The gaming culture, especially among competitive gamers and streamers, often involves a long duration of late-night screen time. Naturally, this would interrupt normal sleeping cycles and affect the quality of sleep. But how can the effects of the EMFs from gaming systems also impact sleep for gamers?
Research suggests that EMFs act as an external, invisible stressor to the endocrine system, having an effect on the regulation of cortisol (the stress hormone) and melatonin (the sleep hormone). By acting as a stressor both day and night, EMFs can inhibit our bodies from fully resting and recovering.
Your sleep cycle plays a crucial role in your daily performance, brain function, and both physical and emotional well-being. Getting quality sleep is a unique process for everyone based on your individual physiology and lifestyle. In general, the human body is more susceptible to outside influences while at rest, making EMF exposure of greater concern while sleeping. Learning how EMFs may be interfering with proper rest can help you optimize your sleep environment!