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EMF Shielding in the Bedroom: Everything You Need To Know

EMF Shielding In The Bedroom: Everything You Need To Know
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I understand the importance of having a restful and rejuvenating sleep environment in the bedroom. The bedroom is where we spend a significant amount of time, and it’s where we go to unwind, relax, and recharge our batteries after a long day. However, high levels of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation can negatively impact our health and well-being, making it essential to do EMF shielding in the bedroom.

The first step towards reducing EMF exposure in the bedroom is to measure the ambient EMF levels using an EMF meter. This tool allows us to identify potential EMF hotspots and determine where we need to focus our efforts to reduce exposure. By doing so, we can take proactive steps to create a healthier and more restful sleep environment.

During sleep, our bodies go through a natural healing and rejuvenation process. However, if we are exposed to harmful EMF radiation during this time, it can interfere with this process and cause damage to our cells. Therefore, it’s essential to keep EMF radiation in the bedroom to a minimum to ensure we get the rest we need and support our overall health and well-being.

During sleep

To help you shield from EMF radiation in your bedroom, I’ve compiled a list of tips and strategies. These include moving electronic devices away from the bed, unplugging them when not in use, and investing in EMF blocking materials such as curtains or blankets. By implementing these simple steps, you can create a safer and healthier sleep environment and enjoy better rest and rejuvenation.

Measure Your EMF Levels

TriField TF2

The first step towards EMF shielding in the bedroom is to measure the ambient EMF levels using an EMF meter. We highly recommend the TriField TF2 EMF meter, as it’s an entry-level meter that can measure electric fields, magnetic fields, and radio frequency waves.

To measure your bedroom’s EMF levels, you need to set up the room as you usually do when you sleep at night. This includes turning on any devices you use, such as a phone charger or night light, and then turning on the EMF meter. It’s crucial to measure the areas where you spend most of your time, such as your bed, to get an accurate reading of your exposure levels.

Once you have your readings, it’s time to implement measures to reduce your exposure to harmful EMF radiation. These measures may include moving electronic devices away from the bed or investing in EMF blocking materials. It’s essential to repeat the measurement process after implementing these measures to determine their effectiveness and whether further intervention is necessary.

Overall, measuring EMF levels in the bedroom is a critical step towards reducing exposure to harmful radiation and ensuring a restful and rejuvenating sleep environment. With the right tools and knowledge, we can take proactive steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the potential health risks associated with EMF radiation.

Turn Off Your Cell Phone

Many of us prefer to keep our cell phones within reach while sleeping, whether on the nightstand or nearby. This convenience allows us to use our phones at night, take important calls, and turn off the alarm in the morning. However, the closer your phone is to you, the more EMF radiation you are exposed to. To minimize this exposure, the best thing to do is to put your phone in airplane mode or turn it off completely at night. This simple step alone can significantly lower the EMF levels in your bedroom, making it a safer environment for sleep. For more information on protecting yourself from cell phone radiation, you can check out our in-depth guide.

turn it off completely at night

Maintain A Distance

When it comes to staying reachable during the night, completely powering off my phone isn’t a viable choice. In such scenarios, the optimal alternative is to position the phone at a considerable distance across the room. By aiming for a minimum of six feet between the bed and the device, you can significantly minimize exposure to EMF radiation. While it may not be the most convenient arrangement, the benefits are noteworthy. Moreover, the added advantage of having to physically get up to silence my alarm makes it simpler to resist the allure of hitting the snooze button.

Ditch The TV

While it can feel luxurious and relaxing, it’s essential to consider the potential health risks associated with electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. Television sets, particularly smart TVs, emit EMF radiation, which can be harmful to our health, especially if we are exposed to it for extended periods.

smart TVs

As a result, it may be in our best interest to limit our exposure to EMF radiation by finding alternative activities before bedtime, such as reading a book or listening to calming music. If we can’t resist the temptation of watching something on a screen, we can try watching a movie on our phone or tablet instead of the TV and then shutting the device off or placing it across the room when we’re done.

Alternatively, if we must have a TV in our bedroom, we should aim to place it as far away from the bed as possible to reduce our exposure to EMF radiation. By taking these simple steps, we can protect ourselves from the potential dangers of EMF radiation and ensure a restful and rejuvenating sleep environment.

Use A Low EMF Alarm Clock

Believe it or not, even an alarm clock could be a source of bedroom EMF radiation. Many newer alarm clocks have advanced features such as Bluetooth connectivity that can really increase a room’s EMF levels. Furthermore, they sometimes use blue light in the digital display, which has been shown to disrupt my body’s natural production of melatonin, a chemical necessary for deep sleep. Ditching the alarm clock may not be practical, especially if you have to get up for work or to get the kids ready for school. In that case, you may want to consider finding a low EMF alarm clock. These are often battery operated and analog style, but they are just as effective at waking you up in the morning.

