Research suggests that animals can be affected by insomnia and other sleep disorders, just like humans. And just as insomnia can affect the quality of life for people, it can cause distress in your animals. Alpha-Stim is a fast, safe, and effective non-drug treatment that has been proven to improve the quality and duration of sleep.

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Causes Of Insomnia And Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders can be brought on by many different causes. Your pet’s sleep troubles could be the result of various medical (physical or psychological) or environmental factors. Illness, pain, certain medications, and mental disturbances (such as the cognitive dysfunction that may occur in older dogs) can disrupt or prevent quality sleep.

Lack of sufficient quality sleep in animals can lead to reduced alertness, poor balance, slow learning, altered behavior, and obesity. Horses with sleep disorders may display symptoms such as sleep rocking, sleepwalking and night terrors.

types of insomnia

There are two main types of sleep disorders. Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, sudden sleep attacks, paralysis, and hallucinations preceding sleep. If not treated, the consequences of narcolepsy can be quite serious.

The other type of sleep disorder, apnea, is a condition in which breathing stops during sleep. In normal sleep, regular respiratory pauses occur; just like humans, animals can experience apnea for several seconds without adverse effect. Breathing that is interrupted for long periods of time, however, can be followed by spasms of diaphragm muscles, loud snoring, and gasping for breath. Persian cats and bulldogs are especially susceptible to apnea.

Based on research, Alpha-Stim can help to reduce the effects of insomnia and improve the quality of sleep patterns.


Alpha-Stim® is an FDA cleared, prescription medical device that is fast, safe and proven effective by more than 100 clinical research studies over the past 37 years. It has been widely researched on both animals and humans, and is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression and systemic pain. Research and clinical trials have proven the efficacy of the patented Alpha-Stim waveform in healing and treating spinal and nerve conditions, wounds, infections, and scar and soft tissue injuries.

The proprietary waveform of Alpha-Stim technology works with the body to restore a healthy circulatory current, stimulate endorphin release, and rebalance the brain and nervous system’s impulse patterns. Because the electrical current does not need to be felt in order to achieve effect, it is ideal for use on animals, who cannot tell us what they are feeling.

Your pet’s body is made up of trillions of cells. Each of these cells has unique electrical properties. In recognition of the variability of the body’s cells, the type of current used by Alpha-Stim does not bombard the nervous system with one set frequency and waveform. Instead, it employs a 10-second, low-frequency varied waveform with adjustable intensity – and this is what sets Alpha-Stim apart from all other treatment options. No other medical device can compare.

Alpha-Stim is safe and easy to use, whether at home or in a clinical setting. A typical 20-minute daily treatment delivers long lasting and often immediate results. Alpha-Stim can be used alone or in conjunction with any other medical treatment or medication. Since Alpha-Stim is not a drug, it bears no risk of the dangerous side effects or interactions that accompany medications.

The Alpha-Stim results are impressive!

Following a vaccination a 4 year old Yorkshire Terrier developed a fever, followed by a rash, and then paralysis in both rear legs. The neurologist gave his family a 20-40% chance of ever walking again. This is when he was brought to me. I immediately initiated Alpha-Stim microcurrent therapy. By 10 days he as using his right rear leg and then a few days later he developed some motor function in the left rear leg. This was a happy day!

On the first visit he lacked any deep pain. Now is deep pain positive both rear limbs – I love my career and Alpha Stim Microcurrent therapy!

Carol Jurca, PTA, CCRP from Canine Physical Rehab
“Alpha-Stim helps to keep our horses competitive. We take it with us on the road.”
Ernie Beutenmiller, Beutenmiller Livestock, Cutting Horse Trainer and AQHA Professional Judge

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