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Can You Use a TENS Unit While Sleeping?

August 20, 2018 in TENS Therapy


Can you use a TENS unit while sleeping?

If you experience pain that makes falling asleep difficult, you may be wondering if you can feel the same pain-relief before bed. TENS can be beneficial as you fall asleep but there are a few important things you should consider.

Short answer:


Long answer:

Yes, but make sure you use an automatic timer. TENS units can be used for an extended period of time but the gel pads should be moved every 20 minutes to prevent skin irritation. If you fall asleep before setting an automatic timer, you could wake up with skin irritation and pain on the surface of the skin.

Apply the gel pads to the affected area and set the automatic timer for 20 minutes. Lay back and fall asleep. If the timer shuts off the unit before you have fallen asleep, feel free to relocate the pads onto a different affected area, reset the timer, and prepare to fall asleep.

Do your TENS units have an automatic timer?

Yes, all of our TENS units come equipped with an automatic timer. This includes the:

About the Automatic Timer

Before bed, simply set the timer, relax, and allow the system to work while you slowly find relief from your pain and fall asleep. When the timer expires, the machine will shut off on its own. The automatic timer also allows you to ensure that you are using the device for the right amount of time to get the best results possible.

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