You've probably been living under a rock if you havent noticed the myriad of “sleep-hacking” machines, sleep quantification apps and sleep supplements now hitting the market.
However, there is one form of electrical stimulation that is actually capable of shifting your brain and body into deeper sleep, while simultaneously tuning your body's cells for vastly improved ATP production and metabolic health, and even eliminating frustrating headaches and migraines. This form of electricity is far different than a Bluetooth or WiFi signal, and more like the natural electricity you would get exposed to if you were walking barefoot in the dirt outside (a practice known as “earthing” or “grounding”). The form of electricity Im talking about is called pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF), and PEMF exposure during your sleep actually shifts your brain waves into deep sleep mode.
You're about to discover how PEMF works, the way that we recommend using it, and a special type of device that we recommend for PEMF use for everything from full nights of sleep, to napping to falling asleep when you wake up, to headaches, migraines and more!
You probably already know how important sleep is. But it's important to also understand why different stages of sleep are so crucial, because you can actually feel like you are “sleeping” without getting any of the benefits of true sleep.
Technically, sleep is a heightened anabolic state – a period when your body is producing new bone, muscular and nervous tissue – a period when heightened growth and repair occur. For many years, sleep was considered a passive activity, but in the mid 20th century, it was discovered that during sleep, your brains is highly active. In 1953, Nathaniel Kleitman and Eugene Aserinksy demonstrated by means of electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings from normal subjects that sleep is actually comprised of different stages that occur in a specifically programmed sequence.
A normal sleep pattern entails cycling through five stages. The first four stages are referred to as Non-Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) sleep. The fifth stage is known as Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. During a normal sleep cycle, people pass through all five stages. A complete sleep cycle typically lasts between 80 to 120 minutes then starts over.
In this stage you drift in and out of very light sleep and are easily awakened. Muscle activity declines and your eyes move very slowly. Its during this stage that many people experience the sensation of falling and a sudden involuntary jerk.
As you move into Stage 2, your eyes stop moving and your brain waves slow down.
Stages 3 & 4 (your Delta Sleep stages):
During Stage 3, your brain produces extremely slow waves with occasional bursts of faster brain wave activity. As you enter Stage 4, your brain produces extremely slow waves almost exclusively. These stages are known as “Deep Sleep” or “Delta Sleep”. When you are in Delta Sleep, there is no eye movement and reduced muscle activity. It can actually be difficult to awake from Delta Sleep (which is why I don't like normal alarm clocks, since they can rip you out of this stage). It is during these stages that your bodies emit growth hormones and works on repairing physical damage done during the day.
Stage 5 (REM Sleep):
In Stage 5 of sleep, your brain wave patterns rise to levels similar to those when you are awake. Your heart rate increases and your blood pressure rises. Your breathing is irregular and shallow and becomes more rapid. Your limb muscles are temporarily paralyzed and your eyes jerk rapidly (hence the name REM, or rapid eye movement). It is during REM sleep that most dreams occur. During this period your brain is busy organizing the information gathered during the day. Information accrued is moved into areas of long term memory and areas of the brain used for learning and recall.
If you're serious about your health, physical performance and mental performance, then during any 24 hour period, you should ideally attempt to achieve five ninety-minute cycles of each of these sleep stages. If this doesn't happen, sleep deprivation occurs, and can become a chronic sleep-restricted state that causes fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight gain, and can adversely affect the brain and cognitive function long term.
Historically, pharmaceutical products are the most common modalities used for the treatment of sleep deprivation, with approximately $2.4 billion annually spent on hypnotics and sedatives. A major concern for those prescribing and using insomnia medications should be the high risk of dependency, withdrawal problems and rebound insomnia, along with memory loss, sleepwalking, gut issues and altered mood states like depression during the day. In other words, these products are like getting yourself addicted to hitting yourself on the head with a hammer to get yourself to go to sleep, and waking up with very sub-par nervous system recovery.
Products containing antihistamines, like benadryl, don't work any better, and can cause daytime sleepiness, cognitive impairment, dizziness etc. The times I have personally used anti-histamines to help with sleep, my HRV has dropped down into the sixties, which is extremely low and indicate of completely beat-up nervous system.
And of course, to make the problem even worse, gone are the days when all a bedroom contained was a bed, clothes and a few personal items. Modern bedrooms are now filled with a range of technology and gadgets, which mean we have unfettered access to our TVs, phones, tablets, games and more. But how does all this technology affect our sleeping patterns? By interrupting the natural process of the brain achieving a heightened anabolic state, they are all completely incompatible with allowing you to get deep, Delta sleep.
But let's say you know all this already.
Let's say you've sorted your sleep hygiene, you're using pre-bed sleep nutrients like magnesium or melatonin or cannabidiol or lemon balm or anything else I've discussed in the past, you're keeping light-emitting devices away from your body while sleeping, etc.
And let's say this stuff either doesn't seem to be working for you, or perhaps you're sleeping just fine but now your goal is to simply get into your deep sleep phases as quickly and effectively as possible, to 100% optimize your sleep and to achieve the kind of HRV scores I've personally been waking with.
Enter pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, also known as “PEMF”.
Here's how PEMF works…
As described above, your brain naturally generates specific electromagnetic frequency patterns that reflect which stage of sleep you are in. The process of falling asleep, staying asleep, dreaming and awakening each generate their own specific pattern. If you expose your body to specific PEMF frequencies that simulate the frequencies your brain would normally be producing, you can get your body into whichever sleep stage you're targeting.
How does that phenomenon happen, exactly?
