Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation For Insomnia and Anxiety
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation for insomnia may work for you.........
Have you ever gone to bed early expecting a good nights sleep, and then, five hours later, you're still wide awake and looking at the time every ten minutes? This is a fairly common occurrence, especially for those that may have a stressful day ahead or maybe had a cup of coffee a little too late. This is nothing to be overly concerned about and happens to just about everyone from time to time.
Alternatively, there are individuals where this behavior is the norm. They lay awake every night of the week, tossing and turning, unable to sleep. This is usually brought on by anxiety and stress.
For those that are looking for a safe and effective alternative to sleeping pills and other medications, cranial electrotherapy stimulation may be worth considering. This is also known as CES Therapy.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation devices or CES therapy devices are safe and proven effective for treating insomnia due to anxiety and stress. There are several FDA cleared devices to choose from: The Alpha Stim, StimTen's MyoCalme, Fisher Wallace Stimulator and CES Ultra are the most common. All of these are FDA cleared in the USA.
Each of these basically works by sending a mild electrical signal to the brain through nerve pathways. What this does is trigger the brain to produce/balance hormones that are responsible for how we react to stress/anxiety. These include: serotonin, melatonin, cortisol and others.
As far as the best time to use CES therapy to treat insomnia, that can really depend on the individual and how he/she reacts to the cranial electrotherapy stimulation treatment. The rule of thumb is to use cranial electrotherapy stimulation devices about three hours before you go to bed. This allows the body ample time to "wind down" after a session. That being said, many individuals report that they use CES therapy to treat insomnia while they are going to sleep and shut off the device about 30 minutes after they hit the pillow. The success rate is reported to be very good for these individuals.