Electro-sleep is an electrotherapy method that uses low-frequency impulse currents to directly affect the central nervous system to cause its inhibition and thus sleep in a patient.
The mechanism of action consists of the direct and reflex effect of current pulses on the cerebral cortex and subcortical structures. Impulse current is a weak irritant that has a monotonous rhythmic effect on such brain structures as the hypothalamus and reticular formation.
Synchronization of impulses with biorhythms of the central nervous system causes its inhibition and leads to the onset of sleep. Electrosleep normalizes higher nervous activity, has a sedative effect, improves the blood supply to the brain, affects the functional state of the subcortical structures and the central parts of the autonomic nervous system.
Sometimes the procedures electrosleep combined with psycho - and music therapy. During the procedure, the patient is in a state of sleep, drowsiness, or sleep.