10 tips to reduce radiation in your bedroom

Does your sleeping environment contribute to a good night’s sleep? In terms of radiation, there is a lot to improve in many a bedroom.

What kind of radiation do you have in your home?

We cannot see electromagnetic radiation, but it can be measured and made audible with measuring equipment. We distinguish between high-frequency radiation such as wifi, dect, Bluetooth, transmission towers (UMTS, 4G, 5G), and cell phones, but also to low-frequency radiation such as electric fields from pipes in walls and ceilings.

Tips for reducing high-frequency radiation in the bedroom

  1. Remove the cell phone from your bedroom, and definitely don’t put it under your pillow. Establish a place to charge your devices far away from your bedroom.
  2. Do you have a view of a cell tower outside? Consider installing radiation-blocking net curtains, or similar protection measures.
  3. Turn off the wifi router at night, as well as wifi extenders! Consider purchasing a low radiation JRS Eco router. This will only emit radiation when your devices ask for wifi, and is radiation-free when you are not using wifi. The JRS Eco router also has a timer that you can set so it always turns off at night, for example.
  4. If you have a cordless home phone, its base station continuously emits radiation. So don’t put this near your bedroom! Consider replacing it with an Eco mode Dect phone that only emits radiation when you call. Or even better, buy a corded landline phone.
  5. Turn off Bluetooth from devices when you are not using them, for example from phone, wireless headphones, or music system, because in some cases they continue to actively search and transmit a signal.

Tips for reducing low-frequency (electric and magnetic) fields

  1. Buy a simple battery-powered alarm clock, and ditch your clock radio because it continuously emits low-grade magnetic and electric fields.
  2. Electric fields. Keep 1 meter distance between your bed and anything electrical. So no (extension) cords, power strips, lamps, etc. under or within 1 meter next to the bed. Try to keep 1 meter distance between your bed and electrical outlets. Turn things off when not in use. When doing so, also unplug them. This is because there can be an electric field around appliances and around the cord when plugged in, depending on which way around the plug is plugged in.
  3. Don’t feel like unplugging all the time? Then you can also use a double-pole plug switch. With these switches, connected devices can be switched off completely. You can then be sure that the electric field around the cord and device is reduced to zero no matter which way around the plug is.
  4. For the real pros: have mains disconnect switches installed in your meter box, on the bedroom groups. After all, electrical lines run through walls and ceilings near your bedroom, emitting AC fields, even if no appliances or lights are on. After all, there is 230 Volts on the lines. You can solve this by installing mains isolation switches. These switch off the 230 Volts when no power is being used. Before deciding on doing this, you can first try whether you sleep improves after manually switching off the power to the bedroom group at night.
  5. Minimize screen use just before bedtime. The blue light emitted by electronic devices can disrupt your sleep (melatonin).

To measure is to know. If you really want to know everything about the electromagnetic fields in your home, you can have it measured by an EMF measurement specialist.

Finally, add some plants to your sleeping environment and sleep well!

More tips: 10 tips to reduce electromagnetic radiation from your cell phone and wifi

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