Sleep Better with a CES Device

Sleep better with a CES Device!

Can A CES Device Help Me Sleep Better?

Sleep Better with a CES Device

Want to sleep better? Maybe you’ve already tried meditation, journaling, and creating a better bedtime routine, and you’re still having a tough time. Maybe you are starting to experience anxiety because of lack of sleep, and you are worried about spiraling. Or, maybe you don’t want to get on sleeping pills and you’re looking for a better solution.

If you’ve heard about CES therapy for insomnia and you’re interested in learning more, we have some good news for you: YES, a CES device can absolutely help you sleep better. Stick with us and we’ll explain how and why!

A CES (Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation) device is a microcurrent device that stimulates the brain with a gentle electrical current. CES devices are gentle and simple enough to use at home under the direction of a healthcare practitioner. Many CES devices are FDA-cleared for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia, which means they have been carefully studied and tested for safety and efficacy.

Sound interesting? Let’s dive into the science behind sleep disorders, other treatments available, and how a CES device can make a big difference.

Sleep Disorders: An Overview

“Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep.” —Mayo Clinic

30% of American adults experience acute (short-term) insomnia while 10% endure chronic (long term) insomnia, but regardless of the type, both are emotionally and physically challenging and often leave the sufferer tired, anxious and emotionally drained.

Those who suffer from insomnia often live with a myriad of symptoms, which can include:

  • Inability or difficulty falling asleep at night 
  • waking up often during the night
  • Waking up before you’ve gotten enough sleep
  • Not feeling well-rested after a good night’s sleep
  • Daytime fatigue or desire to sleep
  • Irritability, depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty focusing and recalling information
  • Anxiety and extreme worry about falling asleep

What Causes Insomnia?

But what causes insomnia? There isn’t a single cause of insomnia for everyone, though there are common causes that may be at the root of your struggles with insomnia.

In a nutshell, insomnia is not often THE problem; it is often a SYMPTOM of an underlying issue. It almost always occurs as a result of stress on the nervous system.

These sources of stress on the nervous system include stress (from daily life), traumatic events (like the death of a loved one), a demanding travel or work schedule, poor sleep habits, mental health disorders (like anxiety or depression), other medical conditions or illness, medications and substance abuse.

By the way, CES can also help with anxiety. Learn more here>>

Parasympathetic vs Sympathetic Nervous System

Early in the days of humanity, our nervous systems evolved to protect us from the dangers of early life on planet earth. Early humans had to contend with a number of serious threats in order to stay alive. The autonomic nervous system developed two branches: the sympathetic state, and the parasympathetic state.

The parasympathetic state is optimal for growth, development, repair, and day-to-day life. It is the state that allows our bodies to “rest and digest” and recover from the wear and tear of life.

Stuck in Fight or Flight?

On the other hand, the sympathetic state is essentially S.O.S. mode. You may have heard it called “fight or flight” mode. Its purpose is to save peoples’ lives when they are in legitimate danger—think running from a tiger! This state releases a cascade of hormones causing a faster heart rate, higher blood pressure, quicker reflexes, and increased blood flow to the appendages to help us run away from or fight off threats. Do those symptoms sound familiar? Ideally, we’d spend most of our lives in the parasympathetic state and only experience the sympathetic state for short spans of times, recovering quickly.

However, this modern world has our nervous systems confused.

We’re not running from tigers, but our fast-paced lives, endless to-do lists, and the highly stimulating environment we inhabit is tricking our bodies into thinking we’re in constant danger. Cortisol (the stress hormone) runs high, kicking us into fight-or-flight mode and preventing the periods of resting, healing and digesting that our bodies really need.

When we spend too much time in the sympathetic state due to perceived (or real) stresses of life, insomnia often finds its way into our life as a result. Stress causes anxiety, which causes trouble sleeping, which causes more stress and fear. We never catch a break, and our nervous systems keep working in overdrive to try to keep us alive. Over time, it takes a real toll.

And the problem is, once we’re trapped in the cycle, it’s really hard to break free, hence the night after night of lying awake, unable to fall asleep, even though you’re totally exhausted.

What Treatments are Available?

Unfortunately, if you go see your doctor about insomnia, you’ll likely receive a prescription for sleeping pills. The medical world often focuses on treating the SYMPTOM (I can’t sleep) versus the underlying cause (my nervous system is stuck in the sympathetic state).

Common medications for insomnia include Benzodiazepines, Nonbenzodiazepines and Suvorexant. All are Schedule 4 Controlled Substances, meaning they all have the potential to be addictive and create dependency. Due to their risks, they are only supposed to be

used for a short period of time (2 weeks to 1 month). Even within that timeframe, they can cause dependency, as their sedative effect is extremely addictive. Obviously not a long- term solution for insomnia, which can lasts for months or even years.

So, aside from lifestyle changes to reduce stress (which are important) what are we to do? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is expensive (another treatment option for insomnia), and drugs aren’t ideal. Many people feel trapped and never seek help for their insomnia.There has to be a better answer, right?

