Electromagnetic fields are silent, invisible forces that are all around us.
As a result, we are all exposed to a certain level of electromagnetic radiation every day, especially when we take into account the number of EMF-producing devices we have in our homes. These electromagnetic fields can cause certain negative health effects, even if they are not obvious.
Though most people don’t experience any discomfort due to EMF, some people are extremely sensitive to it and exhibit symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
You may even be feeling these symptoms every day and not be aware of them—it’s certainly something I’ve seen happen before.
So, what kind of symptoms can you expect if you’re suffering from this condition?
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can occur due to a variety of reasons, like high blood sugar or kidney problems.
Did you know that exposure to EMFs can cause insomnia as well? Studies have shown that EMFs can affect our circadian rhythm, which is the body’s clock, leading to a host of sleeping difficulties.
With a lot of young people staying up at night to spend time with their smartphones and other devices, it’s not difficult to imagine that they may be inadvertently disrupting their sleep cycles.
- Mood changes
We all have those days when we’re feeling down and out. It’s not just the weather that can cause this—hypersensitivity to EMFs can have a major effect as well.
Electromagnetic fields can affect the production of serotonin and dopamine—chemicals responsible for our moods—leading to mood swings.
Do your ears feel like they’re ringing?
Chances are you might be feeling the effects of tinnitus, a common condition that most people don’t notice unless it’s pointed out.
This condition is usually caused by exposure to loud noises, but it can also be caused by exposure to electromagnetic radiation, especially when using smartphones.
Have you experienced unexplained anxiety or stress? Although there are many other factors responsible for this, it could also be a result of electromagnetic radiation. People who are sensitive to EMFs have reported feeling anxious and jittery despite not being in stressful situations.
- Heart palpitations
Heart palpitations mean your heart might be beating faster in the absence of physical activities. This condition can be caused by a myriad of health conditions including EMF exposure.
The polar opposite of insomnia, if you’re sensitive to EMFs, you may feel drowsy and tired the whole day, despite getting enough sleep and not doing anything too strenuous. If you feel like you’re drowsy during the day while on your computer—this may very well be EMF at work.
Although it may not be the sole factor triggering feelings of lethargy, it can contribute to it in certain instances.
- Memory loss
As you get older, it’s pretty normal to forget things. It’s simply a part of the aging process. That’s why it’s concerning when you develop memory problems even before you hit that point in your life.
This kind of memory loss can be caused by many things, like strokes or head trauma. People often overlook the fact that electromagnetic hypersensitivity may also cause memory loss, however.
- Vision problems
The lenses of our eyes are very sensitive to EMFs, which are known to affect the blood flow to the eye, increasing heat and weakening eye tissues. This may cause eye strain and affect your eyesight negatively.
- Skin rashes and body pains
Just like microwaves, EMFs can create heat when they’re absorbed by the body, and when your cells and tissues heat up, they can get damaged. These damages may surface as skin rashes or skin dryness.
Headaches are probably the most overlooked and common symptom of electromagnetic hypersensitivity. EMFs can affect your brain directly, especially when using cell phones.
As I mentioned earlier with skin rashes—EMFs can heat your tissues up and just like this, your brain tissues can be affected, leading to headaches.
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a wake-up call
All the conditions I’ve highlighted above are pretty common symptoms that may be caused by a plethora of other factors or medical conditions.
That said, there is evidence that they can also be caused by hypersensitivity to electromagnetic fields. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, take measures to protect yourself from EMF and create a safe and healthy sanctuary for you and your family.