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electrosleep, electrotherapeutic sleep
1. A relaxed condition resembling sleep induced by a transcranial application of electric current of low intensity, employed as therapy for various disorders; such as, depression, insomnia, etc.
2. Sleep which is induced by passing an electric current through the brain between electrodes placed om the temples.
3. Sleep which is produced by the passage of mild electrical impulses through parts of the brain.

This technique has been used experimentally in treating insomnia and mental illness.

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electrosleep therapy
A technique designed to induce sleep; especially, in psychiatric patients, by administering a low-amplitude pulsating current to the brain.

Electrosleep therapy is said to be beneficial for patients with anxieties, depressions, gastric distress, insomnia, personality disorders, and schizophrenia.