Electronic pollution promotes sleep apnea

What is science saying about sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is one of the most difficult illnesses to treat. The illness is characterised by pauses in breathing during sleep. Initial symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue and nod-ding; as well as a number of other symptoms and secondary illnesses.

The pauses in breathing lead to a reduced supply of oxygen and consequently, repeated ‘wake up’ signals by the brain. These ‘wake up’ signals don’t result in waking up directly; but rather, in increased body functions like a rapid pulse and raised blood pressure. The result is a non-restora-tive sleep, which usually leads to excessive daytime sleepiness.

Schlafapnoe_MannThe abnormal respiratory pauses last longer than 10 seconds and result in decreased oxygen content in the blood. This leads to a lack of oxygen being supplied to the tissues; and it is this that results in the waking reaction which restarts the breathing. Through all this, the structure of sleep is massively disrupted and the body’s attempt at regeneration is dramatically impaired. Snorers with severe daytime sleepiness would raise a strong suspicion that they are experiencing interruptions in breathing during sleep.

Risk factors for sleep apnea:

  • obesity
  • nasal obstruction
  • enlarged tonsils
  • relaxation of the throat muscles
  • consumption of alcohol, sleeping pills, nicotine, ecstasy (MDMA)
  • congenital malformation and deformity of the lower jaw
  • enlargement of soft tissues
  • electrosmog / electronic pollution

When sleep apnea is untreated, chronic health disorders often occur (e.g. high blood pressure, heart attack, strokes, etc.). If sleep apnea is suspected, the response is to advise a sleep assessment. Through analysis of a person’s sleep, it is then determined whether the breathing interruptions are significant enough to warrant treatment.

Science has for decades been dealing with the diagnosis and clinical picture of sleep apnea. What has been added to this now, for the first time, is the inclusion of external factors and environ-mental influences, such as electronic pollution in the bedroom. Although the advocates of this theory are still far outnumbered, the issues are gradually being taken more seriously.

GEOVITAL Academy has, in recent years, been supporting many patients who have manifested complaints related to sleep apnea. For many years, these patients have been using CPAP* devices for respiratory support–a necessary evil for users, as well as for their partners. Interestingly, all bedroom radiation assessments of sleep apnea sufferers revealed increased electronic pollution exposure due to power lines and internal electrical wiring— the bedroom walls were strongly exposing the bed area to radiation.

After the implementation of circuit cut-off switches and/or shielding, two-thirds of all patients with sleep apnea were able to do without their CPAP devices; pauses in breathing had completely disappeared!


*CPAP is an acronym for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure; a device that provides a fixed amount of pressurised air and is used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing and snoring.



About the Author:

Michael Greschek is a Geobiologist and Building Biologists of the Academy for Radiation protection in Niederrhein and was for many years himself a burdened patient and suffered from sleep apnea syndrome. Only due to shielding of his bedroom and the removal of electronic pollution was he able to give up his CPAP device.


  1. Chris 18/08/2020 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Please could you say how you managed to proof your house?
    We have a mast near us and there are a number of locals who have had and have premature cancer, heart attacks and my husband and I have sleep apnea which has led to high blood pressure and arrhythmias for me as well. Now my daughter has arrhythmias. And yet they are rolling out 5g without any real safety data. Always profit over public health.

    • Patrick van der Burght 18/08/2020 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Dear Chris, sorry to hear that.
      The approach in a house is different depending on the problems found. The internal wiring is almost always a problem with its electric fields that affect us in the bedroom especially. Phone towers produce a lot of radiation and shielding against them is not difficult but the imput of professional makes sure your approach there is good to. With us, that also gives you a nice discount on most of the products which likely pays for the assessment anyway. Shielding a room can typically be done with T98 shielding paint on walls and ceiling and shielding fabric NOVA on the windows. Or a canopy of NOVA over the bed.
      Contact one of our consultants first and get some answers and targets.
      Good luck

  2. Klaas Batema 10/05/2019 at 8:35 am - Reply

    I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that if I move to an electrosmog free area
    Health will improve pretty quick. But where should I go or where can I go. On the wifi coverage map it shows allmost all of europe is saturated with microwave radiation especialy the west. Siberia looks pretty clean though, but probably not an option.

  3. Klaas Batema 10/05/2019 at 8:26 am - Reply

    I tried cpap to no avail because next to sleep apnea I also cope with insomnia. I allready was highly suspucious about the dangers of emf especialy high frequency pulsed microwaves.
    I have a constant ringing in my ears which they call tinnitus, I preferably would call it microwave hearing. If you search for earringing and poor sleep/insomnia then you see there are a lot of studies that associate the two. I have no doubt that the increase if wireless and especially wifi/wlan bluetooth onslaught have caused my health to deteriorate. There is an diabetic epidemic occuring in the west. I myself also have insulin dependant type 2 diabetes which I attracted suddenly four years ago at the ag of 37th. The body cannot cope with the unnatural mamade fields. Once you have become sensitive to this lethal crap, there is no safe threshhold anymore. Life expectancy will be drasticly shortend by this wireless carcinogen.

  4. A.P. 19/01/2019 at 4:33 am - Reply

    If only I can convince my physician husband to shut off the breaker at night instead of getting angry at me for persisting in pursuing my crazy ideas. It would be SO nice to get rid of the sleep apnea.

  5. Roger 17/05/2014 at 12:55 am - Reply

    A great read. I hope things got better for you!

  6. Schlafapnoe Leidend 29/10/2013 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Very nice article on the topic of apnea. I suffer from sleep apnea myself. At first it was just snoring, then it got worse. In the meanwhile a CPAP mask helps me to somewhat.

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