Start Sleeping Again with CES Therapy

Our bodies (and specifically our nervous systems) are electric in nature. Electrical activity in the brain controls the production and management of neurochemicals. When electrical activity is balanced and consistent, the nervous system reverts to the parasympathetic state of rest, and the brain can function at its highest level. However, stress can disrupt normal electrical patterns in the brain, resulting in neurochemical imbalances that can cause anxiety, stress, and disrupted sleep-wake cycles.

Using gentle microcurrent, the CES Ultra indirectly stimulates tissue in the hypothalamic area of the brain with a well-studied, healing frequency, prompting the brain to return to a state of homeostasis and restoring proper chemical rhythm and balance.

CES directly addresses the root of the stress-insomnia cycle, regardless of what form of anxiety you are experiencing. Some users notice an immediate change after their first session, and others notice improvement within days to weeks. CES leaves you feeling relaxed, yet focused and alert. It cuts down on the mental chatter, helping to calm obsessive thoughts and worries and leaving you in a state of clarity and calm conducive to high-quality, restful sleep.

CES is incredibly safe, painless, side-effect free, non-habit forming, and backed by decades of insightful research and studies. AND, under the direction of a medical professional, you can treat yourself daily from the comfort of your own home!

The best part is, after you stop using CES, the chemical balance you’ve achieved remains, because the treatment is cumulative in nature. In other words, CES helps retrain your brain to return to optimal function and chemical balance all on its own.

“CES is a unique and viable ‘bioelectric’ approach which enhances the homeostasis of the biological central nervous system – the tendency for intrinsic balance within a system.” —CES Ultra

See the Studies Here >>

Other Notable Benefits of CES Therapy include:
  •  Normalized sleep patterns
  •  Decrease in nervous tension and energy
  •  Decrease in frantic and anxious thought patterns
  •  More efficient sleep onset
  •  Elevated mood
  •  Feeling of relaxation and restfulness
  •  Fewer occurrences of irrational anger and irritability
  • Reduced mood swings
  • Improved impulse control
  • Increased sense of balance and peace
  • Calmer patterns of thought
  • Heightened clarity
  • Normalized information recall
  • Accelerated learning
  • Improved task concentration and focus
sleep better with a ces device like the CES Ultra
sleep better with an FDA-cleared CES device like the CES Ultra

How to Use a CES Device

CES devices use either electrode pads or ear clips (or both!) to deliver current. Simply attach the ear clips to your ears or place the electrode pads as recommended by the device instructions, turn your device on, and set the stimulation level to a comfortable level for you. You don’t have to feel it for it to work—but feeling a gentle tingling is totally fine.

At-home CES devices are generally very user-friendly. To create a treatment plan, you can follow the instructions of your healthcare provider, or the instructions that come with your device.

We recommend using your CES device 1-2 times per day for 30-45 minutes for the first 2 weeks. Then when you start sleeping better, you can slowly decrease sessions to once per day for 30 minutes. Eventually you may be able to use CES only as maintenance a few times a week, or whenever you feel like you need it. There is no risk of overdose and CES therapy is non-habit forming, so you don’t have to worry about using it too much.

How to Choose a CES Device

When selecting a CES device, it’s important to choose one that is FDA-registered. This designation means the device has gone through extensive safety testing and passes the FDA’s strict standards for both safety and efficacy. This means it’s probably not a good idea to purchase a device off a site like Amazon or Alibaba. Many devices available on such sites are knock-off versions that have not been thoroughly tested.

The CES Ultra is the only CES unit currently on the market with the proven technology and configuration employed in more than 100 scientific and research studies, including the Meta-Analysis conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health.

It is one of just a few FDA-registered CES Units shown to be safe and effective. And the best part is? The CES Ultra costs less than the average price of 3 talk therapy sessions.

What if you could start feeling better in days, and see incredible changes in just a matter of weeks? Research shows that such changes are possible, even probable, with the CES Ultra.

How Can I Get a Prescription for a CES Device?

If you are already working with a practitioner for your insomnia, you can ask them about CES Therapy. If they haven’t heard of it yet, feel free to send them this article, or call 208-846-8448 for more information.

Alternatively, you can get a prescription for the CES Ultra when you order from Miridia TechnologyOne of our licensed healthcare providers on-staff will review your case and ensure that a CES device is a safe option for your unique situation. After your case is reviewed, they will send you a prescription and ship you a device.

Try CES Therapy for Your Insomnia With An At-Home CES Device like CES Ultra

Don’t take a risk with your health. If you’re struggling with insomnia, the time to act is NOW. Insomnia doesn’t have to be your future, and it doesn’t have to be part of your identity, ether. There really is hope to start feeling better. Try CES therapy to address the ROOT of your sleep troubles, improve levels of neurotransmitters that will help you find your calm, and break free of the stress-anxiety-insomnia cycle.

Want more info about working through anxiety at home? Sign up here for our free PDF guide, “The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Drastically Improve Anxiety and Insomnia” to learn more!

**This article is written for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice. Always work with a qualified healthcare provider when making decisions about your health and wellness.

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