Sleep Troubles? Tired During the Day? Want Off Sleep Meds?
Our Sleep Program May Be Able to Help
There’s a virtual epidemic of sleep problems among adults, teenagers, even children, that includes falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking early.
If you’re tired during the day, it’s often caused by poor quality sleep – even if you think you’re sleeping well.
Research points to the critical role of quality of sleep for overall health, productivity, emotional balance, and cognitive function at every age.
Many people come to us either when sleep medications don’t work well or when they want to become less dependent on them. We’ve helped many of our clients do that in conjunction with physician supervision.
We offer consultations to help people determine more about their situation and whether neurofeedback can help. In certain cases it may include a comprehensive brain/sleep assessment and specialized brain map. Click here to request a consultation.
Common sleep issues we address
- Difficulty falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep during the night
- Sleeping too little
- Racing mind
- Waking with anxiety, depression, or agitation
- Not feeling rested during the day
- Sleeping too long (over 10 hours)
- Restless sleep
- Nightmares or night terrors
- Restless leg syndrome
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
Our sleep toolbox
Sleep issues can be complex. That’s why we’ve created our sleep toolbox. Here are a few of our tools:
Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for helping people fall asleep and stay asleep, as well as for improving sleep quality.
Sleep is a “brain event,” which means it’s something that can often be helped with brainwave technology like neurofeedback.
Over 10,000 licensed healthcare professionals now use neurofeedback. Most clinicians consider improved sleep a core focus for a healthier, more functional brain, and for symptom improvement.
Your day-to-day habits have a HUGE impact on sleep. For example, few people are aware that WiFi, mobile phones, and screen time at night can diminish sleep quality.
Other factors impacting sleep, which are not widely known, include exposure to natural light, meal timing, blood sugar regulation, and inadequate exercise. We help you identify some practical ways to use this knowledge to your benefit.
We recommend a specialized brain map and quantitative EEG (qEEG) analysis for people with chronic sleep issues. This map and analysis help us identify underlying brain issues that may be contributing to an individual’s sleep challenges and guide us in creating a hyper-targeted set of recommendations. We usually determine in the initial consultation whether or not a brain map is recommended.
We utilize a number of other technologies that can help sleep that we’ve vetted over the years to ensure they work consistently. These range from breathing biofeedback to pulsed magnetic fields, photo-biomodulation and other brain stimulation tools. Some involve equipment that can be purchased for use at home.
Because each person is unique and responds differently, we adapt and apply these tools based on each individual’s situation. Options and flexibility are among the keys to how we succeed.
Important to keep in mind: What we do here is not a quick fix approach. It takes time and effort to succeed, but better sleep is a common outcome for many of the people we see.
Note: We are not a sleep lab and we do not test for or treat sleep apnea.
Mollie* couldn’t get through one day of work, or one night of sleep, without being tormented by severe hot flashes – more than 30 a day. “This situation was so frustrating,” Mollie said. “Constant hot flashes made it impossible to have a normal life. Plus, being sleep deprived, I was exhausted all the time.” She got the idea of trying neurofeedback after seeing a YouTube video and found her way to the Center for Brain Training. “It took less than three weeks to get relief from a problem I had had for 11 years. Neurofeedback gave me my life back.”
Forty-two-year-old “Allison” was worried that she was about to lose her mind (or at least it felt that way). Stress ran unshackled throughout her body and brain, and she was unable to put on the brakes. “My body and mind were in overdrive,” she noted, “and I couldn’t sleep.” Then she did neurofeedback training and her sleep normalized. “I’m so thankful that I no longer have to worry about the nights,” she said, “and I’m grateful to feel like myself again.”
There were times when Dr. Katie M. wondered how she was going to make it to the end of her work day. A 71-year-old internist with a busy practice in a major Northeast city, she started out her day exhausted, anxious, panicked, and depressed. And it only got worse.
Philip couldn’t sleep at night and would fall profoundly asleep in school. He took meds to go to sleep, meds to stay awake and meds for ADHD. He had severe meltdowns and trouble doing his homework.