Sleep is essential for so many things. It helps with concentration, judgement, good decision making, and many other executive functions that help us be effective throughout the day. Outside of poor functioning throughout the day, the side effects on the brain of little to no sleep are extensive
The brain regulates sleep. Falling asleep and staying asleep is clearly the job of the brain.
An EEG (brainwaves) clearly reflects changes in sleep stages. Generally, when someone experiences poor sleep it's often the result of a low alpha response. When you close your eyes, alpha should increase, creating a feeling of alert calmness, which then helps you cycle into theta, and eventually fall asleep.
There are a myriad of reasons why people can't sleep at night. When something is interrupting your alpha rhythms, whether it's overwhelming stress, mental illness, a trauma response, chronic pain, or apnea, falling or staying asleep becomes difficult, sometimes impossible. When sleep is impacted memories aren't consolidated, healing doesn't occur the way it should and restoration and rejuvenation is limited..
Neurofeedback can help.
Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for helping people fall asleep and stay asleep.
Neurofeedback has the ability to positively impact sleep because it works on the areas of the brain that allow and regulate sleep. Training brainwaves using Neurofeedback to increase slow brainwave activity or to increase specific EEG activation patterns appears to help the brain normalize sleep.
With Neurofeedback, most people can train their brain to allow sleep again by rewarding it for creating healthier patterns. Sleep can improve surprisingly quickly for clients.
Common Sleep Issues that Improve with Neurofeedback:
Neurofeedback is non-invasive, and produces no undesirable side effects.
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.
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