PEMF’s Effects on Cognitive Function, Focus, and Sleep

PEMF therapy isn’t new to the health and wellness scene. Many people seek out the therapy for pain relief or to enhance the healing of fractures and broken bones, but did you know that PEMF therapy can also improve your cognitive function and overall mental performance? 

If you want to learn more about PEMF—what it is, how it works, the benefits, and how it affects your cognitive abilities, then keep reading.


PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency. It’s a modern form of therapy that involves a magnetic application. On a physical level, PEMF therapy consists of an electric current that runs through a copper coil to create a pulsing magnetic field. You can think of this pulsing magnetic field as short bursts of low-level electromagnetic radiation. 

PEMF therapy is a non-invasive way to help manage a variety of conditions from chronic pain to depression. The low-frequency pulses of PEMF therapy are able to penetrate through the skin and deep into the muscles, tendons, and bones, all the way to the organs. There it’s able to activate our cells’ natural energy and encourage their natural state of repair.

The human body itself is an electrical entity. Our cells are designed to conduct electrical currents so that the nervous system can send out signals throughout the brain and body. 

Those electrical currents are what make it possible for us to move, think, and feel. When our cells are depleted, whether it be from an injury, overstimulation, stress, etc., we are unable to move, think, and feel in a healthy way.


You’re probably wondering, isn’t radiation bad for you? It has become common knowledge, for the most part, that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) cause radiation. We know that standing too close to the microwave is bad and that our wireless routers and smart devices can alter our DNA and mess with our biology. 

However, PEMF therapy is significantly different thanks to the frequencies of the waves used. Unlike EMFs, PEMFs are much closer to the range of the frequencies which we encounter in nature. PEMF therapy treatments typically fall within the 5-30 Hz range, which our bodies are used to and understand how to handle because they’re emitted through natural forces, such as the Earth’s magnetic field

Hazardous EMFs, by contrast, typically have a medium to high frequency and can reach well into the quintillion hertz (Hz) range. Additionally, the more ionizing EMFs are, the more power they have, the more likely they are to change the way your cells work. 

Additionally, PEMF treatment sessions consist of only brief pulses, and also only last between 10 and 30 minutes. There are no real risks associated with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy.


PEMF therapy is meant to aid in healing on a cellular level, which means it can help with so many conditions. If you remember to think of your body as an electrical entity, it’s easier to understand how the body can be thrown out of whack as well as why PEMF therapy is so beneficial for a number of conditions and issues.

People typically seek out PEMF therapy to:

  • Alleviate chronic pain

  • Reduce pain associated with injuries

  • Reduce chronic inflammation

  • Improve circulation and lymph flow

  • Improve sleep quality

  • Improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels

  • Improve immune system health, function, and balance

  • Improve or repair bone, cartilage, and tissue health

  • Aid in the uptake of nutrients and cellular detoxification

  • Aid in cell regeneration

  • Relax muscles and improve performance

  • Alleviate stress

  • Improve tissue oxygenation

There have been thousands of studies that prove the benefits of PEMF therapy. All of the above lead to improved performance in cognitive function, focus, and quality of sleep. This is because the magnetic fields of PEMF charge our cells’ membranes, restoring the necessary energy for their proper function.

Once fully charged, our cells are able to open up and absorb nutrients. They also become more efficient at eliminating toxins and waste. This is precisely how our cells work to rebalance and restore themselves to their optimal performance levels.

 When our cells are restored and functioning efficiently, they can come together to regenerate our tissues and organs—which in turn, restores our organ and cognitive function.


Most importantly, PEMF therapy, when used for neuro-wellness, has been shown effective in clearing brain fog, boosting mood, and even successfully treating depression. The use of PEMF pads or pillows promotes transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) which improves circulation and modifies neurochemical imbalances.

The result is a balance in hormonal and cellular respiratory function, which allows for better quality sleep and directly affects your cognitive function and ability to focus. 


PEMF therapy is FDA approved and suitable for a wide range of conditions. 

There are several types of PEMF machines and devices designed for different parts of the body and with different frequencies to achieve certain results. If you want to heal on a cellular level and recharge your body’s cells, PEMF therapy is an excellent and natural solution. Of course, as with any new type of health and wellness treatment, it’s wise to consult with your doctor first and to trust trained Human Optimization technicians with your session.

If you want to learn more about PEMF therapy and services in your area, contact us today.

We offer several types of services aimed towards improving your health and wellness, and we’re happy to guide you through each of them. So happy, in fact, that we’re offering new clients the chance to experience 3 sessions for the price of 2!

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