Two of the most important cortical areas that were of interest in previous primary insomnia studies are the DLPFC (Feng et al. People with sleep disorders were found to improve their sleep quality, daytime capacity, and sleep time per day after treatment. The device uses magnetic fields to generate localized electrical currents in neurons located just a few centimeters below the scalp, producing depolarizing and normalizing effects. However, as TMS is used and studied more and more frequently, doctors recognize that it also has a positive effect on sleep.
With TMS therapy, patients can alleviate depression and achieve improved sleep quality.
Is TMS effective for sleep disorders?
Studies in which TMS was used for diagnosis, neuronal mapping, pathophysiological analysis, or animal studies were excluded. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a noninvasive approach to brain stimulation, could be a promising technique for treating sleep disorders. RTMS can be used as a mapping tool to examine neural networks for pre-surgical planning and diagnosis purposes (Valero-cabré et al. It is a primary form of treatment for depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses at the TMS Institute of Arizona and may also be a helpful tool in treating sleep disorders.
In this narrative review, an attempt was made to examine the available literature on the use of rTMS for sleep disorders in order to identify knowledge gaps and improve future study design.