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What Has COVID-19 Meant For Our Sleep?

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.

Read more here.

How does Daylight Saving Time Affect Sleep?

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.

The Surprising Connection between COVID-19 and the Brain

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.

How Many Hours of Sleep Do Teens Really Need?

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.

Shot Down by a Therapist, Mom Keeps Mum about Son’s Neurofeedback

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.

How a Brain Scan Helped One Couple Succeed in Marriage Therapy

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:

  1. We can identify your brain’s trouble spots.
  2. It gives us a better idea of why you’re having the issues you do.

Managers Are Stressed, and That Can Lead to Addiction

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 = ADHD Symptoms in Teens?

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.

Center for Brain’s Director Mike Cohen Talks to Psychology Today about ADHD and Neurofeedback

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,

Noted PTSD Expert Outlines Newest Treatments in Bestselling Book – Including Neurofeedback

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.

Learn what neurofeedback did for one Illinois boy suffering from anxiety issues

As this young man, Cayden Bechtel, and his parents discovered, neurofeedback can be extremely effective in reducing anxiety. At Center for Brain we have successfully treated hundreds of children and adults suffering from anxiety issues. Read on to learn what it did for one Illinois boy whose unrelenting fears left him barely able to function. [...]

Placebo for Migraine Helps Children as Well as Drugs Do, Study Finds

Drugs don’t always work – there’s a better way

By Michael Cohen

Have kids or teens with migraines?  New research suggests that medications don’t work better than a sugar pill. Read about the study below.

When you have a child in misery with a migraine it’s hard to know what to do.

Neurofeedback Can Help Children with Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches don’t just afflict adults. According to WebMD, by age 15, 15.5 percent of all children have had a migraine headache, and 70 percent of child migraineurs have a family member with a history of migraines.

Migraine triggers

Typical migraine triggers for children are the same as for adults: stress,

MD Anderson Cancer Center: Neurofeedback Reduces Chemo-Induced Neuropathy Symptoms

by Michael Cohen, Director
Center for Brain

Cancer patients being treated with chemotherapy who develop symptoms of neuropathy may find significant relief with the help of neurofeedback.

That is the conclusion of researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston who exposed a group of patients with neuropathy to 20 sessions of neurofeedback training and compared them to a control group that did not receive neurofeedback training.

Playing a Musical Instrument Can Help Your Child Do Better in School by Rewiring the Brain

by Michael Cohen, Director
Center for Brain

At Center for Brain we often recommend that children who are struggling with attention or learning issues be encouraged to learn to play a musical instrument, particularly the keyboard, in addition to engaging in our neurofeedback program. There has been evidence over the years that playing an instrument helps enhance healthy brain development,

Keeping your Body and Mind Active Can Preserve Memory and Quality of Life into Old Age

by Michael Cohen, Director
Center for Brain

No one disputes that exercising your brain is a great way to keep it healthy and functioning into old age, but did you know that exercising your body is just as important?The results of a 12-year study published earlier this year in Neurology,

Which Foods Trigger ADHD? How can you Figure it Out?

by Michael Cohen, Director
Center for Brain

Your child has ADHD, but if you’re like most parents, you are unaware that your child could be eating foods DAILY that contain hidden ADHD triggers.

Center for Brain helps normalize the ADHD brain with neurofeedback, but hidden food triggers can be counterproductive.

Staying Mentally Sharp into Old Age – It’s Not Just about your Genes

by Michael Cohen, Director
Center for Brain

Getting older doesn’t mean your brain can’t be sharp – and even improve! We now know that genes are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to maintaining or losing brain function. Just because Grandma “lost it” doesn’t mean you will. Lifestyle choices can have a great deal to do with your mental fitness as you age.

Sleep Issues in Teens and Kids can have Serious Consequences

Insomnia isn’t just for adults. An estimated 17 percent of teens suffer from chronic sleeplessness, and the consequences can be dire. Fortunately, neurofeedback, which is what we do at Center for Brain in Jupiter, can help.

Insomnia causes more than sleepiness in school and an inability to concentrate. In a study published in 2014 in the journal Sleep Medicine that looked at 350 students in grades 7-12 in Australia,