TMS Therapy Providers located in San Diego, CA
The latest statistics report that 50-70 million adults have chronic sleep disorders and nearly 40% of all adults fall asleep unintentionally during the day, a problem strongly associated with sleep disorders. The team at MindSet have a unique and highly effective approach to treating sleep disorders called personalized repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (PrTMS®), which corrects the unusual brain activity associated with sleep disorders. To learn if PrTMS® is a possible treatment option, call the office in San Diego, California, or schedule an appointment online.
Sleep Disorders Q & A
What health concerns are associated with sleep disorders?
Sleep disorders represent a serious problem because sleep deprivation affects cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physical health. Being sleep deprived has a negative impact on memory and makes it hard to make decisions, concentrate, and control emotions.
Lack of sleep is associated with many health problems. It increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and kidney disease. Sleep affects hunger hormones and insulin. As a result, sleep deficiency leads to weight gain and increases the chance of developing diabetes.
Finally, it goes without saying that sleep deficiency affects energy level throughout the day. Ongoing fatigue impacts performance at work or school and raises the risk of falling asleep behind the wheel.
What are the different types of sleep disorders?
The most common sleep disorders include:
Insomnia includes having a hard time falling asleep, sleeping for a short time, being awake most of the night, and waking too early yet not being able to get back to sleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a patient repeatedly stops breathing during sleep because their upper airway is temporarily blocked.
Restless legs syndrome
This is a neurological movement disorder that causes an uncontrollable urge to move the legs. The urge is accompanied by unpleasant sensations in the legs.
Narcolepsy is characterized by overpowering daytime drowsiness and suddenly falling asleep. In rare cases, narcolepsy is accompanied by loss of muscle tone.
What is PrTMS?
PrTMS uses TMS to treat sleep disorders but significantly improves on the procedure by personalizing therapy to meet the brain’s unique brainwave pattern. Our team at MindSet has developed three steps to optimize PrTMS results.
For the first step, they map brainwave activity using an electroencephalogram (EEG). Using our AI program, we can produce an accurate image of the brain’s electrical activity, allowing us to identify brain arrhythmias.
For the second step, patients complete a questionnaire that identifies symptoms, giving the team a comprehensive analysis of mental health and enabling them to target the precise brain areas that are associated with a patient’s particular challenges.
Finally, the EEG data and self-reported symptoms are evaluated by their innovative AI software. This advanced program produces the information needed to develop a customized PrTMS therapy protocol for each unique brain mapping.
What should I expect during PrTMS treatment?
Your treatment will consist of five sessions every week for 6-8 weeks. The sessions only take about 30 minutes, and when they’re over, patients can get back to normal daily activities.
Throughout treatment, patients have additional EEGs to evaluate progress and refine the PrTMS therapy. This ongoing evaluation gives the team at MindSet the ability to use the lowest possible TMS intensity to achieve optimal results.
Most patients at MindSet experience an improvement in their sleep disorder symptoms within several weeks of when their PrTMS treatments begin. Though not as common, patients may notice results within a few days.
If you or someone you know struggles with their sleep and especially if the symptoms don’t respond to conventional treatments, PrTMS can help. To schedule an appointment please don’t hesitate to give us a call.