Good sleep is essential for quality of life
Whether your problem is getting to sleep or staying asleep, it is possible to train your brain to sleep well so that you have enough energy and mental capacity. In restful and restorative sleep, the brain waves slow way down. In deep sleep there is neural maintenance and repair of cells and networks. Without that, performance is impaired. If you respond to being under-slept with more agitation, that is a vicious cycle. Sleep deprived people are not accurate at assessing how impaired they are. It is hard to believe someone who says “I’m fine” after a night of insomnia. You might find a certain pill or alcohol gets you to sleep, but sleep quality suffers. And there are side effects – known and unknown.
Biofeedback is a non-invasive and learning oriented approach to relaxing the central nervous system. Sleep quality is often one of the first things my clients tell me has improved.
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If this is an issue for you or someone you know, please contact me to learn if neurofeedback may be an appropriate treatment. We’ll talk briefly on the phone or chat via email and then set up a time to meet. Neurofeedback does not require pills or excessive amounts of talk, and it’s a great option for those who want something more.
Restful sleep, energetic and alert were highly rated positive-affect responses.
Learning receptive awareness via neurofeedback in stressed healthcare providers: a prospective pilot investigation.
BMC Res Notes, 2018 Sep 4
“… neurofeedback is … restoration of aberrant activity in large scale networks.”
Neurofeedback and the Neural Representation of Self: Lessons From Awake State and Sleep.
Front Hum Neurosci. 2018 Apr 13.
“…the number of awakenings decreased and slow-wave sleep as well as subjective sleep quality increased. Interestingly, SMR-training enhancement was also found to be associated with overnight memory consolidation and sleep spindle changes indicating a beneficial cognitive effect of the SMR training protocol.”
Enhancing sleep quality and memory in insomnia using instrumental sensorimotor rhythm conditioning. 2014 Jan
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23548378 Biol Psychol.
“… all patients had significant improvement in total sleep time, sleep efficiency, wake after sleep onset, and sleep onset latency.”
Effectiveness of Neurofeedback Training in Chronic Insomnia.
“As in prior study, positive results endure.”
The treatment of psychophysiologic insomnia with biofeedback: a replication study.
Biofeedback Self Regulation. 1982 Jun.