Neurofeedback trains your brain for sleep

Research shows that people with insomnia have different brain activity than people who sleep well. Neurofeedback is a computer-based technology that re-trains the brain to allow deep, natural, restorative sleep. Neurofeedback:

  • Is relaxing and pleasant.
  • Results in long-term insomnia improvement.
  • Can help people with sleep apnea adjust more easily to CPAP treatment.
  • Can improve sleep after several trainings, with long-term change after continued training.
  • Has a positive impact on many aspects of life and well-being.

 

Here’s how it works.

  • Biofeedback’s cousin — Neurofeedback is an advanced type of biofeedback. It works with brain waves rather than heart rate, skin temperature or the other bodily measures used in traditional biofeedback.
  • Everyone’s different – Each of us has a unique pattern of brain wave activity, with variations in frequencies depending on how smoothly and flexibly the brain functions. When there is mental struggle or symptoms, it can be seen – using sophisticated technology — as turbulence or surges in brain wave activity.
  • The goal — Neurofeedback training gradually improves the brain’s efficiency and resiliency to reduce or eliminate the turbulence that’s contributing to sleep problems  
  • Wider benefits – In addition to overcoming insomnia and other sleep disorders, the method used at Sleep HealthCare trains the brain and also provides positive results for the entire central nervous system. This is similar to how aerobic exercise and yoga train the body, mind, and spirit. This method was developed by the Zengar Institute, a highly respected scientific research organization.

 

What to expect

  • Your brain does all the work – Neurofeedback training takes place directly with your brain, and does not require that you do anything more than to sit back and relax. It’s painless and non-invasive. In fact, it’s delightful and refreshing.
  • You just get comfy – You’ll be settled into a very comfortable chair. Tiny sensors will be attached to your scalp, similar to the way sensors are affixed with adhesive during an EKG. A couple of other sensors are clipped gently to the ears and you get little ipod-type earbuds for listening to music while your brain trains.
  • The technology is cool – Your technician will show you a ‘before’ view of your brain activity on a computer screen in front of you to get a ‘before’ picture against which to measure your brain’s progress.
  • The training session – You’ll just relax and listen to some soft, rhythmic music. You may close your eyes or choose to watch a visual representation of the music on the computer screen. Every so often you may notice a split-second gap in the music – like a tiny bit of static. That’s the feedback to your brain helping it to become more efficient.
  • And after the training – Many people experience a sense of extreme relaxation and well-being – particularly when they see progress in the ‘after’ view of their brain waves.

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"They were so kind and helpful that I traveled from NYC twice a week for treatment. I had been to two other sleep doctors...they prescribed medications which helped me sleep but didn't solve the problem. Neurofeedback really worked. I felt calmer and I was able to sleep finally without any drugs."
Miranda Train

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