An Elle Magazine writer tries the Fisher Wallace Stimulator, which is FDA approved for treating insomnia.

Fisher compares the subtle changes in the brain to those inspired by meditation. After my test session, he sends me home with instructions to use his device for 20 minutes a day for a month (the usual recommendation is 30 to 45 days, then just periodically, if one is feeling especially stressed). Because this was my first treatment, he says that I might feel a little tired that afternoon and have more vivid dreams than normal if I take a nap. He’s right; I get sleepy a few hours post-CES and fall asleep. When I awaken, not only do I realize I’ve had a vivid dream, but I also feel like I’m returning from a dark, velvety place—a land I rarely visit anymore on my own. It seems like a promising start.