Monday, 31 December 2007

Effects of GSM Signals on Sleep

A story in slashdot highlights the results of a research project carried out in Sweden regarding the effects of 884 MHz GSM radiation on sleep of the subjects studied. The results show that subjects exposed to the radiation compared to placebo exposure displayed a prolonged latency to reach the first cycle of deep sleep (stage 3), the length of stage 4 sleep also decreased in exposed subjects. Moreover, participants that otherwise have no self-reported symptoms related to mobile phone use, appear to have more headaches during actual radiofrequency exposure as compared to sham exposure. The study indicates the effect of exposure on components of sleep, believed to be important for recovery from daily wear and tear, as being adversely affected.

PIERS Online


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