Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of insomnia

Takeaway

  • Use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) improves sleep in people with primary insomnia, and this is likely by altering neurotransmitter levels.

Why this matters ?

    rTMS is a safe, non-pharmacological, non-invasive neurophysiological approach that may be valuable in the treatment of insomnia, however optimal rTMS parameters need defining.