Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation-CES Therapy Machine

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation CES to treat insomnia for the average Joe

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation CES to treat insomnia for the average Joe

First, let me start by saying that I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist or any other type of physician for that matter so I am by no means an expert in sleep disorders.  I do not suffer from depression, that I know of anyway and don't really have anxiety issues, I just can't sleep.  

It's pretty much the same routine with me, I go to bed at a decent hour, get under the covers, close my eyes and then......nothing.  Sure, I may doze off every now & then but for the most part, I'm looking at my alarm clock that I keep on the floor almost every hour.  I'm not sure if this qualifies as a "sleep disorder" or not but I just can't seem to shut my brain down at night and my mind constantly races.  I can go on and on about homeopathic remedies, mild sleeping pills, new pillows & everything else I've tried but I'll spare you the details.

So about six weeks ago, I tried a product:  The StimTens Myocalme Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Device.  Why not, I sell them.  I guess this kind of parallels how a painter doesn't pain his/her own house.  I have tested this device many times but really haven't "used" it until recently.

To summarize my experience, as I said, I started using the Stimtens Myocalme CES device about six weeks ago and used it religiously every night.  I usually end my nights watching a little TV, then reading and then would use the StimTens CES for about 20 minutes around 10 or 10:30 pm.  When you're using it, there's nothing really extraordinary to be honest, I guess that's a good thing.  You just simply clip the electrodes to your ears & then sit back and relax.  I've seen some devices out there that utilize sponges on your temples, personally, I don't think I'd sleep for weeks if I used that, but with the ear electrodes, you don't even notice them.

I felt somewhat of a mild pulsing/massage sensation on my earlobes & that's it.  Almost like someone is rubbing them softly.  From the 1st night, I slept better with the cranial electrotherapy device.  I'm not sure how long or exactly when I woke up, but I did sleep better.  The 2nd night was the same, again, I don't know how long I slept but I was actually woken up by my alarm at 7 am and that NEVER happens.  Anyway, I've been using the Stimtens CES device for about six weeks now and it really has helped. Yes, there are a few nights where I still toss and turn but for the most part, I've been sleeping soundly and will continue to use it.  I will continue to keep it on my nightstand for the weeks & months to come.