Trouble Going to Sleep? Staying Asleep? Waking Up?
At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term, sleep disorders. An additional 20 million experience occasional sleep problems. Quality sleep is critical to good health.
Neurofeedback and sleep problems
Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for helping people fall asleep and stay asleep. Over 3,000 licensed health professionals now use this technology with their patients. They report significant and consistent improvements for clients’ sleep problems.
It’s often remarkable how quickly sleep can improve for clients using neurofeedback after years of trying options offered by a host of different sleep specialists. Neurofeedback can even help people reduce or eliminate drugs for insomnia and sleep disorders (with their doctor’s help) as their brains become more attuned to healthier sleep patterns.
Unfortunately, many doctors and other health professionals are still unaware of neurofeedback and its effectiveness at treating sleep problems.
A comprehensive approach
At the Center for Brain Training, we take a comprehensive approach to helping clients with sleep problems by considering many different options. Our suggestions may include measures like lifestyle changes, reducing exposure to WiFi and LED lighting, and/or the use of brain-regulating technologies such as neurofeedback and Alpha-Stim.
Brain mapping in severe cases
If the problem is severe, we may recommend an optional brain map to take a detailed look to see if there’s a specific EEG problem in the brain interfering with sleep.
Common Sleep Issues that Improve with Neurofeedback and Lifestyle Changes
- Difficulty falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep during the night
- Difficulty waking
- Difficulty getting to bed
- Not feeling rested after sleep
- Sleeping too long (over 10 hours)
- Restless sleep
- Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis)
- Restless leg syndrome
- Bruxism – teeth grinding during sleep
- Sleep terrors – abrupt arousal with intense fear, difficulty awakening, no dream recall or memory of event
- Dysregulated sleep patterns/cycles (circadian rhythms)
The role of the brain in sleep
The brain regulates sleep. Training brainwaves (the EEG) using neurofeedback to increase slow brainwave activity or specific EEG activation patterns appears to help the brain normalize sleep.
Since sleep is complex and involves many systems, it is not possible to state that sleep problems always improve as a result of neurofeedback. However, clinicians say they routinely observe improvement in sleep patterns after neurofeedback training among a large percentage of their clients.
If you’d like to find out more about how the Center for Brain Training can help with your sleep problem, please call/text our office at 561-744-7616 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.
“After just three sessions of neurofeedback, hot flashes (more than 30 a day) went away. It took less than three weeks to get relief from a problem I had had for 11 years. Now I’m sleeping like a bump on a log and have energy again. This has been just unbelievable. Neurofeedback gave me my life back. I am so grateful to the Center for Brain Training.”
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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.”
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