fatigue?
Do you experience frequent bouts of fatigue? It may be caused by EMF exposure. In this article, we will review the different ways that EMFs may contribute to fatigue, as well as what you can do to help reduce your EMF exposure and boost your energy.
Did you know that 45% of Americans who sleep seven to eight hours a night still feel tired or fatigued three times a week? (1) While some people may suffer from chronic fatigue, many of us are all too familiar with frequent bouts of fatigue that come from daily living. But what if the fatigue you experience is something you may be able to prevent?
What Is Fatigue?
While it can come from a lack of good quality sleep, fatigue is more than just being tired. Fatigue is classified as an overwhelming feeling of tiredness and lack of energy. This level of tiredness often makes it difficult to perform daily activities. For those who experience fatigue, not only do you feel physically drained and unable to do anything, but you also find it difficult to concentrate or stay focused. (2)
Fatigue is often a symptom of a greater health condition or illness. However, fatigue can result from a variety of other factors, including lack of sleep or physical activity, grief, emotional stress, medications, and even consuming too much caffeine. (3) One other contributing factor that could be causing your fatigue is EMF radiation.
Do EMFs Cause Fatigue?
Although the effects of EMF radiation are still being explored, there are several studies that suggest a strong link between EMFs and fatigue. Here, we will review just a few of the ways that studies have found EMFs may contribute to fatigue:
EMFs May Reduce Melatonin Production
Melatonin is a hormone that your body produces naturally to promote sleep. Without enough melatonin, your body can experience irregular sleep patterns, and as a result, you may experience fatigue, along with several other health issues.
According to the Journal of Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, there are several human health studies that have discovered lower levels of melatonin in those who are exposed to EMFs. (4) A 1996 study found a “significant association between MF [magnetic field] exposures and lower daytime melatonin levels.” (4) A second study in 1997 showed that EMFs had “a highly significant effect” in reducing night-time melatonin levels. (4) Although these studies were conducted several years ago, their data provide evidence that we should consider, especially with society’s ever-growing use of devices that emit EMFs.
EMFs May Disrupt Thyroid Hormone Production
Your thyroid plays an important role in your body’s hormonal regulation. Essentially, the thyroid controls your metabolism by releasing a variety of hormones that help govern several different functions throughout the body. When your thyroid releases too many or too few hormones, it can lead to a variety of health problems. (5)
Two of the hormones that your thyroid produces and regulates are triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) hormones. T4’s main role is to stimulate oxygen consumption, thus stimulating cell and tissue metabolism in the body. (7) T3 helps “maintain muscle control, brain function and development, [and] heart and digestive functions.” (8) Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones, which ultimately leads to the systems in your body slowing down. One of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism is fatigue. (9)
One study from 2019 found that those who were exposed to EMFs had lower thyroid hormone levels than those who were not exposed, specifically with lower levels of T3 and T4 hormones. (10) As these findings suggest, EMFs may reduce the amount of hormones your thyroid produces, potentially leading to hypothyroidism and the fatigue associated with it.
EMFs May Lead to Sleep Disturbances
A poor night’s sleep can cause you to be tired the next day, but if you experience regular impaired sleep, you may begin to experience fatigue. There are several studies that indicate a correlation between EMF exposure and decreased quality of sleep. In 2008, one study showed that people who lived near transmission lines reported greater sleep disturbances, as well as other side effects, than those who did not. (11) Another study in 2002 followed two groups of people for six months to measure their EMF exposure and side effects. The group of individuals who reduced their EMF exposure reported a 55% improvement in their symptoms and 64% improvement in sleep quality. (11) These studies and others suggest that EMFs may interfere with sleep quality, and if you experience poor sleep frequently, that could be contributing to your fatigue.
How to Reduce EMF Exposure and Fatigue
If you think that your fatigue may be caused by EMF exposure, there are a few things you can do to reduce your exposure and increase your chances of reducing fatigue:
- If possible, reduce the amount of time spent on electronic devices each day.
- Keep your phone and other devices in a separate room while you sleep.
- Use Qi Devices™ to reduce EMF radiation and help ease symptoms.
Qi Devices™ are some of the most effective devices available to reduce EMF radiation, and their effectiveness is supported through double-blind studies that measure the devices’ ability to reduce the effects of EMF exposure. By using a Qi Device™, you can protect yourself and your family from the effects of EMF radiation and its many side effects, including fatigue. Get your own Qi Device™ today and start experiencing a healthier, more energized life!