The Alpha-Stim® can cause dizziness or nausea, which can last for hours to days. It is possible that treatment prior to going to sleep will cause difficulty sleeping. Paradoxical reactions such as increased anxiety, and sleep disturbances may occur, as well.
Does Alpha-Stim help insomnia?
The Alpha-Stim® AID treats anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia with microcurrent using a method called cranial direct current stimulation (CDCS). Alpha-stim® is a non-invasive brain stimulation device that is used to treat anxiety and depression. The device consists of two electrodes placed on the scalp, one on each side of the head. These electrodes are connected to an external power source, which is powered by the patient’s own body heat.
When the device is turned on, a small current is sent through the electrodes to the brain. This current stimulates the neurons in the area of interest, causing them to fire. In addition, the Alpha Stim® device can also be used as a treatment for insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Does Alpha-Stim stimulate vagus nerve?
Alpha-Stim AID, due to the location of the electrode placement (clipped to the earlobes), is able to simulate a branch of the vagus nerve that is situated nearby (Feusner er al., 2012) but has a different stimulus protocol.
In the present study, we investigated the effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) on the performance of a working memory task. We hypothesized that tDCS over DLPFC would improve performance on a task that requires sustained attention, such as the Stroop Color-Word Test (Stroop, 1935).
How many times a day can you use the Fisher Wallace?
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator is designed to be used for 20-minute daily sessions, once during the day to treat depression or anxiety, and/or once a couple of hours before bedtime to help you fall asleep. It works by stimulating the release of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain, which in turn stimulates the production of melatonin.
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland that helps regulate the body’s sleep-wake cycle. It is also a natural sleep aid, helping to reduce the risk of jet lag, insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Can TMS make anxiety worse?
According to some studies, anxiety symptoms can increase when depression is used to treat it. Side effects can occur with any type of treatment, but the most common side effects are headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches and fatigue. If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about ways to prevent them.
Can Alpha Stim cause seizures?
CBT is a type of therapy that focuses on changing the way you think about your anxiety and how it affects your life. Psychotherapy can help you learn how to cope with anxiety in a healthy way.
Can you overuse Alpha-Stim?
You have the option of choosing what works best for you and your lifestyle. Alpha-Stim should not be used while operating a motor vehicle. The most important thing to keep in mind is that it is not a substitute for medical attention. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.