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Why I do not blow dry my hair at night -- EMF effects of hair dryers

Updated on March 1, 2014

Update: Okay, I've changed my mind. I do in fact blow dry my hair in the evenings. But only quickly and for short duration.

The below article about me not using hair dryer at night was written during the summer season when the evenings were warm enough to air dry hair. This update is written in the winter and it is cold. Too cold and take too long for hair to dry without hairdryer.

However, there are effects of EMF on the cells. Just listen to neurosurgeon Dr. Jack Kruse on the Dave Asprey podcast and on the Beverly Meyer podcast. He explains the EMF on planes and skyscrapers and how to use supplements to combat its effects. He also says to drink a lot of water and eat more fat.

In the summers ... When I take showers at night, I do not use a hair dryer. I dry my hair with a towel and let it air dry the rest of the way. Why?

The electromagnetic fields generated by hair dryers can decrease melatonin production. Melatonin is an important antioxidant for the brain and is the hormone that makes you fall asleep at night. Its level is supposed to be highest at night. Those with low melatonin may have trouble falling asleep.

Just listen Alasdair Phillips talk about EMF (electromagnetic fields) in the below video ...

Dr. Mercola's commentary of that video interview is linked here. Dr. Mercola writes ...

"As for hair dryers, Mr. Philips brought up a surprising point, and that is that hair dryers are most dangerous when used later in the evening, as the magnetic field produced near your head is enough to shut down your brain's production of melatonin, which has been acknowledged as a radioprotective anticancer agent. Short-term, it can also disrupt your sleep cycle."

On page 238 - 239 of The Mood Cure, it lists several things that can affect melatonin production. And one of them is being close to electrical appliances such as electric blankets.

EMF can affect blood sugar

Of course there are individual differences where EMFs can affect certain people more than others. There are some people who are quite electro-sensitivite -- much more so than average.

NaturalNews reports that ...

"EMF-emitting devices or environments produced negative metabolic changes that were evident within minutes, yet began to resolve just as quickly once the individual entered an electromagnetically clean environment."

There is a case where a person 54-year old male Type 2 diabetic had increases of plasma glucose levels of about 20 mg/dl when sitting in front of a computer than when away from a computer.

Another case is a 57-year old female Type 2 diabetic. After 20-30 minutes of exercise on an electric treadmill, her blood sugar increased 31 mg/dl. Whereas the same exercise without a treadmill in a clean EMF environment resulted in her blood sugar decrease of 82 mg/dl. Drop in blood sugar due to exercise is the expected result.

These effects can occur in Type 1 diabetics as well.

Besides hair dryer, electric blankets and microwave ovens (if you are standing too close) can have biological effects on electro-sensitive individuals.

It is difficult to know if one is electro-sensitive or not. Because such effects are beyond human perception. If you want to know if you are one of these electro-sensitive individuals. Get a glucometer from your grocery store to measure your blood glucose level. Take a reading when exposed to EMFs and take another reading when non-exposed. Doing the same exercise on and off a treadmill may be a good test, because treadmills generate "dirty electricity".

The video on the right talks about dirty electricity and how to detect it with Microsurge Meter and reduce it with Graham Stetzer Filter. You can also measure magnetic, electric, and radio/microwave detection all in one meter with the Trifield 100XE EMF Meter.

Another test for hyper electrosensitivity is to look at live blood as seen in this video.

To give more credence to this idea, here is an article in a scientific journal: Dirty electricity elevates blood sugar among electrically sensitive diabetics and may explain brittle diabetes.

And here is another video ...


So to avoid excessive EMFs, I do not blow dry hair at night. I do not use electric blanket nor treadmills. I rather walk or run outside in the sun. I turn off WiFi on my phone and in my home when not in use.

This article was written in February 2013 and are only my thoughts at the time of writing. But do not pay too much attention to it, because sometimes my ideas are crazy and I can be wrong.

However, I do use hair dryer during the mornings. And I do use microwave ovens and computers. -- that would be going too far.


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    • BlissfulWriter profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Here is another interesting one. Some people goes as far as to not use shampoo. See why...

    • CrisSp profile image


      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hmm...this is interesting and definitely something to think and experiment about.


    • BlissfulWriter profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      I'm glad people are finding this interesting. In my Hubs, I always like to back up information by finding references from various sources.

    • Ruchira profile image


      5 years ago from United States

      A great Food for thought. I had heard about it, and you gave proof by that video.

      Interesting adn sharing it across

    • Sharicey profile image


      5 years ago from Rhode Island

      Interesting! I never thought that EMF's could have affects on blood sugar. Most people do not consider what our technologies are doing to us both culturally and physiologically. Great Hub!

    • BlissfulWriter profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      I just watched Dr. Devra Davis's talk on YouTube. That is indeed a good video.

      I wrote this article about cell phones 2 year ago...

      when my opinions on cell phones are still evolving. Now I do believe there are some dangers to cell phones and have updated the article with info from the video.

    • Radcliff profile image

      Liz Davis 

      5 years ago from Hudson, FL

      Hahah! Don't pay too much attention because my ideas are crazy--that's funny. But I'll be crazy with you; I believe there's a lot to be learned about the effects of EMFs. I would recommend the YouTube video by Dr. Devra Davis: Cell Phone Dangers to anyone who's interested in this subject. Also, grounding (walking barefoot outside or using the grounding mats) helps reduce the effects of EMFs. Thanks for the informative hub!


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