TMS treatment for primary chronic insomnia

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an innovative approach to treating primary chronic insomnia.

It’s a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the area of the brain that controls your emotional reactions and regulates mood.

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Everybody struggles to sleep from time to time but insomnia is diagnosed when the sleep problems become a regular event. Insomnia can, in many cases, be caused by another condition, like anxiety. If you feel particularly anxious at bedtime, you may lay awake thinking, but primary chronic insomnia can't be attributed to another disorder and is a serious condition in itself.

Symptoms of primary chronic insomnia include:

• Struggling to fall asleep, even if you’re tired
• Waking up several times a night
• Waking up unusually early and being unable to go back to sleep
• Finding it difficult to concentrate during the day because you’re tired
• Being unable to nap despite being tired

Although primary chronic insomnia can leave you feeling helpless, Smart TMS can improve your sleep and help you to get into a healthy sleep routine again.

How does TMS treatment work for primary chronic insomnia?

TMS calms the activity in the area of the brain that causes insomnia to improve sleep quality. It only treats the brain circuits involved in your condition, rather than flooding the brain with chemicals.

The treatment prescribed for primary chronic insomnia will consist of 30 sessions, split into two courses of 15 sessions. These sessions are booked over three to six weeks, with each session lasting 30 minutes each. Some patients are able to have more than one session in a day.

Read our testimonials from patients who’ve experienced relief from Insomnia after TMS treatment.

Research into treating primary chronic insomnia with TMS shows that TMS is best at improving the REM (rapid eye movement) sleep phase, providing high quality sleep leaving you feeling better rested.


Most people are suitable to receive TMS treatment.

Try our quick 2 minute questionnaire to see whether TMS treatment could help.

TMS Suitability Check

What our patients say

I've gone from sleeping for 30-90 minutes each night to having a minimum of five hours, which leaves me feeling refreshed and helps me cope with my day much better. I've even managed to have a nap on a couple of afternoons, which is unheard of for me.

Miss C

My family thought that my insomnia was just me laying awake worrying but it was so much more than that... I felt delirious during the day and would toss and turn all night but now I can go to bed at the same time as my wife and not be banished to the spare room for fidgeting, which means she gets a better sleep too!

Mr Y

I've never had much of a problem falling asleep at night but staying asleep was a different matter, I could wake up anywhere between every 20 minutes to every hour and I never felt like I'd had any rest worth having. I knew I needed help and now I've had rTMS my GP has agreed I'm fit to return to work.

Mrs B

Continuous Care

We know how much better you can feel when you have a good quality sleep routine. Life can, however, throw unexpected events at us, so the team at Smart TMS have developed a range of aftercare packages to keep our patients sleeping better and feeling well.

The Continuous Care aftercare packages available to patients in remission from insomnia include:

Smart TMS Monthly: Monthly maintenance sessions of TMS, with the aim of avoiding relapse.

Smart TMS On-Demand: A membership scheme that allows you exclusive discounts on treatment, should you feel your anxiety levels begin to increase in response to stressful life events.

Have you had TMS treatment for anxiety at another clinic? Smart TMS can offer you maintenance therapy, too!

Learn more about Continuous Care

Is TMS right for me?

TMS is a highly effective treatment that is suitable for the majority of patients where other types of treatment have failed.

To help you make up your mind about treatment, our practitioners offer pre-arranged clinic visits to answer any questions you have and show you the TMS machine.

Call our friendly patient advisors on ☎ 0345 222 5678 to see if TMS is right for you.

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