TMS and sleep

A study published in the journal Psychiatric Research examines the relationship between TMS treatment and sleep.  The study of 301 patients at 23 different sites demonstrated TMS’s effectiveness in alleviating depression but revealed no differences in rates of insomnia or sleepiness among those who got actual and placebo therapy.  Sleep problems are a common side effect of major antidepressants: some drugs sedate patients while others stimulate them and increase insomnia. The good news is that TMS does not contribute to insomnia or oversleeping.

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