Here’s an interesting conundrum. Let me know what you think.
I recently saw a new doctor whose personal experience with sleep apnea (his father died) has guided him to insist that almost all new who have any of the symptoms of sleep apnea get tested at a nearby sleep center.
Some, but not all of the symptoms include:
- Waking up with a very sore and/or dry throat
- Loud snoring
- Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
- Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
- Sleepiness while driving
- Morning headaches
- Restless sleep
- mood changes
- Decreased interest in sex
- Recurrent awakenings or insomnia
- weight gain
- Acid Reflux
- Chronic fatigue
- Depression etc
- Bipolar disorder
So off I went to get tested, and, yep, sure enough I have a mild case of sleep apnea, with nearly 100 episodes during the night where I nearly stopped breathing. All this causes a lot of waking up and sleep disturbance, which has always been an issue with me.
I always like to have more information so I found and downloaded Dr. Steven Park’s ebook on Sleep Apnea and was amazed at the correlations he’s been making to various issues caused by apnea and other sleep breathing issues.
Now here comes the conundrum…sleep apnea is treated with a CPAP Machine that regulates airflow. When the technician came to show me how to use the machine, I discovered that they use a wireless transmitter to submit ongoing data to their offices so they can be alerted if there are any issues.
Did you know that there are a number of studies in which they have found that EMF, electromagnetic radiation, can cause issues with sleep. Dr. Mercolla and others recommend that you not have a clock near your bed, unplug any wi-fi in your home during the night, cut down on electronics in the bedroom. In the case of the CPAP it’s only about a foot away from you all night.
So what do you do when you need a CPAP machine to sleep better, but using it gives you constant exposure to additional EMF?
I put my Level 4 gold BioElectric Shield on my night stand, right next to the machine, AND I put up a Room Shield as well. I feel like I’m well protected…but I can’t help wondering what kind of issues may be caused, long term, by unprotected people who are using the machine thinking that it’s helping them. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
What do you think?