The link between sleep disturbance and mobile phone usage may have been resolved through the work of a Welsh research team that has uncovered a natural antidote.
Various earlier research, including studies by teams at MIT, Karolinska Institute and Loughborough University's Sleep Research Centre, looked at the connections between lack of sleep and using a mobile. The issues revealed were found to be associated with electrical radiation and build up of free radicals in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which cause a suppression of the hormone melatonin, a natural aid for sleep.
Coghill Research Laboratories, a Wales-based bio-electromagnetic lab, carried out an investigation where exposed participant's diets were supplemented with a physiological dose of plant-derived melatonin - finding that the symptoms disappeared.
"Despite warnings from an increasing number of governments the public is confused and has little knowledge of how to deal with these EMF exposures," said researcher Roger Coghill. "Sleep disturbance is not the only problem: in the last few months Israeli and Swedish studies have reported elevated incidence of brain tumours among long term cell phone users."
The product of the research is now publicly available as a supplement, and the lab has received funding for further development.
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