Electrosleep | definition of electrosleep by Medical dictionary
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the use of low-intensity electricity, below the threshold for inducing convulsions, in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, or depression.
A system used to relax patients in some health spas of the former Soviet Union, which consists of connecting the client to a device that delivers low levels of electrical current to various parts of the body; it is believed by its users to remove stress and tension and induce deep and relaxing sleep
Sleep induced by passage of a controlled low-voltage current through the brain; can be used for therapeutic, diagnostic, or experimental purposes. Compare: electroshock therapy
Sleep produced by the passage of mild electrical impulses through parts of the brain.
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Studies of electrosleep
with active and simulated treatment.
The role of sleep in electrosleep
therapy for anxiety.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation was first called electrosleep
because it was thought to induce sleep.
Motivating the development of electrosleep
devices was the growing problem of insomnia in an increasingly fast-paced society.