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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Treat Insomnia

All antidepressant medications are the previous treatment for depression but the instances of patients not responding in this way are growing. But with the development of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a non-invasive brain stimulation method has been guaranteed and approved by many specialists in treating different common illnesses.

FDA approved, TMS offers a safe and non-invasive technique for motor cortex stimulation. Today, many research and studies surrounding TMS show significant positive results in treating neurological and psychiatric disorders like mood and movement disorders.

TMS for Other Disorders

On the other hand, TMS is also useful in other cases like different mood disorders and can also be recommended to treat chronic neuropathic pain.  The modifications in neuronal structure will also cause for instant relief of mechanism in cortical stimulation. Most of the patients suffering major depression will cause a morbidity associated with most serious pain. But with TMS procedure at hand, a modern-day solution is a now available solution that will bring a positive cure as well in cases of insomnia that most patients suffer chronic lower back pain. TMS method can no effectively and safely treat cases of depression and insomnia

People suffering from insomnia often associated with chronic lower back pain can benefit well in TMS treatment.  TMS can help patients suffering from insomnia by using low frequency in inhibitory influence on the hyper cortical state.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders in the world. Many people suffer from the difficulty of sleeping which affects their overall health condition. Sleep deprivation may lead to serious mood disorders, fatigue, lethargic, anemic, decrease performances, empty brain, etc.

It’s a common disorder that mostly affects women than men and it can happen to all ages. Adults are prone to experience insomnia than younger people, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The Center for Disease Control considers insomnia as a serious public health problem. A good cycle of sleep pattern is vital in daily living. The common effects are seen in various circumstances such as vehicular accidents, occupational disturbances.  

Insomnia has its own structural patterns and has its own manifestations. Some of the following conditions include abnormal sleep, unconscious activity like walking, disturbances in sleep, less hour of sleep, fatigue, low energy, decrease interest in work, and poor performance at school.

Chronic Insomnia

Serious insomnia makes you suffer for consecutive nights a week for a longer period of time. It’s important to know the early signs of insomnia to initiate proper medical treatment. Delaying medical attention can trigger other serious health problems.  It is a condition of body weakness, abnormal sleep or switching of time of sleep instead of night, irritable moods, and memory loss or problem.

Causes of Insomnia

The exact cause of insomnia is not known to medical science. There are many factors that can trigger insomnia which varies in each person, makes it harder to diagnose and treat the disorder. However, there are several common factors that can trigger insomnia such as an irregular pattern of sleep and no regular time of sleep schedule. Other environment possibilities include family problems, unemployment, physical aspects, like pain and some diseases, emotional problems like stress, anger, and many more.

In cases of chronic insomnia, some triggering factors include body illness, deep emotional problems like depression and may lead to physical collapse and leads to death.

Conventional Treatments Methods

Doctors usually treat insomnia using prescribed medications. Other options include educating a good sleep order, taking vitamins or sleeping tablets for establishing sleep order. However, these conventional treatments can lead to drug dependence even drug addiction in the long term.

The Safe Alternative Treatment Option

Within the past decades, medical professionals use different medications to promote better sleep hoping to treat insomnia. However, these medications are commonly not well tolerated. Fortunately, TMS research studies show significant progress in treating insomnia.

Recent studies in patients undergoing TMS for major depression show significant improvement in their sleep patterns after each session. This makes it a good candidate treatment for curing chronic insomnia.

TMS uses magnetic stimulation to work directly on the nerve brain cells associated with chronic insomnia. As a non-invasive procedure, it does not provide any major side effects to patients. It does not need any medications, which makes it safe for all. TMS is a simple procedure done inside a doctor’s office that doesn’t take long and is an outpatient procedure. Contact us today to learn more.

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