Turn Off WiFi at Night
In most homes, WiFi is one of the largest sources of EMF radiation. The WiFi in your home router, to which all your devices remain connected, comes from a form of EMF radiation known as Radio Frequency (RF). This radio frequency that keeps you connected to the internet is incredibly useful, but quite dangerous even in high doses. One of the best ways to reduce your exposure dramatically, sleep better, and improve your health is to turn off your WiFi at night.
Disabling or turning off your WiFi at night does not affect anything, as you are normally asleep. Your cell phone will connect to your cellular network automatically, so you always receive all the notifications you need (although we encourage you not to sleep next to your phone). In this article, we want to talk about the real reasons WiFi radiation is dangerous, why disabling your WiFi at night will help protect your WiFi, and then point out some ways you can do it easily.
How Do I Make my WiFi Turn Off Automatically at Night?
Use an Automatic Mechanical Outlet Timer:
This is one of the most efficient ways to reduce electromagnetic radiation because it’s so inexpensive and effective. The concept is quite simple. Has your internet company ever told you to power cycle your WiFi router when things are not working? Basically, it’s just a matter of unplugging the router’s power cord, waiting for about 30 seconds, and then plugging it back in. This clears things up and generally helps the router run better. It also shows that once you plug it back in with no problems, your WiFi will come back on. So you can buy a simple mechanical exit timer that will automatically do this. These schedulers are entirely mechanical, so they do not consume electricity and do not generate any EMF radiation themselves.
Simply set the time you want the router to be off, e.g. from Midnight to 6 a.m. During this time, the router is switched off and reconnected in the morning. This is a very easy and inexpensive way to turn off your WiFi automatically at night. Of course, this could be done manually every night and morning, but it is common for people to get lazy over time and forget to keep doing it. The mechanical exit timer does this for you and as long as you set the hours correctly, you hardly know that WiFi was off.
Put WiFi on a Schedule:
This is another great option, but it requires a little more technical knowledge than the previous one. Most home routers can disable WiFi based on a program already built into the firmware. Basically, all you have to do is log into the router software with your browser and, depending on the router’s brand, browse the software to find the timer and configure it. This is a great way to turn off your WiFi automatically at night when you have kids who will be irked by this as a password can be set. Of course, with the mechanical timer option, your kids can easily unplug it from the timer and connect it directly to the wall. However, if you have set a password to log into the router, they will not be able to interrupt this schedule.
Why Does My WiFi Turn Off at Night?
Sudden drops in WiFi signal strength can make your internet browsing experience frustratingly slow. A signal that disappears will pause or halt downloads, disrupt streaming video, and make it nearly impossible to connect to the internet. A WiFi signal that only disappears at night is usually affected by environmental factors and the behavioral change of people in your home and the surrounding homes.
The distance between your computer and the wireless router affects signal behavior. The further you go, the lower the signal. If you go too far, the signal may go away. If your signal is interrupted at night, it may be due to your usual nighttime habits. Using a laptop in your bedroom before bed is a likely culprit, especially if your bedroom is on a different floor. Investing in a WiFi range extender or moving the WiFi router to a more central location in the house may fix the problem.
Internet Use by Neighbors
Your WiFi signal strength depends to some extent on other people nearby. The cables connecting your home and those of your neighbors can only handle limited traffic. If your neighbors use the internet more often at night, your signal may drop. The same is true if you and your neighbors are using the same radiofrequency. Switching to a different frequency or channel can sometimes cause the signal to bounce back.
Also, other wireless devices in your home can interfere with your WiFi signal. Likely sources of interference include sprinkler controls, baby monitors, wireless thermostats, cordless telephones, microwave ovens, and garage door openers. As you use more wireless devices at night, the interference increases, and your signal may drop. The same applies to disruptions from neighboring properties, especially in overcrowded apartment buildings or student accommodation.
Is it Bad to Sleep Next to WiFi Router?
Of course, it is bad to sleep next to a WiFi router, but there are many ways to reduce your exposure to EMF radiation. To be clearer when we talk about “WiFi radiation”, we are really talking about radiofrequency radiation, a form of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation. EMF radiation can be measured easily with an EMF meter and can penetrate the walls of your office or home.
