A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

sleep: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

April 4, 2024

“Impact of Specific EM Radiation on Wakefulness in Mice,” PNAS (Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences), April 1, 2024. “Alteration of sleep behavior by EMR depends upon not just carrier frequency but also frequency and mode of the modulation.” From China.

August 1, 2021

“Specific EM Radiation in the Wireless Signal Range Increases Wakefulness in Mice,” Proceedings of the NAS, posted August 3, 2021”. “This result identifies sleep alteration as a potential consequence of exposure to excessive wireless signals.” From China; open access.

December 11, 2014

“Mobile Usage and Sleep Patterns Among Medical Students,” Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, January 2014.

“Students using mobile for > 2 hours/day may cause sleep deprivation and day sleepiness affecting cognitive and learning abilities of medical students.” Open access.

September 19, 2012

“Sleep EEG Alterations: Effects of Pulsed Magnetic Fields Versus Pulse-Modulated RF EMFs”

Journal of Sleep Research, early view posted June 22, 2012, by Peter Achermann's group at the University of Zurich, including Marc Schmid and Sarah Loughran.

October 30, 2007

Another reader has brought to our attention a fourth paper showing that GSM radiation can alter sleep. James Horne and coworkers at the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University in the U.K. have reported that very weak (0.133 W/Kg) signals can delay sleep onset. The new work, published in June, raises some particularly important —and thorny— issues regarding the biological effects of different ELF modulations on the 900 MHz GSM pulses. We'll leave those for another time, but for now the Loughborough study reinforces the take-home message that RF effects on sleep have become a major focus of the mobile phone health controversy.

October 29, 2007

The ability of mobile phone radiation to affect sleep is emerging as a robust low-level effect.

A team led by Bengt Arnetz has reported that a three-hour exposure to GSM radiation at 1.4 W/Kg an hour before bed can disrupt sleep. This supports the findings of Peter Achermann of the University of Zurich and Sarah Loughran of the Brain Sciences Institute at Australia's Swinburne University.

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