A Return to Youthful Sleep

Who knew that I could sleep like a youth again! Here’s the story.

My friend and colleague Maria came to visit bearing all sorts of meters. Meters? She announced that had become sensitive to electromagnetic fields and invited us to measure the fields in our house to see if we were at risk. My husband, “Mr. I’ll do anything if it involves a machine,” was all over it.

Maria introduced us to the field of building biology. It began after the second world war when people became ill in Germany after moving into their new homes built with newer “chemically enhanced” materials. The homes were toxic. This opened a whole new field studying “the holistic relationships between humans and their built environment. The aim is to create a healthy, natural, sustainable, and beautifully designed living and working environment. In building biology, buildings and rooms are referred to as our “third skin,” which reflects how closely we are connected to our built environment,” according to the Institute of Building Biology + Sustainability.

Maria recommended we turn off our Wi-Fi at night as our first action. Due to my training as an osteopath, I am quite sensitive. The atmosphere seemed less disturbed without the Wi-Fi. With each successive night, we both slept more deeply. My husband, who usually wakes up to 6 times per night, woke up less and less.

This inspired my husband to delve into the building biology research. Our 91 year old house, and many homes built before 1950, has knob and tube wiring. It consists of two wires, one hot and one neutral, that are run through porcelain knobs and tubes. This wiring creates a large electromagnetic field that penetrates into the room. Modern wiring does not do this. While we replaced as much knob and tube wiring as possible as we renovated, we did not replace it many areas, including our bedroom, because we did not want to tear out the plaster walls. My husband measured an extremely concerning voltage while laying on our bed due to these large electromagnetic fields from knob and tube wiring.

He then determined which circuit breakers controlled the electricity to our bedroom and turned the circuit breakers off at night. With that, my youthful sleep returned. He had an electrician install a system so we could use a remote to turn off the electricity to our bedroom, eliminating the trip to the basement. He’s been on a mission ever since to minimize electromagnetic field exposure in our home.

The computers in his home office do not use the Wi-Fi. They are hardwired to the router via an ethernet cable. He had the electrician extend the ethernet to my computer eliminating any need for Wi-Fi. It has been off ever since. At a minimum, I urge you to turn your Wi-Fi off at night. For most routers, this can be done with a timer. If you want to delve into this more, please dig into the Building Biology Institute website.

My husband also learned that electromagnetic fields, especially from Wi-Fi and cellular phones are associated with many diseases, including cancer and dementia. We now keep our phones in airplane mode when not using them. We rarely carried them on our bodies and never held them to our heads. I recommend that you don’t either.

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