Sleep Better

At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleep problems. Neurotherapy is a powerful tool for regulating sleep. Health professionals around the world report significant improvement in a large percentage of their clients using neurotherapy to treat chronic long-term sleep problems. It is important to note that neurotherapy is not just neurofeedback, other modalities have also been shown to be very effective.

What are the most commonly reported sleep issues that improve with neurotherapy training?
  • Insomnia - difficulty falling asleep; difficulty maintaining sleep during the night - over arousal 
  • Difficulty waking from sleep - under arousal 
  • Difficulty getting to bed - over arousal 
  • Not feeling rested after sleep - under arousal 
  • Sleeping too long (over 10 hours) - under arousal 
  • Physically restless sleep - over arousal 
  • Nightmares - over arousal 
  • Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) - unstable arousal 
  • Sleepwalking - unstable arousal 
  • Restless leg syndrome - leg discomfort or sleep causing movement and arousal - over arousal 
  • Bruxism - teeth grinding during sleep - over arousal 
  • Sleep terrors - abrupt arousal with intense fear, difficult to awaken, no dream recall or memory of event - unstable arousal 
  • Narcolepsy - unstable arousal 

Neurotherapy regulates sleep by training the brain to regulate itself in terms of over arousal, under arousal and unstable arousal. The arousal levels are indicated after each commonly reported sleep issue.

Neurotherapy often helps these problems as it improves brain regulation. These are common reports: A 75 year-old reported that she "...slept like a baby for the first time in 25 years" after neurotherapy. Parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often say it's easier to get their kids to sleep. Depressed clients remark they have a much easier time getting going in the morning.

The role of the brain and sleep

The brain regulates sleep. Neuroscience has established the role of neuromodulator systems in the brainstem that play a role in maintaining awake states - and conversely, help the brain sleep.

Training the brain using neurotherapy - to decrease or increase low brainwave activity, or to increase specific activation patterns - appears to help the brain normalize sleep. Based on reports from a large number of licensed health professionals, the evidence shows that training the brain impacts sleep regulatory mechanisms and people sleep better.

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