Effects of Waves and Telephone Networks on Sleep Capacity

By  //  April 20, 2020

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At the moment, people are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of prolonged exposure to certain wavelengths and frequencies, as well as the consequences this may produce on our health.

At the moment, people are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of prolonged exposure to certain wavelengths and frequencies, as well as the consequences this may produce on our health. 

More people are talking about electromagnetic hypersensitivity, also known as electrohypersensitivity (EHS) than ever. People who suffer from EHS typically experience a series of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to radiation. 

To the rest of the population, this may go completely unnoticed. This disorder encompasses both physical and psychological symptoms.

These symptoms include pain, headaches, depression, sleep disturbances, convulsions and epileptic seizures, presumably associated with exposure to electromagnetic fields. 

However, this disorder is still subject to controversy. Scientists claim that there has not been enough studies conducted to scientifically prove that these symptoms are caused by radiation, which is commonly exposed to humans through radio frequencies. There is no way to determine their harmful effects on health. 

However, there is no denial that many people claim to be electro hypersensitive and experience certain symptoms that prevents them from living a normal life.

If they deny the correlation of hypersensitivity to electromagnetic radiation, then it is not possible to establish a cause-effect relationship between symptoms and exposure to electromagnetic networks. 

Is it scientifically backed?

Certain effects of electromagnetic waves have been proven through scientific studies. 

Specifically, there are a series of studies developed in recent years that prove the existence of sleep disturbances as a result of exposure to radio frequencies. In these studies, among the various electromagnetic fields, those caused by cell phones stand out the most. 

According to these various studies, the signal from mobile phones generates waves that cause different effects on people’s sleep, altering the electroencephalography and affects the heart rate.

Not only should we pay attention to the waves emitted by cell phones, but also the waves emitted by other electronic devices. A clear example are waves emitted by cell phone antennas.

  Cell phones “communicate” with each other through the use of radio waves emitted through a network of fixed antennas, also known as “base stations.” 

For some time now, many users have been concerned about the waves emitted by this type of base station, especially if they are located near their homes.

They are worried of the dangers that may occur on their health due to the prolonged exposure to these frequencies. In fact, more city councils are establishing certain administrative requirements for the installation of a cell phone tower. 

To reduce the reception of electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile devices, we must take the following into account:

• Do not place the mobile phone close to your body, especially in more sensitive areas, such as your head or near your reproductive organs. 

• Use a hands-free device or headphones when talking on the phone, instead of placing the device directly to your ear.

• Use text messaging when you can, as it extends the exposure further away from your head than a regular phone call. 

• Use the mobile phone in areas with good mobile coverage. Whenever there is more coverage, the device emits less frequency. On the other hand, in areas with weaker, less intense mobile coverage, the cell phone will broadcast more frequency in order to obtain coverage. However, this may mean you are closer to a base station, which may also cause problems. 

• The best alternative to avoid prolonged exposure to these types of waves is to opt for an IP phone system as opposed to a traditional phone system. VoIP telephony works over the internet, so it does not require mobile coverage to operate. That way, people no longer have to worry about being near a cell phone tower or base station. They will also no longer have to worry about cellphones broadcasting at a higher frequency because it does not have the necessary phone coverage. 

WebRTC technology works over the internet, which reduces the intensity of the waves emitted by mobile devices and thus limits their impact.

If we are concerned about the possible consequences for our health of prolonged exposure to these types of waves, we can take certain measures to reduce this type of exposure. One of the best alternatives is to switch to IP or virtual PBX telephone networks instead.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Emma Smith, PR and content manager at Fonvirtual. I’m interested in digital marketing, technology and international logistics. I enjoy writing for blogs where I spread the word of telecom services in international business.

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