Poor Sleep? Tired all the Time?
Want to Get Off Sleep Meds?
Our Comprehensive Sleep Program May Be Able to Help
There’s an epidemic of sleep problems among adults, teenagers, even children, that includes trouble falling or staying asleep or waking early.
Research points to the critical role of quality sleep for mental health, physical health, attention, emotional balance, and cognitive function at every age. If you’re tired during the day, it’s often caused by poor quality sleep—even if you think you’re sleeping well. Numerous people come to us either when sleep medications or other interventions don’t work well or when they want to be less dependent on meds.
Sleep problems we address
Our program addresses many types of sleep issues, including insomnia. Here are the most common:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Multiple awakenings
- Waking up anxious / depressed /agitated
- Chronically tired
- Sleeping too little
- Sleeping too much
- Going to sleep too late or waking too early
- Not feeling well rested
Racing mind Restless sleep Nightmares or night terrors Restless leg syndrome Teeth grinding (bruxism) Narcolepsy
Note: If you’re looking specifically for a sleep apnea test, you should call a sleep lab or your doctor to order that test.
The challenge of getting help
A comprehensive approach like no other—all in one place
We take a very different approach to sleep problems. We do an assessment to uncover key contributors to your sleep problems. We have a variety of tools and approaches that can help you change your sleep patterns.
The Center for Brain Training’s sleep program eliminates the jumbled runaround for people who want a non-drug solution without all the legwork and trial and error. All in one place.
What is our sleep program?
Sleep problems can be complicated to solve. That’s why our program involves a multi-layered approach:
- A detailed history designed to help uncover unidentified root causes
- A specialized EEG and brain map (qEEG) to identify brain patterns that disrupt sleep
- Neurofeedback and multiple other neuro-technologies and biofeedback to help train healthier sleep patterns.
- Education about environmental and lifestyle changes that may help improve your sleep
- Identify how stress is impacting your sleep
- Determine how your circadian rhythms may be affecting your sleep
- Assess how anxiety, mood, and heart and respiration rates may be disrupting your sleep
- Explore whether diet and blood sugar issues could be playing a role in sleep disruptions
- Conduct a non-invasive EEG and brain map (qEEG). (Brain mapping is optional).
- Choose which types of neurofeedback/biofeedback/ neurostimulation technologies are best for you
- Identify lifestyle changes that could help such as:
- Changing habits to reset your circadian rhythms
- Suggesting diet and nutrition habits that may be negatively affecting your sleep
- Identifying harmful environmental exposures that should be removed or minimized
- Recommending other specialists who may be helpful
How to get started—Book a Consultation
A consultation will give us the opportunity to understand your situation better, answer your questions about our program, determine if our program is a good fit, and give you an idea of what you can expect.
How does what you do differ from what a sleep lab does?
We are not a sleep lab. We do not test for sleep apnea. Sleep labs are focused primarily on diagnosing sleep apnea.
We focus on helping you sleep better whether you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea or simply want to improve your sleep (no diagnosis required).
Can you help me if I’m taking sleep medications?
Many people we see are taking sleep medications. Most of those people want to get off sleep meds or reduce their reliance on them. As you train and improve over time, we can work with your doctor to reduce your reliance on sleep meds.
I’ve been to the best doctors and am still struggling with sleep. How is your program different?
We employ innovative, non-drug approaches to re-pattern your brain and nervous system to support a good night’s sleep, whereas physicians’ primary tools are sleep meds.
According to Why We Sleep author Matthew Walker the problem is that sleep medications have been shown to interfere with the quality of sleep, which is critical to achieving restorative sleep.
Our toolbox contains a variety of options we’re able to pair with your particular situation for maximum benefit. Unfortunately, most of these, including neurofeedback, haven’t made their way into our medical system, despite this cutting-edge technology being researched over the past five decades.
How long does it take to fix my sleep?
It depends on many factors, including how long you’ve had the problem, what medications you are on (some can make improvements take longer), and certain lifestyle and environmental issues. We’ve had clients whose sleep issues turned around in just a few sessions of training. We’ve had other clients who took much longer because their sleep issues were long-term. Part of what our evaluation will do is give you an idea of how long it might take.
The evaluation can also lead to recommendations for measures to take outside of our clinic to speed up the process, such as resetting your circadian rhythms, changing your diet, reducing nighttime exposure to certain types of light, and addressing any blood sugar issues you might have.