Do you have chronic sleep problems?
Trouble Going to Sleep? Staying Asleep?
Have medications failed – or aren’t a good long term solution?
We take an out-of-the-box approach to sleep. Our bias – your nervous system can adapt to help you sleep better.
We do a brain map to find out what your brain is doing. We combine biofeedback, brain neurofeedback, mind-body therapies, and other alternatives as needed.
These help your nervous system become more balanced – for the long term – so you have more restful sleep. Having good, restful sleep helps mood, emotions, attention, and much more.
This is a totally unique approach, in which we engage you – your body, your mind, and your brain. We combine technology and mind-body tools to help you settle your nervous system to let you sleep better naturally, without medication.
What’s the Problem?
- Do you find yourself lying awake at night worrying or being unable to shut off your mind?
- Do you feel unrested or like you’re are always trying to catch-up on sleep?
- Do you wake multiple times throughout the night?
- Does your child struggle with a sleep problem like nightmares or bedwetting?
- Have you been to medical doctors in search of help for chronic sleep problems?
- Are you sick of testing out different prescription medications to fall asleep or stay asleep?
- Are you looking for an alternative to prescription medications?
- Neurofeedback is a natural and powerful tool for helping the body sleep better.
What causes sleep problems?
Food. Drink. Hormones. Long term sleep habits. Hits on the head. Excessive light at night, like cell phones and TV. Overstimulation. Worry. Racing mind. Anxiety. Anger. Pressure. Environmental issues. And many more causes or contributors.
Or – you just have sleep problems and have no idea why. Nor does anyone else.
We’ve worked with people who have had 50+ years of sleep problems. Their mother may have even reported that they slept poorly as a baby. For others, sleep problems escalated more recently.
We help you by taking a look at your sleep history, as part of a multi-disciplinary approach. When you ask enough different kinds of questions, it’s amazing how often non-obvious clues have been missed.
Brain Training and Sleep Problems
Neurofeedback is a natural and powerful tool for helping the body sleep better.
It helps the nervous system learn to fall asleep and stay asleep. Although many doctors have not heard of these treatments, there is a significant body of research that supports its efficacy.
Over 3,000 licensed health professionals now use this technology daily with patients. They report significant and consistent improvements for clients’ sleep problems. It is often remarkable how quickly sleep can improve with clients who have been to many different specialists and have struggled with sleep for years.
At the Center for Brain, we take a comprehensive approach to helping clients with sleep. We review many different options to help them assess which treatment is most appropriate for their problem, including several brain-regulating technologies like Alpha-Stim and Brain Music.
If the problem is severe, we record a brain map to take a detailed look to see if there is a specific EEG brainwave problem that could be interfering with sleep. Frankly, there just aren’t many places that take such a comprehensive look at sleep.
The addition of neurofeedback is powerful, and most people can train their brains to sleep well again – naturally.
As an alternative to medications, neurofeedback can help people reduce or eliminate drugs for insomnia and sleep disorders as their brains become more attuned to healthier sleep patterns.
The Role of the Brain and Sleep
The brain regulates sleep, and an EEG shows that brainwaves clearly reflect changes in sleep stages. Training these brainwaves using neurofeedback to affect brainwave activity or to increase specific EEG brainwave activation patterns appears to help the brain normalize sleep.
Based on reports from a large number of licensed health professionals, evidence shows that training the EEG brainwaves impacts sleep regulatory mechanisms, and people just sleep better.
Since sleep is complex and involves many systems, it is not possible to suggest that sleep problems always improve as a result of neurofeedback. However, clinicians say they routinely expect positive changes to occur in sleep patterns after appropriate training for a large percentage of their clients.
As with any program, a complete sleep assessment is helpful. Sleep hygiene issues (including caffeine, alcohol, and other behavioral factors), and other potential contributory factors such as possible sleep apnea also need to be carefully reviewed and corrected in combination with neurofeedback training.
Real Client Stories from Real Clients
One client who we will call Tim* had chronic nightmares every night.
He had not slept for more than 4 hours a night since leaving Vietnam in 1969. He had been in treatment at other facilities for years and had tried everything that modern medicine had to offer – from cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep, to sleep hygiene, along with many other types of therapy – to no avail.
We worked with him for 5 months using many different tools to help calm his nervous system, utilizing both neurofeedback and biofeedback. He is now averaging 6 to 7 hours a night, with significantly less nightmares per week, and with much less intensity than before. His life has been transformed.
A less severe case who we are calling Angela* has had trouble falling asleep for 10 years. She now falls asleep within 20 minutes and is sleeping well through the night, after just 2 months of treatment.
Ronnie*, a 7-year-old child who woke up every night for 2 hours during the span of 3 years is now sleeping through the night, after several months of treatment.
Jim*, who needed marijuana and prescription sleep medication to sleep for the last 30 years, is now able to sleep well without any drugs or medications after just 3 months of treatment.
Will*, a 79-year-old who had not slept well since the age of 19, is feeling more rested than he has in years and he is sleeping well through the night after only 10 sessions.
Does the Biofeedback create the change? Or do you?
We assure every client– you are creating the change, not us.
Biofeedback and neurofeedback tools provide feedback to your nervous system, and it works just like a mirror. It is your nervous system’s response to the feedback that creates the change and helps you adapt and learn to sleep better. It does take training and practice, but almost everyone’s nervous system can respond and adapt.
If you can learn anything, you can learn this.
If you are interested in additional information about how Center for Brain can help you get better sleep, please contact us using the form below or call our office at 561-744-7616.
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About Center for Brain
Center for Brain is a team of compassionate professionals whose mission is to enhance the lives of people suffering from a variety of conditions that can be significantly improved with the help of NeuroFeedback.
Center for Brain is located at:
550 Heritage Drive, Suite 140
Jupiter, FL 33458
Michael Cohen, President and Founder of the Center for Brain is one of the leading experts in brain biofeedback. For 16 years, he’s taught courses and provided consulting to MD’s and mental health professionals around the world, helping them incorporate new biofeedback technologies for chronic pain, anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD and neurological problems.
*Names changed to protect privacy