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Effects of Transdermal Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Sleep and Mood

Abstract Sleep is an essential human function. Modern day society has made it so that sleep is prioritized less and less. Professionals in critical positions such as doctors, nurses, and emergency medical technicians can often have hectic schedules that are unforgiving toward sleep due to the increase in shift work that dominates these fields. Sleep deficits can have detrimental effects on one’s psyche and mood. Depression and anxiety both have high comorbidity rates with insomnia because of sleeping deficits. Transdermal Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) offers a potential solution to improving sleep quality and mood by modulating the ascending reticular activating system (RAS). This system starts in the anterior portion of the head with trigemin... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Udave, Ceasar (Author) / Tyler, William J (Advisor) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / Wyckoff, Sarah (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / mood / nerve stimulation / neuromodulation / sleep / TENS
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 68 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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