EFFECTS OF NEGATIVE IONS ON SLEEP

In our busy world, positive ions bombard us daily from things like pollution, computers and TV; and they make us feel tired, depressed and irritable. On the other hand, negative ions, found in nature in places like beaches, waterfalls, forests and mountain tops give people increased levels of energy and a sense of well-being.

The negative ions naturally create the balance you need to get a good night’s sleep.

A French study found using negative ion technology could help you to sleep better. This is once again due to negatively charged ions positive effects in normalizing serotonin production in the brain.

Although the neurotransmitter serotonin has been associated with a calming effect in regard to mood, countless studies now show that when serotonin levels are too high, serotonin irritation syndrome can soon follow, resulting in symptoms such as agitation, insomnia, and even seizures. It is no wonder research has shown that exposure to negative ions, which lower serotonin, may promote healthy sleep patterns.  This idea is backed up by a 1987 study published in Biological Psychiatry, which exposed eight manic depressive patients to negative ions to treat their symptoms. Of the eight, seven subjects experienced improved sleep from lowered serotonin levels. In 1991, research showed that overproduction of serotonin could cause sleeplessness and nightmares. When a negative-ion generator was used to treat a group of subjects suffering from these results of too much serotonin, most members became better able to sleep.

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