Day 17: PEMF has improved sleep significantly


I am blown away by how much better I am sleeping since using the PEMF. I have never been a “good sleeper,” even as a child. When I hit my mid-40s things started to worsen significantly. Reassurances from my post-menopausal friends that this phase would only last 10 or so years were not reassuring at all.

I saw gradual improvements in sleep within a few days of  using the PEMF. I had also heard from Dr. Elliott some pretty amazing stories of the PEMF resolving severe life-long issues with insomnia for a few of his patients. Even with a five-day break from the PEMF for a trip out of town, sleep is dramatically improved.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this virus, which is virtually asymptomatic now, is playing a role, but it has been years since I have slept this good this many nights in a row. For those of you who struggle with sleep, you know how profound this is. For the rest of you, count your blessings!

PEMF for hormonal sleep problems in women

Perimenopausal women are screwed when it comes to sleep. Right now I’m at a time of the month when sleep is typically the most problematic for me. It’s mid-cycle and hormones are shifting this way and that. I’m lucky to get seven hours and often make do with six, and with frequent wakings. These last few nights I have been sleeping nine hours! I still wake up to go to the bathroom (another hormonal consequence), but immediately fall back asleep. Last night I even had to turn on the light to fix the toilet. Normally something like that would have kept me up for the rest of the night, but not last night. I am super pleased about this, and I do not wake up with a Benadryl-like hangover. In fact, I wake up feeling like I am on vacation.

PEMF for functional neurology and PTSD

Sleep issues and adrenal issues are always secondary to something else. Through many years of lab testing, self-experimentation, and learning from some brilliant minds, like Dr. Kharrazian, I believe my adrenal fatigue and sleep issues are related to midbrain over activation. I have many of the symptoms, such as sensitivity to bright lights and loud noises. It’s a PTSD mechanism, although I have not been to war (I did, however, grow up in Texas). I know from seeing Dr. Zielinski I’ve got some cerebellar issues that can over activate the midbrain.

I think the PEMF is acting as a functional neurology therapy and helping regulate my autonomic nervous system and lower physiologically driven chronic stress. Dr. Kharrazian says he is seeing more people these days with these PTSD-type mechanisms due to chronic stress.

Which is all a complicated way of saying the PEMF is balancing my brain so I sleep better but have more energy.

Do not use PEMF setting too high

Oddly, my husband used the PEMF before bed the other night set at 400. We had already experimented with this and found it wired us up too much. But he did anyway. It made his arm hurt worse and made it difficult for him to sleep. The 400 setting is best for using the pillow or the wand on hands or feet.

PEMF raising overall energy and productivity; banishing afternoon fatigue

However,  he is reporting much higher energy overall and no brain fog. Usually he gets brain foggy around the late afternoon and, like a lot of people, uses that time to fuel up on coffee. He is now finding he does not need coffee in the afternoon. He is able to stay up late and work hard and tend to morning chores without the usual morning grogginess. So that’s pretty good for a guy who will be 59 in a few days (omg!).

He is also finding that when his arm is stinging or cramping, a lower setting helps relax those sensations.

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