Quality sleep is essential for optimal functioning. Sleep is an incredibly important and restorative stage of daily life. During sleep the body’s metabolism is regulated, the immune system receives a boost, and brain processing kicks into a higher gear, consolidating memories and learning and pruning synaptic connections for optimal physical and cognitive function. Scientists have established important links between sleep deprivation and a large number of physical and emotional disorders, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immune disorders, anxiety and depression, reflecting the extreme importance of sleep to our emotional and physical well-being.
When you’re not sleeping well, your entire life is affected. You may feel unfocused, tired all the time, or just have a lingering sense that you’re not at your best. Sometimes the source of the problem is a medical issue, such as sleep apnea. Many people dealing with anxiety or increased stress in their lives also suffer from a difficulty falling asleep. Since the brain is constantly learning new behaviors, what begins as a temporary bout of insomnia can become a chronic condition after the mind becomes accustomed to lacking sleep.
All too often, conventional approaches seek to resolve these issues with medication alone. Prescription sleep aids often reduce some symptoms without rooting out their underlying cause. Pharmaceuticals are frequently more disruptive than the disorder itself. They can reduce your ability to recall past events, turning what should be a peaceful night’s rest into a gap in your memory. Morning grogginess, headaches and other side effects are also common.
Neurofeedback uses a different approach to help you get the sleep you need. It’s a non-invasive, drug-free way of training your mind to reduce the hyperarousal that is at the core of many conditions and especially poor sleep. As mentioned earlier, your brain is always learning and adapting to its environment. That means if the brain can learn habits or patterns of processing detrimental to sleep health, it can also learn to activate in a more efficient, balanced manner to help you enjoy a full night of rest. When you undergo a neurofeedback session, your brain is given the information it needs to recognize and self-correct its issues.
Neurofeedback can help reduce or eliminate a wide range of problems that prevent you from sleeping well. If anxiety or stress are keeping you awake at night, neurofeedback is already FDA approved as a relaxation aid. It can also be used in conjunction with traditional medical therapies, including CPAP machines used to treat sleep apnea. When the brain is at its best, the body follows suit.
Don’t let a lack of sleep or poor sleep prevent you from performing at your best. If you’re interested in learning more about how neurofeedback can help you get a peaceful, quality night of rest, contact us today. Our experts will be more than happy to answer any questions or schedule an appointment.
A good night’s sleep is like a tune-up for your entire body. During a night’s rest, your metabolism is regulated, memories and information are retained, and your immune system receives a boost. Not getting a good, peaceful night of rest keeps you from performing at your best. If you’re struggling with sleep issues, PeakBrain can help you find the solution you need.
The most common of these is insomnia, a poorly-treated and understood condition. A large percentage of insomnia cases go undiagnosed or are treated inadequately, leaving patients fatigued and compromising their physical and emotional health. Other common sleep disorders include sleep apnea, a dangerous and sometimes fatal disease.
PeakBrain’s training provides your brain the tools it needs to improve its own self-regulation. Among the earliest results that the vast majority of clients notice is the improvement of sleep patterns and restoration of quality sleep. Individuals fall asleep quicker, return to sleep better if awakened at night and feel better rested after sleep. And, because neurofeedback brain training restores more efficient brain processing, clients achieve not only improved sleep quality but better performance during their waking hours also, whether in cognitive function, physical health and emotional resilience.
PeakBrain’s origins in sleep diagnosis and treatment are a tremendous bonus for clients who are seeking improved sleep quality from their brain training. In addition to the most technologically-advanced neurofeedback solutions, PeakBrain’s team provides coaching and support in integrating healthy sleep habits, sleep hygiene and tools to aid in restoring the healthy sleep that is crucial to overall health.
You can also reach a PeakBrain representative by calling 972.449.0441.