Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds and can compel a person to go to extreme lengths to find relief and a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, many of the sleep medications offered have dangerous and undesired side effects associated with them.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment that can offer relief by addressing the activity and connections the brain utilizes on a daily basis to regulate its sleep-wake rhythm.
Additionally, there is an intimate connection between insomnia and disorders of arousal such as anxiety and depression, which neurofeedback has the capacity to directly address and correct.
As the brain becomes more balanced, clients report improved sleep and an easier time getting up in the morning. And with improved sleep, comes improved functioning in all other areas of life.
Neurofeedback can reduce or eliminate the need for sleeping aids
As with any program, a thorough assessment is completed. A QEEG is collected to identify any disregulation, and other contributing factors are considered. Sleep apnea should also be ruled-out as the cause for insomnia. Routinely shortchanging your sleep will compromise your physical health, immune system, and brain functioning.
Many of the conditions helped with neurotherapy are correlated with disorders of sleep including: ADHD, epilepsy, chronic pain, Tourette’s syndrome, closed head injury, and bedwetting. Often one of the first signs that Neurofeedback is helping is a noticeable change in sleeping habits.
My son did not sleep through the night. No matter when I put him to bed, he was up by 5, and would not nap. Perhaps if you are acting like a tired brat, its because you're tired. Insomnia and sleep disturbances are not just an adult problem. In fact the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that sleep problems affect 25-50% of children and 40% of adolescents. I was skeptical when I heard about neurofeedback. After 8 sessions, my son started sleeping. He had a cold, so I attributed it to his being sick. After 20 sessions, he was sleeping a solid 9-10 hours per night. Teachers and other parents were asking me what drug I had my child on. Sleep plays such an important role in mood, attention, memory,and has a direct affect on happiness. If your child doesn't sleep well, I suggest you give neurofeedback a try. What a life changer for us.
I had struggled with sleep for years. I had been on ambien for 10 years when I came to The Colorado Center for Neurofeedback. I was still not sleeping through the night and my doctor had prescribed a second agent. I would carry a notebook with me because my memory was so affected by lack of sleep and the medications. I was agreeable to try supplements to help wean off of medications, and once I got started on neurofeedback, I noticed a decrease in anxiety, a sense of calm and my sleep began to improve. It took several sessions, but I am now drug free and can sleep all night. Neurofeedback was worth every penny I paid and more. If your like me you know a good night's sleep is priceless!