RF radiation is the same type of radiation that mobile phones use to communicate with cell towers nearby, and the same type of radiation that is detrimental to our body and brain through the use of our mobile phones as well as other wireless devices. However, we want to specifically point out a few ways that your home router’s WiFi can affect you and your family. This provides the context we need to understand why it is worth turning off your WiFi at night.
WiFi Affects Our Sleep
This is likely one of the best reasons to turn off your WiFi at night. For the same reason, you should not sleep next to your mobile phone. In 2013, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne completed an in-depth study of how electromagnetic radiation affects the quality of our sleep, particularly regarding the pineal gland.
They discovered that our bodies perceive electromagnetic radiation in a very similar way to how the body perceives light. As the body receives this radiation, the pineal gland which is responsible for melatonin (the hormone that regulates our circadian rhythm and sleep) production slows down production. When we can’t sleep properly, our ability to eliminate toxins, build muscle, repair damage, and fight disease is reduced. Sleep is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, and electromagnetic radiation has a dramatic effect on our ability to sleep. This is one reason EMF protection products have become very popular.
WiFi Affects Our Body’s Ability to Produce Healthy Cells
Our bodies are constantly producing new red blood cells, in fact just over 2 million per second. This rapid production of healthy blood cells makes it vulnerable to disturbances, including bodily stresses such as those caused by electromagnetic radiation. On the cell membrane of each of these red blood cells, there is a receptor similar to a microscopic receiver. The receptor has a great responsibility because it is the primary way in which the body uses chemical signals to communicate messages. The problem is that this receptor has been shown to receive EMF radiation signals as well. They sense this EMF radiation as a danger and take measures to protect the body. When cells detect RF radiation from things like WiFi in the home or office, 3 things happen almost immediately:
- Affects our body’s ability to produce healthy, whole, round cells
- Reduces the ability of our cells to absorb important and healthy nutrients
- Weakens the ability of our cells to excrete free radicals and toxins.
The combination of these elements creates a domino effect that affects the health of our entire body. Free radicals build up in the cells, the body can’t get the nutrients it needs, and malformed cells can’t carry enough oxygen the body wants. Well, we are not saying any of this to put you off, and it might be a little less dramatic than the research seems. The most important point, however, is that the high-frequency EMF radiation from your WiFi router is not good for you. The less exposed you are, the healthier you will get.
Increased Risk of Certain Types of Cancer
There have been many studies on the increased risk of brain tumors from cell phone use. Besides, more general studies have been conducted showing an increased risk of cancer from radio frequencies from any source, including your router’s WiFi network.
It should be noted here that the damage caused by electromagnetic radiation is cumulative, so we can reduce our exposure anyway, and this helps to protect our health. Also, this is one reason WiFi can be dangerous because we are exposed to it all the time. Here are some reasons why even simply turning off your WiFi at night can help reduce exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
What to Do to Limit RF Radiation Exposure
Since hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies have shown that radiofrequency radiation emitted from many WiFi devices (particularly WiFi routers) causes a host of life-changing and fatal health problems, the less you are exposed to it the better. Why leave your WiFi turned on overnight when you are sleeping and not even using it? It makes no sense.
Additionally, we must do everything possible to limit our exposure to radiofrequency radiation during the day. There are several things we can do to limit our exposure. It is important to remember that distance is our friend. This is because radio-frequency radiation disappears with distance. Having your router at the other end of your house, instead of in the same room while working all day, will save you a lot of unnecessary EMF radiation exposure.
If you place your WiFi router into a steel mesh WiFi router shield, the RF radiation will be reduced by 90 to 95 percent. If you also have it at the other end of the house, you are even less exposed. The same goes for WiFi devices like mobile phones. If you place your mobile phone on the speakerphone and leave it on the table, you are exposed to less RF radiation than if you hold it against your head. Much of this is just common sense.
If you need to have smart devices in your house and connect them, you can turn off your WiFi completely. That way, you can have the useful devices you love without exposing your family to the toxic WiFi radiation these items sometimes cause. Ultimately, when you’ve researched this topic and read enough studies to believe that there is indeed a danger here, this is the first step. Then the rest is learning the things that will limit your exposure and using enough self-discipline and common sense to do the things you need to do to protect you and your family.
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