BBC One’s “The Truth About Improving Mental Health” Features Alpha-Stim® as a Treatment for Insomnia
The latest edition of BBC One’s science documentary series centers on offering a critical guide to health and wellbeing. In this episode, host Alex Scott and Clinical Psychologist Professor Tanya Byron took a look at the trending science behind optimizing mental health.
Alex Scott and Clinical Psychologist Professor Tanya Byron took a look at the trending science behind optimizing mental health.
Over the past year, researchers from in collaboration with the BBC surveyed and studied the mental health of more than 350,000 people living in the UK following the coronavirus shelter-in-place restrictions. Their findings, relayed in this episode, offer a glimpse into the impact of the global pandemic on the mental wellbeing of the British public. Early findings indicate many people are feeling isolated and experiencing greater levels of stress and anxiety.
One mental health issue covered in this episode is . With so many people suffering from stress and anxiety, it is no surprise that sleep problems have become more prevalent over the past year. To that end, Alex Scott decided to try Alpha-Stim® to see if it could help with her recent sleeplessness.
Alpha-Stim is an FDA cleared cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) device available by prescription in the US, and over the counter outside of the US. Two electrodes clip onto your earlobes and deliver a tiny, painless current of electricity to your brain. Alpha-Stim’s patented waveform increases the in your brain, restoring balance and bringing a sense of calm and wellbeing – not to mention longer better quality sleep. Treatments take just 20 minutes and are done in the comfort of your own home.
To see whether Alpha-Stim could bring relief for her sleep issues, Alex visited Leslie Parkinson, a clinical psychologist who treats patients for a variety of issues, including insomnia. Dr. Parkinson first attached electrodes to Alex’s scalp using an EEG cap in order to measure her brainwaves pre-and post-treatment with Alpha-Stim. She sought to determine Alex’s baseline, followed by brain activity after a cup of coffee, before demonstrating the calming effect of an Alpha-Stim treatment.
After just 15 minutes of Alex using the Alpha-Stim, Dr. Parkinson reported that the treatment “had quite a significant impact,” showing a drastic increase in alpha waves in Alex’s brain activity.
After just 15 minutes of Alex using the Alpha-Stim, Dr. Parkinson reported that the treatment “had quite a significant impact,” showing a drastic increase in alpha waves in Alex’s brain activity. “I use it with all my insomnia patients,” Dr. Parkinson says. “They use it every night for 20 minutes before they go to sleep and sometimes it’s within a few days, but usually within two to four weeks they’re sleeping very well.”
Dr. Parkinson’s comments fit well with what many patients have known for decades: Alpha-Stim works, and it works well. In one study, the number of subjects who reported poor quality of sleep dropped from 60% to 5% while using the device. And after only 5 Alpha-Stim treatments, military Service Members with insomnia reported an increase of 43 minutes of sleep. Surveys also show that patients feel better with Alpha-Stim® than with medications when it comes to treating insomnia.
Alex was similarly impressed with the results of her Alpha-Stim® treatment. She points out that while the NHS needs to conduct more independent studies before issuing Alpha-Stim for patients with insomnia, , with great success.
One person has already reached out to express their gratitude after watching this very episode.
“I bought this after seeing it on a BBC programme. I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder and severe insomnia. Two days after starting to use the Alpha-Stim I slept without taking any sleeping tablets and it has also really helped with my anxiety. I can’t recommend this enough. It’s really life changing.” – GA Pons
Although Alpha-Stim is presented in this episode as a new technology, the truth is that it has been changing lives for decades. More than have proven that it is safe and effective, and never cease to pour in. So if you, like so many others right now, are seeking to optimize your mental health, know that you can trust in Alpha-Stim. You’ll be glad you did.
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