Transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation improvement of sleep quality in veterans with PTSD with or without history of mild TBI
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October 2019 -
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Problem: Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) severely limits quality of life. Current PTSD treatments have limited and variable efficacy. New and more effective treatments are necessary. Patients with PTSD often have disrupted sleep. These patients are more likely to wake up multiple times a night, and have decreased slow wave sleep and increased REM sleep. Further, autonomic and behavioral components during sleep are consistent with a continued fight or flight state while asleep. This include...