Breast Cancer Awareness month in October promotes early detection of Breast cancer by paying attention to early signs and symptoms, and performing Breast Self-Exam. Getha is proud to support and be part of this cause. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take steps to detect this disease in early stage. Apart from early detection, correct lifestyle habits could also prevent breast cancer. After all, prevention is better than cure!
Cancer is unfortunately one of the deadliest killer of our time, and breast cancer remains one of the most common cancer among the list. There are so many causes that attribute to breast cancer and we have found a strong research that suggest the relationship between Breast Cancer occurrence and Sleeping Habit. Researchers Orjan Hallberg of Hallberg Independent Research Sweden and Ollie Johansson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden published an article in, Pathophysiology, June Issue on the surprising explanation that Breast Cancer occurrence is higher for those who choose to sleep on Spring Mattresses.
The first spring mattress was invented in 1878 and during this period of time, we live in a society with low radio frequency since radio and TV was not invented or widely used. Fast forward 130 years later, we now live in a Wireless (WIFI) society, not only radio and TV is common in every household, WIFI is almost everywhere and transmitting Electromagnetic (EMF) radiation every second! When sleeping on a Spring mattress, we are sleeping on an antenna that amplifies the intensity of the broadcast FM/TV/WIFI radiation. Asleep on these antennas, our bodies are exposed to the amplified electromagnetic (EMF) radiation for 1/3 of our life.
Left Side Breast Cancer Bias
As most sleepers sleep on the right side, the wave of EMF radiation amplify the maximum radiation strength 75cm above the mattress resulting the left side of our body exposed to radiation twice as strong as the right side absorbs. When conducting the research, it was found that breast cancer rate is 10% higher in the left breast than the right breast. This left side bias holds true for both men and women.
Japan uses Non-Spring Mattress
Investigation from the Far East in Japan shows that there is no left side breast cancer bias. Additionally, the rate of breast cancer is significantly lower in Japan compared to Western countries. For instance, Breast cancer in Japan is only 3% of Sweden. This is due to Japanese culture of using Futon Mattress without any Spring content that could act as an antenna to amplify EMF radiation. To date, there is no concrete evidence on what are the real cause of breast cancer. Nevertheless, if there is a logical explanation on preventive measure, why not choose a non-spring mattress and sleep with a peaceful mind.