Here come the electric sheep. Long used for pain relief, electrostimulation devices — or “electroceuticals” — are increasingly showing promising results in sleep therapy, OZY reports. Low-frequency electromagnetic fields could provide help without the side effects of sleeping pills, potentially good news for the 1 in 4 Americans who experience insomnia.
Will this therapy go mainstream? There’s little peer-reviewed research to confirm its purported benefits, but some doctors are convinced it could soon become as common as popping a pill at bedtime.