Sleep is important to our health. Very important. But while experts agree that a good night’s sleep is important, we’re not getting enough of it. In fact, nearly half of us get six hours or less of sleep each night, and four out of five people complain of disturbed or inadequate sleep.
The pace of modern life is often cited as a major factor in the diminished quality of our sleep. With the increasing use of smartphones, computers and late night television, we find it difficult to mentally unplug, even when our brains need rest. Research has shown that there are numerous health problems associated with poor sleep quality, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Therefore, we should all take steps to improve our sleep patterns.
Low-intensity PEMF therapy, as delivered by the iMRS system, can help. Studies have shown that magnetic field therapy can improve sleep by stimulating the hypothalamus, which controls circadian and sleep rhythms, and can also help increase slow-wave sleep activity, the most important and restorative part of non-REM sleep.
There are additional benefits to using PEMF therapy that can also improve our sleep quality. These include reduced muscle tension, improved circulation and reduced stress levels; PEMF therapy can have a relaxing effect on the nervous system, helping to shift brain wave activity and autonomic nervous system activity to a calmer state before bedtime.
One study that highlighted the benefits of PEMF therapy on sleep was conducted by Pelka (2001), who conducted a four-week double-blind study with 101 participants. 70% of the PEMF therapy group reported a significant improvement in sleep quality, while only 2% of the control group reported the same result.
You can read the abstract of this study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/11697020/