DO MOBILE PHONES AFFECT SLEEP? - Investigating Effects of Mobile Phone Exposure on Human Sleep EEG

Andrew Wood, Sarah Loughran, Rodney Croft, Con Stough, Bruce Thompson

Abstract

This paper will summarize the results of a human volunteer study on the effects on sleep parameters of exposure to RF emissions from a mobile phone handset for 30min prior to going to sleep. A cohort of 55 volunteers were tested over 4 nights in a double-blind design. The significant outcomes were: Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep latency reduced by 16%; EEG alpha power enhanced by 8% during 1st non-REM period. These results are compared for overall internal consistency and with studies from other laboratories. Part of the program of the Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research extending these studies is described.

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Wood A., Loughran S., Croft R., Stough C. and Thompson B. (2008). DO MOBILE PHONES AFFECT SLEEP? - Investigating Effects of Mobile Phone Exposure on Human Sleep EEG . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-18-0, pages 565-569. DOI: 10.5220/0001061505650569


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals08,
author={Andrew Wood and Sarah Loughran and Rodney Croft and Con Stough and Bruce Thompson},
title={DO MOBILE PHONES AFFECT SLEEP? - Investigating Effects of Mobile Phone Exposure on Human Sleep EEG},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={565-569},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001061505650569},
isbn={978-989-8111-18-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - DO MOBILE PHONES AFFECT SLEEP? - Investigating Effects of Mobile Phone Exposure on Human Sleep EEG
SN - 978-989-8111-18-0
AU - Wood A.
AU - Loughran S.
AU - Croft R.
AU - Stough C.
AU - Thompson B.
PY - 2008
SP - 565
EP - 569
DO - 10.5220/0001061505650569