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July 8, 2013
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I read: “Sleeping on a metal bed, and particularly a metal spring mattress, is like sleeping on a giant antenna”.
This is strue, I have pulsations in my body (legs and torso) when I sleep on a spring mattress and I don’t feel them when I sleep on the floor.
One year ago, I bought a $2200 natural latex mattress (From Tranquility Mattress) that is so hard that I have pains all over my body and I cannot sleep on it anymore.
The same company sent me a soft latex topper but it is so soft that it didn’t give me any protection from the extra firm mattress.
I then bought a 3” memory foam topper (from Costco) and I still had pain so I returned it.
Last week, I received a new 4” memory foam topper (highly recommended by Costco customers) and I have to get up every night to massage my legs and feet. I am having pain all over the body during the night and morning but I want to keep this topper a little longer to be accustomed to it as it is recommended by the manufacturer.
Yesterday, I had an interesting experience: as recommended by Lloyd and Natural News (http://www.naturalnews.com/041…..fects.html) we turned off the WiFi in the house for the night. At the same moment, my pain disappeared.
This was another proof that my problems are related to electro-sensitivity.
It looks like I will have to buy a new topper or a new mattress and I don’t know what to buy.
My problems are double: I have to find a mattress appropriate:
-for a light person (I believe that the mattresses sold in the US are geared to heavy people and cannot please a light person)
-for an electro sensitive person
At least I know what not to buy: a metal spring mattress but I’d like to know the experience of other electro sensitive people and what mattress they like.
Sorry for the long post but I wanted to be clear.

September 4, 2013
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I’m thinking of the mattress answer too. I’ve heard that these expensive latex mattresses are loaded with chemicals. I’ve also heard of idea of using futon cushion. ( maybe remove and wash the filling and stuff it back in )

this may be dumb question, but I’ve wondered all along….. if you’re supposed to run a wire to a ground to a metal pad to sleep on…. why can’t you just run the wire to a ground and connect to mattress springs…wouldn’t it accomplish the same thing ??

September 7, 2013
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Hi.

Am I missing the point or not?

There might be two angles to this problem? 1) remove the problem mattresses for something better …not as easy as it sounds, which is surprising isnt it.

2) remove / curtail the wifi …….. way easier!

I am fascinated by how the ceasation of pain matched the switching off of the wifi. Impressive! Have you maintained that? Do you sleep without pain?

I sleep well on the metal springs ( a wooden bed which again is an easy remedy to perform ) and the wifi is permanently switched off.

Wifi is disabled by using an ethernet cable, number 6 ( which is a shielded cable as well ) between the PC console and the router.
I have a long cable for connecting the laptop somewhere else in the house as and when.

It is vital to also disable the wifi inside the computer, or else it will continue to transmit despite having the ethernet cables plugged in.
I think that the place to go, is to the website of your ISP, where a list which require appropriate ticks, will silence the transmissions. ( Someone at the ISP may well help you to find this )

November 24, 2013
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UPDATE:
We have disabled the Wifi at night for 4 months now and the mattress which was so hard and gave me so much pain in the morning is no problem anymore.
This is unbelievable, I know. The problem was the Wifi and not the mattress.

To answer the question about chemicals in latex mattresses, there are 2 kinds of latex: one is a chemical product and the other is natural and made from the rubber tree.
Mine is the natural latex and I had read only good things about this kind.

December 9, 2013
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I got rid of my metal sprung mattress in favour of a body responsive foam mattress for this very reason. I had it for a year and a half and in that time I suffered pain and no sleep. I have always been a great sleeper. The foam mattress was very firm despite being a softer one. I even got a soft topper to help but the chemicals from that irritated my eyes. Don’t be fooled the chemicals in foam mattresses are far worse than in a good quality sprung mattress. Despite knowing of these concerns over metal in mattresses I have reverted back to a sprung mattress and immediately I was sleeping much much better and the pain has completely dissapeared. I am not electro sensitive i don’t think I just like to be aware of these things. People have slept on mattresses with metal in that and metal beds for around130 years and yes if you test them with a compass the needle will go round in areas but I think its a whole combination of things . The unnecessary worry (if something is not really a problem for you) will cause untold damage. However saying that I only switch wifi on when I absolutely need to and I switch all electrics off at night at the board. Whether it is a problem to me or not i err on side of caution.

December 30, 2013
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best is to get rid of metal spring mattresses as well as metal frames and all large metal parts in and around your bed. The reason: these are all iron metals, magnetised itself or irritating the natural magnetic field, in which your body is positioned.
Imagine your body is constantly carrying natural electrical charges, flowing through the earths magnetic field. This works perfectly, as long as charge and field are not disturbed.
So, use wooden bedframe and natural latex. No metal or eletric/electronic devices around your bed. Think of strong electric motors as in fridges, heating pumps etc in the rooms under and over your sleeping room, they are causing strong magnetic fields when running. And when off, they still can disturb the earth#s magnetic field, because they consist of massy metal.
Effects can be measured with a magnetometer.

January 7, 2014
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Hi.

Can I please add to this, the grounding sheets, which is on a topic line elsewhere on this forum.

I use one of these on top of the mattress.
All night long it will be working to cancel out the positive charge building up in a body, with electrons from the earth, which are benficial in so many ways.
As a body will be maximising healing during our sleep, this will be a great help.
There is a great video viewable by David Wolfe online, which demonstrates the immediate fall away of the positive charge as soon as one touches a grounding mat, using a meter designed to measure this.

September 16, 2014
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I had an organic wool topped latex mattress for years and also years of sore back and body aches. I now sleep on a metal spring mattress, not ideal for EHS but I can sleep better and have less pain.

December 29, 2017
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I have slept on a good locally made cotton futon on a box spring for 16 years. When I tried a memory foam topper I woke up with severe migraines several days in a row and felt like I had been beat up. Turns out I’m one of the rare people allergic to memory foam. I immediately got rid of it. I now use a polyester fiber bed under the mattress pad that give me extra comfort over the firmness of the futon and I’m fine. BTW, I bought good headphones less than a year after I got the topper and fell asleep listening to an Audible. A few minutes later my eyes were blowing up from an allergic reaction. I had no idea the headphones had memory foam in them and all of them do!

December 29, 2017
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Continuing the mattress theme, Geovital claim to have done rigorous research on allergy and RF related issues, and have designed their own special mattress. No indication of price though! They warn about various materials, including memory foam and latex,
https://en.geovital.com/products/healthier-sleeping/mattress-theravital-stretch-effect/

Someone else (I can’t remember who) has warned about memory foam because of the amount of moisture it can absorb. If I remember rightly they found that it affected the electrical properties of the material, but I can’t be sure…..

March 21, 2018
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I have plantar fasciitis and these shoes help a lot. I still have some heal pain but it’s not terrible. They are not strange to get used and Orthofeet serve their purpose well. I didn’t have to put in any other arch support insole to help with my plantar fasciitis. I was impressed!!!

May 22, 2018
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Little information for you guys
If you have any metal in your mattress or base (e.g. the coils in a box spring mattress), that metal can act as an antenna that amplifies any FM or TV radiation of certain frequencies. The weak electromagnetic waves are captured and then amplified by any metal objects of specific length sized to match the wavelength of a specific frequency of electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Any piece of metal which has similar, half or one quarter of the wavelength of an electromagnetic wave of a specific frequency can act as an antenna. It doesn’t have to ‘look’ like an antenna to behave in the same way.
Regards Jon

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