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Dec 28, 2021 11:36:00 AM

The Effects of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation on Sleep Disturbances Among Different Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Conditions: A Systematic Review [Review]

Source: Sleep Medicine Reviews. 55:101381, 2021 02.

Authors:
Herrero Babiloni A; Bellemare A; Beetz G; Vinet SA; Martel MO; Lavigne GJ;
De Beaumont L

Abstract

Sleep disturbances (e.g., difficulty to initiate or maintain sleep) and poor sleep quality are major health concerns that accompany several neurological and neuropsychiatric clinical conditions where different brain circuitries are affected (e.g., chronic pain, Parkinson's disease or depression), having a great impact in the individual's well-being, quality of life, and the socioeconomic system. Sleep disturbances in absence of breathing or neurological disorders are mainly treated with medications (e.g., benzodiazepines, hypnotics, etc.) and cognitive behavioral therapy, which are associated with side-effects and adherence issues, respectively.
Moreover, these therapies do not seem to work effectively for some individuals. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) are non-invasive stimulation techniques used to treat several conditions and symptoms. Results from this systematic review indicate that rTMS and tDCS are safe and have potential to improve insomnia symptoms and sleep disturbances across different types of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases.
However, uncontrolled and quasi experimental studies with high risk of bias were included. Thus, although these results can help developing the field, caution in interpreting them is advised. Additional research efforts are needed to reduce bias, improve quality, and characterize optimal brain stimulation parameters to promote their efficacy on sleep related outcomes.

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Oct 11, 2021 4:17:00 PM

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Primary Insomnia Electrophysiology Detected by Polysomnography: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Source: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. 14(8) (pp 2153-2163), 2021. Article Number: IJCEM0128843.

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Jul 21, 2021 3:07:00 PM

Fibromyalgia Pain and Depression: An Update on the Role of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation [Review]

SOURCE: Acs Chemical Neuroscience. 12(2):256-270, 2021 01 20.

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Jul 13, 2021 2:34:00 PM

Altered Response to Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients With Chronic Primary Insomnia

SOURCE: Sleep Medicine. 72:126-129, 2020 08.

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Jul 12, 2021 2:30:00 PM

Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Subjects With Sleep Disorders  [Review]

SOURCE: Sleep Medicine. 71:113-121, 2020 07.

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