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PEMF & Sleep Disorders

You toss and turn, then check the clock… damn only 15 minutes since I last checked the clock. You think… Maybe I have to pee? So up you get and stomp to the bathroom but no… it really isn’t your bladder that is keeping you up. The next probable thing is thirst… maybe you need a drink of water? So off to the kitchen to pour a glass of water and then back to bed. This will definitely do it! You toss and turn, then check the clock… you have got to be kidding me!?! It is now 3am, only 20 minutes since you checked the clock before going to the washroom. And you give up and go to the living room to watch some Netflix in hopes that will help you to get to sleep.

Does this sound familiar? Sleep disturbance is very common and according to Dr Pawluk, a leading expert on PEMF, sleep disturbance is common and ranges from waking up throughout the night, trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, and early wake ups. Not to mention there are also plenty of sleep disturbances caused by physiological urges like hot flashes and pee breaks. Sleep disturbance is common in people with electrical hypersensitivity syndromeand can even occur in people who have followed people like Shawn Stevenson and his recommendations in his book “Sleep Smarter” and this blog post. Some of the right steps include blackout blinds, more sunlight during the day, avoiding the screen before bed, blue blocking sunglasses, etc.

Insomnia affects at least 20% of the population at some time. That may sound crazy to you but I am part werewolf, I kid but the moon cycle definitely affects my sleep duration and quality. Hence black out blinds being extremely important for me. To be the healthiest we can possibly be we need good quality sleep.

What happens to the body when you are sleep deprived? With recurrent or daily loss of sleep, a poor night here and there is quite normal and easy to recover from, can leave individuals to a sleep deficit that will lead to the need for a ‘sleep catchup’. Sleep deficits can lead to added stress of anxiety, poor work performance and drowsiness. If it is REM or rapid eye movement sleep that you are missing out on this is associated with decreased memory function and learning.

Modern medical approaches to treat sleep disorders is… you guessed it… drugs! There are many side effects that go along with these medications not to mention their addictive qualities and withdrawal symptoms. According to Dr Pawluk, “There is a public health and personal urgency to make available lower risk approaches. This is why I have long explored the use of PEMFs to help with sleep.”


We have 2 rhythm associated with sleep: circadian and ultradian rhythms. Your circadian rhythm typically follows our 24 hour clock in its cycle length and it is what tells us to distinguish night from day for the local area we are in. Ultradian rhythms are 90-120 minute cycles that happen when we sleep and when we are awake, but they usually refer to the different sleep stages that a we need to go through to accomplish normal sleep. Ultradian rhythms occur within our circadian rhythms and occur multiple times a day.

One big issue with sleep disorders is the disruption it causes in our circadian rhythms. According to Chinese medicine the circadian rhythm directly relates to our organs and their functions. The circadian rhythm controls virtually all human functioning and is especially vital when dealing with hormone health. They control our circulatory and metabolic functions, body temperature and brain activity. I currently track my sleep with my OURA ring and I have noticed that when I sleep poorly my heart rate does not reach it’s optimal low resting rate, my breath rate per minute is increased and my body temperature is elevated…. and I typically feel a bit groggy throughout the day.

So How does PEMF help with better sleep?

Magnetic fields were tested in a double-blind study that pertained to its effect on sleep. Prior to the treatment and after 2-6 weeks. They found that this field and intensity were effective in reducing sleep disturbances in 83% of the exposed group, compared with 57% in the controls.

Likewise, in a 4 week double blind, placebo controlled study impulse magnetic field therapy was tested for insomnia. One hundred patients were randomly assigned to either placebo or test groups. They fell into one of the three groups (1) trouble falling asleep (2) interrupted sleep and (3) nightmares. The researchers studied the markers associated with sleep latency, frequency of interruptions, sleepiness upon rising, daytime sleepiness, difficulty with concentration and daytime headaches. The results were great, of the group receiving active treatment 70% experienced substantial or even complete relief; 24% had clear improvement, 6% slight improvement. In the placebo group only one patient had full relief; 49% had slight or clear improvements; and 49% saw no change. No one had any adverse effects. The PEMF therapy helped about 90% of the individuals versus only about 50% of the placebo group seeing any benefit. This study shows the impact PEMF has on benefiting those struggling with sleep problems.


PEMF Oura Ring


Sleep disturbance in clients or patients with acute injuries is common. With a broken bone it is common to experience disturbed sleep due to pain. The effects of PEMF on wound healing and pain symptoms has been thoroughly studied with advantageous outcomes. With PEMF wounds heal faster, pain is lowered and the sleep is improved. Are you now wondering what else PEMF can help with? We have a handy dandy list of common ailments that have improved with the use of PEMF on our homepage.



So there you have it PEMF can definitely benefit your sleep which in turn benefits the body as a whole system… including the brain. Because the brain is a dynamic and bioelectric organ and it is sensitive and responsive to PEMFs, PEMF therapies should be highly considered to help people having problems with sleep.

Let us know if you are struggling with sleep and we can set you up with a PEMF Sleep Program designed to get you back to sleeping through the night. One of the most common ‘side effects’ of PEMF is improved sleep. Because of our client feedback on sleep improvement and knowing that the body heals when it is in rest and repair mode we are confident we can help you with any of your sleep needs. Still don’t know about PEMF? Visit our FAQ’s page for commonly asked questions.

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