When presented with a rhythmic stimulus, your brain has the potential of responding to that stimulus by synchronizing the central nervous systems electrical activity to the rhythm stimulus. If the rhythmic stimulus is a pulsed magnetic field, your brain can synchronize to the pulsed magnetic field. This synchronization is called “entrainment”. Entrainment has the greatest probability of occurring if the pulsed magnetic field is similar to the pulsed magnetic fields found in nature.
The way that that PEMF works is that when you turn it on before you go to sleep at night, it begins to produce PEMF waves at a frequency of that matches your healing Delta sleep frequencies. This frequency lulls you from wakefulness into your natural sleep stage progressions.
And here's where the SR1 fits in…
The SomniResonance Delta Sleeper sleep device (called the “SR1) is a small, non-invasive, ¬Ω oz. lightweight, battery-powered device that delivers a safe and gentle PEMF signal to induce sleep. It is much smaller and lighter than any other PEMF device, it easily fits in your pocket, and the signal is so gentle that it doesn't cause any issues with electrical sensitivities, sleep disruption, etc. In fact, it does just the opposite!
When your head hits the pillow, or you're in an airplane or car trying to sleep, you push the little On button on the front of it, it turns on for 22 minutes and then automatically turn off. These 22 minutes are the length of time it takes for you to get into Delta sleep. If you wake up during the night, or something wakes you up, you can turn the SR1 on again by pressing the On button again. After 22 minutes it will automatically turn itself off again.
As shown below, you simply place the SR1 over your mid-collarbone area, which is near your brachial plexus, as shown below (and no, even if you are side and stomach sleeper, it does interfere with any sleeping position).
Why the specific placement over the brachial plexus?
The brachial plexus is a somatic nerve plexus formed by the intercommunications between the ventral rami (roots) of your lower 4 cervical nerves (C5-C8) and the first thoracic nerve (T1). By placing your SR1 over either the left or right side brachial plexus, the network of nerves acts as a carrier, transmitting the signal from the device to the brain. The Delta wave frequencies then lull your brain into a deep natural sleep.
When you have difficulty falling or staying asleep, usually that means the normal frequency patterns of the brain are altered. By mimicking the normal frequency patterns of the brain in the process of falling asleep, the SR1 gently encourages your brain to fall asleep. The beauty of this technology is that there is no limit to the use of the device per sleep period. If your sleep is interrupted, you can simply reactivate the SR1 and the process of falling asleep starts over again.
Our current definitions of sleep rely heavily on EEG recordings to reveal the patterns of electrical activity of the brain. The brain consists of many billions of neurons. Neurons process and transmit information as tiny electrical signals called nerve impulses or action potentials. Sleep scientists can use an EEG to record the patterns of electromagnetic activity that are created by signals generated from large populations of neurons. To create the SR1, the sleep scientists at SomniResonance® studied the brain's natural electromagnetic frequency patterns, voltages, currents, magnetic and electrical field strengths of sleep, then figured out how to simulate those same patterns by feeding information from the brachial plexus into the brain.
There are no known side effects from the use of this device, and many documented cases of nightly users of sleep aids for up to twelve years who experienced a med free full eight hours sleep with the SR1 on the first use, with no negative side effects. And that's the other thing: there is no work up or acclimation required with the device – it simply starts working the first night or nap for which you use it.
In addition, the SR1, designed to deliver frequency specific pulsed magnetic fields that mimic the naturally occurring pulsed magnetic fields of the central nervous system during the sleep process, has cleared the stringent requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
So basically, the SR1 generates frequency specific pulsed magnetic fields that copy your sleeping brains naturally occurring pulsed magnetic fields. The SR1s frequency specific pulsed magnetic fields entrains your brain to gently and effectively move through your normal sleep patterns.
This is groundbreaking technology, and here's why:
Other PEMF sleep devices on the market generate an enormously strong pulsed magnetic field of 650 gauss. This magnetic field is about 10,000 times stronger than the 0.05 gauss field produced by the SR1. While these fields can often be extremely efficacious for enhancing sleep after jetlag or high amounts of inflammation and can also be used at specific settings to heal injuries faster or produce wakeful Alpha brain waves, many people have found them to actually disrupt sleep when used regularly. They're just very, very “big guns” when it comes to PEMF.
To put this into context, the best quality headphones you can find generate what is called a “time varying magnetic field” of 1 to 2 gauss. To generate a magnetic field of the magnitude of 650 gauss requires a continuous power source. This is why most PEMF devices must be plugged into a 120V source (a wall outlet in your house or hotel room for example) during operation. Some argue that magnetic field strengths in the realms of other devices are not natural, and that the pulsed magnetic field of very strong devices may be out of the range of a low risk device. And unlike the SR1, other PEMF devices definitely shouldn't be placed near your head, on your brachial plexus, etc.
Rather than using that 650 gauss PEMF power, the SR1 uses a magnetic field about 10,000 times less: 0.05 gauss. So it's small, you don't plug it in, and you can place it directly on your body for longer periods of time.
So besides being United Labs safety tested and approved, as well as reviewed, legally cleared and classified low risk by the FDA, there are several significant differences between the SR1 sleep device vs. other PEMF devices on the market, including:
We recommend using your SR1 every night for sleep, every day for naps, and even for headaches and migraines (you can place it on your head or you collarbone for this purpose!). This small, elegant, portable PEMF device is one of our favorite sleep biohacks, it's game-changing sleep technology, and we'd highly recommend you give it a try.
So if you struggle with waking up in the night, having a hard time falling asleep, insomnia, difficult taking naps, you want to banish headaches and migraines forever…
…or you just want pursue 100% optimized sleep, this SR1 PEMF device is well worth it. It comes with a full 30 day money-back guarantee, so it's definitely worth a try,
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