You may feel like you haven’t been sleeping well since the pandemic hit, and statistics say you’re not alone. Researchers have even coined a name for it: “coronasomnia.” That’s the wide-spread increase in sleepless nights and disturbed slumber that has spread over every age group during the past year.
Humans are most vulnerable to sleep deprivation in early March, as they transition from Standard Time to DST. One study found that the average person receives 40 minutes less sleep on the Monday after “springing forward” compared to other nights of the year. Researchers have also noted negative effects that occur during the transition from DST to Standard Time in November.
As COVID-19 sweeps through populations of every country in the world, scientists are learning yet another unhappy fact about what this stealthy organism is leaving in its wake. Not only does the virus leave the body of many of its victims compromised, but it’s having serious, and long-term effects, on the brain and nervous systems of some people.
Sleep is a necessary process to refuel, recharge, and restore our bodies. As important as it is for adults, it’s even more critical for teens. Their bodies and brains are still developing, making shuteye crucial to ensure proper development.
As kids move from their childhood to their teenage years, they experience a shift in their biological clock.
by Mike Cohen
I heard a story recently from Shauna Krzanowski. Her story was both disturbing and, sadly, not a surprise, because it was representative of the uphill battle neurofeedback has been engaged in for nearly five decades.
Shauna is an occupational therapist in Lake Worth, Florida, a former student of mine and a provider of neurofeedback.
Brain mapping technology is better than it’s ever been and is something we use frequently at the Center for Brain Training.
The information we get from a brain map helps us three ways:
- We can identify your brain’s trouble spots.
- It gives us a better idea of why you’re having the issues you do.
by Eva Benoit
Guest Blogger for Center for Brain
(Note: Neurofeedback is used around the country at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers as well as in mental health care clinics to assist addicts/alcoholics in stabilizing their moods, diminishing cravings and making better decisions. See link to studies below.)
If you look at any mid- to high-level manager or executive’s schedule,
Heavy social media use may produce symptoms of ADHD in teens who have no previous ADHD symptoms.
That was the conclusion of a 24-month study published on July 17, 2018 in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) in which researchers followed 2,587 adolescent boys and girls aged 15 and 16 in Los Angeles schools.
A Psychology Today online blog on February 16 featured neurofeedback as a treatment modality for ADHD. While once upon a time medication was the main showcase when talking about remediation of symptoms, these days neurofeedback is finding itself more and more in the limelight.
For his article titled Brain on Fire ADHD: Diagnosis,
By Mike Cohen
In his New York Times Science Bestseller The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk writes in-depth about what he’s learned about PTSD over the past four decades. This look includes research, causes, how traumatic incidents impact brain wiring, and both conventional and less conventional interventions.