Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Turned off.

I have been doing a little experiment the last few nights.
Even though I consider myself someone who sleeps well, I still wanted to try this experiment to see if I would notice a difference.  I have been reading a lot lately about how the electromagnetic field affects our sleep.
And how even our health may be affected from radio frequency coming from portable phones, cell phones, and wireless devices, because it has been shown to interfere with the body's immune system.
I thought I was doing good by always keeping my cell phone on vibrate at night and putting my TV on silent, because I just liked it for the light.
I notice so many of my friends from their facebook statues have such an issue with sleeping. Again God has blessed me with being able to sleep well throughout the night and I have always been a person who wakes up when it's morning ready to go. If I had an alarm ....which I don't....I have a pack of dogs, I would not be that person hitting the snooze10 times before I got up.  I think having a pack of dogs is another reasons I sleep so well. After chasing them around all day, I’m wiped out!

So because of all of that, I didn't really expect to see much of a difference.
However I was pretty surprised when immediately I noticed something. From the get-go I would fall asleep and not wake up again until morning.
Something I never even realized I did, until I didn’t.  I would get up maybe a couple times a night for a few minutes rollover but fall right back to sleep. However without any electronics on I notice I don't wake up at all. In fact the first morning when I woke up I didn't realize it was morning and I kept trying to go back to sleep wondering... why am I so awake?  Until I rolled over and seen through the window that it was morning!  Then I realized I woke up before the dogs!

(Disclaimer* No animals were intentionally used in this experiment)

So even the dogs slept better!

However here is the down side for all my friends who already complain how hard it is to get in touch with me by phone.  Before this I would always forget to turn my phone off vibrate
  in the morning. Now I find myself walking around with it for hours after waking, before I even realize it’s not on. :/  

PS….I’d like to make a shout out to my Belgium friends.
I have been seeing in my stats I have a large amount of readers in Belgium for some reason. So I just wanted to say HELLO! And since you’ll get to bed before me.... sweet dreams :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I've always heard that sleeping with the TV on was disruptive to sleep because of its light, and why you shouldn't have a night-light in your bedroom. I know for myself that sound is a big disruption to my sleep as well as light. They also say you shouldn't use a computer a couple of hours before bedtime as the light from the screen will also have a negative effect.

    1. Oh I don't think I could do it without a night light...I'm chicken...lol