Turn Off WiFi

I know that WiFi is an essential part of modern life, but it’s important to be aware that the signals it uses are a type of RF-EMF radiation. This radiation can reach every corner of your home that the WiFi signal does, including your bedroom. To minimize my exposure to this radiation, I turn off my WiFi at night when I sleep. Some routers even have software that lets me set quiet hours when the WiFi will shut off automatically. If turning off the WiFi is not an option, I can consider switching to a wired internet connection or using a WiFi router guard.

Be Mindful Of Lighting

When it comes to EMF radiation in the bedroom, we often forget about the potential impact of our lighting choices. It’s important to take a close look at the types of lightbulbs in use in our bedrooms. LED bulbs, CFLs, and smart bulbs with WiFi or Bluetooth connectivity are all sources of EMF radiation. If you’re looking to lower your exposure to EMF radiation, switching to incandescent bulbs is a good option. Soft white bulbs are preferable, as cool blue bulbs can interfere with melatonin production and disrupt your sleep.

Protective Sheets and Blankets

DefenderShield EMF Radiation Shielding Blanket

The sheets and blankets are not a source of EMF radiation, unless I use an electric blanket. However, you can use them to shield yourself from surrounding radiation while sleeping. It’s a good idea to invest in protective sheets and blankets if you’ve made some changes but still can’t get the EMF levels in a comfortable range. Many EMF blankets are smaller in size, which may not be ideal as a main sleeping blanket. Consider using something like DefenderShield’s EMF Radiation Shielding Blanket
and layer it over or under an existing quilt. Alternatively, if you prefer a bigger option, there’s also Breezy Baby’s Adult EMF Shielding Blanket, which measures 60” x 78” and can replace a regular-sized quilt. You can find more options in the Top 10 EMF Protection Blankets guide.

EMF Bed Canopies

Blocsilver EMF Protection Four Poster Bed Canopy

If you’re unable to make other changes to reduce the room’s EMF levels, or if you have done so and still aren’t within a comfortable zone, an EMF bed canopy is an excellent solution. These canopies are made from protective fabric and they drape over the bed. In order to be effective, it is important to fully close the canopy after climbing into bed, making sure there are no gaps where EMF radiation could enter. EMF bed canopies are highly effective at protecting against EMF radiation while in bed. I personally like the Blocsilver EMF Protection Four Poster Bed Canopy, but there are dozens of options out there. You find more information about other options in EMF Bed Canopies: Everything You Need To Know.

Painting The Walls

Lastly, if the room is situated near a smart meter or another major external source of EMF radiation, consider using EMF paint to coat one or all of the walls. It’s worth mentioning that you don’t necessarily have to paint the entire room, but only the interior wall facing the external source is usually sufficient. The EMF paint works by blocking EMF radiation from passing through it. Typically, two coats of EMF paint are applied, and then covered with silicone-based paint in any color you prefer. However, a licensed electrician may need to ground the paint before it becomes fully effective. You can find more information about EMF paint in the article EMF Shielding Paint: A Quick Primer.

Parting Thoughts

Reducing our exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation can be challenging, especially in today’s world, where we are surrounded by electronic devices. However, by taking a few simple steps, we can significantly reduce our exposure and promote a more restful and rejuvenating sleep environment.

For instance, we can move electronic devices away from our bed, unplug them when not in use, and invest in EMF blocking materials like curtains, blankets, or sheets. We can also turn off Wi-Fi routers and cellular devices at night or put them on airplane mode to reduce EMF radiation exposure. Additionally, we can use an EMF meter to identify hotspots and determine where to focus our efforts to reduce exposure.

While we understand that some of these steps may not be feasible for everyone, implementing just a few of them can significantly reduce our EMF exposure and promote a more peaceful and rejuvenating sleep. The key is to be aware of the potential health risks associated with EMF radiation and take proactive steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

In conclusion, minimizing EMF exposure in our bedrooms is essential for promoting a restful and rejuvenating sleep environment. By implementing simple measures like moving electronic devices away from the bed or investing in EMF blocking materials, we can significantly reduce our exposure to harmful radiation and support our overall health and well-being.


What started out as an intention to protect my family from the dangers of EMF radiation has turned into a mission to share my research with as many people as possible. Despite the ever-increasing threat of EMF, there are many ways to keep ourselves protected. Knowledge is power!

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